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Metal / Dead: H.R. Giger
« on: May 15, 2014, 01:07:15 AM »
H.R. Giger, whose horrific, biomechanical art-style defined the world of Alien and Prometheus, passed away yesterday from injuries suffered when he fell down his stairs at his home, according to sources.


Interzone / The media is retardation.
« on: April 23, 2014, 10:55:17 AM »
Haven't the UK tabloids been like this since they were conceived? Maybe their misleading, hysterical, alarmist habits have entered 'quality' media.

I don't really follow the news, and I miss no information of value. If there's an Ebola outbreak in my town I'll hear of it soon enough. In hindsight, I could have saved myself tens of thousands of hours of reading news in my life. It was useful until a certain phase of development, learning to read and all that. After that it became just a habit.

Interzone / AIDS: the benefits.
« on: November 26, 2013, 08:05:20 AM »
Greeks self-inject HIV for money

'HIV rates and heroin use have risen significantly, with about half of HIV infections being self-inflicted to enable people to receive benefits of 700 per month and faster admission to drug-substitution

Al Jazeera

Interzone / Roger Scruton
« on: November 21, 2013, 01:39:32 PM »
He mentions metal in an essay called 'The Decline of Musical Culture'. He rejects metal for its aesthetics, including the 'anti-harmonic' power chord, then goes on to prove this 'ugly' music is also morally objectionable by quoting Nirvana lyrics.

However, this is an understandable slipup by an otherwise very interesting thinker. Like other cultural-conservatives, it's mostly common sense you'll hear him say. I suspect that in his writings, he constantly feels the need for abstract frameworks of 'logic' to subject his otherwise clear intuitions to, in order to make it count as 'philosophy'.

Interzone / What's a major label?
« on: October 12, 2013, 03:53:40 PM »
That being said, we should probably avoid all major label releases...

Many 'heavy' labels are major label subsidiaries.
Not-so-fun fact: the 'rights' on most Beherit releases are owned by Universal Music. Same goes for the entire Deutsche Grammophon catalogue. They'll want your head on a plate if you upload that music, even if all performers are long dead. Although Spinefarm and DG are 'independent' sublabels, they probably have the same anti-piracy forces working for them as Rihanna...