Books & Music

Music

I like variety. I could be crazy listening Nightwish or Visions of Atlantis, Guano Apes or enjoy a nice afternoon with a nice book listening Norah Jones.
I love SaraH Brightman she is really cool or maybe travel around the world with a little dosis of Tarja Turunen, Epica and Leaves Eyes. Girls voices rules!!!

Recordando a Chuck Schuldiner
“La Música te extraña”
 
chuck-schuldiner-CopiarCharles Michael «Chuck» Schuldiner (13 de Mayo de 1967, Long Island, Nueva York, USA. – 13 de Diciembre de 2001) fue un músico estadounidense conocido por ser el cantante, guitarrista y compositor de la banda Death. Está considerado como una de las personalidades más influyentes en la historia del death Metal, y del heavy metal en general, así como también uno de los más grandes guitarristas de toda la historia. Schuldiner murió a causa de las complicaciones que ocasionó un glioma (cáncer) de tronco encefálico, el 13 de diciembre de 2001. 
 
(Fuente Wikipedia)
 
 
 
 

WITHIN TEMPTATION

Within Temptation is a Dutch metal/rock band founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.  Their music is described as symphonic metaland gothic metal although in an interview, Den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences]In a later interview, Sharon stated that “we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock band … we are in my opinion no gothic band”.

After the release of their first album Enter, the band became prominent in the underground scene. It was not until 2001 that they became known to the general public, with the single “Ice Queen” from the album Mother Earth, which reached #2 on the Dutch charts. Since then, the band won the Conamus Exportprijs five years in a row. Their next album The Silent Force debuted at #1 on the Dutch charts, as did their latest, The Heart of Everything. In 2008, they released a live DVD and CD, Black Symphony, recorded with the Metropole Orchestra. This collection was followed in 2009 with An Acoustic Night at the Theatre.

I dont own this music, its copyright of the artist.

DELAIN

Was founded by Martijn Westerholt and Charlotte Wessels Westerholt is the ex-keyboardist and brother of one of the founders of Within Temptation, Robert Westerholt. He left Within Temptation in 2001 when he suffered from Pfeiffer’s disease. Wessels was, at that time, an unknown singer living near Westerholt. They started Delain, as a project involving much of Westerholt’s friends in the Symphonic Metal Community, in 2002, and began recording the debut album in July 2005, after they had signed a contract with Roadrunner Records

For their first album Lucidity they invited several well known musicians: Marco Hietala from Nightwish and Tarot (bass, vocals), Liv Kristine from Leaves’ Eyes (vocals), Ariën van Weesenbeek from ex-God Dethroned, Epica (drums), Ad Sluijter from ex-Epica (guitar), George Oosthoek (growling) and Guus Eikens, both former members of Orphanage, Sharon Den Adel from Within Temptation (vocals) and Jan Yrlund from Imperia (guitar).

Delain’s first album Lucidity was to be released April 2006, but was postponed to the end of May and postponed again to 21 August before it was finally released on 4 September. Samples of their music have been released on their website, and full versions of the songs Sleepwalker’s Dream and The Gathering, as well as the music video for the song Frozen. From Lucidity they released the singles Frozen, See Me In Shadow and The Gathering, the last one being a download-only single.

With the success of Lucidity, Delain turned into a touring band, rather than a project. The band then consisted of Martijn Westerholt (keyboard) and Charlotte Wessels (vocals), the only two members who appeared on the album. Furthermore, the band consisted of Rob van der Loo (bass), Ronald Landa (guitar) and Sander Zoer (drums).

At the end of 2007, Delain stated that they intended to release a second album in 2008, and began playing two new songs live, “Stay Forever” & “Start Swimming”. In November 2008, it was announced on their official website that the new album, April Rain, would be released on 9 February 2009. Also, they played a new song on Dutch television called I’ll Reach You. This turned out to be a different version of the song than would appear on the forthcoming album.

Since then, April Rain has been released. to coincide with foreign release dates. The first single from the album was the title track April Rain. The second single from this album was Stay Forever.

In February 2010 Delain announced they had started working on their third album, and that bassist Rob van der Loo would leave the band the same year due to time constraints. In March Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije was announced as Rob’s successor.

This music video its copyright of the artist , i dont own any of this music.

Cristina Malacara

En uno de mis tantos viajes conocí a esta bella mujer que canta como los mismos ángeles. Ella es nacida en la Ciudad de México( por eso nos llevamos tan bien), y empezó su carrera en Aguascalientes, tiene 27 años es soprano y es miembro del coro polifónico de Aguascalientes.

Quiero compartir con ustedes esta pequeña parte de ella que es su primera vez como solista. Que la disfruten.

Amanda Somerville

large_amanda_somervilleAmanda Somerville (born March 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and vocal coach. Known for her collaborations with various European metal bands she has worked with world renowned producer Sascha Paeth.

Having risen to fame in the metal world over the last several years writing and recording with After Forever, Edguy, Kamelot,  Epica (band) and Avantasia– extensive tours with the latter two included – vocalist Amanda Somerville has stepped up with her second full length solo album. It features twelve songs with a diverse mix of musical styles and Somerville’s recognizable voice.

Amanda is featured on “System Overload”, the debut album from HDK – the Dutch project led by After Forever co-founder, main songwriter and guitarist Sander Gommans.

website: www.amandasomerville.com

Sarah Brightman

sarah-brightman-fairySarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is a British classiccal crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer. She sings in many languages including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Hindi, and Mandarin.

Brightman has 160 Gold and Platinum awards in 34 countries and is the only artist to hold #1 spots on the  Billboard Classical and Dance charts simultaneously, her other achievements feature her ranking by the Recording Industry Association of America as the best-selling female classical artist of the twenty-first century, and a Guinness World Record for “Time to Say Goodbye,” the best-selling single in German recording history.

She has established herself as the world’s biggest selling soprano of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 73 million records, including 40 million copies of the soundtrack “The Phantom of the Opera” (1986 musical); and 26 million albums, two million DVD’s and 5 million copies of the single “Time to Say Goodbye” as a soloist.

She was a dancer in troupes such as Hot Gossip, and later released a number of disco singles. She was a musical theatre performer and partner of theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom she originated roles including Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera.

After her divorce, Brightman became a crossover artist with former Enigma producer Frank Peterson. Her style is a blend of classical vocals and pop-inspired instrumentation and arrangement.She made a famous duet with Paul Stanley (Kiss) for her album Simphony and also with Andrea Bocelli.

 

CHIARA CAPOBIANCO

The best Italian harpist.

Official website :www.chiaracapobianco.com

CHIARA%20CAPOBIANCO%20harpist%20(13)I had the chance to meet this amazing harpist, working at the Queen Victoria she  makes you feel like flying when she plays…

Chiara Capobianco was born in Milano (Italy) in 1980;she is a Music Graduate in Harp (10 year course) at Conservatorio “G. Verdi” Milano (Italy). University graduate in Musicology (3 year course) at Scuola di Paleografia e Filologia Musicale di Cremona (Università degli Studi di Pavia- Italy); She started playing with many different Orchestras (Opera and Symphonic) touring all over Europe since she was fifteen years old.
She has performed at many concerts and events with both classic and Irish harp as solo harpist, alongside other musicians She studied different types of music, which have given her a varied repertoire ranging from classical, medieval, renaissance, Irish, popular and contemporary music. She has also had the chance of studying with harpists such as Annadele Mariani (Italy), Carrol McLaughlin, Harvi Griffin and Park Stickney (U.S.A), Susanna Mildonian (Belgium) and Isabelle Moretti (France).
In 2003 she moved to London UK where she performed in several renowned venues, since September 2004 she has been playing on the prestigious Cunard ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Victoria travelling all over the world visiting all the continents.
At the moment ahe is  enjoyng a free-lance carrer as solo harpist that takes her to perform all over the globe!

Tarja Turunen

Tarja Turunen

Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (IPA: [ˈtɑrjɑ…ˈturunen] (born August 17, 1977, Finland) is a full lyric soprano and songwriter, best known as original member and the former female vocalist of Finnish heavy metal quintet Nightwish. She was dismissed from the band on October 22, 2005 after nine years. Turunen is now devoting her time to her solo career under the stage name of Tarja. She is married to Argentine businessman Marcelo Cabuli. Tarja has also appeared in various Finnish television programs, and was a guest judge on “Idols” on March 27, 2007. She is seen as one of Finland’s biggest singers, having been called “the voice of Finland” by Tarja Halonen, the Finnish president.

Official website: www.tarjaturunen.com

Simone Simons

beautiful singer, beautiful voice

epica41bgSimone Simons (17 de enero de 1985) es una mezzosoprano holandesa y vocalista de la banda holandesa de metal gótico y metal sinfónico Epica

Simone ha estado practicando música desde los 9 años, durante un año tocó la flauta, después recibió clases de canto jazz/pop que terminaron por aburrirla y dejó de practicar. A los 15 años escuchó el álbum Oceanborn de Nightwish, quedando fascinada con el estilo del grupo, y decidió a los 16 estudiar canto clásico. Sin embargo, Simone reconoce que no ha participado en ninguna audición de música clásica, pero que tampoco le importaría: “Mi profesor de canto tiene un coro y salieron dos conciertos para Navidades y me pidió que le echara una mano pero nunca he cantado nada de Ópera, ni clásica ni nada parecido. Si alguna vez surgiera algo así y tuviera tiempo para hacerlo, lo haría pero por ahora tengo el tiempo ocupado con Epica. No me gusta limitarme en cuanto a mi estilo y de hecho en el nuevo disco se puede comprobar que mi forma de cantar no es sólo clásica sino también con estilo Rock y algo de Pop.”

http://www.simonesimons.nl/

Leaves Eyes

 Something different.

Leaves_eyes

Leaves’ Eyes es una banda de Metal sinfónico, folk metal y elementos de Viking metal originada en Noruega y Alemania en el 2003, poco después de que la vocalista de Theatre of Tragedy Liv Kristine fuese expulsada de la banda. Leaves’ Eyes fue formada entonces por su esposo Alexander Krull y miembros de su grupo Atrocity. En la mayoría de canciones Liv Kristine canta sola pero ocasionalmente añaden la voz gutural de Alexander Krull para darle más ambientación gótica.

Su primer álbum, Lovelorn, fue publicado en el 2004. Su segundo álbum, Vinland Saga, fue sacado a la venta el 30 de mayo del 2005 y cuenta la historia del descubrimiento de Vinlandia, una parte de Norteamérica (costa de New Jersey), por Leif Eriksson. Para el 2008 se lanzará un material DVD (El primero de la banda) con un concierto grabado en Belgia.

Official Website: www.leaveseyes.de

Fuente: wikipedia,la  enciclopedia libre.

EDGUY

Edguy was founded in 1992 by 14-year-old students Tobias Sammet, Jens Ludwig, Dirk Sauer, and Dominik Storch. The name “Edguy” was an affectionate epithet for Mr. Edgar Zimmerer, their math teacher at the time.

After two demos the band received a contract with AFM Records in 1995. Their first two albums were not very successful, but with Vain Glory Opera in 1998 they achieved a breakthrough, thanks in part to production (and additional lead guitar work) by Timo Tolkki of Stratovarius, as well as guest vocals by Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian. After another two albums they received a contract with the German label Nuclear Blast in 2004.

In 2001, Tobias Sammet released the first album of his side project Avantasia, a wide-scope metal opera including the participation of many well-known heavy metal musicians and vocalists.

Since signing with Nuclear Blast, Edguy has released two full-length albums, followed by their latest, Tinnitus Sanctus, and has extended their contract for three more albums.

Edguy’s lyrics are often metaphorical, alluding to metaphysical or social themes: conformity (“The Headless Game”, “Mysteria”, “King of Fools”), dictation by the church (“The Kingdom”, “The Pride of Creation”, “Theater of Salvation”), and dangers of modern civilization (“Navigator”, “The Devil and the Savant”). To express such themes, Edguy sometimes use esoteric and hermetic expressions. Yet some of their songs are light-hearted or comedic (“Das Reh”, “Save Us Now”, “Lavatory Love Machine”, “Life and Times of a Bonus Track”, “Trinidad”). Edguy does not claim to represent any ideology; Tobias Sammet claimed “[the band is] not political and we are not religious; at least there is no key message in our songs telling you what to think in terms of anything”. Edguy also employs lengthy and epic sections in almost every album.

Hellfire Club revealed Edguy’s interest in experimenting within music by integrating an orchestra into the production. The album featured a variation on Edguy’s style, with a less grandiose, more traditional heavy metal approach being embraced. The band’s album, Rocket Ride, features even less symphonic and power metal elements, and is arguably more oriented towards hard rock. Their latest album, Tinnitus Sanctus, contains even more hard rock oriented songs, as the obvious lack of double bass drumming is evident, much unlike Edguy’s old albums such as Vain Glory Opera.

According to Edguy, during their 2009 North American tour, a new album is expected to be released in 2010.

Motley Crue

nikki_sixx_motley_c_386908aGrammy-nominated American hard rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981.

The band was founded by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx (who was, at the time, in a band called London) and drummer Tommy Lee, who were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe has sold more than 80 million album copies worldwide, including 23.5 million in the U.S.

The band has often been noted for their hard-living lifestyles; all members have had numerous brushes with the law, spent time in jail, suffered long addictions to alcohol and drugs, had countless escapades with women, and are heavily tattooed. Their ninth studio album entitled Saints of Los Angeles was released on June 24, 2008, while a film adaptation of their best-selling autobiography The Dirt, is due to be released in 2011.

 

Books

El testamento Maya de Steve Alten:

A lo largo de los siglos, los científicos han creído que este dato era simplemente una curiosidad histórica. Después de muchos años de investigaciones, el conocido arqueólogo Julius Gabriel descubre la verdad acerca del calendario Maya, una verdad tan antigua como poderosa que podría revelar el funesto destino de la humanidad. La investigación de Julius completó un antiguo rompecabezas cuyas piezas estaban diseminadas por todo el planeta, desde Stonehenge a las inmemoriales ruinas mayas. Los secretos sobre los orígenes de la civilización y el destino último de la humanidad estaban al alcance de Julius, esperando sólo a que fueran revelados cuando ocurre lo inesperado: un ataque al corazón acaba con la vida de Julius, aunque el suceso no puso fin a su investigación. Mick, el hijo de Julius, se dispone de inmediato a proseguir el trabajo de su padre cuando el eterno enemigo de Julius, el Secretario de Estado Pierre Borgia, organiza un complot, junto con otros altos funcionarios del gobierno, para encerrarlo en un hospital psiquiátrico de Florida.

Durante más de una década, Mick ha permanecido abandonado en el psiquiátrico, víctima de una compleja trama de conspiraciones. Todos se ríen de sus amenazas apocalípticas, hasta que un día, alguien cae en la cuenta de que Mick no está loco. Dominique Vázquez, una joven becaria que está a punto de licenciarse, encuentra las notas de Julius y entiende la terrible verdad, así como el papel que le corresponde desempeñar a Mick en este asunto.

Juntos, Dominique y Mick deben escapar y emprender un viaje por todo el mundo para desenmascarar una conspiración que se remonta a 65 millones de años y que ha alterado el tejido mismo de la civilización. El calendario Maya, Stonehenge, las pirámides de Egipto, el templo de Angkor Wat -cada monumento de la antigüedad ofrece una pista de un misterio milenario, un misterio que afectará a todo los seres vivos de la Tierra–.

El Testamento Maya, el best-seller internacional de Steve Alten, es un thriller que atrapa al lector y lo guía por un emocionante viaje alrededor del mundo para descubrir antiguos secretos sobre la historia de la humanidad y el futuro de la existencia. Dominique y Mick saben que se debe desvelar la verdad, pero, ¿podrán hacerlo antes de que llegue el día del Juicio Final?

Meditación-Brian Weiss

Meditación- Brian Weiss

Meditation is a technique that can be used to experience the inner peace that allows us to rethink our vision of what surrounds us, including ourselves. Practice helps us to trust our ability to use our energies to purify the body and mind, and helps us discover and develop our spirituality.
To assist in the practice of meditation, Dr. Brian Weiss, author of many lives, many teachers have written this book, an accompanying CD recorded by the author, acting as guides during the process.
Meditation includes techniques Dr. Weiss uses with his patients to help them overcome insomnia, anxiety, phobias, weight problems and disease. Meditation can also lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and reduce stress.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success-Deepak Chopra

                                          This book is the first step to make the journey of life is more relaxed and full of peace.
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Based on natural laws which govern all of creation, this book shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition. In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success: Once we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and material abundance will spring forth easily and effortlessly. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical steps you can apply right away, this is a book you will want to read and refer to again and again.

Mensajeros del Alba-Barbara Marciniak

MENSAJEROS-ALBACompilación de más de 400 horas de canalización por Barbara Marciniak, Mensajeros del Alba es un libro sorprendente que nos ofrece las enseñanzas de los Pleyadianos, un grupo de seres iluminados que han acudido a la Tierra para ayudarnos a descubrir como alcanzar un nuevo estado en nuestra evolución.

La elección de los Pleyadianos consiste ne que los himanos descubramos nuestra divinidad, nuestra conexión con el Creador y todo lo que existe. Todo está conectado, y aunque no nos demos siempre cuenta, nosotros formaremos parte de este todo.

Recordando que pertenecemos a la Familia de la Luz crearemos una nueva realidad, un nuevo planeta Tierra.

Luminosas, intensas inteligentes y controvertidas, las enseñanzas de los Pleyadianos son fundamentales para cualquiera que se cuestione su existencia en este planeta.

Mensajeros del Alba nos enseña a transformar los obstáculos en señales y a comprender su mensaje simbólico.

2 responses to “Books & Music

  1. Escucha Elegy de Leaves Eyes, aunque la voz no es muy potente, la canción suena bien. Un beso! Irma

  2. i love classic operatic arias and Phantom Of The Opera is one of the best musical ~,’

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