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(by Greg Boyles, Barbara Doyle, Patricia McIntosh)
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In short we were tired of the traditional sound that sounded like a death dirge. We wanted to spice it up. So we set out to give the pagan community something else that is a little different. There were many different arguments about this song and how we should do it. Pat wanted it to be short and choppy lyrics while Barb wanted it to be more flowy. They finally reached a compromise and Goddess chant was born. This is one of our more popular songs at shows and we will be preforming it live on http://www.modernpagan.tv this Tuesday April 17 at 7:00 pm MST. Our drummer Brandon didn't want to play this at the beginning. He couldn't seem to sync with it. Now its one of his favorite songs. So many of our Pagan chants and songs remind us of going to a funeral. In our opinion it should be a celebration of our faith. To many times around a camp fire when singing these songs people cant raise the energy that these chants deserve without bringing the speed and intensity up. So we have taken some of the old chants and favorite songs of the community in our area to spice up and hopefully they will be well received by the larger community.
Recorded: Blackhawk Co
Guests/Players: Greg Boyles,
Technical Notes: This was done with a lead and rhythm guitars, Two vocals as well as a vocal harmony box and drums and bass
Artist Profile: Hailing from Blackhawk, Colorado, the Tribal Rock band, HEARTBEAT, tells a story in every appearance. This theatrical troupe employs costumes, unusual props, set decoration, lighting and author Marc Sylvir narrating the story to welcome the audience into a magickal event.
HEARTBEAT specializes in a world sound type of music. From there tribal sound with lots of drums to a Middle Eastern sound to jazz, classic rock, Spanish sounds and into Steam Punk. Their diverse sound has something for everyone. Their music touches and inspires both the new age and the curious.
HEARTBEAT's first album, BloodMoon, was released in 2009. Music from this album has inspired people around the world. HEARTBEAT has played several festivals and events throughout Colorado, and shared the stage with other artists such as Wendy Rule, Lunar Fire, The Gypsy Nomad's, Pandora Celtica, Tuathua, Kenny Kline, Fire in the Asylum, Born In Winter, Virga, Meniskus, Gravity Lies, Autumn Burn, Inelements, Siren Project and Odin's Other Eye, just to name a few.
They have performed on day events such as Colfax Marathon, Front Range Pagan Pride and Grand Junction Pagan Pride. They have performed at popular local venues such as The Gothic, Buffalo Rose, 3 Kings, D-Note, Bushwhackers and the Mercury Café. They have performed by request their unique show at many private parties, events and Charities. They have been asked to perform at many other upcoming events such as GalaxyFest in Colorado Springs, The Roxy, Herman’s Hideaway, and have been asked to tour in Australia with Wendy Rule and Spiral Dance. In 2010 HEARTBEAT was selected by Odin's Other Eye to welcome the community at all of Odin's major events for that year.
Due to their diverse and original musical style and presenting their show in a very unique and theatrical way, HEARTBEAT is quickly becoming the new band to see.
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