sapient 19


Netherlands   Jan 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Immortal, Emperor, Winterfylleth, Mayhem, Wolves In The Throne Room, Amon Amarth

For those of you who know me, hello! It's lovely to be here again!

For those of you I've not met yet, I am the creator of Abomnium, a black metal band signed since 2012 to UKEM Records. FAWM is where I come for the inspiration and creative push to make new songs. I love it. And I'm so happy to be back again this year!

Here we go again...


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  • @pallidust  Mar 12

    If you come, I will make you cookies. I'm the best baker. BEST.

  • @pallidust  Mar 12

    Seriously, you should come to the FOP in London. Just so you can hear me speak crappy Dutch to you so you can have a big laugh.

  • @eargoggle  Mar 10

    Hey thanks for your comments on my song "Ride"!

  • @bradbrubaker  Mar 9

    Thanks for the recommendations. And awesome that you included links to actual songs to start with. Super-helpful. It can be pretty overwhelming otherwise.

  • @bradbrubaker  Mar 9

    I really should get your thoughts on what metal to listen to. My favorite metal album is Neurosis' Times of Grace. Any tips?

  • @alboe  Mar 8

    Hi @sapient ,
    Thanks for listening to "Free me", I'm glad you liked it.
    Productionwise it's mostly hit or miss with me, sometimes I can get it to sound the way I want it and sometimes the song takes over.

  • @popmythology  Mar 7

    Just FYI for anyone coming over to Sapient's wall here to comment: I recently posted a review of his album 'Solace for the Condemned." Check it out if you're curious:

  • @gslade  Mar 6

    Re: Cherry song.. I'm so down for a video, but you might want to check with Robyn. Ha.

  • @gslade  Mar 6

    47 weeks? Lol. I'll be working on music all year sir, so let me know whenever you're ready. I'm not going to let myself fall off like I did the last couple of years. (Which is why my output suffered this year. I'm out of practice.)

  • @gslade  Mar 6

    Well, I finished your catalog sir. I must say it was a ball busting adventure. I still wish you and I would ever get it together and do some collaborative work.

  • @moonfall Mar 6

    Thanks for your comment on The Dreams of the Elder Ones. Glad you enjoyed it

  • @gslade  Mar 5

    There's a demo up now for the PAC MAN song, btw.

  • @guatecoop Mar 5

    I really must thank you for all of the comments that you put on everyone's pages. Your music is so perfectly constructed and well recorded and yet you still have time and interest in checking out everyone else's music. It seems that you really promote the best parts of FAWM's philosophy. Well done! Thank you.

  • @juravial  Mar 4

    Thanks for you comment on "Light the Fire". It was a ton of fun to make, i'll definitely be playing around with Drop D more often! I have to get myself more proficient with 6 strings before I move up to 7 or 9 though

  • @barbara  Mar 3

    Thanks for your comments on 'Empty and Complete'. Chordbot supplied the two piano lines (arpeggio and bass piano) for the chord progression I selected. I failed to mention that I mixed it over in GarageBand, where I added Egyptian Nike Darbouka 01 for a little percussive groove, and sprinkled reverb and echo to taste. We live in remarkable times!

  • @popmythology  Mar 3

    Hehe... what a dream *that* would be.

  • @pallidust  Mar 1

    I'm not famous, I swear! (You're so cute, you cheeky little thing! Flattery will get you everywhere!)This is my 2nd FAWM! I hope to actually gain some recognition one day. It would be kind of nice.

  • @helenseviltwin  Feb 28


  • @matthew62  Feb 28

    Hey, I just wanted to say, thanks for giving me a warm welcome into my freshman year at FAWM. I've truly enjoyed listening to your stuff, and wish I had gotten started a little earlier so I could have gotten through all your stuff. All the best to you on your journey and in your career.

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 28

  • @popmythology  Feb 26

    Not that it was ever in doubt but huge congrats on hitting the Big 14!!!

  • @pallidust  Feb 25

    Uh, ja, ik weet het niet...Maar ik ben blij dat jij het nummer goed gevonden hebt en dat jij een fan van nerdcore bent!

    And, yeah, I just busted out in best rusty Dutch right there. Holla.

  • @ericdistad  Feb 25

    Thanks for the comment on Optimist Prime! I may want to explore the Michael Bay version of Marvin - "I've got these pains down my left side"... out pops a thousand missiles that then blow up the whole screen... then a voice over "Brain the size of a planet..."

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 24

    You're too kind, sir, too kind.

  • @mattpierce  Feb 24

    Hi Peter!

  • @caterwauler  Feb 24

    Hmm, I've just realized you were not in my watchlist. FAWM really makes me dumb.

  • @popmythology  Feb 23

    Napalm Death, aaaahh! As always, you are too kind.

  • @candle Feb 23

    I reviewed "Kleine gitaar" in my weekly FLOG (Fawm-Blog).

    Quite enjoyed the song! Great duet!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @lenigmusx1 Feb 23

    Thank you for the comments on after wings... I look forward to checking out your songs😊

  • @popmythology  Feb 22

    "Kleine gitaar" is in my FAWM Week 3 blog post of favorite songs. Oh, and so is "karma whore"

  • @js6  Feb 21

    I got the honor of being your FB pages 500th liker!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 18

    Ya know what? Giving 100 comments is an awesome thing to do! You Rock!! How's about a shiny new CENTURY CLUB Secret Decoder Ring?

  • @popmythology  Feb 17

    Are... you... k..k..kidding...?! You could *fart* and *burp* to those words and I would be honored out of my mind. YES. My god, yes. And anytime. And by all means, please work on your other things first. I'm not going anywhere.

    EDIT: Also please feel free to change the words and structure as you see fit and as fits your music. I'm not attached to them!
    2nd EDIT: And of course please ignore my clumsy descriptions of how I imagined the vocals to be and take it in any direction you like. I can't imagine that I wouldn't enjoy however you choose to play with them.

  • @colourcodedchaos Feb 17

    I wrote you some lyrics. Hope you like them! =]

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 16

    If you ever come to Chicago, you'll have to go to Kuma's Corner, a burger place (the best burgers I've ever had) where each of the burgers are named after metal bands (or bands that historically influenced metal).

  • @grayland  Feb 16

    Thanks so much for the kind comments on my recent post Strange Lights!!! I agree with zecoop...coming for you...that means ALOT!!!

  • @uvejeff Feb 15

    my synthesis yours + bodhist...'s

  • @zecoop  Feb 14

    Thanks so much for the awesome comment on my collab with theodamus... It means a whole lot coming from you!! The instrumental part shifted from the 70's where I was thinking it would come from and ended up a real mix of genres. Then she rapped over it and bam...
    Thanks again!

  • @emplate Feb 12

    Thank you for your comment on "The Eternal Shift"! You may be right, as the hypnotic nature I strived for in the song might suffer if there would be vocals added, you never know.

    I listened to couple of your songs and just had to watchlist you I myself try to write a bit different music than black or death metal in FAWM, but those are the genres I otherwise play and listen to the most. Therefore I'm glad to hear some well done extreme metal here! I enjoyed especially "Corinthian" and "The Furious Engines of Heaven". They were from the darker side of black metal, something I enjoy very much. I guess I'll have to check out your band as well!

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 11

    Thanks for your very kind words on Dark Matter. The music didn't take long to do at all - was just noodling to a drum pattern by playing a synth pad with the Ableton Push, hit that chord progression, and immediately thought, "Oh, now *that's* got potential..." The words arrived, all at once, at two o'clock the following morning. The whole process felt as if the song was there already, I just had to find it. Very weird experience.

  • @popmythology  Feb 11

    @caterwauler you rock, friend. thanks for being game for the friendly challenge. i hope you guys have fun and i will appreciate the creative result no matter what. (PS: i have hyperacusis too. big time, resulting from long-term lyme disease and secondary co-infections. music is ok at reasonable volumes but so many other things, dear sweet gods have mercy. so i feel you).

  • @caterwauler  Feb 11

    Let's go for it, and if you feel like doing grinding metal, do not hesitate All-darkness-grinding-orchestral sounds good.
    Anyway, I hope you're not afraid of muddy sounds : my poor production skills are worsened by my hyperacusis, and I'm not allowed to use headphones during FAWM so my vocals takes are always dirty. But you're overtalented, so I trust you to guide me.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 11

    Thanks for your encouraging feedback on 'Satan Sighs', I really appreciate you taking the time, will have a listen to what you are up to while I'm here!

  • @clioem Feb 10

    but @sapient I categorically refuse to bitcrush Milo and Celestine (the song about the kitties). Unless I write a second companion song about space panthers

  • @clioem Feb 10

    @sapient of course it's a bitcrusher! I also use it in Raven Dress... near the end, that's a very hi-res bitcrusher. Similar thing in Gravity Wing. I love that thing.

  • @clioem Feb 10

    Thank you very much @sapient

  • @wille  Feb 8

    If you're on the antithesis part of Auntie Sin, surely you have to do a song diametrically opposite from my song in every way. If that helps

  • @popmythology  Feb 8

    Wow, ain't I glad I discovered you. I just thought, "Okay, let's find some random good stuff and typed 'black metal' in the search box." You were the first result. I clicked. I'm glad I clicked. And I am tickled to death that @meriamber has already been here.

  • @meriamber  Feb 8

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my track! Glad I got you humming my tune : P

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 7

    No problem sir. I have edited my comment

  • @mood481 Feb 7

    Thanks, glad you liked it. I was admittedly a little out of my element, but that's half the fun.

  • @mood481 Feb 7

    Hey, my friend. Remix posted. Hope you like it.

  • @adamj  Feb 7

    Thanks for the positive comment. I'm not much of a metal fan but your tracks are well-made and have great energy, and I'm not surprised you got signed. Keep up the good work. Maybe I can be a pro one day too

  • @gordon Feb 6

    I'd like to thank all the farmers in our street for those kind words...

  • @mood481 Feb 6

    Got the stems. The destruction has begun!

  • @axl  Feb 5

    Nevermind, I just read you're the only member. Man, I'd love to see that band (and that drummer)

  • @axl  Feb 5

    You have a band now?!! I just searched for tour dates and rejoiced as Google showed me you were to to come to Hamburg this March. Then I saw that this stupid machine had given me tour dates for Insomnium

    When you come to or near Hamburg or Frankfurt, please let me know.

  • @faceofeinstein  Feb 5

    Hello Sir!
    welcome back...feels good to be here.
    I'm still diggin' the track we made together last year.
    looking forward to your tunes.

  • @caterwauler  Feb 4

    Aaaw thanks, sir! Much appreciated
    Darkness, yeah... We live dark days...

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 4

    Helpful stuff - many thanks! Day off tomorrow seeing the lads from Brocken Spectre play the Thunderbolt in Brizzle, but I will practise that on Friday. \m/

  • @mood481 Feb 4

    Yeah, I think remixing Lauds would be a blast. You can email me at

  • @chriddof  Feb 3

    Thanks for the comment, sir! Good luck with this year and all that

  • @kirrivath Feb 3

    Happy you're back!

  • @santadharma Feb 3

    Thank you for the comments. Lovely to hear after our long long busy day. Welcome back to FAWM and good luck.

  • @dannyk1  Feb 3

    Thanks for your kind comments on Open road.

  • @kaylou Feb 3

    Thank you I will have to check out trampled by turtles!

  • @colourcodedchaos Feb 2

    My longstanding desire to write you lyrics has only grown over the years. If you ever wanna do something, hit me up! =]

  • @raygungirls  Feb 2

    Once again into the breach!

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 1

    Mmm, Chunky and Squeaky. I think I used to watch that show.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 1

    HEY, loved your song and I shared it with my neighbor and friend, a drummer whose band just got signed. I just shared your first song with him and wanted to share his first video with you...he's a fab drummer, set up my son's drums, great guy and just wanted to share friend Chris just got back to me and he LOVES your song!

  • @brownium  Feb 1

    Hey, Good to see you back!

  • @candle Feb 1

    Always a pleasure hearing your work.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @laakeri Jan 31

    Bring it!

  • @mikegtz  Jan 31

    Heard you on a Spotify mix recently. Keep crunching and have a good FAWM.

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 31

    Can't wait to listen...soon...very soon...

  • @tcelliott  Jan 31

    Hello, sir. Thanks for stopping by and saying howdy. Glad you did. (Say hi to the wife.)

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 31

    Sweet mothers of metal! Let the rocking commenceth!!!!!

  • @sacraficialglam  Jan 31

    Heavy power..with a hint of minty freshness? Cannot wait!

  • @max Jan 31

    Much respect you keep on FAWMing Peter!

  • @subjectzero Jan 30

    Looking forward to the dark sounds of Mr. Sapient!

  • @lazyafro Jan 30

    YES! Welcome back!!

  • @axl  Jan 30

    Hiya, sapient. Looking forward to some majestic musical mayhem again.

  • @kristian  Jan 30

    Here we go again indeed!

  • @ryuu  Jan 30

    \m/ \m/

  • @tinam Jan 30

    hiya sapient!
    i spose youve come to scare me again!
    whens satan going to give you an asbo?

  • @grenzgaengerin Jan 30

    I wish a good start here..... YEAH!!!!

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 30

    Oh dear the thing chopped off a rock finger....

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 30

    SAAAAAPPPIIIEEENNNTTTTT!!!! Hope you have a good one m/

  • @captainvulpine  Jan 30



  • @ericdistad  Jan 30

    All Hail Abomnium!

  • @prsrose Jan 30

    Will Lord Sapient be baptizing us in metal this year? I hope so. All hail king sapient! If you are up to doing another collab like we did years ago (you just sent me a drum track to see what I could come up with on guitar) - I'd be cool with that. Either way, I hope to hear from you this year!

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  • @headfirstonly  Jan 29

    Sapient's in the house? Asking if I'm ready? Hell yes, I'm ready!

    Bring the noise!

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 29

    @ Sapient---Peter, I still have a laugh at our metal Jazz. . Look forward to staying connected

  • @gordon Jan 29

    Me want collaboration! Have haggis, will trade.

  • @karan  Jan 29

    You are the ONLY metal artist I ever listen to - and I totally and utterly love it! Can't wait to hear what you come up with this year ...

  • @autoclamp  Jan 29

    Come out of the shadows, o dark one. COME OUT AND PLAY.

  • @devin  Jan 29

    Duuude... the tunes... they don't write themselves!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 29

    Hiya Sapient! Looking forward to your new music next month!! Happy FAWM 2015!