Day 13: Today’s Writing Song

One of the most haunting pieces of music ever written has to be “The Host of Seraphim” from The Mist soundtrack. The incredible performance of musical harmony and vocals is by the band Dead Can Dance.

The first video is a live performance by Dead Can Dance at The Roundhouse in London on July 2, 2013. The second is the soundtrack from The Mist, a slightly different version.

Turn the volume up, the lights out, and let this music take you anywhere.

THE HOST OF SERAPHIM (Live at The Roundhouse, London, July 2, 2013)
— Dead Can Dance

THE HOST OF SERAPHIM (The Mist, 2007) — Dead Can Dance

Day 12: Today’s Writing Song

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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2 Responses to Day 13: Today’s Writing Song

  1. Dead Can Dance – The Host of Seraphim – The Roadhouse – Live (July 2, 2013) by steveatgigs ( has been blocked, so I replaced it on July 28, 2017.

    This version by Andunemir is the closest substitute in terms of camera angle and zoom, which I got used to and liked:

    In the post above, I chose instead to embed the version by Ger Griffin (a more frontal view) because the quality of the sound is so much better: What’s missing is the close-up of Lisa Gerrard between 1:00 and 1:05 (or 1:00-1:33) and again (especially 3/4 view zoom) from 1:33 to 1:45, where you can really see her work the vocals. Wow, can she sing!


    • Steveandgigs has reappeared on YouTube (discovered Sept. 14, 2017), so that is now the first music video embedded above in the blog post. It has the closeups and angles I prefer. An amazing band.


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