Looking for a Christmas track with a macabre feel and Metal vibe?
Well, look no more! 😈
This track is a special arrangement I made between the Classical piece "Danse Macabre" of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, and the Christmas song "Carol of the Bells".
A wonderful combination of classical sounding arrangements, powerful electric guitar lines, and a general dancing macabre feel worthy of Danny Elfman!
The perfect Christmas track for any metalhead who wants a punchy Christmas Eve! 🤘🏻
There's a "funny" story behind this track:
There's actually a funny story behind this track. Let's call it a "Christmas Tale". 😁
I've had some tough times after Summer 2020.
Since August of this year, I was unable to use my gear and work in my studio because of unbelievable electricity problems...
It finally took no less than FOUR MONTHS to fix it! 😱
Meanwhile, I also acquired a tension stabilizer to protect my gear in case things threatened to go south again.
During that period, I was really bummed out because I was already working on releasing The Outsider and everything was put on hold. And I spent my time apologizing to my fans because I felt like I was failing them...
Then, in December, when this problem was finally fixed, I had a lot to do (I was also late on other projects I was working on for other musicians).
But I was so eager to releasing something and so angry at me for keeping my audience waiting all this time, that I came up with the idea of this arrangement of Camille Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre and the Christmas song Carol of the Bells.
Then I wrote it, edited it, recorded it, and produced it IN ONE WEEK!
Let me tell you it was one of the most exhausting weeks of my entire life! 😆
But I was happy, and feeling a little bit better after that. Then, I decided to take my time and do things right, and had it produced by my go-to sound engineer, Thibaud Pick, who mixed and mastered The Outsider, to finally release this version in March.