Matthew K. Heafy
Written and composed by Mikael Åkerfeldt
The good ol’ top ten list…
I used to dread it – but thankfully this year had plenty of incredible releases. Please go out and purchase what you love from my list – keep music alive.
Here is one of my first attempts at scoring for a visual project. My good friends at Maven Creative had me take a stab at Shosen’s “First To Attack” trailer a few years back, and I’m not sure If I’ve shared it properly with everyone. It was a good way to jump head-first into scoring.
As created and filmed by Trivium Japan, here is a short 30 minute film on the 2112 solo acoustic performance. It features chats with myself and my Swedish friends, and clips of many of the songs performed. Enjoy.
I did some scoring work for a Florida Virtual School Driver’s Ed radio ad. Here is my stab at Mark Mothersbaugh-ism.
Dawn Of A Golden Age (click to download)
This track was written and produced by myself; it features Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) on lead vocals, Mike Smith (Suffocation) on drums, Sean Malone (Cynic) on bass, Justin (3 Inches Of Blood) on guitar, me on guitars, Jason Suecof on piano.
I’m not sure who missed this album or this track (or the other 4 tracks I appeared on (3 I wrote, 1 I sang on that Dino (FF) wrote)), but this is certainly one of my favorites from the whole session. Black Metal has always held a very special place in my heart – and it was a terrific experience to be able to create my interpretation of the genre with some of the best musicians from the Extreme-music field.
(click to download)