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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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY

How are you fellas?

I’m pretty busy recently, actually more busy than usual. I promised you would get more stuff from me and Ryan before we release the new album and now I ended up multitasking on more things than I can handle.

Today I want to speak about life changes! Although we all come from different circumstances/lives..I believe when you wanna change something in your life..we all end up doing the same thing.. following the only real way to change things!

I’m always very square and strict in everything I do, I always follow the best rule I’ve been taught:”DO IT WELL OR DON’T DO IT AT ALL” so everytime I want to change something in my life.. I make sure to get the right time to think before acting.

I don’t know what your plans are but I certainly give you a few tips, I never speak randomly and everything I say/write is based on my life’s experience. So let’s start.. shall we?

To change/improve your life 1st of all it usually takes courage, perseverance and a big fat strong will!
You need to work on yourself first and this actually should be your main target! Improving yourself it’s a 24/7 job and it’s a FOREVER and EVER job!!!

Here you go some tips in order to achive a few goals and level up in your life:

1- Stop caring about what people usually say, filter people’s words cos not everyone has something very good or wise to say about you. We are way too many milions of people on this earth and many of them really just waste your time. So really care about those ones that have to teach you something or give you something that can be really useful to your personal growth.

2- You need to set up your life with small targets that you can achieve with a bit of effort. Not too difficult in the beginning and then pretty big steps when you are really good managing your life/taks very well. So in the beginning start with weekly tasks/targets. Then extend to monthly targets.

3- Don’t get stressed if you fail in the beginning or you do not achieve all your goals.. obviously try hard but if you can’t, just try harder in the next target. The real point is to push yourself in general and you will see that you will achieve something for sure believe me. Whatever you did is for sure better than doing nothing so calm down and push your self more next time.
4- Always try to do something more than you just planned. Going out of your comfort zone is never easy but try to overdeliver each time you have to do something. The more the better. Whatever you do it’s only for yourself so you are gonna enjoy in the end for sure!

5- Take notes on paper for your daily tasks

6- Note down all your big targets on a calendar. Set up deadlines!

Sounds easy right? If you believe I don’t know your life situation.. I probably don’t but there’s no excuse for not evolving your life unless it’s a life threat period, so for all the other cases I APPLY what I wrote above. IF YOU WANNA DO SOMETHING DO IT WELL OR DON’T DO IT AT ALL!

You will meet lots of people in your life.. many will stay around you.. many you will call them friends and many others will leave.. always listen rather than talk too much cos we gotta learn from each other.
Many times people will try to drag you down but that’s part of life.. other times people will help you but the whole point is that you gotta take care of yourself each moment of this life… nobody will care about you more than your own self.. so love yourself and try to stay focused. you just have this life so live it at its best.

Love you I hope you enjoy tha blog.

Sam

SIMPLE THINGS CAN BE HARD

Hi there,
today I want to open up about something very personal..I’d say that.. this is gonna be a pretty
unusual blog.. and I hope to be helpful with some of you or your friends.

I guess not many fans know I have ADHD (Attention deficit/Hyperactivity disorder).. for those
ones that don’t have any idea what this is..in a few words: It’s a brain disorder marked by an
ongoing pattern of inattention or hypercativity/impulsivity that interferes with functioning or
developement.

In my case it’s mainly hyperactivity…I always had this but honestly I never cared until I
started living with someone…I could notice that I did not just bug others…but this thing
mainly started bugging me.

I don’t have problems focusing on things (thank God)..I’ve always chosen a spiritual path since
I was a kid, so meditation ,as years passed by, fixed any kind of focus gap a person with ADHD
might have.

For those ones of you reading that might suffer from this.. I can understand you 100% cos simple
things many times can be hard.. the simplest.. but ok let’s not make it a big deal! It’s nothing
too big or not treatable!! I never got any medication.. I’ve always chosen a natural way of
fixing things.. I prefer avoiding pills… In fact I like challenges that involve inner personal
growth.

So far.. I’ve lived in different countries and I always found a way to balance my problems about
this matter..sadly last year I started having more energy than usual.. so I decided.. I had to
do something different about it.

I actually started reading around and researched quite a bit…many things were leading towards
excellent results achieved with physical exercise in various intensities.
I gave it a shot and it’s 8 months now my life changed even more than ususal…the gym/exercise
really helps a lot and I have discovered how to turn ADHD from a weakness point into a winning
point!!

I noticed that while other people (average natural/no steroids) could exercise on an average of
3 days per week(high intensity training) sometimes using pre-workouts…I was able to exercise
5 to 6 days a week without any pre-workout! So ADHD is a natural pre-workout.. able to give you
an extra boost and a faster way to get your body in a good healthy condition. You’ll also be able
to achieve faster results that you will be able to see in the mirror!

If you are reading and you don’t have ADHD but you know people that might have this.. let them
read this blog. I’d like to help those people and everyone that needs help by sharing my
experience.

If you wonder:” where can I find the time everyday to go to the gym?” there’s no valid excuse!
20 to 30 mins per day never killed anybody! Sacrifice something else from your activities!!
Other QUESTION:”I have no money for the gym!”..There’s no excuse once again! It’s 2017 and you
can run outside or you can find so many things about exercises(every kind of level) on the
internet, youtube, whatever etc..

Take care of youself.. not only for your own good… but 1st for the balance/peace of others..
YOU have ADHD! Don’t let others suffer because of you! Like anything else.. if you wanna achieve
something.. it takes will power and big balls! Love you all!

PS: If anybody wants direct advice.. feel free to write me.. you can find me on my social
media..TWITTER, INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK.

BACK AGAIN

What’s up dear family? Long time no see… or better it has been so long since I wrote last.

I honestly got lots of things to do and I’m trying to write a blog since forever.

I’m very excited to share with you What’s happening in my life in the last year now.

I’ll try to keep up with blogs as much as I can because in the end communication is one of the most important things an artist can have with fans. I have many things to tell you and I’d like to share my experiences around the world with you. I will soon write a blog speaking about the American experience (touring with SEASON OF GHOSTS) and the business trip Sophia and I had in Japan.

I’m so glad you like the song I arranged for Halloween! Or better the songs I did.

The 1st one is “THIS IS HALLOWEEN” (Nightmare Before Christmas Cover) Featuring Ryan Howell that you can listen on my soundcloud page or download it for free here: https://www.zombiesam.com/halloween-free-song-download/. Mixed and mastered by Paul Dark Brown and Zombie Sam.

The 2nd song is “SALLY’S SONG” ( Nightmare Before Christmas cover) by SEASON OF GHOSTS! You can find the song SOG Soundcloud. Check it out. Mixed and mastered by ZOMBIE SAM.

Sophia and I finally announced we got engaged. We had be talking about it for some time. I’m happy we shared this with all of you.

It’s all for now so stick around because soon I will write here ASAP more often… I have to introduce the new singer that joined me on the new album and many more things.

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