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Metal / NEW DEAD CAN DANCE ALBUM STREAMING
« on: June 28, 2012, 07:21:11 AM »
From the new full length "ANASTASIS"

http://www.deadcandance.com/presaleassets/anastasisplayer.html




I'm quite impressed with this, although I will have to give it a more comprehensive listen. Considerably better than the last album and B.Perry's somewhat unfortunate solo work...a bit of a return to the "Spleen and Ideal" atmosphere.

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Interzone / Herbs/Adaptogens
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:36:48 PM »
So we’ve had threads on drugs and nutrition in the past, so I figured why not start one for herbs.

I recently found a local health food/SWPL store that sells herbs in raw bulk quantities and have decided to experiment with some.

Share any that you thought were particularly useful or disappointing, ect. 

Matcha Tea:

Apparently this is some kind of green tea variant. Its effects are basically identical to that but more potent and brief. Speeds up thoughts and gives you a slight energy and mood boost. I think it could function as an excellent coffee substitute depending on how you brew it.

Maca:

A few subtle mood and energy boosting effects but also found it to function to precipitate relaxation. I felt as though my body temperature was slightly raised while on it. Not particularly impressed/overall costs outweigh benefits.

“Adaptogen Tea” (includes Reshi Mushrooms, Eleuthro, Holy Basil, Aswaganda, Shiandra, Rhodiola, Gynostenma, Devils Club):

This made me feel incredibly sleepy and almost knocked me out at first. Felt deeply relaxed and was able to concentrate on very abstract thoughts and play around with images in my head with great acuity for a few hours.


Ginkgo Biloba:

I have been taking this for a week now and have noticed a massive improvement in my vision. I am slightly farsighted and have been able to completely forgo wearing glasses when driving. I have also noticed a very slight improvement in mental clarity and short-term memory. The only drawback is I am finding it harder to get to sleep, although this may be because I have been taking it too late in the day (supposed to be taken before afternoon).

Definitely recommend this to any backpackers or nature watchers.


Large African Cock:

The effects are subtle but definitely present. I felt an elevation in mood, alertness and a feeling of deep peacefulness. I think this could function as a good replacement for pharmaceutical anti-depressants.

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Metal / God Macabre - The Winterlong
« on: April 13, 2012, 05:28:12 AM »
Yep, this is one of the many obscure bands from the early 90’s that have resurfaced thanks to the internet and partly to the “Swedish Death Metal” book by Daniel Ekeroth and now enjoys undeserved cult status. Nirvana 2002, Caducity, and Crypt of Kerberos are probably the more egregious examples though…

Structurally, everything here works. There is clear melodic development and all the riffs fit logically together. Each song effectively builds into a narrative, there is even an overall atmosphere conveyed that brings to mind images of drowning, or being abandonment in a blizzard, basically dying alone exposed to the indifference and harshness of nature.  But the riffs do not have any voice of their own, being textbook examples of Swedish death metal and early Amorphis. The songs convey a story, but the story is BORING because you’ve heard other people do a better job telling it.

Overall I get the impression that this was a band with a lot of potential, but who had too few of those “holy fuck!!” moments of inspiration.

Thoughts on God Macabre?

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Metal / REVENGE: Scum.Collapse.Eradication now available.
« on: February 26, 2012, 05:51:29 PM »
From NWN:

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For over a decade, Revenge has persisted in cultivating what is arguably one of the most confrontational sounds in the metal underground. Immediate, controlled and utterly violent, their work stands alone in the depth of its hostility and refusal to follow trends.
On their earliest releases, Revenge established a particular sound and general approach to their music that released itself as a cacophonous flood of manic aggression. Their music has continued to evolve through the years, however, and the release of 2008’s “Infiltration.Downfall.Death” saw the band expand its approach to utilize a wider variety of song structures and recording techniques to strengthen its musical assault. Their new album, “Scum.Collapse.Eradication” continues in this vein, with further development in the way the songs are presented augmenting the extremity of the violent chaotic architecture that Revenge created with their previous output.
While Revenge still predominantly relies upon the relentless blasting fury for which they have always been revered, this album, like the last, is punctuated by moments of mid paced sections hammering down into doom ridden bulldozer riffs showing the band striking a perfect balance between genocidal annihilation and individualized slow painful crushing destruction. Additionally, the raw and chaotic production that Revenge utilized on much of their earlier work has been wisely expanded upon just enough to reveal the full spectrum of the instrumentation. While maintaining a very strict dedication to the original sound, aesthetic and structure that has been the foundation of the band since the very beginning. These strategic adaptations have made the songs even more potent and to the point.
The elite, strengthen themselves, and leave the weak behind, and this is precisely the approach that Revenge has taken with this new release. As usual, Revenge’s sound is caustic with the obsessive fury of J. Read’s insane percussive assault and rabid, spiteful vocals. While long time session member Vermin offers a thick and grinding guitar and bass attack beyond anything heard on the bands previous albums.
Consumed with contempt, Revenge continue to press forward walking alone above the weak scum with absolute disregard for all who question their approach. This militant doctrine defines all of Revenge’s work, but it is most prominent on this, their fourth album. All unnecessary elements have been stripped and discarded leaving only the most effective weapons in the Revenge arsenal with which to continue down the supremacist path of undying intolerance for the swine known as mankind.

“ The scam has come undone. Move on it or step aside. Take your place at the back of the line. When it’s time to move equalization begins. Behold forced correction.”


SCUM.COLLAPSE.ERADICATION
1 Us And Them (High Power)
2 Retaliation (Fallout Prayer)
3 Parasite Gallows (In Line)
4 Filth Solution (Intolerance)
5 Banner Degradation (Exile Or Death)
6 Burden eradication (Nailed Down)
7 Pride Ruination (Division Collapse)
8 Scorned Detractor (Trust No One)
credits
released 20 February 2012
Recording lineup
J. Read Drums/Vocals
Vermin Session Guitar/Bass

Nuclear War Now! Productions
USA /CD/LP/Pic Disc/TS/Hooded Sweatshirt




Advance track: http://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/scum-collapse-eradication

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Metal / ANTEDILUVIAN to release their first full length
« on: August 17, 2011, 10:38:57 PM »
From Profound Lore/Invictus productions:
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"The debut full-length from Canadian death metal abomination ANTEDILUVIAN will be entitled "Through The Cervix Of Hawwah". November release being scheduled"

New track streaming here: http://invictusproductions.net/?p=565

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Interzone / Citizen Renegade
« on: August 03, 2011, 02:55:57 AM »
Looks like this excellent blog was deleted. Anyone know if it has been moved elsewhere or the reasons as to why it was deleted?


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Metal / BEHERIT NEWS: Piece of black metal history resurfaces....
« on: May 05, 2011, 05:50:36 PM »



This is an official BEHERIT debut album, recorded back in 1990 in Ala Ky
Studio, Rovaniemi. Because of the problems with Turbo Music album never seen the darkness of the night and the master tape lost 20 for years. Sodomatic Slaughter found the master tape from his personal collection in 2010 and band started to prepare it for releasing. In this album you can hear 2 totally unreleased tracks and rest are totally different versions you haven't hear before. Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance and Sodomatic Slaughter recorded this as a duo and it was a live sessions in studio. Mastered 2010.

"The Oath of the Black Blood" is a compilation of demo and 7'EP, but this is the REAL debut album!


Track list:

1. Rehearsal
2. Grave Desecration Vengeance
3. At The Devil's Churns
4. Nocturnal Evil
5. Whores of Belial
6. Witchcraft
7. The Oath of Black Blood
8. Six Days With Sadistic Slayer
9. Demonomancy

PRE-ORDER:
http://www.kvlt.fi/item/beherit-at_the_devils_studio_1990-cd
http://primitivereaction.com/item/beherit-at_the_devils_studio-lp

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Metal / DISMA news:
« on: April 27, 2011, 09:08:25 PM »
Disma have released a track from their upcoming album on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq46bh-YN4s

A short video of Disma tracking guitars in studio:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150160054295056&oid=115443301813461

Already this is a huge step above the demo, it takes you on a twisted unearthly voyage similar to Finnish greats like Abhorrence and Demillich.

Prepare for an immense album!


They also have a new 7" available.


(444 copies, blue, white, and red vinyl)

Featuring two new tracks "The Manifestation" and "Purulent Quest" - the rehearsal versions can be heard on the bands myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/dismadeathmetal

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Metal / RITES OF DARKNESS 3: SAN ANTONIO FEST - December 9th and 10th
« on: March 25, 2011, 10:20:26 PM »
Friday December 9:
ROOT (Czech Republic) First ever US performance
[TBA band]
DEMIGOD (Finland) [Slumber of Sullen Eyes-era line-up]
NUNSLAUGHTER (OH)
STARGAZER (Australia)
WEAPON (Canada)
BUTCHER ABC (Japan)
IMPETUOUS RITUAL (Australia)
ADORIOR (England)
DEMONICAL (Sweden)
LOSS (TE)
GRAVE RITUAL (GA)
BIRTH A.D. (TX)
P.L.F. (TX)
WARMASTER (TX)

Saturday December 10:
MORTUARY DRAPE (Italy) First time in North America
[TBA band]
ZEMIAL (Greece) First and only ever North American performance
DEAD CONGREGATION (Greece) Exclusive US performance
SARGEIST (Finland) Exclusive North American performance
IGNIVOMOUS (Australia)
TRIBULATION (Sweden)
CIANIDE (IL)
EVOKEN (NJ)
MIDNIGHT (OH)
GRAVE UPHEAVAL (Australia)
FUNEBRARUM (NJ)
PLUTOCRACY (CA)
ADVERSARIAL (Canada)
DIVINE EVE (TX)
ALDEBARAN (OR)
BLASPHERIAN (TX)
VASAELETH (GA)
ILSA (DC)
ANHEDONIST (WA)

Sunday December 11:
ANTAEUS (France) Exclusive North American performance
MOURNFUL CONGREGATION (Australia)
BEHEXEN (Finland) Exclusive North American performance
STRID (Norway)
AKITSA (Canada) Exclusive US performance
INTERMENT (Sweden)
URFAUST (Netherlands)
ANATOMIA (Japan)
VALKYRJA (Sweden)
CRUCIAMENTUM (England)
HOUR OF 13 (NC)
MITOCHONDRION (Canada)

CONFIRMED BANDS FOR PRE-FEST:

Thursday December 8
ONDSKAPT (Sweden)
WODENSTHRONE (UK)
DRAWN AND QUARTERED (WA)
ARES KINGDOM (MO)
DISPIRIT (CA)
OAK (MD)
HELLVETRON (TX)
STURMGEWEHR (TX)

CONFIRMED BANDS FOR OTHER PRE-SHOW:
PLUTOCRACY (CA)
AXEMAN (CA)
INFERNAL STRONGHOLD (PA)
THE KRUDS (IL)

Location

Tickets on sale in May (rough estimate: $80). Pre-show will be $15.

1st batch of tickets sold out.

*UPDATED*

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Interzone / Socialization alleviates fear of death:
« on: February 28, 2011, 06:47:55 AM »
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928013.800-does-the-comfort-of-conformity-ease-thoughts-of-death.html

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AS THE light at the end of the tunnel approaches, the need to belong to a group and be near loved ones may be among your final thoughts.

So say Markus Quirin and his colleagues at the University of Osnabrück in Germany. The team prompted thoughts of death in 17 young men with an average age of 23 by asking them whether they agreed or disagreed with a series of statements such as "I am afraid of dying a painful death". At the same time, the men's brain activity was monitored using a functional MRI scanner.

To compare the brain activity associated with thoughts of death with that coupled to another unpleasant experience, the team also prompted thoughts of dental pain using statements like "I panic when I am sitting in the dentist's waiting room". Although the threat of dental pain is unpleasant, "it's not a threat of death", Quirin says.

Quirin's team found that thoughts of death, but not of dental pain, triggered heightened activity in brain regions such as the right amygdala, which is associated with fear and anxiety. More surprisingly, the team also saw increased activity in the caudate nucleus when the men thought of death - an area of the brain associated with performing habitual behaviours (Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsq106).

Quirin thinks the work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger could explain the unexpected result. Heidegger said that doing what everyone else does is a defence against anxiety. According to Quirin, performing culturally learned habitual behaviours to fit in with the crowd could be a strategy to reduce the anxiety associated with death.



This study seems like it's resting on shaky evidence. But I thought some of you would find it interesting.

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Audiofile / Repugnant
« on: February 26, 2011, 02:03:05 AM »
Repugnant: Rapidshare, Blogspot, Megaupload

Repugnant (swe)

If you like raw, thrashing, Swedish black/death metal. Equal parts Nihilist, Repulsion, Necrophobic (early), and Morbid Angel (demo days). Occasionally break out into Iron Maiden styled rock out seshs.

C++

Repugnant - Epitome of Darkness (2006, Rapidshare)

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Interzone / The depressing state of modern youths
« on: February 09, 2011, 09:42:00 PM »
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Children are often happier with their online lives than they are with reality, a survey has revealed.
They say they can be exactly who they want to be – and as soon as something is no longer fun they can simply hit the quit button.
The study also shows that, despite concerns about online safety, one in eight young people is in contact with strangers when on the web and often lies about their appearance, age and background.

Researchers for children’s charity Kidscape assessed the online activities of 2,300 11- to 18-year-olds from across the UK and found that 45 per cent said they were sometimes happier online than in their real lives.


..........

Psychotherapist Peter Bradley, who is also deputy director of Kidscape, said that the desire for so many to adopt a different identity online was a cause for concern because the children were being divorced from reality.




 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1354702/Children-happier-virtual-lives-real-world.html#ixzz1DV4oXaVS


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Metal / AUTOPSY recording new album
« on: February 08, 2011, 07:11:42 AM »
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"The album will contain no repeated EP tracks, no re-recorded old songs, no triggered trickery, and nothing less than the pure death metal brutality that AUTOPSY has always delivered."

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  "I usually cringe when I hear 'reunion' or 'reformed' or whatever," Reifert told Decibel. "It usually means people are out of ideas. We really have no interest in reliving the past. That's what was cool about the songs just coming to us instead of our trying to force it. We can't tour, and if we could, we still wouldn't want to. But as long as we enjoy recording, we're going to stay at it. It's not a one-off or a two-off or whatever. Right now, there's a lot of energy in the band, and it's not going away anytime soon. We have a few things to take care of, for sure."




http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=153505

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Interzone / Power Electronic Music
« on: February 08, 2011, 05:19:28 AM »
I didn't know where to post this thread. If it is not metal related, or a "chasm" type discussion, I guess I will have to dump this here:

Im interested in hearing what user here think of this genre. I see it frequently cited in underground music, but have no understanding of this or any other related "noise" genres. I have given the band Whitehouse a listen a long time ago, and it did not strike me as being anything other than a disturbing wall of static.

To those knowledgeable in this genre: Is it worth looking into (and what releases are recommended)? Is their any artistic merit buried here, or is it merely experimentation?

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