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Interzone / A return to 1815 is the way forward for Europe
« on: January 23, 2009, 09:16:25 PM »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article4656255.ece

"You can have all the rules you like to discipline international behaviour; but they are not worth the paper they are written on if they run against fierce nationalisms and ethnic passion.

Ethnic and nationalist rivalry is as old as sin, and as inextinguishable.

"Most important of all, Russia and the West need to draw up rules of the road for the 21st century. Mr Miliband and others have condemned the notion of returning to the geopolitics of the Congress of Vienna which, in 1815 after the Napoleonic Wars, divided Europe into spheres of influence between empires and nations. They perhaps forget that what was agreed at Vienna held at bay for almost a century a general European war.

This may sound shocking and anachronistic to the modern sensibility. But, there is no other way to remove the scope for miscalculation, the mother of far too many wars.

Sir Christopher Meyer was Ambassador to Washington, 1997-2003"



[The time is perhaps the most reputable newspaper in the UK, I wouldn't say it had a neutral point of view in general but this article ought to be of interest to everyone here.]

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Interzone / Hessianism: list of active ideas
« on: January 08, 2009, 08:58:34 PM »
We need a topic listing active ideas that are good but need collaborators because Hessians are too dysfunctional to launch anything themselves.

"Put up a flyer? But I've never had a class in putting up flyers!"


Dark Legions Archive Metal Film Project

A DLA project that aims to create a metal documentary.
Status: Under discussion. Ideas are evolving towards something practically achieveable, the first step in achieving some footage is close but hasn't happened yet.


Hessian Pugilist Compact 

Combat/ martial art practise.
Status: Idea proposed. Will presumably work at a local level so will thrive in a place where there are several Hessians living in close proximty.


Heavy Metal, Death Metal and Black Metal - Hessian Wiki

Non-populist metal wiki.
Status: Started; has skeleton content. Needs more articles about metal in general.

DLA Book
Status: Proposed idea that has little or no discussion. The content upon which the book should be based already exists (DLA website).


Suggestions welcome, project contributors more than welcome.

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Metal / Summoning - new album reported
« on: December 09, 2008, 12:13:06 AM »
19.10.2008
Silenius has done session vocals for one song of the forthcomming Amestigon CD. He also is in the finishing process of the new Kreuzweg Ost CD which hopefully will be released in the middle of next year.

To avoid some commun confusions concerning the present situation of summoning; here the actual state. Protector has already made 7 song fragmentents for summoning. For a while there were plans to make a mini CD with 4 songs done only by Protector with no contribution of Silenius, because of his work on “Kreuzweg Ost”, but meanwhile Protector decided to wait for Silenius and concentrate on his other projects and use the fragements for the next complete album.

http://www.summoning.info/

[Slightly old now but I'm interested to see what is to come, more info was posted to their forum: ]

as the work on my new "ice ages" album is finished i finally found time to work on new summoning songs. so far i mainly worked on setting up the new sampler software i am going to use instead of my old hardware synths, but i already also created 2 fragments that most probably will be summoning songs on the next album as i already like them.

now as i am much more free than ever before with my old hardware synths i can sample any sound i like and make much more manipulations on it.
for the first new summoning song fragment i used additional different drum sounds (for example i added a "davul" for the drums, that suit perfectly to the drums and enrich them very much and makes the drums darker than before).
for the second drum sound i used a cool medieval shalm sound (actually a "zurna"). this song will be finally a much more medieval styles song, which i did not do since minas morgul/dol guldur (such as "khazad dum" or "passing of the grey company"). but this song is still very raw; just one 3 layered tune based on one sound without drums or orchestra or guitars.

http://summoning.yuku.com/topic/707/t/New-Summoning-Album.html

[Some of the phrases/words used above would normally make me think 'gimmick' but these ideas don't sound so hipster-esque. Here is one of the most interesting statements from a later post: ]

anyway, i am a bit sick of the old tradtional damped heavy metal style i started with stronghold. i prefer the more opened less rhythmic style of oathbound and so far the new guitar riffs go in that way.

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Metal / Averse Sefira are in the British Isles this week
« on: November 21, 2008, 12:24:26 AM »
All this week, starting tonight, AS will be in the British Isles. Gorgoroth will also be there; we can hope for the classics at least.

November
AVERSE SEFIRA/GORGOROTH - EUROPE, 2008
21 - (IE) Button Factory Dublin
22 - (IE) An Cuiscin Cork
23 - (IE) The Limelight Belfast
25 - (UK) Ivory Black Glasgow
26 - (UK) Rock city Nottingham
27 - (UK) TJ's Live music Newport
28 - (UK) Rio's Leeds
29 - (UK) Thr Asylum Birmingham
30 - (UK) The Purple Turtle, London (Averse Sefira headlining date)
London tickets can be purchased here.

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Metal / Absu - new album
« on: November 21, 2008, 12:17:47 AM »
This isn't breaking news, maybe olds for some people, but I figure it is worth linking anyway. I'm a fan of their music but I'm always skeptical of bands that feature other artists, I tend to associate that line of thought with rap and pop music: eg nu trackz feat. random pleb. There has been notable sharing of artists in the past but they were merely part of the band for an album, they were not a feature or centrepiece. Varg appears on DMDS but I wouldn't call that 'featuring', that would imply populism. I'm eager to hear it and will give it a fair listen, I don't doubt that it will 'fucking rip' but I'm doubt it will be much beyond that.

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=8179543&blogID=443227218
Thursday, October 23, 2008

  4:14 PM - ABSU Announces New Bassist/Co-Vocalist, Completes New Album & Reveals Cover Art


ABSU Announces New Bassist/Co-Vocalist, Completes New Album and Reveals Cover Art – October 17, 2008

Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has announced the addition of bassist/co-vocalist Ezezu (ex-PANZRAM) to the group's ranks. This is the first time the band is experiencing a permanent quartet-type line up since the band's debut album "Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L." Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor says of the latest addition, "We are very proud to welcome Ezezu as the newest member of ABSU. He was the missing element we have been searching for and definitely fits in the group.  We are delighted to convey our next chapter of mythological occult metal with him."

ABSU has just completed the recording of their latest album, "Absu" to be released in the beginning of 2009 on Candlelight Records. The album was more or less engineered by the band, mixed by none other than J.T. Longoria at Nomad Recording Studio (KING DIAMOND, SOLITUDE AETERNUS, ETC.) and will be mastered by Proscriptor at his studio Tarot Productions.

Guest musicians on the album include the following:

Ashmedi (MELECHESH)
Blasphemer (ex-MAYHEM/AVA INFERI)
Equitant (ex-ABSU/EQUITANT)
David Harbour (ex-KING DIAMOND/DAVID HARBOUR)
Michael Harris (DARKOLOGY/MICHAEL HARRIS)
Mindwalker (THE FIRSTBORN)
Nornagest (ENTHRONED)
Vorskaath (ZEMIAL)

"Absu" projected track listing: (in this particular order)

01. Between The Absu Of Eridu & Erech
02. Night Fire Canonization
03. Amy
04. Nunbarshegunu
05. 13 Globes
06. …Of The Dead Who Never Rest In Their Tombs Are The Attendance Of Familiar Spirits…Including:
  A.) Diversified Signs Inscribed
  B.) Our Earth Of Black
  C.) Voor
07. Magic(k) Square Cipher
08. In The Name Of Auebothiabathabaithobeuee
09. Girra's Temple
10. Those Of The Void Will Re-Enter
11. Sceptre Command
12. Ye Uttuku Spells
13. Twix Yesterday, The Day & The Morrow

 

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Metal / Hessianism promoted/ attacked
« on: October 31, 2006, 09:57:44 PM »
Not everyone believes that Hessianism is a good thing although clearly not everyone can agree upon what Hessianism is or what it stands for. Evidently people choose to misinterpret the Hessian 'manifesto'.

http://www.blackmetal.co.uk/ForumsPro/viewtopic/p=295521.html#295521

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Metal / Metal gets a makeover
« on: August 14, 2006, 06:38:12 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/14/metal.makeover.ap/index.html

What starts as a seemingly good article with fair points, actually leaves us wondering if the bands mentioned within actually believe their own hype.


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

Sounds inaccurate. This reads as if though it is a recent revelation but this is clearly fallacious. Summoning are obviously based on Tolkien and Burzum has mythological roots. Both bands have been around for a while.

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Metal / Hessian.org / Hessianism - Translations
« on: August 11, 2006, 04:39:51 PM »
This is a simple idea based in a similar vein to the article translations for ANUS, NDoS also boasts multilingual pages.

A full translation of the Hessian Website and translations of the other written work we have could be beneficial. I want to take this to a world wide platform, translations should help acheive this goal.

If you can help then post below. I'll try to create a list of what to translate in order of importance.

Obvious languages include:

Norwegian, Swedish, German other languages such as Hebrew, Portuguese (esp. South America), French, Spanish, Ebonic ought to prove useful.


Completed Translations (excluding music guide):

Finnish

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Metal / Hessian Meetings
« on: July 19, 2006, 07:47:55 PM »
Hessian Meetings


Nothing will change without real activity. Many of us are disillusioned with they society that surrounds us: we want to break free of our ties to normality and meet like minded people. Meetings should provide a relaxed atmosphere for socialization. Discussion of common interests beyond metal music is encouraged, such as philosophy or science. Hessians tend to have a good sense of humour and meetings will not be an exception, keeping morale high is as important as the meeting itself. However, the sole agenda for the meeting should not be to meet up in order to joke around, get drunk or smoke weed - once the serious business has concluded then you can resume recreational activities. Socialization is encouraged, humour is encourage but it is of high importance that the serious business of the meeting is dealt with in the correct manner. We need activity.

Before a meeting can begin each member should communicate with the meeting leader. Communication and organization lead to activity. Meetings will primarily be organized over the internet. Phone calls may be possible and can be used when necessary.

Overview

1. Ice-breaker : Introductions - necessary for the first meeting and any further meeting when new members are attending.

2. Agenda : The organizer should provide a list of topics that need to be discussed. It is important not to lose track of why the meeting exists in the first place. A list of possible activities should be created during the agenda section of the meeting.

3. Discussion : Proposed activity should be analysed, ideas should be refined so that more activity can follow. Refine ideas that are highly plausible; ideas that are only remotely possible may be worthwhile goals but less tangible ideas should ideally be left out of the meeting. Afterall we have the internet for communication.

 3.1 Discuss the image of metal in the local area and how that relates to the state / country: improving the local metal scene and encouraging others to attend Hessian meetings.

 3.2 Discuss ideas for media attention. Get names / events into the local or national newspaper / news websites.

 3.3 Discuss non-metal activities that would be beneficial to the Hessian name and enjoyable for the Hessian members.

4. Action : Act upon the ideas.

5. Socialization : The ideal time to discuss interests outside of metal. Perhaps attend a local metal gig.

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Metal / Mainstream newspaper covers metal
« on: July 03, 2006, 11:52:48 AM »
This is about 2 weeks old now but I figure some of you may wish to read the article:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1800784,00.html

It isn't overly informative nor well written but it depicts metal in a positive light. I think they need to go to the Hessian website.


edit: another article
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/10bestcds/story/0,,1797278,00.html

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Metal / Church Burning
« on: August 27, 2005, 12:01:00 PM »
Apparently recent, but I can't find anything from a quick search on Google and the BBC site.

http://www.blackmetal.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=8462.html



Nice pictures though.

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