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Interzone / The Wicker Man
« on: November 24, 2008, 12:41:08 AM »
uploaded it for a friend, thought i'd offer it to those who are interested:

The Wicker Man (1973) (IMDB)

anyone else love this movie?

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Interzone / Predominant racial types amongst metal musicians
« on: October 30, 2008, 03:28:27 AM »
Alright, here's an interesting topic which I've thought over the years and I think could generate some good discussion and flaming.

First off, I'm talking solely about Indo-European metal musicians. We can all list exceptions like Kirk Hammet and Mike Smith, but in essence, all of the innovators, theoreticians, and most legendary composers of metal were wholly European, and metal remains an Indo-European art even though members of other races have been inspired by it, and contributed to it. So let's not get derailed into some bullshit PC discussion. Also, I'm only talking about the GOOD metal bands (and fans).

Now something I've realized is, though we may only realize it subconsciously, certain physical and racial types have a predominance in metal bands. And correspondingly, certain physical and (European) racial types have very little representation in metal. Harmony of frame has something to do with it, certainly... ill-proportioned bodies would look very out of place at both a metal show and in a metal band. My question is, does racial type factor in too? Certainly there's certain people who look "stronger" or more intelligent regardless of type... but for example, are there many "Alpine" types in metal? (Look at Bruce Day for an exception- and he always did look kind of unfitting to Hellhammer).

http://www.white-history.com/earlson/hfk/aracegal_files/111a.jpg

Contrarily, it's not a simple, Nordicist explanation, leading to, "well us Hessians are the true aristocracy of society, etc, etc." Many very aristocratic-looking, Nordic-type individuals would look really out of place in a metal band. My first thoughts were that so called Cro-magnon types were predominant (who have a strong connection the ancient warrior caste). that might be stretching things.

Note that I have no agenda. This is just something I noticed since I first got into metal and as I read books like "The Races of Europe" and other old anthropological works I became even more interested. The whole Nordic/Alpine/Mediterranean division is kind of outdated too. My question really is this- is there a metal "look"? Is it based on racial traits, or strength and proportion of body and frame? Does harmony of features play any part in it? Are there any very strange or ugly looking metal musicians amongst the greats? Or is it that my viewpoint has been skewed by the enormous amounts of tremendously ugly people I see every day, and they're the exceptions, instead of something I should compare healthy people to?

http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/membre_groupe/photo/Kerry_King-2150_5e30.jpg
http://www.slayersaves.com/images/band/jeff-hanneman01.jpg
http://celebrity-pics.movieeye.com/celebrity_pictures/Tony_Iommi_879085.jpg
http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/membre_groupe/photo/Steve_Harris-4353.jpg
http://www.bestweekever.tv/bwe/images/2007/07/JAMES%20HETFIELD%20METALL.JPG
http://www.earache.com/WickedWorld/interview/possessed/jeff.jpg
http://www.sickdrummer.com/images_shirts/mike_smith_sd_shirt.jpg


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Metal / Thoughts of an Atheist (Asphyx) lyrics
« on: October 16, 2008, 06:11:57 PM »
I think the band never officially released the lyrics to this song for some reason, I've been trying to find them... Anyone know them or the reason why all songs on "Asphyx" except this one have printed lyrics?

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Interzone / Prozak's old radio show
« on: July 19, 2008, 11:17:32 PM »
Do any recordings still survive? I've always had a great desire to hear them, or any of the other great underground metal programs of the day.

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