sapient 7


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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  • @emplate 10 hours


    I absolutely love your metal guitar sound, and was wondering if you would be kind enough to shed some light on what gear you're using I find myself once again in the point when I'm thinking where should I go with my home playing/recording gear, should I just update my amp and mic, or should I start looking into world of guitar plug-ins. Obviously no one can answer these things on my behalf, and I of course realise that it's not all in the gear, you have to learn to use it, too. But still, I would really like to hear the views and methods of the people who are more experienced in these kind of things I have an Orange Rockerverb 50 head at my band's rehearsal place and it's a monster of an amp, so band playing wise I'm pretty much covered, but home recording department is still a bit of a riddle to me. Tube amps are a bit over the top for home playing, I think, especially if you ask the neighbours

  • @alphanerg 11 hours

    Thanks for the comment on "Wir Essen Kein Brot"! I don't really know a lot about musical keys, i just try to do what feels right.

  • @popmythology  17 hours

    Ah, you honor me again, my friend. I know this is a very busy month for you, and besides there are always so many talented FAWMers to collaborate with! Not to worry if the rhythms for those songs don't quite come together, but if there's something I can do with my limited skill to help, like change the meters of the lines or add rhymes or anything like that, just let me know!

  • @headfirstonly  23 hours

    Ha ha, yeah I was just thinking that as I gave it a listen this morning! "Did I do that bit?" Can't remember!

  • @popmythology  2 days

    Thanks for stopping by! Great to see you're finding time for FAWM. It wouldn't be the same without you.

  • @aquamunkee  3 days

    Sh!t man... So many fantastic metal smiths this FAWM, but years ago I remember when it seemed Sapient stood alone atop a smoking battlefield littered with acrid corpses of men and monsters...

    I may need to explore this genre, maybe not this time around but 2017?

  • @alphanerg 3 days

    Glad to see you are still around FAWMing and kicking ass after all these years!

  • @ryako  5 days


  • @meadow 5 days

    Thank you for the comment. I'm using Bias FX. Give it a try if you haven't already, it's amazing.

  • @ryako  6 days

    I'm so glad I got the Metal God's seal of approval. More metal? You fucking got it! (Also, you know I don't really play guitar, right?)

  • @headfirstonly  6 days

    Yes, you can hear a busy bassline. Fingerstyle bass on the nine string is huge fun because the string gauges are so light I can go nuts. Haven't touched the JayDee yet this FAWM.

  • @jonniegrunge  1 week

    Sapient! Woooo! Welcome back to the FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your new tracks, good sir.

  • @dasbinky  1 week

    Good day sir! Secret to weirdly layered vocals: Antares Harmony Engine. Input is a single vocal line, and based on either a scale or MIDI it creates up to 6 harmony parts. In this case, a 3rd down and an octave down. Slap on loads of delay, chorus and reverb, and you too can sound like an overprocessed twat!

  • @vaticanvamps14 1 week

    Nice riffs! Loving your tunes

  • @torniojaws 1 week

    Kick arse!

  • @lazyafro 1 week

    Welcome back Peter! Happy FAWMing!

  • @wobbiewobbit  1 week

    thanks Sap

  • @dasbinky  1 week

    I deeply look forward to another year of SapientMetal. I am prepared to bang an axe against a garbage can lid as needed.

  • @stephenwordsmith  1 week

    I know one shouldn't judge a band by its name, but going by that alone, it seems we are in synch as to how we heard the lyric in our heads. Thank you for stopping by.

  • @mdavisto  1 week

    Aww yisssssss the gang's all here.

  • @johncrossman  1 week

    Hey peter, good to see you back for another round!

  • @prsrose 1 week

    Another year upon us already?
    I look forward to your work as always...

  • @thetau  1 week

    A Top notch hello.

  • @devin  1 week

    Hey lookit... I made it!

  • @sacraficialglam  1 week

    I await the underverse of Rawk. I am patient. I will do my nightly rituals. the cooking of the bones, the mixing of the elements. I sit at the altar and know that the soon, yes soon, the portal will open in all of it's might. then I will know I am worthy of your sounds.

  • @roy 1 week

    You will no doubt blow my mind again.

  • @michaelepic 1 week

    Very dark and mysterious and uber broodish profile pic...I dig it! FAWM 2016 digs you man...can't wait to pop in on you and see what you've got cooking this year!

  • @fearlessflight2014  1 week

    Welcome baaaaack!

  • @wobbiewobbit  1 week

    yaya rawk on sap
    have a good fawm

  • @ericdistad  1 week

    Doh... Now I want to hear showtune metal - a metal cover of "The Hills Are Alive" from the Sound of Music could be epic - especially with an ocarina.

  • @faceofeinstein  1 week

    Thanks for clearing that up for me, it will come in handy in the future. Cheers.

  • @fuzzy  2 weeks

    Hey, Sapient, @deafsteever sent me this; "Yeah, you and @sapient totally! In the perfect FAWM universe that exists inside my imagination, Sapient would send you a heavy, epic instrumental and you would write entertaining, Fuzzy-ish lyrics and sing in your distinctive Syd Barrett-with-a-Canadian-accent-like style! Maybe a short ukulele/melodica intro, too??
    Please make my dream come true."

    Not sure how our styles would mesh, but something to think about, maybe?

  • @ericdistad  2 weeks

    Um. Excuse me... mr... um... Sapient... Could I have some more Metal please?

    (Good to see you back! )

  • @ryako  2 weeks

    You bet I'm fucking ready!

  • @autoclamp  2 weeks

    Oh, I wish! Just expressing my jealousy of the four-legged friends who get to visit. If I do get to visit someday, you will be the first to know!

  • @autoclamp  2 weeks

    Yes, is this the English/Dutch animal sitting service? Do you provide temporary housing for Minnesotan humans as well?

  • @faceofeinstein  2 weeks

    Hello again sir. Looking forward to hearing your offering this FAWM!
    m/ .....hey I can't do the devil horns in the comments.

  • @karan  2 weeks

    Oh I can't wait for you fabulous lyrics and wild music!

  • @sentense  2 weeks

    Helloooooo again

  • @mikegtz  2 weeks

    Welcome back, Peter, I'll be listening as always.

  • @gordon 2 weeks

    Is this the right one? G

  • @negasi 2 weeks

    Hi Sapient! Hope you are doing well! Let me know if you're not super busy this FAWM, would love to send some lyrics your way (or maybe do some vocals as well, who knows!)

  • @marvsmooth  2 weeks

    Have a great FAWM!

  • @sherrycanary  2 weeks

    Hi Sapient
    Happy FAWMing!
    Recovered from out Metal/Jazz yet

  • @johnstaples  2 weeks

    Hey sapient! Happy FAWM 2016! Let's do this!!

  • @the3queens  2 weeks

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @dragondreams  3 weeks

    Fly and burn?
    I'm in!

  • @leslie  3 weeks

    Hello, my favourite Englishman-on-Dutch-soil. In the filk community we say, "filker up!" when someone's about to play, to regain the attention of the crowd. I'm adapting that to say **METAL UP** which is consequently drowned out by a wave of sound, thus negating its utterance and basic function. Let's make some noise.

  • @kristian  3 weeks

    huh? what happened to my post? I could have sworn I posted a VERY smart and clever post too... filled with a "hello" and and "welcome back" and not too mention the important "looking forward to your music" somewhere in there. Damn

  • @debs  3 weeks

    I will my dear, thank you! <3 I panicked in the most ridiculous way last night when I couldn't get the inputs working but @cowex helped me with a magical driver of magic and all was well, hehe.

  • @oddbod  3 weeks

    Hi, it was very nice to meet you "at the FOP" last year.
    Now lets get ready

  • @headfirstonly  3 weeks

    What ho! How the devil are you, sir?
    (cracks knuckles)
    Ready for some serious guitar stuff?

  • @kirrivath  3 weeks

    Sweeeeet you're back!

  • @candle  3 weeks

    Greetings! Looking forward to your output again this year!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @tinam 3 weeks

    sapient you must get that light bulb fixed!! before you go & press flush instead of record
    i am looking forward to your Furious Axe Wielding Metal

  • @tamsnumber4  3 weeks

    I am hoping to hear lots from you, what a find you were last year for me, I can't wait to see what is in your shadows...

  • @popmythology  3 weeks

    Oh, metal god! Yes, I'm back, though I really don't know if I'll be able to repeat last year's level of activity... We'll see. Guess you'll just have to inspire me again!

  • @vikkiflawith  3 weeks

    greetings and felicitations!