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Ichthus
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« on: July 24, 2009, 07:02:50 PM »

My little brother is forever ranting about starting a death metal band and how I(against my will) shall be the bassist/ocarina-ist of it. Now that he has a pendant ocarina, he wants to have ocarinas duel like guitars! Anyone else think this is crazy as fudge monkeys?!?! Or does anyone know a band that actually did it?!?!


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Spatolo
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 09:16:38 PM »

There are metal bands with celtic/folk influences.

Only Furor Gallico comes to my mind right now: http://www.myspace.com/furorgallico

I think that in such a band there would a nice be place for an ocarina. Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 05:20:12 AM »

I don't know about bands that use them, but some folk metal bands (that sometimes include death metal elements) use recorder, whistle, or some kind of flute. Since the ocarina is in the same family, I don't see why it wouldn't work!
I wouldn't recommend a pendant ocarina if you intend to have "ocarinas duel like guitars" because their fingerings are not the best for fast playing. An inline or a transverse would be much better for that purpose IMO.

I invite you to check my Youtube channel to hear some ocarina metal covers I did (most of them with my MOs)
http://www.youtube.com/user/666LordOblivion666
Especially check out the song "Token of Time" by Ensiferum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBXKGxxCWY8&feature=related) which is probably the heaviest one I did yet.

Finally, here are some exemples of bands that use some kind of flute or flute-like wind instruments:
Eluveitie: http://www.myspace.com/eluveitie
Turisas: http://www.myspace.com/turisasofficial
Ensiferum: http://www.myspace.com/ensiferum (no good example on their Myspace but they do use them sometimes)
Aes Dana: http://www.myspace.com/trueaesdana
Nachtgeschrei: http://www.myspace.com/nachtgeschrei


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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 08:04:41 AM »

man i play in a metal band and i am trying get them to let me play an Oc solo just as a classical mellow intro to a heavier song and yet for some reason they dont want to entertain the idea much....but i still try and one day i may just do it anyway!!!! haha


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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 02:13:03 PM »

Okay, if you use it as an intro or use it in an folk metal band, I could understand it.

But friggin death metal? Imagine Cannibal Corpse with an ocarina solo instead of an guitar solo xD No, wouldn't work that good with death metal alone imo


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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 05:16:01 PM »

But friggin death metal? Imagine Cannibal Corpse with an ocarina solo instead of an guitar solo xD No, wouldn't work that good with death metal alone imo

Ocarina played with skill can be just as fast and furious up and down scales and arpeggios as any guitar, just without the range...

Mic one ocarina through a distortion patch, amplify 'til your ears bleed...
Death Metal Ocarina!

(This is serious business, I have done this at school with my students, they LOVED it!)


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