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Interzone / Re: ANUS Uploading format
« on: December 08, 2008, 11:53:55 AM »
Use megaupload. From experience, it's the best.

And I'll chop off your dick if you use mediafire! (really, mediafire is worse than rapidshare...)

n.b. these names are really silly, especially when used in combination.

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Interzone / Black metal musicians and social commentary
« on: December 08, 2008, 10:00:58 AM »
Quote
Democracy is found chiefly in masterless dwellings (for here every one is on an equality), and in those in which the ruler is weak and every one has licence to do as he pleases.
-Aristotle.

One thing one has to learn about the modern world at some time is that you can't expect too much of others. I learned to concentrate on my path and not get distracted by the silliness of others, because there's too much of it and you can't correct them all.

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Metal / Re: German institution bans 4 Graveland albums
« on: December 07, 2008, 02:56:04 PM »
Do you have a link to the article that talks about this?

I can read a little bit of German (been studying it for 2 years now), and I'd like to know what the grounds were for the banning.

You could always copy and paste the text into a translator, too.

I have physical copies of two of these albums ("In the Glare..." and "Celtic Winter"), if anyone wants FLAC rips of them.
Thanks! It would be great if you could upload one of them, Maybe "Celtic Winter"?

I don't own "Immortal Pride". Who can upload that one?

Most people buy music like Graveland from mailorders. That's why this censorship is deadly for Graveland in Germany, if not aided.

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Metal / German institution bans 4 Graveland albums
« on: December 04, 2008, 02:10:47 PM »
The German BPjM has announced in September 2008 that "Following The Voices Of Blood", "Immortal Pride", "In The Glare Of Burning Churches" and "The Celtic Winter" have been put on Sublist B of the index, which means that their distribution in Germany is prohibited under the Strafgesetzbuch:

The legal consequences of a work being listed on the index are:
   1. It must not be sold, provided or otherwise made accessible to minors.
   2. It must not be displayed where it can be seen by minors. This would, for example, include playing an indexed game in the presence of minors.
   3. It must be sold only within a shop. Basically selling indexed titles per mail order is illegal, however it is permissible if the package may only be handed over to a specified adult person, who has to present ID.
   4. It must not be rented out, except in a shop inaccessible to minors. This is why most video rentals in Germany are not accessible for minors - otherwise they would not be allowed to rent out certain horror (and adult) films.
   5. It must not be imported by mail order. In this case even an adult buyer is subject to penalty.
   6. It must not be advertised or announced in a place where the announcement or advertisement could be seen by minors.
   7. If it is for one of the above six causes, production, acquiring, and holding in store are subject to penalty too.

I didn't find any news article in English.
BPjM, Graveland

Looks like we have to provide FLACs for the above albums in Audiofile.

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Interzone / Re: Temperments of the Composers
« on: November 21, 2008, 01:48:51 PM »
Esoteric

or

Universalist

A totally idiotic distinction. Suits the idiot Jung.

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Metal / Re: Listen to new GRAVELAND material 08/09
« on: November 20, 2008, 01:47:24 PM »
I like it nevertheless. It's art, and when you praise a shoemaker for his shoes, you don't expect him to make hats tomorrow.

Graveland is honest expression of spirit of metal. ;-). One only needs a few pairs of shoes (exception: women), but one doesn't blame the shoemaker for making excellent shoes.

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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: November 20, 2008, 01:38:35 PM »
Something is amiss with Negura Bunget; but what? It's the melody that is missing. They try everything to cover that: good production, variation, drony sound...but the melodies suck, and thus it's like that Bartók Sonata: interesting for 5 minutes, as long as you anticipate what you hope will come; annoying when you have realized that it will never come.

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Interzone / Re: The soul is the prison of the body
« on: November 20, 2008, 01:20:52 PM »
Good post, mr number.

"Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart."
 -- Saint Augustine

All great black metal has aspired the "greater", the idealistic, the unifying; it is this that made it great. Individualism destroys art.

What every black metal band should remember: Only that which is not only yours individually is important. You, as a band, must aspire the supra-individual, you must try to create art that is more than you are!

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Metal / Re: Metal Without Words
« on: November 20, 2008, 12:35:06 PM »
Bartók makes my ears hurt. Even the percussion. But one thing's for sure: Classical shows the way in this regard, as always.

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Interzone / Re: The soul is the prison of the body
« on: November 12, 2008, 01:34:26 PM »
Granted, it is something I had thought about before my reading, but to have that simple inversion of modern/ Judeo-Christian thought inverted so plainly in words got me thinking.  Is the belief of the opposite, the belief in a metaphysical soul imprisoned in some rotting, worthless body, not the basis for individualism?  To realize that we are only individuals on a molecular, bodily level would help the world at large immensely right now.

The true individualism is to claim that we are only individuals on a "molecular, bodily level". For the supra-bodily is that which unites by being principle of all that is bodily. Individualism is the negation of this uniting principle.

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Interzone / Re: Why human endeavors fail
« on: November 11, 2008, 08:09:03 AM »
It's not the fault of the symbol itself, but of the human being that misinterprets it. For example, many see in the Swastika a symbol of nazism. It isn't really, although one could say that it is accidentally so; but then only because of their limited viewpoint, which limits them, not the symbol itself.

Symbols can be as difficult as the truth. They're not the problem, and it makes no sense to liken them to emotion.

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Interzone / Re: Good deeds
« on: November 08, 2008, 07:05:07 PM »
Reductio ad Christianam religionem.

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Metal / Listen to new GRAVELAND material 08/09
« on: November 08, 2008, 06:53:42 PM »

[Unfinished front cover of new Graveland album]

Listen to fragments from "Spears of Heaven" (2008) and "Thunderbolts of the Gods" (2009), and other tracks:
http://www.myspace.com/truegraveland

"Spears of Heaven" will probably be released in fall 2008 April 2009.

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Interzone / Re: Good deeds
« on: November 07, 2008, 09:11:05 PM »
Every human act requires a rational consideration, for example: is this thing like it should be or should it be otherwise?
For if everything were as it should be, no human act would be required at all.
Such a consideration requires a concept, a preconveived state of how the thing should be. Without such a concept, you're basically a stone.

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Interzone / Re: Transcendental Christianity texts
« on: November 06, 2008, 11:42:59 AM »
Forgive me if I am being obtuse, but how do you see any manner of Christian thought, esoteric or otherwise, as a portal through which to achieve that goal? Is the idealism of esoteric Christianity so different from the idealism of the "mainstream" variety?         

The "mainstream" variety doesn't have an esoteric core anymore (Cf. The Destruction of the Christian Tradition). When the kernel was lost, only the shell remained, and that shell is modern, "mainstream" Christianity. We simply assume that people like Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart wrote and taught in a time in which the kernel was "still in place". This kernel, ASBO calls "transcendental idealism" ...

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