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Michaelangelos - September 14, 2010 09:56 PM (GMT)
Hey everyone i just wanted to start a thread on

Horus Heresy/Great Crusade songs

ill start with one

One Thousand Apologies - Demon Hunter

it makes me think of the thousand sons because they were different from the rest of the heretics.In the end they was forced to go to chaos so i think that this song is like a sorry from them to everyone else.

Yvraith - September 14, 2010 10:47 PM (GMT)
Sounds like a plan to me.

Here's one for me.

Vanishing Point - Season of Sundays

I saw these guys open for Iron Maiden in Melbourne a couple of years ago.
Was quite impressed, with what I heard.

I particularly like the first 1.20 or so,
it just invokes images that I am yet to put on to paper, I will soon. (I have a few ideas) ;)

I think because they play a more operatic style of metal,
it would fit better if used for a video or something,
because I agree with Shroud's previously mentioned (somewhere around here), opinion of using straight up metal as a backing track, just doesn't quite work..

Michaelangelos - September 21, 2010 04:51 PM (GMT)
yea i like that song

i agree with you

i think someone should put the music in a video

any more people?

ShroudFilm - September 21, 2010 05:57 PM (GMT)
'These Fighting Words' by Devildriver.

Killer riff, always has and always will put me in mind of World Eaters jump-packing into an assault! 0:42 onwards...

When I saw them play it live last year, I got a boost up from my mate and roared "BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!" with my best devil horns right before it kicked off in the pit. Epic.

IngoPech - November 29, 2010 11:00 PM (GMT)
I always found industrial went well with 40/30k. Specifically 'Assimilate' and 'Smothered Hope' by Skinny Puppy, 'Religeon' by Front 242 (Puts me in mind of the Word Bearers) and 'Millenium' by Front Line Assembly.

'Fatherland' by Die Krupps, while being about post-war Germany, sometimes makes me think of the Iron Warriors after putting down the revolt on Olympia (the Sisters of Mercy remix is the best version).

Also the various HALO soundtracks work well.

When my mates and I were really into Space Hulk years ago (we actually wore out a copy of 1st ed!) we used to play in the basement with a green light in the ceiling and various ambient industrial music (a couple of us were college DJ's) Like 'Einsturzende Neubauten' in the background. It was atmospherically spot on.

Had a few games of the new hulk when it came out without the green light and music. Not the same at all... ;)

Hero of Istvaan - November 30, 2010 11:24 AM (GMT)
i have a few i like to have playing as background music

Globus - Preliator

Escala - Palladio

Ac/Dc - The Razors Edge

Bear McCreary - All Along The Watch Tower

or failing that anything by Nightwish works fine too ;)

Calgar 2.0 - January 2, 2011 01:32 AM (GMT)
I guess:

Johnny Cash - When the Man Comes Around

This could work for the Emperor.

TyraelVladinhurst - January 2, 2011 03:00 AM (GMT)
i've got one

kinda reminds you of the guard/imperial army

ShroudFilm - January 2, 2011 09:35 AM (GMT)

Suitable M31 theme

Erebus is discovered to have the Anathame

The betrayal at Istvaan III

The Flight of the Eisenstein

etc etc etc :D

Tim the Corsair - January 3, 2011 06:04 AM (GMT)
I find it funny as a metal-head that the one song that always makes me think of 30/40k isn't metal.

Propane Nightmares by Pendulum always puts me in mind of a group of Marines armouring themselves and whatnot before the music kicks in and BAM! jumping out of a Stormhawk or some such.

Incidentally, some great picks in this thread!

Midgard - January 3, 2011 06:40 PM (GMT)
In my opinion, you cannot go wrong with Bolt Thrower. I mean, they have an entire album dedicated to 40K/30K universe, and are named for a WHFB weapon.

But, some more songs that make me think 40K (or 30K, for that matter) are:

Deathstars - Semi-Automatic (for some reason the chorus makes me think of an orbital drop)

Deathstars - Death In Vogue (maybe it's the lyrics, but it just screams Fulgrim to me)

Anaal Nathrakh - Virus Bomb (as far as I can tell, it is a song about virus bombing of a planet, very much in 40K/30K terms)

I'd post some YouTube links, but being at work, I am unable to access certain sites :( If I get a chance to at home, I can add a few links later.

That said, I'm hoping I can talk my band mates into putting together a (very) militant-sounding track with 40K/30K lyrical background. Because in all seriousness, the franchise is tailor-made for metal bands to write songs about...

ShroudFilm - January 3, 2011 07:52 PM (GMT)
Midgard - where is your band based?

Midgard - January 3, 2011 07:57 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (ShroudFilm @ Jan 3 2011, 07:52 PM)
Midgard - where is your band based?

We are in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - well, the rest of the band lives there, I make a 70 mile drive every week to practice with them.

The link is , although it doesn't seem to pull up now. I am not the person in charge of the website (the bass player's wife does that), so I am not sure why the site seems to have problems now. All in all, it is a classic/traditional metal band, think Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and the like.

Additionally, I have another band, definitely of heavier persuasion (to be more precise, melodic death metal):

This is the band I was thinking of doing a 40K/30K themed song or two with (and yes, there is a full lineup working on an album for late 2011 release now, but I'm not announcing the lineup for some time as my bandmates are working on a different project for a time being).

Calgar 2.0 - January 30, 2011 03:11 AM (GMT)
For once I have a metal song in mind.

Dream Evil - Chosen Ones

Leon Carter - February 2, 2011 05:54 PM (GMT)
Not metal at all, but I believe it would fit Saul Tarvitz's gamble during the Istvaan incident (from Alone In The Dark 5 Soundtrack):

And the subsequent battles that ensued between traitors and loyalists:

Benedict Arnold - February 2, 2011 08:09 PM (GMT)
Not being a metal fan, I don't really hear the connection between the Heresy/Crusade and metal. I do however hear a lot of classical music that I think would fit magnificently. Mozart's entire Requiem work is a sure fit in my opinion. This is the opening. The always impressive, and aptly named for our period, Dies Irae, is also part of the work. To me, the more civilized nature and epic scope of the period lend themselves more naturally to classical music. This is of course, an entirely personal decision and connection, but I figured I would present it to the masses to digest.

The Lieutenant - February 3, 2011 12:50 AM (GMT)
Shroud: Where did you see Devildriver? I totally agree with These Fighting Words.
Also, Horn of Betrayal for the Dropsite Massacre.

Err, somewhat oddly, I'm listening to Jed Whedon and the Willing right now, which is lovely and melodic, not really appropriate for 40/30k at all!

But off the top of my head, some of Blind Guardian's stuff is absolutely epic. Well, its all epic, but some of it goes so perfectly.
Sabaton are really good. They play war inspired power metal, so they have songs about storming the beaches at Normandy and stuff.

Any that fit especially? Err, Screaming Eagles(About the 101st Airborne) would be a good accompaniment to a deep striking army, particularly Elysians.
Also, Ghost Division(About an elite German Panzer division) would be cracking for the Alphas. It makes me want to write about some elite Astartes infiltrators called Ghost Division.

ShroudFilm - February 3, 2011 08:50 AM (GMT)
That particular gig was at the Oxford Carling Academy, last summer. Awesome show, great day all round.

I saw their first ever UK gig, years back, at the Camden Underworld in London too. That was epic, one of those instances where you hear a song live after not really enjoying it on the album, and your perception is completely changed by the actual performance.

The Lieutenant - February 3, 2011 06:05 PM (GMT)
Ah, whaow. That sounds awesome. I saw them on the Defenders of the Faith tour, and also the tour last year with Behemoth, Malefice, Suicide Silence and Trigger the Bloodshed.

4 out of those 5 bands are utterly phenomenal, such a good gig. Heard the songs off their new album?

Hero of Istvaan - February 3, 2011 10:40 PM (GMT)
vinnie just enlightened me to an anwesome piece of music
Vangelis: Conquest of Paradise
very 'hight of the astartes power' B)

ShroudFilm - February 4, 2011 08:43 AM (GMT)
Great music, but instantly just made me think of the vodka advert from the 90s which used it as the backdrop to the Russian Revolution. :lol:

Vangelis is so good. 'Blade Runner' never leaves my now-playing pile of CDs on the shelf next to the hi-fi.

Yvraith - February 4, 2011 11:26 AM (GMT)
I was sitting around at work today and this came on.
For some reason I thought it could squeeze in somewhere.

Killing Joke - Ivocation

Not sure what images it invokes, but it will come to me soon.

Wolf Lord Asmunder - February 5, 2011 07:26 PM (GMT)
Quoth the Raven by Eluveitie!!! I t doesn't get more Raven Guard then that song!
Also I have always thought Between Heaven and Hell by Firewind works well... maybe for Isstvan 3.

Armorum Ferrum - February 6, 2011 12:34 AM (GMT)
Prelude to the Siege of the Imperial Palace -

Istvaan -

cypher104 - April 7, 2011 11:30 AM (GMT)
Within Temptation has always been very 30k to me, but that might just be because i had them on repeat when i read the first 2 HH books :D

Wolf Lord Asmunder - April 7, 2011 03:02 PM (GMT)

I'm suprised nobody posted this!

Calgar 2.0 - April 28, 2011 10:04 PM (GMT)
Apocalyptica-For Whom The Bell Tolls


A bit of a classical version of these songs. (I know for whom the bell tolls sounds sort of butchered, but it takes some getting used to.)

Whitehorn - April 29, 2011 12:19 PM (GMT)
Hmm, managed to completely miss this thread.

With such a huge scope, every song ever written could be applicable. Yes, even Popcorn.

Or 'Swinging the dead' on a more serious note:

cypher104 - April 30, 2011 02:41 AM (GMT)
Have to agree with Apocalyptica!

Calas Typhon - June 8, 2011 09:56 PM (GMT)
I got one for Lorgar,

'Black Crow on a Tombstone' by Satyricon. If you listen to the lyrics, you might find them fitting.

Word Bearers,
'To Hell With God' by Decide. I think you get the idea from the title.

'My Funeral Dreams' by Candlemass. I found it fitting. That's all.

The Horus Heresy in all,
'Death in Fire' by Amon Amarth.

White Scars,
'Cry of the Blackbirds' by Amon Amarth. It's about horsemen and stuph! :)

Vlka Fenryka,
'Nordland' by Bathory. Do I really have to explain it?

Magnus the Red,
'Emperor of the Void' by Candlemass. It's perfect!

Konrad Kurze,
'Clouds of Dementia' by Candlemass. Maybe? Talks about insanity...

Apologist - June 9, 2011 12:16 AM (GMT)
Jocelyn Pook's Masked Ball is perfect Lodge music.

Also, Peartree, from Bodysong struck me as a suitably discordant song for general 'background scenes' in the Grim Darkness of the Overcapitalised Far Future.

Maratheus - June 9, 2011 04:31 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Wolf Lord Asmunder @ Apr 7 2011, 03:02 PM)
Bolt Thrower

'Nuff said! :)

Calas Typhon - June 9, 2011 08:25 PM (GMT)
'Raining Blood' by Slayer.... Perfect...

World Eaters,
'World Eater' by Bolt Thrower.

Death Guard,
Plague Bearer maybe? Or any other slow beat song to match their foot-slogging fighting style.

I can't decide whether 'Beautiful People' by Maryln Manson or 'Impure' by Vader. The latter could kind of a ironic song maybe.

Siege of Terra,
'As Yggdrasil Trembles' by Unleashed. He says "the forever darkness of the future" as this could be a hint for the End Times or something.

Aquaterry - June 10, 2011 04:52 AM (GMT)
I have a couple:

But a good list is normally whatever GW play in their stores, that always seems to fit the theme well, unless it's the LotR stuff


cypher104 - June 12, 2011 11:58 PM (GMT)

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