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The Trinity of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

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A lot of music I like is inspired by the trinity of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.

These three popular culture staples provide a fertile hunting ground for music. If I go back to my roots, in the 1970’s, I can come up straight away with one band, album or song in each of the three areas. Let’s say

Science Fiction

  • Hawkwind – “Space Ritual” – “Orgone Accumulator”

Fantasy

  • Led Zepellin – “Led Zepellin IV” – “Misty Mountain Hop” / “The Battle of Evermore”

Horror

  • Black Sabbath – “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” – “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”

If we move forward in time, I find similar parallels

Science Fiction

  • Iron Maiden – “Somewhere in Time” – “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Fantasy

  • Blind Guardian – “Nightfall in Middle-Earth” – “Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill)”

Horror

And coming up to date, it’s still there

Science Fiction

  • Sleep – “The Sciences” – “Marijuanaut’s Theme”

Fantasy

  • Gimli, Son of Glóin – “The Most Noble Adventures of Erebor’s Finest Son, In His Quest To Butcher Orcs And Save The World” – “Foully Seized By The Hands Of A Pointy-Eared Elvish Princeling”

Horror

  • Tortuga – “Deities” – “Black Pharoah II”

There many other ‘trinities’ I could have chosen in each of the categories and I may well re-visit this topic of The Trinity of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror and take a different path.

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