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Metal / Mirai mentions failure of modern values
« on: June 29, 2007, 10:09:42 AM »
From: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1563717/20070628/index.jhtml

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Mirai Kawashima, the frontman for Japanese experimental black-metal band Sigh, is pissed. He's not mad that the band's U.S. dates with Mayhem were canceled when Mayhem drummer Hellhammer broke his hand, or that Sigh's U.S. headlining shows were nixed because they were improperly booked. And he's not even upset that Sigh's seventh studio album, Hangman's Hymn — one of the most innovative, unusual and brilliantly assembled extreme-metal discs this year — will be dwarfed in sales by some upcoming release by the next metalcore flavor of the month. No, Kawashima's rage has more to do with his generalized disgust for the values and beliefs of modern man.

"I hate 99 percent of the people on this earth," he said in a soft voice. "I hate weak people who have to cling to fairy tales like religion, and I hate greedy people that have nothing more than making money in their head. I just want all of them to die."


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Metal / ABSU - New Album Coming Next Year
« on: May 18, 2007, 08:59:31 AM »
ABSU: New Lineup, Album Details Revealed - May 17, 2007  

Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor from the mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"After five years of silence, I am pleased to announce the new lineup of ABSU.

"It was a difficult task to replace both Shaftiel and Equitant after being together for nearly 11 years, but now is the time to carry on. Here is the new reorganization of the band:

* Proscriptor McGovern - Percussives, Mellotron, Voices & Lyrical Magick
* Vastator Terrarum - Guitars, Bass Guitar, Analog Synthesizers & Backing Voices
* Aethyris MacKay - Guitars, Bass Guitar, Analog Synthesizers & Backing Voices

"We have begun composing and arranging the material for what will be known as the self-titled album, simply called 'Absu'.

"In 2002, four out of 16 tracks were written; two of them we're keeping while the other two we're abandoning.

"We will begin recording in the latter part of autumn 2007 or early 2008 anticipating a release before June 2008 for Osmose Productions/The End Records."

"Absu" projected track listing: (in no particular order)

01. Night Fire Canonization
02. Girra's Temple
03. Amy
04. In the Name of Auebothiabathabaithobeuee
05. 13 Globes
06. Voor
07. Twix Yesterday, The Day & The Morrow
08. Between the Absu of Eridu & Erech
09. Those of the Void Will Re-Enter
10. Magick Square Cipher
11. Sceptre Command
12. Nunbarshegunu
13. Diversified Signs Inscribed
14. Our Earth of Black
15. Ye Uttuku Spells
16. …Of the Dead Who Never Rest in Their Tombs is the Attendance of Familiar Spirits…

Proscriptor added: "Lyrically, I am concentrating more on Sumerian-based occult themes of magick and mythology versus the Celtic aspect of my previous writings, which was heavily expressed on the last few ABSU studio albums. Musically speaking, the material will be quite similar to 'Tara', but with more of a '70s progressive/psychedelic texture within it. You will not be disappointed — trust me. I will be utilizing the first logo created by Equitant and Belgian artist Kris Verwimp will handle the cover illustration once again."

In other news, Osmose Productions/The End Records will re-release a remastered digipack version of ABSU's last studio album, "Tara", including the EP "In the Eyes of Ioldánach" as bonus tracks, in September.  

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http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=72771

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Metal / AIDS strikes again
« on: February 19, 2007, 06:36:29 PM »
According to The New York Post, Kelly Osbourne — daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne — made a stunning declaration at a London charity gig last night (Sunday, February 18) when she revealed that a member of her family has the AIDS virus.

The singer and actress, best known for her part in "The Osbournes", the reality show about her dysfunctional musical family, spoke at a benefit for the HIV-related charity Body & Soul.

Introducing a performance by the pop band SCISSOR SISTERS, Kelly fought back tears (photo) as she said the cause was special to her because a member of her family had been diagnosed with the disease. Photographers said Osbourne sobbed before leaving the stage.

Besides her 58-year-old dad, Ozzy, the frontman for BLACK SABBATH, her family includes mom Sharon, 54, sister Aimee, 23, brother Jack, 21, half-sister Jessica, 35, and half-brother Louis, 32.

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http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=67329

http://www.nypost.com/seven/02192007/news/nationalnews/ozzys_kid__family_member_has_hiv_nationalnews_.htm

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Metal / Gorgoroth frontman calls for more church burnings
« on: January 28, 2007, 11:21:46 PM »
http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=66008

According to the Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidende, the police in Bergen, Norway have launched an investigation into recent statements made by GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl regarding a spate of church burnings that took place in Norway in the early Nineties.

In an interview that some consider to be the highlight of "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey", the acclaimed Canadian documentary which was broadcast on Norway's Lydverket NRK 1 this past Wednesday (Jan. 24), Gaahl stated about the string of arson attacks linked to the Norwegian black metal scene, "Church burnings and all these things are, of course, things that I support 100 percent and it should have been done much more and will be done much more in the future. We have to remove every trace from what Christianity and the Semitic roots have to offer this world. Satanism is freedom for the individual to grow and to become Superman. Every man who is born to be king becomes king. Every man who is born to be a slave doesn't know Satan."
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Someone should send him a link to churcharson.com...

On a serious note, I was wondering if more burned places of worship would be a good thing on a symbolic level or should the servile members of the population just be left to their slave morality undisturbed?

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Metal / Plato would have been a metalhead
« on: January 01, 2007, 01:12:52 PM »
"I don't know all the musical modes. Just leave me the mode that would suitably imitate the tone and rhythm of a courageous person who is active in battle or doing other violent deeds, or who is failing and facing wounds, death or some other misfourtune, and who, in all these circumstances, is fighting off his fate steadily with self-control... Leave me, then, these two modes, which will best imitate the violent or voluntary tones of voice of those who are moderate and courageous, whether in good fortune or in bad" (Republic 399a-c).

I can only think of one modern equivalent of what he is talking about here. Apparently, the ideal state needs some kind of music akin to metal to motivate citizens towards "courage" in good and bad circumstances as he puts it.

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Metal / New Summoning album coming out in March!
« on: February 12, 2006, 09:58:58 PM »
From http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=48249

Austrian epic/atmospheric black metal band SUMMONING are tentatively scheduled to release their eighth album, "Oath Bound", on March 21 in Europe and April 25 in the U.S. via Napalm Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. Bauglir
02. Across the Streaming Tide
03. Mirdautas Vras
04. Might and Glory
05. Beleriand
06. Northward
07. Menegroth
08. Land of the Dead

Two of the album's tracks will feature a choir. The CD will have a total running time of approximately 68 minutes. Check out the cover artwork at this location.

(Thanks: Timo / www.utopian-dream.de)


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Metal / Sepultura?
« on: October 21, 2004, 09:48:41 PM »
I have Beneath the Remains and I really like it, but I'm afraid to buy their newer stuff because I know they became shitty nu-metal at some point. Did they release any other albums with a similar speed/death metal sound?

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