BRAVEWORDS REPORTING ON IN THE END COVER

BRAVEWORDS  speaks about Zombie Sam’s upcoming cover” In The End” coming May 31st!
Read the article here: http://bravewords.com/news/zombie-sam-to-release-cover-of-black-veil-brides-in-the-end-this-month

The article also mentions about latest Zombie Sam‘s interview with Carl Begai speaking about Sam’s upcoming album.

Don’t miss this!

IN THE END

What’s up folks? Why the heck is the new blog called “In The End”?

 

Very easy.. actually I wanted to explain you why Ryan and I covered that song. I really appreciate Andy Black’s work/voice and I really liked that song so much that I felt like giving it a different spin on it! I wanted to challenge myself and cover that song not as a fan but I really wanted to add something mine on it.

 

Some of you will like the song.. other won’t! The point in creating art is expressing ourselves.. little spoiler.. I did not play any solo on purpose cos the original song has already a good vibe. What I did is re-arrange the song in a cinematic way or at least.. in the cinematic way I like working with. You know, when you cover a song, it’s very easy to make copy paste and do the same thing… that’s why I don’t like covers BUT if you take something and you make it yours things will be a bit different!

 

The real challenge in this case is taking something good like Black Veil Brides did and not ruining the song.. actually the difficult part is also adding originality! I know many of you liked our version of KIDNAP THE SANDY CLAWS that you can download it here for free (for those ones that haven’t checked the song just yet) I announced through a blog that during the year I will arrange the whole soundtrack from Nightmare before Christmas.. you can read my blog here or find other songs from the soundtrack I arranged so far here.

 

Just be excited cos lots of stuff is coming believe me I’m working very hard! I hope you’ll enjoy our version on IN THE END.

 

Love you

 

SAM

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – PROLOGUE FREE DOWNLOAD

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – PROLOGUE is finally here!

Download the song for free here: http://www.zombiesam.com/free-songs/

or stream it for free here: https://youtu.be/_19Ok37Lbkw

TRICK OR TREAT

Trick or treat?!?!

 

Hi there, yes I know it’s not Halloween but like I always say.. Halloween for me it’s a lifestyle!How did I become the Halloween-man? why is it so important to me?.. Let’s get it from the start:

 
The word Halloween man does not exist.. I don’t even think it’s proper english BUT I could not care any less! We create our own world and we play by the rules that we impose. So get enough people repeting something you say.. and then your rule turns into reality! (more or less) That’s how history was made actually… there’s always the idiot preacher about something and humans usually follows if they like what they hear. so in this case I would be the idiot ;_;!

 
Halloween is very important to me.. I created my own world/fanbase/music getting inspired by the whole concept of it! Since I was a kid I was always into monsters, horror, spooky, scary and stuff like that.. (I guess like many) But the real reason I’m on love with halloween is due to a very sad period of my life! I ever really explained my story to anybody.. maybe one day..perhaps?!?! What I can tell you is that when I was a kid I had a strong/bad depression due to personal matters…I was feeling without motivation/ purpose to do anything.

 
My life situation back then brought me to that. I visited a doctor/spycholohist for the first time ever in my life and I remember very well it was October 31st! In his office the doc had lots of Halloween decorations! Pretty unusual cos in my country Halloween was not such a big hit like in the UK or the US… I mean Italy has lots of history but it was not very big on Halloween stuff in the 90s. So my parents did not care abpout that celebration and I honestly had no clear picture in my head of what Halloween really was!

 
The doctor noticed on the spot I was fascinated by his carved pumpkin (LOL) and after speaking for 2 hours or so… he used the whole concept of that day to give me a small input to react. The colour pallette although were/are fall-ish colours so kinda sad colours apart from the orange, have me a reaction.. I was feeling something inside of me… I was a brilliant kid but people used to refuse my interests cos they were not what the average people was aming at. for example? I was born in Italy and the average kid wanted to play football and dreamt of being a pro player… while me on the other side wanted to become a classical musician/orchestra conductor and I wanted to use my brain for something smarter than just running behind a ball…… My family itself looked at me like I was a weird kid but anyhow.. the point was that Halloween.. the stories.. the colours and the whole essence really helped me getting out of my depression. It was wrong believing in a different world.. cos it was not real but it served its purpose back then! Here though comes what happened to my brain.. I promised myself I would have built my own world/music style around that.. that’s when I really decided I would have become the HALLOWEEN MAN! I’m not a fanboy! In fact I never fanboy anything or anybody.. but the reason you see me posting halloween things it’s cos for me it’s a lifestyle for real!

 
If you could see my house there’s Halloween things lying around the whole house lol.. REMEMBER in your life you create the wolrd you live in! Create what you like and live it at its best! Thanks for reading.

 

 

Sam.

 

 

 

 

COVERING NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS?

Helloooo,

I know many of you were very curious about the song “Kidnap the Sandy Claws“! I got tons of comments, tweets and messages so I believe many of you were super excited! Before starting the blog let me thank Ryan Howell for the amazing performance and Chris Simmons for helping me out with the bass guitar since I didn’t have much time to do everything!

So here we go…I guess many of you already listened to the track I covered a while ago “WHAT’S THIS” right? I beg your pardon? YOU DID NOT? LOOOOL I’m joking! but for all of the fans that didn’t check that song out yet… you can stream it here and download it here among other free tracks!


Anyhow..When I was 10 years old(I think)or maybe 12… I promised myself I would have covered the songs from Nightmare Before Christmas’ soundtrack, I was so into the movie… so I had decided already I would have covered those tracks in my own style.
I’ve been a big fan of Danny Elfman since I whatched Batman if I remember well.. and I was just a kid! I usually hate covering songs but if I really do it it means I feel like the songs need to put my spin on.. If you can understand what I mean.. I was never a fanboy… I always try to get something and make it custom according to my vision.

Actually I thought it would be fun playing “Kidnap the Sandy Claws” or “This is Halloween” live! To really anjoy the whole magic pure essence of those tracks! Now here I GIVE YOU A BIG PIECE OF NEWS you will get excited with! I don’t know when still but I will try to cover the whole soundtrack from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”!! So what do you think? I’m already excited although I know it will take me lots of work!


I won’t tell you anything else about this matter but trust me… LOTS OF MUSIC IS COMING from Ryan and I! Lots of free tracks and in the end our 2nd album… so stick around, Ryan will probably kick me for telling you one of the many secrets we have!
All of you that are reading this blog, THANK YOU very much! I’m super busy but I try to keep up with blogs cos it’s the right way to share life experiences. If you want to check all the tracks I’ve covered/produced from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS so far here you can find the free download link or the streaming link:


1) SALLY’S SONG – Performed by Season Of Ghosts (produced by Zombie Sam)

2) WHAT’S THIS – performed/arranged/produced by Zombie Sam (Ryan Howell on vocals)

3) THIS IS HALLOWEEN – performed/arranged/produced by Zombie Sam (Ryan Howell on vocals)

4) KIDNAP THE SANDY CLAWS – performed/arranged/produced by Zombie Sam (Ryan Howell on vocals)

I hope you enjoyed the blog and the free song Kidnap The Sandy Claws.

LOVE YOU
SAM

 

 

 

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – ANNOUNCEMENT

Zombie Sam covered PROLOGUE from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The song will be released May 18th in free digital download!

KIDNAP THE SANDY CLAWS – FREE DOWNLOAD

KIDNAP THE SANDY CLAWS is finally here!

Download the song for free here: http://www.zombiesam.com/kidnap-the-sandy-claws-zombie-sam-cover-free-download/

or stream it for free here: https://youtu.be/7YMyvvCH88o

 

1 DAY IN THE STUDIO WITH SAM

Hi there,

Welcome to this blog! For all the new fans I’m ZOMBIE SAM a music producer/artist/visionary. I play in my own band Zombie Sam and as session guitarrist for the band Season of Ghosts. I write blogsto share parts of my life with my fans cos all of you for me are a big family.

I know many fans wonder “what does Zombie Sam does in his days?” and that’s what this blog is all about. I usually work everyday in my studio.. when I’m not on tour that’s how I spend my days.

Let’s get more detailed, cos I want you to feel like you are really gonna be with me for one day and sitting next to me keeping me company and having a tuour in my studio/world with this blog!

 

I don’t ususally have a precise allarm in the morning, I wake up around 9am on an average and right before getting in the studio, I usually shake my metabolism jumping rope on an empty stomach. It helps your body waking up faster and pushing your organism/metabolism into burning faster. Then..it’s breakfast time.. after that I make myself a black coffee without sugar of course, just to trigger my ADHD. What’s ADHD?

I wrote ablog about it not long ago so if you want read it here to learn more about the topic.

 

I always try to use my ADHD to serve me for what I need the most in my everyday life. If you find the key to balance yourself… then you will be able to turn the problem into a winning point. I have accessive energy so I ususally use it to compose/ arrange music, but anyhow.. I sit on my chair and before making any music I spend quite a few hours: checking my schedule, checking all the emails (amswering to all of them), looking at my social medias and answering fans’ messages or at least to a good part of the last messages I’ve gotten, posting on FB,TW,IG and answering all possible comments.

Like I always say..artists need to be humans 1st of all and they need top take care of those ones that make you grow and become popular. It happens that you might have busier periods in your life and I don’t say to answer to everyone no matter what.. but if you really want, you can dedicate the right time to your fans even if you are super famous/busy. Fans are your energy and your everything so there’s no excuse!! Just be careful cos whoever brings you upo.. with the same power can drag you down.

 

This job takes quite a few hours of my day and around 3 or 4 pm circa I can finally start working on music. So what do I do.. I check all my notes, I’m a very tidy person and I take notes of all my ideas.

Recently I’m working on some covers I know you are excited about! I want to pull out lots of content for all of you. You do really deserve that! The apart from new covers, I’m actually busy on Zombie Sam’s 3rd album(although the 2nd is not released yet) and the Season Of Ghosts 2nd album as well. I make soundtracks and adverts when a company asks me to but not right now. I’m really focusing on those 2 bands cos It’s the right moment to!

 

Trying to muiltitask all this usually and although it sounds like nothing.. believe me the clock from 3 pm directly hits 1 or 2 am like time lasted af few seconds! time really flies!PLUS consider that every now and then in between I gotta find the time to follow human tasks like: shopping.. food.. cooking.. the gym etc.. Everyday I don’t know how to clone my self do follow my own schedules lol!!

Anyway.. this is how I spend my days on an average when I’m not close to a tour.. cos if there’s a tour coming then the mess multiplies for 100 and we level up to incredible mess!!! LOOOOOOL

 

I hope you enjoyed putting your noses into my private life!! LOL I’m joking but I do really hope you appreciated the fact I shared something about my private life.

BE EXCITED for the music that’s coming!! BELIEVE ME YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!

 

Sam

 

 

 

 

KIDNAP THE SANDY CLAWS ARTWORK

Zombie Sam reveals the artwork from his last work “KIDNAP THE SANDY CLAWS”!

The song will be available on Friday April 28th in free digital download on www.zombiesam.com

The song features Ryan Howell as vocalist and Chris Simmons (Sleeping in Salem) on the Bass Guitar.

THE REAL POWER INSIDE YOU

Hi there,
I feel so sad sometimes reading fans’ emails.. when they talk about getting bullied having a hard time at school or at work! It makes ma very nervous seeing all that. Let me tell you something…It’s about time I voice my opinion about this and I hope it will be helpfull for many of you. I just want you to get some good/positive energy.

 

Whoever is bullying you, usually ain’t the real strong person! In fact it’s always the other way around. Not everyone that looks though is really that though inside.

 

Behind the bully’s mask there’s always something hidden..many times it’s: INFERIORITY COMPLEX, LACK OF EDUCATION, LACK OF MANNERS, FEAR TO SHOW THEMSELVES FOR WHAT THEY REALLY ARE, FEAR TO BE CHALLENGED BY OTHERS and the most important of all.. NO SELF ESTEEM!

 

Try to read between the lines and you will see.. all those are bad points!So why do you think they are stronger? THEY ARE NOT! For weak people the best way of defense is TO ATTACK 1st! This way many times they trick you into believing they are the strong ones. It’s 100% the other way aroud. Remember.. who shouts louder ain’t the best…who hits harder ain’t the best either and just cos you get abused doesn’t mean you are the weak one!!

 

It’s the opposite and you should laugh about it… whatever the situation is! laugh about them in their face cos they DON’T KNOW ANY BETTER.. so poor them! YOU DO know something better so FIGHT BACK not with violence… use your brain and your words cos thatre’s nothing better than that! In the end they are the loosers so make sure to say this.. they are not superior to you.. they might just be bigger or whatever.. they are inferior to humans in general if they can’t respect others!!! They are THE REAL WEAK PEAPLE with 0 inner power!

 

I’d like top speak to each one of you that get through difficult times so if you just need an advice you can email me. I might be late answering but I always get the time to answer fans!

Take care!
Sam