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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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KIDNAP THE SANDY CLAWS – FREE DOWNLOAD

KIDNAP THE SANDY CLAWS is finally here!

Download the song for free here: https://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

 

 

 

 

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.

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