“Lord of the Metal Rings” is an upcoming arrangement album of music from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The album is intended to have around 8-12 songs of music from all three films and will be performed in a a metal/rock style. Think Sauron with a flying V, Uruk Hai playing blast beats, Hobbits doing Pete Townsend slides…you get the idea. The purpose of the album is to both pay tribute to the incredible score of these films (composed by Howard Shore) and to demonstrate my own abilities in rearranging, performing, producing and advertising an album of music.
The idea was conceived in late 2010, and officially started in February 2011. The arrangement, performance and production of the album will be made entirely by “Sbeast” (that’s me). There is no official release date as of right now, because the project is still in progress. I intend to post samples of songs, give updates on the progress of the album, and perhaps ask for feedback/suggestions.
This is a Nonprofit album that will be released for free when it is completed.
I am in the process of filming and uploading the videos to my Youtube Channel. Once all the videos have been uploaded I will then add download links for the album, along with artwork, track commentary. Because this is a free album please help by: sharing it around, like and favourite videos, embed on forums and websites e.t.c
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Frequently Asked Questions
When will it be finished?
My original goal was by the end of 2011, but I have overun by a bit. So now the goal is ASAP.
Will you make tabs for the songs?
Tabbing out the whole album could take some time, but ONCE the album is completed I will tab out some of the popular requests.
Why are the names different to the original songs?
I am making covers of ‘themes’ instead of ‘songs’ from the original soundtrack, so I think it is better to create an original name for my covers.
Tracklist (In Progress)
01 – One Ring to rule them all
02 – Shire Folk
03 – Riders in Black
04 – The White Hand of Saruman
05 – Nine Companions
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February 29th 2012 – ’2012 Update’
It’s been several weeks since my last song release, but the next song will be uploaded to my youtube channel very soon. It’s taken a while to come up with an arrangement that I am happy with. I plan to get the rest of the songs finished as soon as possible, then I will be releasing the whole album as a free download. Stay tuned!
December 10th 2011 – ‘Fellowship Anniversary’
Fellowship Theme Teaser
Today is the 10th anniversary of the Fellowship of the Ring film. Here’s a teaser of the Fellowship theme to celebrate.
September 18th 2011 – ‘Video filming’
I am now in the process of filming, editing, and uploading videos of the songs to my Youtube Channel. It could take some time to finish them all, but expect to see the first few very soon!
September 2nd 2011 – ‘The Plan’
I’m getting close to finishing the album now. Once it’s completed I will begin uploading the videos to my Youtube Channel. Once all the songs have been uploaded I will then make the album available as a free download from this page along with album artwork, track commentary e.t.c
August 27th 2011 – ‘Rohan Teaser’
Rohan Theme Teaser
Here’s a teaser of the Rohan theme from “The Two Towers”, which is one of the songs featured on the album. I’ve still got a little way to go to finish the album, but it’s my main focus right now so it shouldn’t be too long.
August 12th 2011 – ‘Progress’
Just a small update to say that the album is making good progress. I will include another song sample in the near future, until then…go watch the trilogy again?
July 19th 2011 – ‘Tracklist decisions’
After listening to a lot of music from the films, I think I have decided on the track list for the album. Right now I am planning on making 12 remixes. There will be at least 1 remix of music from each film, and some of the themes are present in all of films. I will reveal which songs I am remixing at a later date. I also still don’t have a release date but I am making good progress.
May 18th 2011 – ‘Song Teaser’
Ring Theme Teaser
Here is a 1 minute teaser of the “Ring Theme” which will be one of the tracks on the album. This is to just to give an idea of the production quality and something to listen to. Please note this is subject to change…Enjoy.
May 17th 2011 – ‘Equipment Upgrade’
I recently got a new computer, so I can now use the full features of my POD X3. This means the final recordings should sound even better than the song samples included in the trailer. The album is still in the early stages but I am making good progress!
April 27th 2011 – ‘So it begins…’
I posted the ALBUM PROMO VIDEO to youtube. As of right now I have 1 complete song, and about 3 that are Works in Progress. I am also still deciding on which tracks that I want to include in the album.