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Metal gets a makeover

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 16, 2006, 11:40:58 AM
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I don't know. My guess is if a human reads it, it could annoy them?


I posted the above (code) into a bulletin on myspace. I think someone from Century Media might have read it. Because immediately afterwards they posted the newsarticle, or a link to it.
Obviously CM are pro-Napalm Death and Metalheadz as politians.

Although it might simply be a coincidence.

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 16, 2006, 03:14:10 PM
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Wasn't sure what to think about this part, especially coming from Napalm Death:

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Napalm Death's Greenway is considering work as a political activist when his metal days are over, but he doesn't think metal will ever completely stray from hedonistic and supernatural themes.

"I appreciate that not everything has to be awareness raising or political," he said. "Music is also a form of entertainment and it should remain that way. Variety is the spice of life. Escapism is a good thing if it doesn't cloud your vision."

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Is escapism ever good?


Is escapism binary? Is it possible that true art is different degrees of escapism, realism, heroism, vision and sensuality?

What I read his statement as saying: metal as art is bad, metal as dogma is good, but no one's really serious and there are no solutions. It's a meek, slavish statement from one of the biggest worthless shitheads in metal.




Currently bombarding [email protected] with the following:

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All you hippies better start to face reality,
All your far fetched dreams of anarchy,
Better start to see things the way they are,
Cause the way things
Are going they won't be goin' far.

World peace can't be done.
It just can't exist.
World peace can't be done.
Anarchy's a mess.

Things are gettin hectic.
It's all gonna end.
You don't know what's waitin' up around the bend.
Open your eyes, perhaps you'll realize.
If AIDS don't get ya then the warheads will.

All you hippies better start to face reality,
All your far fetched dreams of anarchy,
Better start to see things the way they are,
Cause the way things
Are going they won't be goin' far.

World peace can't be done.
It just can't exist.
World peace can't be done.
Anarchy's a mess.

Things are gettin hectic.
It's all gonna end.
You don't know what's waitin' up around the bend.
Open your eyes, perhaps you'll realize.
If AIDS don't get ya then the warheads will.

World peace can't be done!
World peace!
It just can't exist.
World peace!
World peace can't be done.
World peace!
Anarchy's a mess!
World peace can't be done!
World peace!
No it can't.
World peace!
It just won't exist.
World peace! World peace! World peace!

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 16, 2006, 05:07:39 PM
 If you can't have Harley Flanagan mercilessly beat the snot out of a journalist with 8-ball in sock, its good to know you can still make someone 'face the facts' with a well selected copy of Cro-Mags lyrics.  :D

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 16, 2006, 05:28:15 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE

Hessian Studies

Our recent interview with the reconstructed grincore band Napalm Life's frontperson Marcia Goldenway brought to our attention the alarming metamorphosis of heavy metal. Like swarming, multihued, delicate butterflies flittering from flower to flower across peaceful midday meadows, Napalm Life represents one among many metal bands that seek to crowd mass entertainment pop culture with their own unique style of angry, aggressive humanist compassion. Circling high above the fair meadows on a cloudless summer day, our black Hessian Studies crow, descending earthward, leading with stiletto beak, anticipating hunt and feast, spots its lone prey dancing amidst the colorful grassland flora below.

HS: "Welcome to our latest Hessian Studies, heavy metal culture interview, Marc..."

MG: "I would prefer if my friends start calling me Marcia, once and for all."

HS: "Yes, well we already knew about your lifestyle..."

MG: "You fucking fascist homophobe! You'll call me Miss Goldenway for the rest of the interview or I'm marching out of this ghetto hole-in-the-wall you call an office. Those brown curtains behind you are filthy and they don't match anything in this Christ forsaken shitpile. Who's your decorator?"

HS: "We don't actually have..."

MG: "DO IT!"

HS: (silence)

HS: "Miss Goldenway, our readers are interested in understanding why the band decided on the name change to Napalm Life. Was there anything you wanted to share with us?"

MG: "What are you all, a bunch of worthless morons in addition to impoverished trailer trash? The name change should be obvious by now."

HS: "We would like your own words..."

MG: "Why do I have to go to such lengths to explain myself to everyone? Your readers probably all vote Republican don't they?"

HS: "I wouldn't..."

MG: "Don't bullshit me. We're taking grindcore along with the entire heavy metal movement back from the haters and inhumane oppressors."

MG: (deep, grindcore growl) "FIGHT THE POWER. DOWN WITH THE MAN. POWER TO THE PEOPLE."

HS: "Marc..."

MG: (throaty, acrid howl) "FREE CHE. HEAL THE SICK. FEED THE HUNGRY."

MG: "I warned you, you penniless, fashionably-challenged fascist trash. It's Miss Goldenway."

HS: "But, Marc..., Miss Goldenway..."

MG: "I'm outta here. Okay, buh-bye now."

HS: (standing) "Hey, wait just a cotton picking minute."

MG: "Napalm because I have deep burning desires and relish flaming things. Life because it's progressive and my private accountant thinks a positive word will net me a 2.8% profit margin every coming quarter. You know it's all about entertainment, social justice and me."

HS: "Thank you for sharing your thoughts with our readers."

MG: "Go to hell, hater. I'll see to it that your next Democrat president from New York rounds you people up, every last one."

With that, Marcia Goldenway decided the Hessian Studies, heavy metal culture interview had concluded. We fully expected a more thorough disclosure from Miss Goldenway about the direction he and other metal bands were taking the music. Our crow continues his eternal hunt, once again high above the bright argent meadows' summer fields in bloom.

http://hessian.org/

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 17, 2006, 05:13:52 AM
 ;D


Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 17, 2006, 04:31:44 PM
Sweet!1

That's a good step in the right direction. However, it seems that no one knows what a Rivethead is.
http://www.blackmetal.co.uk/ForumsPro/viewtopic/t=13078.html

I can't say that I've heard it before but I don't let it bother me.

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 17, 2006, 04:48:25 PM
i've been under the impression that a rivethead was somebody who's into industrial or EBM.

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 17, 2006, 08:19:55 PM
The "Rivethead" term goes back to the old Iron Maiden album liner notes. It was clearly used as another euphamism for a Metal fan alongside "Headbangers" etc. There may be other origins, but thats where I remember it from.

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 19, 2006, 11:36:31 AM
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http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/14/metal.makeover.ap/index.html


"Metal bands are also branching out into literature and mythology."



Have these CNN reporters been in cryogenic-ice-stasis???

Sabbath were doing that back in the '70s when they were singing about Lucifer in the song  NIB!

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 19, 2006, 12:56:47 PM
Many Iron Maiden songs from the 80s centered around literature and mythology. The statement illustrates ignorance on the part of the journalist toward the subject, which is nothing new to anyone still paying attention to mass entertainment news.

Iconoclast

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 21, 2006, 01:15:49 AM
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Sending the missive out as we speak to a number of Canadian publishers; whether it gets printed is another story entirely.


Where the fuck have you been?

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 21, 2006, 01:26:09 AM
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Where the fuck have you been?


Good point - I didn't even notice the usernames on this thread. More importantly, let's welcome him back -- whether or not Blaphb stays with us, I'm glad he's alive and out there and hopefully well.


Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 22, 2006, 01:57:51 AM
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Where the fuck have you been?

The answer to that is long and manifold, my friend. It's been a trying time for me. C'est la vie.

It's good to see all of you. I'll talk to you when I'm able.

:)

Annihilaytorr

Re: Metal gets a makeover
August 22, 2006, 10:28:35 AM
Welcome back Blaph.  


Worse than nu-metal you say?  Cattle Decapitation, System of a Down, Lamb of God...that stuff already IS numetal isn't it?


"Metal music in the 1980s was often homophobic and "very white"

Hail Satan.

np - Possessed.