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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2022 11:00 a.m. PST

I like listening to music that goes with my figures, particularly while painting. Viking music for Vikings, French marches for my Foreign Legion, Greek marches and rembetica to go with my World War II Greeks, mehter for the Turks.

Today, I noticed that The Foundry sells orc musicians. Now, orcs never struck me as a particularly musical lot, and I wondered what sort of music orcs would use. Zydeco? Rap? Oom-Pa? Medieval? Head banger? Perhaps something like T. H. White's ants listen to ("Mammy, mammy, mammy" or "Moon, June"). If nothing else, what would you play while painting orcs?


Mars Miniatures01 Sep 2022 11:36 a.m. PST

Jerseyband., Album – Beast Wedding.
I think its pretty orcy

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Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2022 11:52 a.m. PST

Punk rock seem to fit pretty well. I believe there was a rock album based on The King of Elf lands Daughter the had a troll doing a very punk rock sounding song. Close enough for me.

That said, I have a full horn and drum band (including the drum cart) of the old heritage LOTR orcs. Good for stirring up the troops.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2022 12:14 p.m. PST

Honestly? Some Cajun speaking Zydeco playing Orcs would be absolutely kick a**!!!!

cavcrazy01 Sep 2022 12:21 p.m. PST

Motorhead…Orcs love Motorhead.
I think it's because Lemmy looked so Orcish.

Martian Root Canal01 Sep 2022 12:59 p.m. PST

Anything with heavy percussion.

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2022 1:02 p.m. PST

You know the guy who drives around playing music so loud your windows vibrate? He's an orc, and what he's playing is orc music.

Zephyr101 Sep 2022 2:25 p.m. PST

No, what you need is discordant, "yes, there is a tune there", music.
Think a middle school band learning their instruments & practicing a song, and you'll about have the sound… evil grin

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2022 5:51 p.m. PST

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In case you're wondering, the lyrics to the linked song are in English.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2022 5:52 p.m. PST

"Night on Bald Mountain"?

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Arjuna01 Sep 2022 6:27 p.m. PST

So,you want singing Orcs, you say.

As you wish…

Arjuna01 Sep 2022 6:37 p.m. PST

Joking aside, depending how you like your Orcs, what about Japanese drumming?

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DColtman01 Sep 2022 7:01 p.m. PST


Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2022 7:16 p.m. PST

A singing orc bard…

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Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2022 7:46 p.m. PST

In the book Monster Hunters Inc Orcs listened to heavy metal.

CeruLucifus01 Sep 2022 7:55 p.m. PST

I hate to be that guy, but the musicians are likely for command stands for Orc units. So 1-2 musicians per unit, doing trumpet charges, reform calls, drums playing marching beat, etc. Maybe some noisy blaring to intimidate enemy.

Arjuna02 Sep 2022 3:34 a.m. PST

Almost forgot about W40K Orcs.
Japanese type drumming included.
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Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2022 3:51 a.m. PST

Well, based on current events…..
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2022 6:21 a.m. PST

Anyone remember being put on hold by GW USA? That's Orc music. I even knew some of the Orcs when I was in the regulars.

Arjuna02 Sep 2022 10:20 a.m. PST

Corvus Corax had such bad luck with Game of Thrones, it's a shame.

The first pilot of GoT with them got tanked.
The footage with them as minstrels at a festival was not used in the second attempt.
When they were asked if they wanted to appear in the show again, they refused because they were just about to go on tour and they were suspicious of this strange fantasy flic, which was shot disastrously the first time.
Raven, their lead tells about that anecdota at concerts from time to time.
He's still a little pissed off.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2022 12:04 p.m. PST

I would go with heavy drumming – the Japanese stuff sounds about right

SBminisguy02 Sep 2022 7:45 p.m. PST

Here ya go, from the Dune soundtrack -- sounds appropriate to me, drums and Sardaukar chant!

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La Fleche03 Sep 2022 11:05 p.m. PST

I have it on no other authority whatsoever than my own that Orcs like Mongolian Throat Singing:
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And Space Orcs like a bit of Trance with theirs:
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David Johansen16 Sep 2022 6:43 p.m. PST

hooga chucka hooga hooga
hooga chucka hooga hooga

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Nov 2022 12:18 p.m. PST



Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2022 9:37 a.m. PST

I think some German Heavy Metal stuff would work for me !

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