New Hubpages Article: 5 Helpful Items to Bring to College

Among all the paraphernalia you bring to college, make sure you have these five helpful items. They have the potential to make your college career easier, more successful and far more practical.

Book Review Update

All existing and future book reviews will be published on Hubpages.com :)

New Hubpages Article: 5 Ways to Keep a Healthy Lifestyle

Here are five natural ways that you can keep a healthy lifestyle with very little effort!

New Hubpages Article: The Best Trailer Music Bands

Have you ever seen a movie preview and wondered about the background music? That track is classified as trailer music, music used for movie and video game advertising.

It can range from epic choirs and sweeping orchestras, to hard rock and clashing metal, to pumping electronic and dramatic trance. Take a look at the best trailer music bands!

New Hubpages Article - Why Can't I Lose My Weight?

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Featured Song! - Fierce Deity - Valentin Wiest

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Featured Song!

"Fierce Deity"
Valentin Wiest
Album: Fragments of Legends - Volume 2

Reflection (Science-Fiction Short Story)

Link: Reflection (Science-Fiction Short Story)

Ross is an inmate convicted of a murder he didn't commit. As his friends begin to die, he sees a mirror in his dreams and believes it holds a great secret. Can he discover it before his execution?


Phantasmagoria (Horror Short Story: In 3 Parts)

Link: Phantasmagoria (Horror Short Story: Part 1 of 3)

Sandra is the mother of Natalie, a little girl who is stricken with a fever. As Natalie's temperature runs higher than normal, her mind approaches the dangerous border of phantasmagoria.

Featured Song! - Revenge of the Earth - Michael Maas

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Featured Song!

"Revenge of the Earth"
Michael Maas
Album: Illumination

New Hubpages Article: How to Save Money in College

College eats money. At times, it can be difficult to retain some leftover cash with all the costs that accompany university life. However, with these ten tips to save money in college, you will save hundreds to thousands of dollars!

New Hubpages Article: Linux Ubuntu Review

Ubuntu 12.10 is a great Linux operating system. It is self-containing, virus-free, easy to use, efficient and completely free of charge! Check out this Ubuntu OS review to find out more!

New Hubpages Article: Zyrtec Withdrawal

Zyrtec is an antihistamine that is helpful on a short-term basis; however, when taken long-term, the drug can cause severe itching, hives and very unpleasant living. Visit my Zyrtec withdrawal article on Hubpages to learn more!

Trailer Music Update! - Two Steps From Hell

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Two Steps From Hell has recently released a new album, right before their performance in Disney's Concert Hall on June 14! It is called Classics Vol. 01, a compilation album that comprises a well-known selection of their past songs. Some of the featured tracks include Armada, Jump!, Sons of War, Return from Darkness, The World is Mind, and (my personal favorite) Nemesis!

This album does not disappoint, all the tracks in fresh, remastered audio! Available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby!

Featured Song! - Ascension - Koke Nunez Gomez

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Featured Song!

"Ascension"
Koke Nunez Gomez
Album: Ascension - Single

Returned from Japan!

I apologize that I've been silent for awhile. I just returned from a 14 day trip to Japan! Posts shall resume!

Featured Song! - Interstellar - Full Tilt

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Featured Song!

"Interstellar"
Full Tilt
Album: Saga

Aside from "Conviction" and "Ashes to Ashes," "Interstellar" is my favorite track on the album!

Trailer Music Update! - Full Tilt

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Full Tilt has released Saga, its first public album! The tracks are diverse, featuring orchestra and choir elements, plus some electronic and rock elements. Available on iTunes and Amazon, this album simply rocks!




Featured Song! - Ashes to Ashes - Full Tilt

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Featured Song!

"Ashes to Ashes"
Full Tilt
Album: Saga

Featured Song! - Revenge of the Earth - Black Phoenix Music

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Featured Song!

"Revenge of the Earth"
Black Phoenix Music
Album: The Resistance

Featured Song! - Icarus - Ivan Torrent

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Featured song! 

"Icarus (Feat. Julie Elven)" 
Ivan Torrent 
Album: Icarus (feat. Julie Elven) - Single


Trailer Music Update! - Black Phoenix Music

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Black Phoenix, a new trailer music band, has just released a promotional video! Emotional and dynamic, Black Phoenix's music will rock the industry! They will release their first album soon, titled The Resistance. A few tracks from the album are featured in this epic video!

Trailer Music Update! - The Hit House

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

The Hit House has just released two public albums! You can find Chemical Re:Action and Re:Action Earth right here on iTunes, which feature songs such as "Chlorine" (used in the Green Lantern trailer) and "Basalt" (used in the Iron Man 3 trailer). "Basalt," in particular, has become a personal favorite of mine! Enjoy these epic albums!

Featured Song! - Basalt - The Hit House

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Featured song!

"Basalt"
The Hit House
Album: Re:Action Earth

Featured Song! - Portals Over Earth - Two Steps From Hell

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Featured song!

"Portals Over Earth"
Two Steps From Hell
Album: Solaris

Trailer Music Update! - Two Steps From Hell

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Two Steps From Hell has announced they are holding a concert in Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall! The date is June 14, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets and details can be found here at The Music Center!


Trailer Music Update! - Two Steps From Hell

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Two Steps From Hell has just released another album, Solaris! Although not available to the public, you can listen to the full tracks at Extreme Music!

Two Steps From Hell is my favorite trailer music band; take it from a long-time fan, you will not be disappointed with this album! Pounding percussion, sweeping guitars, elegant violins and powerful choirs make this album hard to beat! Solaris rocks the trailer music industry!



Check out the band's other fantastic albums, all available here at Extreme Music!

Invincible, Archangel, Skyworld and Halloween are all available to buy on Amazon and iTunes!

   

Trailer Music Update! - Future World Music

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Future World Music has just released its second public album! I've been excited for their next release for some time, and A Hero Will Rise does not disappoint! Emotional violins, soaring choirs and pounding percussion make this a memorable album, one of Future World Music's strongest to date! Available on iTunes and Amazon!

Visit their website, where you can listen to all of their albums, full tracks, free of charge!



Also, check out Future World Music's equally epic Reign of Vengeance!


Trailer Music Update! - 8Dawn

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

In December, 8Dawn (The Eighth Dawn) released its sixth public album, Immortal! Featuring hybrid orchestras and dramatic choirs, this epic montage definitely raises the bar for trailer music! Available on iTunes and Amazon!



Check out 8Dawn's other powerful releases, available here!





Trailer Music Update! - Phil Rey

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Now available to the public, Phil Rey's third album! Age of the Fallen is a masterpiece of epic orchestras and soaring choirs, comprised of 20 powerful tracks. You can listen to the album on Bandcamp or visit his Youtube channel!



Check out Phil Rey's two previous albums, The Mythomelodeicon and Epic Music!


http://www.trailermusicnews.com/2013/01/philippe-rey-age-fallen/

Trailer Music Update! - Audiomachine

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

Now available to the public is Helios, Audiomachine's third public release! This new album is sensational, including tracks from the trailers of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi and Assassin's Creed III. The sound is deep and rich, traditional to their past albums, and includes sweeping tracks with a powerful 175 piece orchestra!

Visit their website to listen!




Don't forget to check out their other two albums, Chronicles and Epica! All tracks are available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.



http://www.trailermusicnews.com/2012/10/audiomachine-helios/

Trailer Music Update! - Epic Score

TRAILER MUSIC - MUSIC FOR MOVIE ADVERTISING

The band Epic Score has released 3 new albums of its Epic Action & Adventure series! These will be volumes 12, 13 and 14, all available on iTunes and Amazon. Clashing orchestras, soaring choirs, pounding percussion - these albums simply rock!

You can listen to demos of all of their albums on their website!





Book Reviews Begin!

300 books! I marveled at the number!

Recently, I counted the number of books in my collection. The total surprised me and sparked an idea. Most of my acquaintances know how much I love to read, so I decided to start reviewing the books I plow through!

Most of the books I collect are fantasy, science-fiction, thriller and horror, though you will find a few romance or historical-fiction scattered throughout the mix. If you are a fellow reader with a passion for my favorite genres, keep a sharp eye for recommendations!

How to Lose Fat - 6 Key Rules - Bodybuilding/Exercise

Tried every popular weight-loss trick? Still have a belly, love-handles or wide thighs?
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How to Lose Fat - 6 Key Rules

Writing an Original Novel: Ten Tips!

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