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SOMETHING IS BREWING

Hello Spooky family,

I have been away from social media…I took a long break. I got messages from fans and I know I disappointed some as Zombie Sam. After lots of time, I don’t want to promise anything but what I can tell you for sure is…I found a bit of energy and passion for this project again that has been lost on the way, partially because of my mistakes, splitting paths probably from people I should have to… or maybe yes but under different circumstances. From that, lesson I had to let go, someone, else in order to bring closure.

After that, I just wanted silence and no music for a while.

I recently (thanks to some fans and SOG going on tour again) can say I have found a bit of sparkle inside that I hope it will lead me towards what I know as “that thing burning inside” or butterflies in the stomach”. I hope this will lead me towards me releasing that famous album that had to be released in 2016!

But primarily, have I got a new vocalist?

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The reality about professional musicians

Hi everyone,

It has been a while since last time. Lots of things happened and I to be perfectly honest for a while I felt like taking a distance from everything in order to gather my own thoughts. Lots of things have been achieved with the band  Season Of Ghosts but inside what I have felt for a while was incredibly strong.

As Zombie Sam the reality the sad truth is… I have been lost and I believe in humans too much. I know humans are still the people that support me on a daily basis, but when it comes to working on a professional level.. well the sad truth is that rockstars are assholes and they do not behave in the best way possible. You never know who you are gonna work with.

I will be posting more often here and share my thought about what’s gonna happen in the next months and what happened in all that time I have not been interacting or posting here. I will speak about the great things coming very soon and believe me, although as a band I did not do much… as a producer, I have been quite busy. Moving to the UK really helped me express myself.

I would like to clarify and say that this is my personal opinion based on many years of experience in the music Biz. Today I will tell you about my experience with music and the people around it. Everyone believes that musicians or getting popular come with being all on the same page, all having the same vision and going towards the same direction. That’s bullshit!! Not every band has every member really “on board”. Just because you play together, yes it means you share the same passion but it doesn’t mean you share the same vision.

Some musicians just play just because they are driven by different targets… A top list of what the world has best to offer as follows and let’s see how many of those I have met so far:

  • The FreeLoader: In a few words the guy not believing in the band’s mission and just staying there for the ride and doesn’t go out of his/her comforts and he’s/she’s never ready to invest because they believe bands calculate ROI (Return On Investment) beforehand. Before putting a penny on the table the loader wants to make sure he has already the money (he did not invest yet) back in his bank account. Result: The rest of the band in order to not fight(Just for a while) it ends up paying for the rest leading to fewer activities at some point the loader leaves the band.   – MET ONE

 

  • The Yes Guy (I Will Do It): This one usually is an individual with unrealistic expectations, unable to organise his/her own activities leading band members or even producers and people around them waiting forever to do something. There’s always an excuse for not being able to deliver the promised task.   – MET ONE

 

  • The PR Agent: This differs from country to country. I do not want to offend anybody or any culture so I will be vague. This individual speaks too much example ”yes I have this connection here and I have that connection there..bla bla bla” Result: when you hit the ”connections” nobody cares about you and there’s a deep embarrassing silence.   – MET ONE

 

  • The Old School Believer: This is literally one of those I really laugh at the most because I come from an old school guitar play style and I have studied music for many years.  Anyhow this individual, although might be an incredible player (and nobody cares in 2019) they believe the world owes them to be famous and they, believe that in the 90s someone was TAKING you from zero developing and MAKING you a rockstar. while you were drinking coffee from your pool.. Well.. let’s wake up now and say that even in the 90s  even Bon Jovi was working his ass off and nobody made him who he was out of nothing.   – MET ONE

 

  • The Too Busy too handle everything: This individual is me, basically too busy on too many things and when you manage your own band, you take care of your own Digital Marketing (Because you are a Digital Marketing professional or Inbound Marketing specialist) you are a professional Graphic Designer, then Music Producer and a few more things (plus apply this to another band) you might end you want to meet you KPIs but  you barely keep up with your own life updates. I know many talented people in this life and this is also because doing like these bands can achieve more and get better ROI.    – MET ONE

 

  • The Mercenary: This individual is not rare at all and in fact the more west coast you go the more of these individuals you meet. this individual is driven by his/her own passion for music (Yes I do not doubt that) but they forget some life values and they would sell their mother to the Devil in order to become really famous. You will see this individual passing from band to band and playing different instruments from what they really play. The target is to SEEK and DESTROY lol nope, the target is to Seek and jump on the bigger band that gives them more credit.   – MET ONE

I could tell you more but I believe this is enough, I could also post lots of pics of famous people to show what I mean for each bullet point but really… the reality is that the music world is not easy at all.


If you want to be a professional musician you really need to push hard and work non stop. You will meet lots of people and you will lose lots of people. It can be a beautiful world but also lonely. I love what I do and I will keep doing it in order to achieve my targets. In fact, you will be able to meet me on tour with SOG. The dates are the following:

 

SEASON OF GHOSTS ON TOUR SPRING 2019 ?

April 21st – The ‘Quinphonic Festival’ , Birmingham, UK (Tower of Song)
May 4th – Heaven & Hell Fest 2019 , Sheffield, UK (The Royal Standard)
May 9th – Weinheim, Germany (Cafe Central)
May 10th – Rotterdam, Netherlands (Baroeg Rotterdam)
May 11th – Essen, Germany (turock – disco, live-club and lounge)
May 12th – London, UK (The Underworld Camden)
13th May – Paris, France (Petit Bain)

 

I promise to post something else very soon and I hope you will be able to come and see us on tour.

Latest releases:

SEASON OF GHOSTS – A LEAP OF FAITH (Album)

SEASON OF GHOSTS – A LEAP OF FAITH (Official Video)

SEASON OF GHOSTS – A PLACE TO CALL HOME (Official Video)

SEASON OF GHOSTS – LISTEN (Official Video)

 

Please check everything out and let us know on our social media.

 

I love you

 

 

Sam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

beauty and the beast prologue

WHAT HAPPENED TO ZOMBIE SAM?

Hi there,

Zombie Sam here lots of time passed since I posted last.

Lots of time ago, I posted saying I would have explained what happened to my 2nd album and why I am currently looking for a new singer.

My 2nd album I believe and define it one of the best creations I have ever done yet in my life. That’s why not publishing it made me feel extremely frustrated and I got into depression. I have been waiting 3 years for a singer to finish this album.

First things first, I want to announce that working on Season of Ghosts‘s new album for me was a way to get out of that depression, and we did lots of beautiful things with Sophia. I believe the band will keep making even more beautiful things. Now that I can finally feel creative and ready to get into music again I feel ready to get my career rolling and bring it to a new level.
This was also because you were always there to help and support me! Thank you all for your love.

3 and a half years ago (like now) I was looking for a new singer. I knew that Zombie Sam‘s new album would go to anew level and I felt the need to look for someone with more pop vocal skills, and a bigger range. I did not want to limit the new outcome. I spoke with many singers back then and after a long consideration, Ryan Howell was one of the best and most talented guys I had heard back then. I still believe that Ryan IS an incredible talent.

We started working on my album but things were never moving seriously or fast. I love Ryan I really do, but I have to explain all my fans what and why things did not move. You know, some people got their priorities all different… and I believe this is that case. Ryan took 3 years to complete 6 songs and I believe… those are the best songs I have ever composed and heard. He really has an incredible gift!

I just could not wait anymore to see my project and band go down and be compromised forever. I fought a lot for this project my whole life and spat blood to develop it! What I did? I took a stand and I decided that it was the right moment to let Ryan go. Him and I, 2 separate ways. As scary as that could have sounded for me…(why? because he really made an incredible work and I knew replacing him would have been a huge challenge) I did it and I told him I could not do that anymore.

I needed to bring clarity in my life and move further.

You all know we published some free songs but that was just a patch. I always make the mistake to believe in people and I kept waiting and waiting… just because I was afraid to let him go.

Now Sophia and I moved to the UK and I’m scouting talents around London and around that. I believe I’m on the right path to find the right person and soon I will be back with more news. This album WILL happen!

This is all I have to say… last year I had to learn lots of lessons and I really need to learn faster because learning things the way I did it was painful. Thank you Ryan for your friendship and I hope in your life you’ll be able to achieve your dreams. I will be working for mine as well. Between him and I there’s no grudge.. or maybe from my side… deep inside I still feel hurt… but we shared lots of short but incredible and intense moments during the US tour with SOG and we also had the pleasure to play A Hallow Tale LIVE!

Thank you to each one of you for reading this blog.

Love you

Sam

COOKING WITH SAM – EPISODE 1

Hi folks, many of you already know that apart from music I like cooking and as real Italian man.. cooking is in our DNA LOL!!!! So from today on I will be posting some recipes 1 time per month!!

What are we gonna do today? Something very very simple.. I’m talking about:

Ghost pizza bagels!!

Let’s start shall we?

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GHOST PIZZA BAGELS

TOTAL TIME: 0:20 – PREP: 0:10 – LEVEL: EASY – SERVES: 8 SERVINGS

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INGREDIENTS

8 slices mozzarella
8 mini bagels
1/2 c. marinara
4 black olives

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DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. / Cut mozzarella slices into ghost shapes using a paring knife.
Spread a thin layer of marinara over pizza bagel and top with ghost.
Bake until cheese is melty, 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut olives into little pieces for eyes. Dot the ghosts and serve.

The scariest thing about these pizza bagels is how fast we’re going to eat them.

If you are wondering…”WTF Sam you are a musician.. why do you post food?… guys life is about what you like. I might be a music producer yes.. but life is about expression and I like art and create things!

Enjoy.. please let me knoe what you think about this and if you have the time to make this!
You can comment on my social medias FB, TW and IG

COLLECTING SOUNDTRACKS AROUND THE WORLD

Hey dudes welcome to my blog!

I hope you had a brilliant week so far! How many of you are aware about me apart from being an artist/music producer I’m also a SOUNDTRACK producer? Have you checked the instrumental/cinematic tracks I’ve released so far? Recently I’ve released quite a few for example PROLOGUE from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY! You can find both songs on my channel here and they are also free downloads so if you did not download the yet.. there you go the link and go grab them!

 

So after the small advertisement moment LOL let me go ahead with the blog. One of my biggest passions(among others) are soundtracks and this is what I’m aiming at being (ost composer) in a few years. For now I still enjoy touring and the “ROCKSTAR” vibe/life or whatever LOL. Later on.. don’t know when exactly.. I’ll focus more on locking myself in the studio forever LOL and make soundtracks for movies.

So far I’ve worked on a few advertisements but it is really a different job from being around with a band.. it really requires different attention on the matter so I as much as I’d like to do both.. for the time being I can’t really! It’s ok.. I prefer enjoying my journey at the moment with my band/project since I have not reached all the set targets yet.

 

Anyhow.. soundtracks are my passion and I’m also a cd collector! I like collecting origianl cds and vintage printing to be exact. I have a very brilliant collection of soundtrack cds… actually pretty rare stuff since what I have/buy it’s just 1st printing editions. I don’t buy them online since you can’t really trust sellers saying the truth about telling you wether their items are 1st printings or not…I mostly buy my rare/precious cds in my work/tour/vacation trips.

 

You have no idea how many rare things you can find by travelling… some of the sellers do not even use online shops so unless you go analog you can’t really find some items. For me soundtracks are like memories in my life and that’s why I collect things in every trip I have!! This way I do not have a rare cd only but but I also have a memory of the place I’ve been through. Recently I’ve been to Japan and randomly walking in Nakano brodway goint to the train station.. I pass by accident next to a cd shop…I went in and this guy had amazing soundtracks.. very rare stuff that I thought it would be impossible finding… the guy was an old gradnpa so forget about online shop or ebay… I won’t forget what memories I collected in Tokyo… I got some cds for 100 Yen.. wich is almost 1 euro/dollar I think… the real value of one of the cds I got.. it was over 75 euros.. That was a lucky day for real hahaha.

 

Always collect memories in your life.. it is the only proof we really walked on this earth.

Enjoy

 

Sam

ASSASSIN’S CREED – UNITY (BLOG)

HI there! How’s it going? me?

I’m fine, just very swamped with lots of work recently.. I’m here writing this blog about the cover Sophia and I arranged from Assassin’s Creed – Unity released for free July 5th so if you haven’t checked it out just yet.. do it! it’s there for you! Download it.. stream it..share it with your friends.. anything you want! I’m actually busy with what’s coming next!!! HAHA no spoilers for you.. not even a clue infact but you will see soon enough!

Anyhow… is there any of you that had the pleasure to play one of the Assassin’s Creed games? 1 year ago I had a huge problem with stress and my doctor had told me to calm the fuck down… easy to say for doctors but anyway… but that was the perfect excuse for Sophia and I to buy a PS4 LOL!!!

Previously.. the last console I owned it was I PS2 cos I did not have the time to play… like now actually.. I just obblige myself to do it everynow and then but anyhow due to that I had lost all the releases that happened for PS3 including in this the Assassin’s Creed series or at least the 1st chapters of the game!

 

I guess it’s useless mentioning that now I own all the series of Assassin’s Creed lol.. recently was released the “Ezio’s” legacy so now I really have all of them. If I have to be honest the one I like the most is BLACK FLAG but UNITY and SYNDICATE were incredible as well and had a better gameplay. I became a fan of those games and that’s why I decided to arrange a cover with my own Zombie Sam spin. I also managed to involve Sophia from Season Of Ghosts in this so I can assure you it was a brilliant outcome according to my opinion. That’s up to you telling me what do you thing about my version!

 

If you are a fan of the games and/or you have friends that might.. just invite them to the streaming link here where it is also possible to download it for free.

 

Thanks for reading and be excited cos much more is coming.

Love

 

Sam

TATTOOS MEANING – TRIANGLE OF LIFE

Hi everybody,

What day is today? it’s Wednesday!!! So it’s already time for a new blog! How’s your week going so far? Probably many of you are wondering why I want to speak about tattoos..actually my tattoos! I’ve been asked and answered more than 100 times in different occasions questions about what’s the meaning of my tattoos. Actually there’s one in particular that people get fascinated with. It’s a triangiualar shaped tattoo on my right arm.

 
1st of all, so far I just got 4 tattoos on my body. I’m not that kind of guy that does things out of fashion/trend or emotional decisions concerning this matter. I believe tattoos are like scars… and they stay with you forever… it’s something that speaks about yourself and your story.

 
Each one of my tatts express something about me.. specific periods of my life! Everything has a meaning for me. It’s something I want to say to myself and it’s there everyday giving me a message. A strong message to motivate me or to push me to not make mistakes in case I make/made some.

 
Here I’m gonna explain you the tattoo that matters the most to me which is actually the one people get curious the most too.

 

THE TRIANGLE OF LIFE I call it.. it’s a circle of protection also..balance and life direction!
So let’s split this triangle in half like you can see in the pic. What I called N1 represents a spiral, but instead of having a normal shape it’s open and it extends from side to side. Spirals usually represnt life/energy so.. it always has a beginning and an end! From the end then.. it goes back to the beginning! So called circle of life and you can repeat this AD INFINITUM!

N2 and N3 together is a full triangle.It’s divided in the pic just to explain you better… so each half represents 2 opposite parts of life.. GOOD and EVIL. the spiral rides through from part to part/side to side. You have to choose which part of life you are gonna embrace right?

So you can chose to live in the left side of life and stick with evil 100% WHICH IS OK! Nobody judges!! or you can live in the right side of life and stick with GOOD.. which is ok as well. Nobody tells you what to do about your life… Just being 100% one or the other have good and bad sides… what if you get inside/in the centre of the triangle/life?

The point in life for me is not only being 100% of something.. I like balance and good and evil are part of life. So if you get inside the triangle and you embrace/find your balance, you will notice that the triangle can also be an arrow and combined with the words underneath you are ready do do good things for your own good!
This way you can follow the direction of a balanced life ready to

1) WISH… and what you wish you can turn into reality so you can

2)MAKE… and what you make you will experience it so this way you will

3)LIVE…
LVE YOUR LIVES THE BEST WAY YOU CAN FOLKS.. YOU JUST HAVE 1 LIFE SO REALLY PUSH AND DO YOUR BEST.
LOVE

SAM

 

TRAINING WITH SAM

Hello dears,

for all the readers my name is Zombie Sam and I’m a music producer/artist/visionary and I play in my own band ZOMBIE SAM (original name right?) and SEASON OF GHOSTS. People call me the Halloween man and I write blog to be as connected as I can to fans! I actually like sharing my life experience with all of you.

Today’s blog is about fitness! Let’s start.. shall we?
I’m gonna share here right now some of my private life/time and give you some advice if I can. How many of you make any sport activity? hopefully many do..LOL otherwise it’s about time to start something! It is never too late to take care of your health.

Fitness is very connected to they way you preserve your body so I really recommend to have a good activity.. not in a specific period of your life.. but to have it kinda forever-ish?
I usually train 5 to 6 days a week for 1 or 1,30 hour per day. i try to keep it 1hour and 10 mins on an average in order to not burn my muscles. the purpose it is usually to burn fat.. but training too long might compromise your hard work at the gym. I usually divide my week like this(Ah I do all this multitasking my life when I get our of the studio cos after too many hours of work in the studio i feel like my ears do not work anymore lol):

Monday – Chest/triceps/abs
Tuesday – Back/biceps/abs
Wednesday – shoulders/abs
Thursday – Chest/triceps
Friday – back/biceps
Saturday – Total body workout(hit program)

Of course.. everyone works the way they want.. this is how it works better for me. I believe the whole point is not the workout only but actually all the rest. DIET comes before everything else, knowing you body then feeling your body and etc.. It’s not the excercise itself but it’s the whole process of learning how to take care of your body/yourself and change your own mindset in a new healthy lifestyle.
For example..learning that our body doesn’t need sugar so much..there are more bad sides than positive by consuming sugar. I eat just natural sources of sugar like fruits..I know there are some countries like America or Japan that sugar is added even in the toilet paper from too much abuse… but even there I know people living in a healthy way.

Another important thing is learning the right amount of carbs that our body needs.. cos although it is proven thatr carbs make you feel better.. after a cewrtain amount of grams.. you can get as happy as you want but you also get fat lol.
Anyhow, I don’t want to be boring but believe me.. each one of us should take care of ourselves a bit more than we really do. getting back at the training matter instead..I usually make 3 sets of 12 reps for each excercise. I make 5 excdercises for chest, 4 for triceps, 5 to 6 for back, 4 for biceps, 5 for shoulders and I make 2 exercises per every day of trainig. After the pumping iron moment lol I have 10 minutes cardio! Everyone has a different opinion about that.. but this is what works more with my body.
Recently I’m revealing lots of info about my private life… I hope you appreciate this and feel free to comment on my social medias. I hope you found this blog interesting or at least informative. Thanks for reading.

Stick around cos lots of music is coming.

 

Sam

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU AND I AROUND MY COUNTRY

Hellooooo,

What’s going on today??? Sophia and I are heading to Italy (my hometown country) cos like I said in the past.. my dream is AMERICA but my blood is EUROPEAN. Actually if you are reading this blog right now I might already be in Italy! So I will reveal you something about me:

I come from Torino or Turin(in english) a fantastic city with lots of history and lots of good energy!!Torino/Turin is a business and a cultural centre in nothern Italy, capital of Piedmont region and it was the 1st capital city of Italy “BEFORE ROME”(so if you wanna visit Italy make sure to check Turin and really give up on Milan/Milano cos it’s too much advertisement for nothing REALLY).
The city is located mainly on the western bank of the Po river in front of Susa valley and surrounded by the western alpine arch and by the Superga hill. The city has a rich culture and history and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churces, palaces, OPERA HOUSES(which I mostly worked in), pizzas, parks, gardens, theatres, victorian libraries, museums and other venues.

 

Wondering wether they paid me or not to write this blog? NOPE hahaha I live far from Torino since many years now and I was raised in Vienna Austria also.. I’m just very proud of the city itself…actually the thing I like the most is the RENAISSANCE, BAROQUE, ROCOCO, NEO CLASSICAL and ART NOUVEAU history and architecture!!! I’m not gonna tell you anything more.. just go and visit youself and you’ll understand everything I wrote about.

 

There are lots of fantastic woods/mountains around and you know my video A HALLOW TALE? yes some parts have been taken in Torino’s woods. I came to Italy right now cos I have some business to do PLUS I get to see my parents.. also, my grandma passed away weeks ago and I could not go to the funeral/see her.
Many of my dreams started from this city so I’ll always be thankful although Italy did not have anything to offer me Artwise speaking! Time to go now but I hope you enjoyed this blog.

 

Be excited cos lot of music is coming plus I released quite a few free tracks in the last period so make sure to download them.. check them here they are there for you and they are FREE! Lots of news are coming.

 

 

Love

 

 

 

 

1 DAY IN THE WOODS WITH SAM

Hi there!
How is your week going so far? To all the new readers my name is Zombie Sam, I play in my own band, produce music and help fans or whoever is around by sharing my life experience.

I want to share something very important to me today.. something basic in my everydaylife. I already explained in my previous blogs that I’m a spiritual person so.. if you wanna check my previous blogs, you can find them here.

So let’s start.. as you can notice today’s title is “One day in the woods with Sam” so it’s very easy to understand what is very basic to me. Walking in the woods precicely! I will explain you why it’s so important to me and humans in general walking in the woods!

Personally..I meditate and it’s also one of those chances for me to get out of the studio and isolate myself into a different environment by connecting with the nature/universe and listening to the earth speaking to me. there’s something more though.. I will tell you what happens to you if you walk in the woods often… It’s proven by science that walking in the woods has some real good benefits.

 

This is what happens If you walk 1 to 2 hours 2 or 3 days a week:

1) IT MAY HELP PREVENTING CANCER(Spending time in a forest makes NK cells work stronger)

2) IT REDUCES STRESS

3) IT HELPS WITH DEPRESSION

4) IT CAN MAKE YOUR BRAIN WORK BETTER

5) IT CAN HELP LOWER BLOOD PREASSURE

6) IT REDUCES THE SENSE OF LONELINESS

I could explain in detail why of each point but what I really want from you is: to readd this blog, walk in the woods 2 or 3 times per week for 1 month and research well about all those benefits I wrote above. open yourself to the universe and try to understand if you see any difference!

I used to go everyday after the studio but recently I’m busier than usual and it really makes the difference on me in a bad way! I’m less focused… more tired than ususal and I really need lots of effort to make easy tasks! I’ll try to go one of the enxt days… but.. you… open yourself to the nature/universe and you’ll see the difference in the long run!

 

Love

 

Sam

 

 

 

 

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