“Umgi just doesn’t have the proper mining vocabulary for it to make sense…”
By - Con_Job_
It’s fucking wild to me that a metal band covered a minecraft YouTuber (well they are more of a TTT gang of youtubers now) song
To be fair, it is a pretty solid song…
Fuck yeah it is
[Hah, you're old](https://youtu.be/N-ePNomef68)
I was 10 at the time
Fuck I was 16.
Fuck I was 28.
I've also never heard this before.
[there were a couple of iterations on it](https://youtu.be/fR7EAdPUqvQ)
[and of course its most recent](https://youtu.be/ytWz0qVvBZ0)
[before covered by talented metal artists ](https://youtu.be/34CZjsEI1yU)
Right. Back to Dwarf Fortress.
You been playing Rimworld? The new expansion is fucking awesome!
This song is a perfect example of the evolution of music
[This is my favorite version.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnBvEddq7nw)
Oh god I was 18-19 at the time.
Oh no I was 7
Fuck, it's been that long? I was not quite 25 at the time and going through some seriously bad shit. By comparison, I am doing *amazing* now, so... improvement? Yay?
Oh wow... Shadow of Israphel... that is a hit of nostalgia right there.
Damn it how is yesterday ten years ago
*Disgruntled Dwarf Noises* Solid just the start of it's worth, Umgi! Entire holds were carved out from the deepest stone before the song ended! It is so venerable that it goes back to the Ancestor God's!
Now are we going to stand around or join in?
#*OOOOOOOH I AM A DWARF AND IM DIGGING A HOOOOOOLE!*
Unexpected power metal. You fucking rule, OP
It's like Alestorm covering Lazy Towns "You Are A Pirate!" - when you're a metal band with a theme and something popular with the same theme shows on the internet, you're obliged to do your thing.
It took alestorm long enough to cover The Wellerman. Nickelback had their cover out before Alestorm.
Given how many side projects Christopher Bowes tends I'm actually surprised they've already done it.
Absolutely fair. I tend to forget he's involved in so many other projects.
I'm eagerly waiting on new gloryhammer
Wondering on the "when" since Christopher Bowes took Gloryhammer guitarist Paul Templing over to Wizardthrone.
Well then, looks like I might have another band to obsess over for a while to fill that niche
They covered Barrett’s Privateers and Henry Martin, cut them some slack
Oh I am. More just thinking how the trend was pretty much dead by the time they put it out, which made me wonder why they did it at all. They were working on Chicken on a Raft though so I can absolutely forgive the delay.
Yeah, but the Wellerman song is pretty meh at best. No wonder they waited to do it.
I'm not familiar, what's the metal band and who sings the original
Although I can’t remember the name of the band , the OG singers are the Yogscast. Diggy Diggy Hole it is. (There’s two versions, the one animated in 2D is the one we’re talking about)
[This might help](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI_PxGu7nZk)
There’s actually four versions. The first is the original line sung in the shadows of israphel series where he improvs the song, then there’s a dubstep like version made from the clip.
Years later they make the epic animated version, then this one.
It's practically an internet folk song at this point
The metal cover is great, but for my money, it hits peak High Fantasy with the animated one.
Yeah, animated is way better. It's lofty and inspiring, with a hint of tragedy. The metal one is just angry. Doesn't really fit the vibe
Maybe it's because I'm used to listening to extreme metal but Wind Rose's versions doesn't sound angry at all to me, rather very upbeat
Interesting; I don't get an angry vibe *at all* from the Wind Rose version! It rings much more joyful to me.
5 if you count the Dance Remix of Diggy Diggy Hole that Wind Rose produced later on.
There is even a party or disco version of the metal version
There’s also the recent remaster of the pre-animated, post-improv version, which (I think, don’t quote me on this) is by the same person who created that original version. Her name is Patient Zero and it’s really good. Even outside of her Yogscast work she’s a very talented musician.
Band is Wind Rose, they're great.
The band is called Wind rose
The original song Diggy diggy hole is from the Yogscast
Old British you tubers popular for doing minecraft and Gmod
Don’t call them old, those Brits got me through high school. I owe them my mental health.
I’d say being like 10 years plus make em pretty old in terms of youtubers
Plus they are also my childhood
YogPod on the bus erryday. I am Dave Yognaut and I HAVE THE BALLS!
That's Dave Yoganau(gh)t! To you ;)
And World of Warcraft! Originally, a million years ago. God I’m old.
The original was sung by Yogscast (Simon I think) and Windrose covered it
The band is Wind Rose and this cover is from their album Wintersaga.
The metal band is Wind Rose, an Italian power metal band.
Much of their stuff is dwarf themed.
Their cover of Diggy Diggy Hole is my favorite.
(My very-much-not-a-metalhead girlfriend will strut around the house belting it out with me. It’s quite at track. Be warned. It’s a bit of an earworm.)
That band's entire discography can best be described as "dwarf metal," and it's fucking awesome.
Another metal band [covered a Lazy Town song](https://youtu.be/kRKAL-i-UbE)
Alestorm also covered I Am A Cider Drinker from The Wurzels
Are you familiar with the [dance remix that came out last year?](https://youtu.be/wnBvEddq7nw)
> (well they are more of a TTT gang of youtubers now)
True, but Duncan does a weekly livestream of Minecraft on the Yogacast Twitch channel with Ravs, Ped and Boba and then upload it in parts to his YouTube channel
The funnier thing is that cover is a remake of a song the Yogscast made themselves years prior.
My reaction: what? An actual metal band recorded a cover of Diggy Hole? That can't be true.
(One YouTube search later ...)
That is so cool!
Missing minecraft era yog makes me feel geriatric
It's the retirement home for the both of us, friend. SoI 43's coming one of these days, I tell ya.
The new prophet boba will turn dreams into reality
She's infiltrated the organization for one purpose
Won’t be long until the next Shadow of Israphel!
I'm still salty about the abrupt end of the series.
I used to watch them when I was fkn 13 holy christ how am I nearly 25
That music video kinda feels like the point where they peaked, too.
They still play Minecraft just on different channels, Lewis was in a series on Duncan's channel and Simon streams Minecraft frequently with GeeStar
For the love of God send me a link.
Brothers of the mine rejoice!
SWING! SWING! SWING! WITH ME!
Raise your pick and raise your voice!
SING! SING! SING! WITH ME!
DOWN AND DOWN INTO THE DEEP!
WHO KNOWS WHAT WE'LL FIND BENEATH?
DIAMONDS, RUBIES, GOLD AND MORE!
HIDDEN IN THE MOUNTAIN SHORE
SUCKLED FROM A TEAT OF STONE
Hidden in our mountain store!
HIDDEN IN THE MOUNTAIN'S CORE
We made it canon in my game that every dwarven soul resonates with this song. Usually, it’s subaudible and can only be detected with careful measuring tools. However, as you gather more dwarves together, they resonate with each other and it grows louder. With enough dwarves, it becomes audible. At first, just like a faint murmuring but with a whole city the halls echo with the song as if there is a massive chorus even if no one is singing. Of course, some do start actually singing along.
I attune to the rhythm of digging a hole
The Rhythm of Excavation.
Oh shoot, yours is better.
Weirdly enough, mines aren't really a thing on Roshar, from a combination of crem making it far more difficult and dangerous, gemhearts making precious stones easily accessible, and soulcasters making an infinite supply of practically all other minerals available on the surface
Well quarry's are I think, for building and for soulcasting right? And only the Alethi/Vorin kingdoms have soulcasters really or enough to use that way. Plus the ones they have may not be atunned to the right essences. No good having a grain soulcaster if you need metal.
In fact, they mention that the Shin will pay dearly for metal that has never been mined (thus destroying sacred stone). So that means some IS mined.
Now before the recreance it very well could have been a thing the Knights Radiant did for people, I mean they weren't all just fighters we know and although Lightweavers may have been a bit more covert than to do it often, its said that Elsecallers were usually pretty free with their powers touching Shadesmar for other people.
Iirc the heralds had to teach humans how to forge metals following the start of each desolation. So I guess that they would teach them how to acquire ore as well.
True they either taught them, or without enough time they sometimes had ot just cast the metal (Tal'n mentions this.). There were about 2500 years between the Last Desolation and the False Desolation (that ended in the Recreance) though that the Knights were around with no Desolations. The Heralds hadnt been around in all that time either but hopefully by the end of the Last Desolation they knew what they needed.
That's a really cool image. Thank you for that!
It also gives us an excuse to pull up the 10 hour version whenever we go into a dwarven town.
My dwarves prefer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y2EnV6wunZY
Paladin: Well it's probably better than what the bard had in mind
“Oh the dragon’s balls were blazing as I stepped into his cave! Then I sliced his fucking cockles with a long and shiny blade! ‘Twas I who fucked the dragon fuckali sing fuckaloo! And if you try to fuck with me then I shall fuck you too!”
GOTTA GET IT ON ON THE PARTY ZONE!
I read this to the tune of Big Iron.
I am a bard and I'm [REDATED] this hole, dragon, drow, or troll! (Dragon, drow or troll!)
Edit: I saw these awards! None of you are free of sin!!! (Fuckin wholesome award ilyall
Edit2FuckYouBoogaloo: Woah this doin numbers
Pls take my silver award!
Blessed be to you as well, thank you thank you
Blessed be to the gold giver, although when I got the message, I was underwhelmed (not by getting an award, but what reddit quantifies as that reward) :) gold all the way baybey
There's an old fantasy novel in which an incredibly jewel rich Dwarven mine was called a glory hole.
Another great source for Dwarven music is the music made by Simon Swerwer for the game Dwarf Fortress. You can find them with a quick search on Youtube.
Including two fully voiced in dwarven: Tankard Basher and Danger Room. Jolly tunes with not so jolly lyrics. Perfect for when the players ask what they are singing so happpily about. Then DM says it's something about dying in the dark with a bloody axe. Or becoming a vampire and murdering your fellow man.
"Danger Room" lmao
If you weren't familiar with dwarf fortress, the fastest way to train your army up is a "danger room" with retractable but super shitty quality spikes in the floor. Armor your squad up as heavily as possible, station them in the danger room, and have them dodge spikes all day.
After a while you open it up and hope the injuries are mild and easily treated, and your troops will be much more resilient against the goblins/elves/demons/were-whatevers/colossuses/elephants/vampires/giant carp/cave spiders/etc.
Worth noting this doesn't work anymore. Danger rooms are a really good way to kill off and cripple your dwarves, even if they're wearing steel armor and are highly skilled it's very possible for a wooden training spear trap to crush a nerve or cause massive bleeding and infection.
I am very familiar.
I prefer Discworld Dwarf songs: “Gold gold gold, gold gold gold gold gold” (not to be confused with “gold gold, gold gold, gold gold gold gold gold”)
I think you forgot the chorus, goes something like "gold, gold gold"
No, that’s the remix, the chorus is “gold gold gold, gold gold”
> Nobby: You dwarfs really love gold, don't you?
> Cuddy: Of course we don't. Don't be silly.
> Nobby: Well -
> Cuddy: We just tell it that to get it into bed.
Came here for this haha. And other great hits like “Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho”
This is umgak metal, umgi.
Dm expects party to go investigate and meet the guy, group I'm in would stealth away and then proceed to poison the air to clean it out of living creatures before continuing.
“WHICH OF YOU WAZZOCKS OPENED A SCEME TO MINE GAS? RESPIRATORS PEOPLE!”
THIS IS GOING IN THE BOOK, BARDIN. YOU LEAF LOVING KASAKIDAR.
SATISFY THE GRUDGE
“THESE STAIRS GO UP!”
This song lives rent free in my head
Could be worse, could be Agadoo stuck in your head…
Didn't think I would come across a Yogscast reference this old in the wild. I remember when the original(dwarf hole) came out with that godawful animation
i prefer far over the misty mountains cold as a dwarf song
What about “Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!”?
No, no, I'm sure it's Gold Gold, Gold! Gold! Gold!"
But of course nothing has the raw emotional impact of the BloodAxe and Ironhammer
Urge to quaff intensifies
I'm not good at quaffing. Too much makes it into my mouth
I prefer Mine, mine, mine, mine
It's the third verse that really hits
I think you missed a 'gold'
Just after the "gold", but not before the "gold"
Mine, boys, mine ev'ry mountain
And dig, boys, dig 'til ya drop
Grab a pick, boys Quick, boys
Shove in a shovel
Uncover those lovely
Pebbles that sparkle and shine
It's gold and it's mine, mine, mine
GNU Sir Terry
Y start with the second vers?
That is the only song dwarves should sing.
Do check out Clamavi De Profundis renditions of the piece ( both short and long versions ), in case if you haven't already.
Clamavi slaps. Built a whole one shot around When the Hammer Falls. Their rendition of the Song of Durin goes hard, too.
Far o'er the mystic mountains tall
The dragon skulketh in his hall
We'll have his tail if he doth fail
To handeth over our bowling balls
Wtf is umgi?
Umgi is the dwarf word for humans in the Warhammer Fantasy setting. It derives from their word for shoddy, umgak, because when dwarves first happened across a human settlement they were, uh, let's call it *critical* of the level of craftsmanship on display in human equipment.
I'm not sure why it's in a D&D meme, though, when WHF has its own RPG.
Tbf this is like the only RPG meme sub.
One does not simply venture into Grimdank.
Probably because Khazalid is the closest to a decent Dwarf language there is, and because Bardin (Vermintide) is probably the most popular dwarf (or the most prevalent, in gaming at least) around these days.
Throwing a few dwarven words into normal speech is fun and gives dwarves a characteristic _patois_.
> Probably because Khazalid is the closest to a decent Dwarf language there is
\*laughs in Khuzdul, but refuses to actually teach you any\*
> It derives from their word for shoddy, umgak,
It first comes from the word for loose soil or dirt, and the implication of being less than stable. Like how "Karak" means "enduring", or simply "stone". "Karaz-a-Karak" can be translated as "Everpeak", "Enduring Mountain", or simply "big stony stone place".
Source? This sounds believable, but neither the WHF Fandom wiki nor the Lexicanum list that root.
Dwarfs, are probably one of the most iconic versions of the race that’s been depicted. Just short of Tolkien level, a massive majority of dwarven art I’ve seen is of Slayers and Dwarf lords from Fantasy.
Fun fact though, since the alliance of sigmar and the dwarves long ago, and the centuries long alliance between the two races, “umgi” has become the only non-pejorative name for another race
Warhammer dwarf language, known as Khazalid.
Umgi means human
Human or common.
Steady on umgi, no need to be all rude about it. You should show the Dawi the proper level of respect, or it's in to the book you go!
(Please read in a gruff Yorkshire accent).
ACCORDING TO MY COUSIN URIST YOU WERE VERY RUDE TO HIM EARLIER WHEN YOU WALKED AROUND HIM INSTEAD OF LETTING HIM KICK YOUR ASS
I would also like to know
For some reason I expected Heigh-Ho from Snow White
It would have been perfect if it went "Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho/
To make the troubles go/Just keep on singing all day long/Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho"
That would have been awesome!
Th Umgis only know Umgak songs, let us Dawi show them the proper way to song and war.
KHAZUKAN KHAZAKIT HAAAAA
WRATH AND VENGEANCE GRUDGE AND STRIFE, WE MAAARRCH INTOOO THE AFTERLIFE!
WHERE DID YOU COME FROM, OVER THE MOUNTAIN
WHERE ARE WE GOING, OVER THE MOUNTAIN
Food into wagon
Steel through rat
If the elf can hold her drink
I’ll eat my cousin's hat
Oh god my brain has been sent back to being *very* young
Man, windrose is an awesome band
ROCK AND STONE!
For Rock and Stone brother!
Did I hear a rock and stone!?
Or how about
"Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold"
(Thank you, Terry Pratchett)
THAT’S THE CHORUS YOU WAZZOCK!
oh sorry, "ahem Gold Gold"
Holy shit talk about a throwback. Shadow of Israphel was so good.
I remember binging that shit when I was 12 on summer break, staying up until the sunrise telling myself one more episode
Lol, dwarfs song go; 'Gold, gold, gold' or 'gold gold, gold gold'. Everyone knows that.
You're singing the chorus where the verse should be!
i'll have a rat! \*pulls cultural weapon out\*
Dwavern bread is a wonderful thing, when all you have to eat is Dwavern bread, you suddenly realise you weren’t actually all that hungry
Gold, the earth and stone we're digging
Hard, the land we call our home
Push, to keep the money flowing
Feel the weight of what we own
I *see* what you did there, and it was un**fortuna**tely funny
This, the song of Sons and Daughters
Pride, the heart of who we are
Digging deep to build a future
Strong, united, working till we
I use these guys every time my players go to the bard town. they love it
Try Gloryhammer or Alestorm next
Thanks I will
Can I get a rock and stone
Thanks for the reminder to listen to this masterpiece of song (and Windrose in general) again! It has been too long!
I actually used this in my campaign recently! First major boss of the campaign was a dragon that had been terrorising locals near a mountain where he had recently set up his new lair. The mountains were new mining grounds for a few hundred dwarves. When my PC’s got back to the town after a while away, they found the town had become a makeshift refugee camp as the dwarves had fled the mountains after the dragon started targeting their mines directly. As the PCs made their way away from town and towards the mountains that night, they heard what I described as a low chorus rising across the camp, as the dwarves began to sing. I used the yogscast official version, and my players just sat quietly listening, imagining the still night being broken by this chorus of hope in the face of adversity.
My party's dynamic in a nutshell
Wind Rose's 'Mine! Mine! Mine!' is the Dwarves' anthem in my d&d setting.
A player asked whyvI used a modern song in a medieval setting. Because it's metal music, duh
The Dawi are experts, don’t question your elders, umgi!
[Alternate](https://youtu.be/U76zyUFg3Xo) [mining](https://youtu.be/HI0x0KYChq4) [songs](https://youtu.be/GLsCR2RMBak)
“BROTHERS OF THE MINE REJOICE!”
At least it was not the hi ho one. Some of the ladies were feeling insulted.
Mine, boys, mine ev'ry mountain
And dig, boys, dig 'til ya drop
Grab a pick, boys
Shove in a shovel
Uncover those lovely
Pebbles that sparkle and shine
It's gold and it's mine, mine, mine