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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
MUSIC: I Am Going To Make A Big Music Stunt Like Slayer's New Movie
The Slayer Movie
The Heavy Metal band Slayer is pulling this huge stunt for the last dates of their final tour and have made a fictional movie that will appear in theaters world wide on November 7th, 2019.
The movie also contains a Slayer concert and clocks in at about two hours and ten minutes. I would expect a 90 minute movie and 40 minute concert.
In the last few years since Slayer was dropped by Sony and are now back on Sony as Nuclear Blast Records, Slayer's label, was bought by a Sony owned label the band has made some pretty crazy moves. Accounts of plagiarism and using the likeness of Paris Hilton on their album booklet abound.
Now they are making a fictional movie with Hollywood stars in it in an attempt to "break in" to Hollywood, I'll head downtown later to see what that looks like.
My first impressions of this is that it looks like a pretty risky endeavor that could bankrupt the band leaving the dropped from Sony and their back catalog worthless if it fails because of the expense of a Hollywood production.
The movie is also set to be released on DVD/Blu Ray with the film and concert, I am a Slayer fan and their first albums up to "Season In The Abyss" are my favorite records but if this huge project fails it could leave their music catalog bankrupt on Sony if fans don't support and buy the movie like the movie "Reservoir Dogs" by Quentin Tarantino.
Meaning that this movie will have to sell like the proverbial "hotcake" in order for the band to be successful on Sony Pictures. It doesn't matter if this movie is on a Sony sub label it is still a Sony Production and if it doesn't sell like Tarantino then it will leave Slayer worthless at the music industry.
I mean the distribution of the film to theaters, and Blu Ray disc to stores plus paying the actors, directors and production teams to get the movie released in stores to the public will bankrupt Slayer if it is not successful.
My prediction is that if this movie does not become the next "Reservoir Dogs" then Slayer will be broke and that is also the same market as the Slayer movie. Don't even say that this will be the next "Water World" by Kevin Costner because it's not even in the same class as that.
Going to the movie or watching the home video will be like seeing Slayer perform at the movie release party...you get to watch the movie made by Slayer on the big screen and then see the band perform at the release party which is just a part of the movie.
However, this is one night only in theaters and not being released in the independent film circuit or Cannes as far as I know like other movies but you never know if that will happen or not for a full theater movie release.
Like it's one night only in theaters with a Slayer concert on it and then straight to home video as far as I can tell, but it looks like a pretty serious budget from the trailer.
This got me to thinking that I need a big crazy project that will never be finished and leave me bankrupt like this Slayer movie or "Metallica - St. Anger" and I know what it is going to be.
Here it is everyone....I have invented the "Lyric Video CD Booklet".
For my next record I am making a full HD sound Lyric Video CD Album Booklet.
I guarantee that I will never finish this project for my next Collapse record.
What is a CD Lyric Video Booklet?
Remember this is my invention, that I will probably never finish.
The Lyric Video Album Booklet is the next generation in Digital Music on the Internet. It's a like a Lyric Video but for the entire album and replaces the paper booklet.
In the future album lyric sheets will be digital lyric video booklets only for the entire record in full HD sound with animations through out the albums lyric sheet.
Why would I say this in public if it is my invention? Well for one I am never going to finish it in time for my next record because it is too expensive and time consuming to make a full animated video booklet lyric sheet for the internet to go with my next album release which is the first attempted video lyric booklet in the music industry.
Plus, something like that is not something you can copyright. I was thinking of doing some lyric videos, then I wanted a full booklet of lyric videos to replace the album booklet. In reality I will probably not to do any of that and the project will fail.
When the album finally comes out it will be a two panel paper booklet with maybe some distribution.
Getting a full album lyric sheet animated into flash videos that play along with the music and lyrics for a full album is way too large and I know I won't be able to finish it.
I'm not talking some cheap piece of crap here...as a Corporate Professional what I would want to see is a "cut" they call it of the album booklet in lyric video format.
To me I would want to see one piece of artwork for each line of text on the lyric sheet, that would be like 100 album covers worth of artwork to go along with the lyrics in a "story board" format that goes along with the lyric content like on the recent Possessed and Exhorder lyric videos.
Example One: Possessed - "No More Room In Hell":
Example Two: Exhorder - "Hallowed Sound":
You would need all that to flow along with every song in a proper sequence in HD Audio, then I would say as a Corporate Executive or something that you would need about 30% of those pictures to properly fill the lyric video booklet that you can read along with to see where the lyrics are at in the song with full HD resolution animations that follow the flow of the music and lyric content to make it a "proper" album release.
As a business person I would say you would need to start with like 100 pieces of artwork and then end up using like 30% of them on the finished lyric video booklet.
That is what I am making for my next record.
Obviously, I will fail at this as the cost would be too expensive and the album would be way too time consuming.
Again, it will end up being a two panel paper booklet with no lyric sheet...something I can afford to produce and distribute.
The digital video lyric booklet would be a great choice for Death Metal Labels because the video booklet shows where the actual lyrics are at in the song because you can't hear them on the record and replace trying to follow along to the paper lyric sheet by putting them right on the screen in the lyric video booklet.
However, companies like Earache Records or Century Media records will never be able to afford to convert all their old album catalogs like Napalm Death to the Digital Lyric Video Booklet format because it would be way to expensive compared to album sales and you would need a "Pixar like" production to properly do the animations for the lyric video booklet.
In fact companies like Sony and Universal Music can not afford to convert their back catalogs to the digital lyric video booklet and have them animated by Pixar because it would be way too expensive compared to album sales and they would probably go bankrupt.
However I would like to see on Sony and Universal's webpage full animated digital video booklets for their entire back catalogs to go along with the audio cd albums but this will not be possible for them to do that as they do not have the money, resources or means to do that plus album sales are too low to pay for the project.
Of course they could put them on YouTube if they finished them to share on the internet and follow along with the audio record but it seems a little large and nice of a project to ruin by distributing the videos free on YouTube.
Another option would be to include the Digital Video Lyric Booklet with the actual Compact Disc in the case or include it as a data file but that will also be super expensive. Internet distribution would be the best option.
Record labels today would say that it is not worth it to do all that and make a Digital Lyric Video Booklet just to have on the website for fans to follow along with the lyrics because there are no sales to go with it, leaving the project abandoned at music companies because they are too small to take on the project and don't have sales volume to produce the digital lyric booklets.
However specific bands might want to take on this project or they may do special cd releases in Japan for the project on SACD or Super Audio CD.
The Japanese SACD would be a perfect fit for the Digital Lyric Video booklet and I could see people there making them just to have one, putting the retail price of the record up to around $200 to produce the SACD and animate the album's lyric video sheet.
Some artists like The Beatles, Michael Jackson or Kiss might be able to do something like that and make an animated digital lyric video booklet costing millions of dollars to animate the lyrics for the "Yellow Submarine" digital lyric video booklet to give away for free on the internet as maybe part of a reissue series of albums.
The perfect band to do this would be Kiss for their original albums, their final tour is wrapping up just like Slayer.
What I would like to see is all the original Kiss albums reissued by the band to include all their Kiss Make Up artwork on Digital Lyric Video Booklets with tons of artwork and animations done by Pixar to release for free on the internet to promote their reissues and final tour.
The Ace Frehley animated Digital Lyric Video Booklet with full Ace makeup on to go with the lunch boxes would be a perfect fit and huge hit for the band, like in a big crazy stunt like Slayer.
The band will have to spend millions of dollars to release the digital lyric video booklets to give away free on the internet and commemorate it with special cd reissues to go with their final tour. That would be the perfect project for the band Kiss.
That is the next generation of the internet with the Animated Digital Lyric Video Booklet so we will see who tries to participate in that,record labels do not have the money but bands like Kiss might do it anyway on their own.
Just remember my next Collapse record is the first album to claim to be releasing the first Digital Lyric Video CD Booklet but it will fail because I do not have the time or means right now to complete all that because I am trying to get my regular stuff launched so someone else might beat me to it...but mine was the first "idea" on the internet of the Digital Lyric Video Animated Booklet.