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Metal / Re: YOUR metal timeline
« on: June 01, 2010, 02:33:14 PM »
1981 - Born

1984 to 1991 - Saw Aerosmith first time on TV and also watched the some music program broadcast from Germany(mostly jazz and classic rock bands). Listened to mostly Indian classical(my parents used to listen to it and still do). Saw Zubin Mehta conducting a symphony live in India.

1991 to 1994 - Listened to mostly dance music and mainstream pop.

1995 - Started listening to mainstream rock(I had just started listening to Def Leppards, yikes!)

1995 to 1996 - Mostly mainstream rock bands but then discovered Iron Maiden's Best of the Beast. Also started listening to Metallica and Megadeth

1997 - Discovered Judas Priest Painkiller. By now I was knee deep in metal!

1998 - Huge Metallica fan! Also was listening to Black Sabbath along with some grunge(lame!)

1998 to 1999 - Learnt Indian Classical music. Played the Indian lute for nearly 3 years.

2000 - Switched from playing Indian lute to bass guitar, inspired by Geezer Butler, Cliff Burton and John Paul Jones.

2001 - Formed first band, mostly playing covers of Slayer and Metallica. Also discovered Morbid Angel!

2004 - Started exploring black metal(discovered Emperor!). Moving in the direction of extreme metal, primarily technical/progressive death metal.

2006 - Spent a lot of of time listening to Burzum, Emperor, Darkthrone. Also became National Socialist and "joined" the LNSG. Also edited their the first issue of Blut und Boden. Also played in a death metal and black metal band.

2007 - Stopped playing in band since 2006 end. Focussed more on career. By now I was sick of the morons in the metal community online and offline.

2008 - Started a grindcore band and played shows till 2009.

2009 to 2010 - Got my life in order and started focusing on photography, travel and death metal. Currently very much sane and working on a new EP with my death metal band! Shout out to Grim Morrison!

My interest in classical music has been revived. Listening to doom death/funeral doom metal.

In all these years, I owe a lot to Prozak's writings, ANUS website, DLA and the forum members from the old board Ether 2002 to 2006. Thanks to all on ANUS who fed my hunger for metal and encouraged me to explore other forms of music.

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Interzone / Re: How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
« on: March 29, 2010, 11:33:50 AM »
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I wonder about the event that brought Indian people to an average IQ of 81, seriously. What happened to the wise Aryans that wrote the Vedas? My guess is that these aryans found that Christianity was more passionate and active than any other western pre-christian philosophy, thanks to the practicality of Jewish thinking (development) + the contemplative capabilities of transcendental idealism.

There are many factors which lead to the decline of the Vedic civilization. I am not an expert to explain the decline in detail. But here are some key points :

1. Spiritual decline which lead to an erosion of tradition. Hindus became lazy and did not fully understand the Vedas and other important texts. They learnt the Vedas as something out of duty and not try to fully understand it. Subsequent generations devolved spiritually and which lead to social decline.

2. Social decline lead to blindly following traditional ideas(Shastras) and loss of importance of preserving tradition. This created opportunities for some to abuse power and exploit weaknesses of the masses. This led to heavy fragmentation into various social groups which lad to formation of sects, sub sects and misplaced allegiances.

3. Too much power and wealth also helped speed up decline in tradition which accelerated the exploitation by upper castes. Classes became more prominent. Class tension mixed with caste conflict added to ever increasing confusion and fear.

4. Fear and confusion made it easy for Brahmins and other upper castes to dominate lower castes through religion. Caste system now became a hierarchy which was very rigid and used as a tool for oppression.

5. Decline in spirituality, education, tradition, social structure and political state lead to extreme fragmentation of Bharat Varsha which weakened the nation as a whole made it ripe for spiritual revolution(Bhakthi movement, Early Middle Age philosophers who initiated a Hindu Renaissance). From the 11th to 15th century, India seemed to be headed in a better direction. But India was already too weak with poor political unity which made it just right for Muslim invaders to weaken India further through continuous attacks.

6. Sustained invasions from Muslims lead India to become weaker and they took over most of North India and parts of South India and "rebuilt"(rather destroyed) in their image. They created a bastardized culture mixed with remnants of Persian culture along with Islamic "fascism" with forced culture changes in the local regions. One of the effects was the creation of the language Hindi. Sanskrit's importance had declined significantly by then, which meant severing ties with the past. There were failed attempts to revive Hinduism and it would never be the same again.

7. Muslim kings or Mughals as they are known now also became drunk with power and wealth. They became arrogant and fought among themselves while continuing to wage war with Hindu kings(many of them who died valiantly in battle).

8. In the 14th century(?) when the English monarchy "awarded" it's explorers with patents on sea faring and exploration it gave them a chance to be a dominant power without any restrictions. They were free to do anything in their capacity to monopolize trade and territory. The shrewd tactics of appeasing and bribing the Mughals and some of the weak Hindu kings allowed them to monopolize on supply of raw materials, trade and buy territory.

9. By the 19th century the East India Company through appeasement, bribes and also waging wars in so called "defense of their property" conquered most of India.

10. Hindus had already severed most of their ties to the past. The British saw this as an opportunity to brainwash Hindus and completely remove any sort of pride in their culture, tradition. Thus started probably what can be termed as one of the greatest propaganda exercises to humiliate a populace.

11. By the late 1800's most Hindus believed that they had no culture of their own and it was all an invention of the outsiders. They thought themselves as savages who were taught civilization by outside tribes. Since by now most Hindus did not have direct connections to their past they saw Western materialism brought in by the British as the only way to survive and keep a nation. Hence, they became subservient to their colonial masters. On a side note, all these imperial conquests, propaganda and brainwashing was heavily funded by the Jacobins and Rothschilds (who also supported the French Revolution and other people revolutions once aristocracy was losing it's importance).

12. The East India Company was full of atheistic materialists using Christianity(the so called benevolent religion which also spread knowledge as per Mr. Woods) for their propaganda means.

To summarize the decline of Vedic civilization(I said before that all civilizations go through a rise, peak, stagnation and fall), continuous invasions by outsiders especially Muslims, Mughal rule, British colonialism brought India to it's knees. It's simply amazing how resilient India has been. I guess that it is one of the reasons we call it Mother India. The motherland has sheltered it's children(not just Hindus even other tribes who came here seeking refuge). I think the main reason why India is still standing is because of it's Hindu roots and a 8000 year history. No nation however powerful can destroy India completely. Outsiders may take our lives, our wealth, our land but NONE will every take our spirit and our Hindu past!

The key to a peaceful world is for all cultures to co-operate while preserving their own.

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/hhrmi/

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/hsus/

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/htemples1/

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/hhce/

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/tlmr/

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/mssmi/

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/muslimsep/

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/siii/

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Interzone / Re: Geeks
« on: March 29, 2010, 05:20:36 AM »
I used to work in network operations. I am currently working in the field of storage.

Interests:

Operating Systems Design and Implementation(currently focusing on Windows internals)

Cloud Computing

Virtualization

Network and System Security

Non-Comp Sc. -

Biology and Medicine(specifically Homeopathy and natural cures)

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Interzone / Re: ANUS makes its "Divine Intervention"
« on: March 26, 2010, 03:47:29 PM »
I think SRP wrote this article to remind people what ANUS really stands for. I think ANUS has deviated from it's original goal.

On a related note: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche - his words are immortal just like Beethoven's music or Gorguts Obscura (he he)

On a unrelated note, I would like to see some humor on the forums. It's nice to be serious and discuss things in depth but humor can make things interesting, even if the humor seems silly.

For example the Black metal is dead thread. Bring on the parodies!


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Interzone / Re: How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
« on: March 26, 2010, 03:01:31 PM »
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Thomas Woods is an actual historian with legitimate credentials. Who is Stephen Knapp and what are his credentials? His website looks crankish.

I am not debating his credentials per se. I actually am a fan of his writings on economics and articles on lewrockwell.com. I am surprised that he is so clear and articulate when it comes to his economic ideas but this seems like a U-turn on logic. Anyone with a moderate knowledge of world history knows that the real history of Catholicism could not have been suppressed for so many centuries. The Catholic church is a massive powerful institution which operates like a giant multinational corporation. I agree that there has been a lot of propaganda against the church, Christianity and the traditionalist Western world and has been overrun by political correctness. But I disagree that the Catholic church could have made these contributions. I however do not deny that Catholic priests have studied science and math in the past(some even continue to study it today). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_thinkers_in_science

His claims don't seem to have solid proof. There has been no evidence of any nation outside of the West of scientific and technological knowledge transfer by Jesuits.

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Did you read his book or are you pulling this claim out of your ass?

I think the burden of proof is on Thomas Woods and not on me.

In any case here is proof which I would like to provide and which is widely accepted even by the most conservative Western "scholars"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryabhata

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_mathematics

http://www.hinduism.co.za/vedic.htm#Books%20on%20Vedic%20Maths

http://www.vedanet.com/

http://www.hinduwisdom.info/Advanced_Concepts.htm

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/

Hospitality in Hindu culture - http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/wfdownloads/singlefile.php?cid=29&lid=62

Regarding Stephen Knapp's credibility; he is one of very few Westerners who has understood Hinduism. He is respected even by old Sanskrit and Vedic scholars. The same goes for David Frawley aka Vamadeva Shastri

Disclaimer : I am a libertarian who supports free markets(Austrian Economics) and also reads Lewrockwell.com, Mises.org and Antiwar.com.

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Interzone / Re: The death of extreme islam in the west
« on: March 26, 2010, 11:22:29 AM »
The Islamists know that they cannot takeover the world as much they would like to and think they are succeeding. There is always a balance of power, an equilibrium which exists in the Cosmos and in human history. Nature always endows all species with common abilities and some special ones. But when a species dominates too much their power is reduced through force or evolution. The same applies to mankind. Each tribe at one time or the other has tried or wants to try and be the dominant one. Some have succeeded and some have not. Some tribes have seen what happens when you try to dominate everyone and are wise enough not to pursue the path of domination. Of course there are some tribes who simply cannot dominate other tribes simply because of their intrinsic inability to dominate.

Look at all ancient cultures. Some used force to dominate in their own territories or conquered other lands and they fell from grace as expected. This rise and fall is part of the greater cycle in Cosmos of birth and death. All ancient civilizations had a birth, grew strong by learning the ways of survival, creation of art, trade and the usual course of tribal evolution and then they peaked, stagnated, declined and fell. Some civilizations survived the decline and managed to morph into a a neo-civilization.

Islam has it's time of rise and peak. In my opinion, Islam is going through an internal change in the social context through it's narrow worldview. I think this is more to do with the fall of Judaism and Christianity. Islam is a counter reaction to the domination of Christianity over the last 300 years.

There is a "spiritual" and political vacuum created by the decline of Christianity(which brought in atheistic materialism from theistic materialism) hence, Islam is filling that vacuum. Islam is fascistic from a  cultural, spiritual and social perspective. This is in opposition to atheistic materialism in the West.

However Islam is not completely guilty of being aggressive. The atheist and (morally and ethically) corrupt theists in the West want to provoke a confrontation.

The days of colonial "glory" and imperialism passed after World War 2. The United States saw a chance to be a formidable but "benevolent" force in the world which they saw as fit to dominate, which is no different from the British Empire which justified itself to many of it's colonies as "liberators", "saviors", "benevolent" rulers who were there in the colonies to "help" the noble savages.

There will be a showdown between the West and Islam and this might not be necessarily be an all out war but more do with civilization and cultural unity. The victorious from this war will emerge bruised, exhausted, disillusioned and broken beyond repair, only to to die a painful death.

While this happens the best we can do as an individual, is to protect yourself, your family, friends and things which you care about the most. The rest should left to the natural course of human history.

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Interzone / How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
« on: March 26, 2010, 06:30:51 AM »
How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

Has anyone read that book by Thomas Woods?

Article by th author at http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/history/world/wh0101.html

From the book as per the review:

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The Jesuits were also the first to introduce Western science into such far-off places as China and India. In seventeenth-century China in particular, Jesuits introduced a substantial body of scientific knowledge and a vast array of mental tools for understanding the physical universe, including the Euclidean geometry that made planetary motion comprehensible. Jesuits made important contributions to the scientific knowledge and infrastructure of other less developed nations not only in Asia but also in Africa and Central and South America.

The idea that Jesuits introduced science to India and China is laughable when there has been and continues to be clear evidence that Vedic Hinduism or even post Vedic Hinduism much before the spread of Christianity, science and mathematics were well known.

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Non-Christian cultures did not possess the same philosophical tools, and in fact were burdened by conceptual frameworks that hindered the development of science. Jaki extends this thesis to seven great cultures: Arabic, Babylonian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, and Maya. In these cultures, Jaki explains, science suffered a "stillbirth." My book gives ample attention to Jakiís work.

This is even more ridiculuous. Thomas Woods provides no concrete proof of such history. Has this man read ANY eastern text? Has he read the Bhagavada Gita or the Yajur Veda(which contains science and engineering)?

Thomas Woods with that book revises history so radically it seems like he has expressed fantasies and wet dreams of any fanatical Catholic(looks like he is one of them).

I always have considered Christianity, Islam and Judaism as cancer to humanity. There are some noteworthy aspects to the Semitic religions but nothing special that non-Semitic religions don't have.

Ideally Semitic cultures should be confined to the Middle East. They have no place in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

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Interzone / Re: How to become a Hindu
« on: March 24, 2010, 05:28:44 AM »
I would be extremely wary of any Hindu sect that allows the conversion of foreigners.  Hinduism encompasses the whole social order, not just the religious order.  So those born without a caste are not really considered to be Hindus, regardless of their religious beliefs.  Most orthodox Hindus would encourage westerners to look towards their own religion, like you say, and particularly the Orthodox Church given that it still preserves its integral forms.

To become a Hindu it is not necessary to be Indian or belong to a caste. I think you are right about certain Hindu "sects". Some "sects" are modern inventions especially post-1947.

I am not aware as to who are these Hindus who discourage foreigners from becoming Hindu. Although on the other hand, it is possible because firstly when Hindus first let the British explore Hinduism, the British used propaganda to subvert the religion and it's effects can be seen even today on Hindu society. Secondly many Westerners are gullible and follow just about any New Age hippie stuff. Traditional Hinduism is hard to follow in daily life, even most Hindus are not aware of the deeper traditions.

I recommend reading works of Ramana Maharishi, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Stephen Knapp, Adi Shankara and Sri Ramanujacharya.

I recommend visiting Ramakrishna Mission Ashram(closest we have to traditionalist Hinduism).

http://www.stephen-knapp.com/

http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/

http://www.vivekananda.org/index2.asp

http://belurmath.org/home.htm

http://www.ramanuja.org/

http://www.saranagathi.org/images/ramanuja.jpg

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Interzone / Re: Third world USA
« on: March 19, 2010, 10:54:58 AM »
Economist & Senate hopeful Peter Schiff has a pretty thorough back-catalog of news items indicative of mass stupidity Here if anyone actually needs evidence.

The collection is basically an exercise in illustrating erratic fiscal behavior and the misguided responses it usually prompts.  But there's also a troubling nod toward over-consumption, which is in my opinion the linchpin of the libertarian/austrian economics upswing.  When the pendulums of several key metrics swing out of balance all at once - and do so with significant approval - you know you've got some thick problems within arms reach.

I don't think Austrian economics promotes over-consumption. Infact it allows maximum economic freedom which allows the whole economy to mature and produce higher quality goods and services. It is rigth step towards fiscal responsibility.

I am really hoping Peter Schiff gets elected to the Senate. Ron Paul and Rand Paul hopefully get elected as the President and Vice President in 2012!

http://schiffforsenate.com/

http://www.ronpaul.com/

http://www.ronpaul.org/

http://www.randpaul2010.com/

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Metal / Re: Movie: "Promised Land of Metal"
« on: March 18, 2010, 10:52:28 AM »
Just watched it through youtube - in the parlance of this site, it's (almost)all AIDS.
The history of my homeland's metal is being represented as a progression from cock/butt rock to anemic pseudo-metal for the "playstation generation".
It's not a big surprise that bands like Beherit, Demilich or early Amorphis don't get mentioned at all.
This country is filled with "metalheads" that I don't feel any kinship with..

Antti Boman should be on the list of greatest Finns and we should instate a National Day of Demilich!

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Interzone / Re: Metalhead weakness
« on: March 18, 2010, 10:45:55 AM »
I see many metalheads who suffer from the 'Rock 'n' Roll  Syndrome'. They are more interested in being part of a group or culture which seems rebellious and against the flow of the mainstream society. This is no different from hippies who wanted to be hippies because they nothing else better to do in life or simply felt better about themselves being part of an "outcast" group.

The rebellious image is an important reason why they want to be metalheads. Too many metalheads become obedient collectors of merchandise. I have been thinking about the image aspect recently. I think many "metalheads" are uncomfortable and insecure about who they are and how they look, so they wear band t-shirts, get pierced, have "cool" looking hairstyles, wear spikes(and makeup; lol). But this does not mean, there are no metalheads who maintain the metal look simply because they love the genre so much and genuinely believe in it's message and want to proactively show their allegiance.

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Interzone / Why to volunteer to work for ANUS
« on: March 17, 2010, 08:53:46 AM »
How do we exterminate hipsterism in metal and kill off the awful styles of deathcore and metalcore?

The metalcore/deathcore trend is dead; the indie/emo blackmetal-flavored rock trend is still gaining momentum. It helps to volunteer for people who are providing information for those biologically able to appreciate it. For those who are congenitally clueless, the only solution is general eugenics.

Ok. Where do I sign up and what do you guys want me to contribute?

I have some web designing\programming skills. I can write some reviews/recommendations. I am also a "musician" trained in carnatic classical music for one year, have played in various bands including a black metal band and currently in a death metal band.

I was the "editor" for LNSG's zine Blut und Boden first issue, if this helps my writing credibility in the eyes of ANUS staff.

Are you serious?  The link is right in his post.

I did see the link. I did not want to sign up without asking the specifics. I am aware that anus.com has high standards and expectations. I was merely providing the information about my "experience", so to speak. Thank you all for the replies.

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Interzone / Re: Join us.
« on: March 16, 2010, 02:24:39 PM »
How do we exterminate hipsterism in metal and kill off the awful styles of deathcore and metalcore?

The metalcore/deathcore trend is dead; the indie/emo blackmetal-flavored rock trend is still gaining momentum. It helps to volunteer for people who are providing information for those biologically able to appreciate it. For those who are congenitally clueless, the only solution is general eugenics.

Ok. Where do I sign up and what do you guys want me to contribute?

I have some web designing\programming skills. I can write some reviews/recommendations. I am also a "musician" trained in carnatic classical music for one year, have played in various bands including a black metal band and currently in a death metal band.

I was the "editor" for LNSG's zine Blut und Boden first issue, if this helps my writing credibility in the eyes of ANUS staff.

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Interzone / How to end hipsterism, metalcore and deathcore?
« on: March 16, 2010, 05:37:52 AM »
How do we exterminate hipsterism in metal and kill off the awful styles of deathcore and metalcore?

I heard today that some metalcore fan said "All of the songs on Reign in Blood sound the same, Lamb of God is better! Tom Araya can't sing, he is shouting some words". The biggest problem with these kids into nu-metal/metalcore/deathcore is they don't  seem to have any sense of differentiation at all. Let alone metal, they can't even differentiate genres of music in general.

Any suggestions on how to end these trends? How do we defeat these mindless hipsters besides just arguing with them?

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