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Despite All Else... Here We Stand!

by HEARTStorm

DESPITE ALL ELSE is the protoype work by HEARTStorm, composed and orchestrated for combined Symphonic Metal, Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and the upcoming "Theatro-Metal™" HEARTStorm CD coming soon.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal
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DESPITE ALL ELSE... HERE WE STAND!  is the prototype work by HEARTStorm, composed and orchestrated for combined Symphonic Metal, Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and the upcoming "Theatro-Metal™" HEARTStorm CD coming soon.

If you've ever been kicked a few times while down, or slapped in the face after many turnings of the cheek, you'll relate to this standing-tall shout of defiance and triumph. Joined by Musicians aged 9-73 from Austria, Germany and around the world, and then joined by a Chorus of Church Bells from Moscow, Paris, London, Rome, New York, Budapest, Berlin and more as the piece rings in its Victorious conclusion, DESPITE ALL ELSE… HERE WE STAND! is HEARTStorm's Manifesto. It tells where we came from, where we're going and why. We know where you've been too. Here is your anthem! Enjoy!

MISSION:  To Create Shared Life-Experiences in Music… and do it in a Ground-breaking, pioneering way that bridges Musical worlds from the Symphonic Orchestra to Progressive Metal and Beyond™.

Our Manifesto.. a prototype of Music yet to come.

DESPITE ALL ELSE… Here We Stand!
Symphonic Metal Version for HEARTStorm

#1030 for Metal, Chorus, Band 3M & Orchestra
Music & Lyrics by © STEPHEN MELILLO IGNA 11 November 2011

Do you think we're standing here because of you? 
Hammered to our knees with all your rules? 

Thank you for the Heartache, 
Thank you for the Slander, 
Thank you for your Lies and don't forget to Pander! 
Thank you for the kicks when I was on the ground and 
thanks for taking me around and around 

Despite all else, we've beat your Fear! 
Despite all else we're standing here! 

If you want to know the Truth 
I'm grateful to you! 
Beaten to a pulp, all black and blue. 

Thank you for the Struggle, 
Thank you for the Hardship, 
Thank you for the nightmares 
Thank you for the Pain! 

Thank you for the slaps and turnin' my face red! 
I'll still be around even after I am Dead! 

Despite all else, we've beat your Fear! 
Despite all else we're standing here! 
Standing tall, we're stayin' here! 
Despite all else we're Stand-ing here! 

Do you think we're standing tall because of you? 
Cowards are the fools 
you use as tools. 

Thank you for the Darkness, 
Thank you for the taxes. 
Thank you for your lectures 
that cut us down like axes! 

Thank you for the P. C. 
Thank you for the put-downs, 
Thank you for the Lies 
that took us 'round and 'round! 

Despite all else we're standing here! 
Despite all else, we have no Fear! 
Standing tall, we're stayin' here! 
Despite all else, we're standing here! 

Despite all else, all else! 

Do you think we're standing here without duress? 
Living in a world you've made a mess... 

Thank you for your small brain
Thank you for your small heart
Thank you for your Wars and for killing all the Art! 
Thank you for the deals you closed behind the door! 
We're still standing here, and we're mopping up the Floor!

Despite all else we've beat your Fear! 
Despite all else we're standing here! 
Standing tall, we're stayin' here! 
Despite all else we're standing here! 
Standing here! 
Standing here! 

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Cindee Nilson

HEARTStorm
What do you get when you combine the mesmerizing and captivating music of world renowned composer Stephen Melillo, The Screaming Smokin Hot Guitar of Derek Davodowich and the Powerful Authoritative vocals of Mike Ashby? You get a musical tour de force that takes the listener on a journey that has never been traveled before.
Despite All Else/Here We Stand the debut track of HEARTStorm gets right to the heart of what many are thinking and feeling today. It is the FIGHT song of our time.
This piece inspires all who hear it to stand tall and FIGHT for the RIGHT. This is an EXPLOSIVE musical testimony that encourages all who here it that Despite All Else Here banned together we will all stand for what is right and just.
I can’t wait to hear what HEARTStorm will do next. Get Ready for the Thrill ride to come I know that I am!
Cindee Nilson
Songwriter/Vocalist
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K Darling

You have to hear this!
I have often wondered how some people can be so gifted to write whole musical scores and have them come to life! Stepehen Melillo is a true soldier of the music world, writing the lyrics and music to Despite All Else/HEARTstorm . The vocals of Mike Ashby are really rocking with passion and power. Hearing he is a Marine, I would like to say a personal THANK YOU for giving so much of yourself for our freedom.
Derek Davodowich is unreal on that guitar and brings in the power of each note he plays. With this music, lyrics and talented people behind "Despite All Else" I felt I was watching a perfect film with a perfect message.

K Darling
Singer Songwriter/Movie Actress
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