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Messages - Tancred Hauteville

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You sound bitter about the fact that some people decided that they did not like the direction you took deathmetal.org in. Now you are reaching out to find new writers, when you had a whole slew of people who admired, respected, and wanted to write for, and in collaboration with you.

Interzone / Re: Save the world
« on: November 22, 2012, 09:28:31 PM »
How does one obtain this "proceation license"?

I dont disagree, completely, with your suggestions but why not focus on promoting the cultural values that reflect a people's metaphysical vision? The "government" would not have to do half the stuff you just mentioned if such was the case. We need to keep in mind that when you take something away, the "hole" that is left is filled by something else. Take away TV's and people will turn to something equally as obnoxious and mind numbing. The only way to combat this is to provide people with a sense of identity and purpose to their life, the motivation and belief that life is not to be wasted merely enteraining oneself perpetually. Culture/Religion (the corporeal manifestaion of the metaphysical principles inherent in a given people) provide people with an impetus to change their life and live in accordance with an ideal that transcends theire ego (but does not negate it).

Change to world?.... "Change your life"

Metal / Re: 'One Man Metal' documentary -- Xasthur comes out the closet
« on: November 14, 2012, 11:17:38 PM »
Meh, Xasthur doesnt seemd weird, he seems like he is an overgrown teenager living on welfare......

Interzone / Re: Book Recomendations
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:51:01 PM »

Ideas have Consequences by Richard Weaver

The Discarded Image by C.S. Lewis

Religion and the Rise of Western Culture by Christopher Dawson
Liberalism is a Sin by Fr. Salvany

The Oath against Modernism by St. Pius X

The Divine Comedy by Dante

Interzone / Re: What have you been reading lately?
« on: September 23, 2012, 03:20:03 PM »
I am re-reading The Arabian Nights. I read them in my youth and they have taken on a new life as I see them through older eyes.

I've never actually read the text (though most of use know of accounts of the the popular tales). Shall have to give that a go at some point. Can you recommend a good english translation (bonus if they have the arabic text as well ;))

"Lord of the Rings" and "An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith" by John Damascene

I've recently re-read Lord of the Rings as well. I keep finding new and hidden meaning where I least expected it. Whether Tolkien intended anything other than a mythology, or "invented history" with his works (he frequently claimed he didn't) is unknown; he certainly praised a certain type of...nature (I think is the right word) in his mythology.

To this end, I've been (re)reading his The Silmarillion to understand the basis for what he writes about in the more well-know LoTR books. Interesting reading so far. There is certainly more to this than what fatty Jackson's movies have shown. And I don't (only) mean that in the superficial sense (i.e. "the movie doesn't have events x y and z in it),

I do not think Tolkien ever claimed that. If he did claim that he was writing a mythology, you are dimishing the importance of mythology. You may find his "Letters" insightful in this regard. At the very least he disliked allegory and his work is not an allegory in any way. Nonetheless Tolkien was concious of the fact that LOTR was a profoundly Catholic work (Sorry to burst anyones bubble here). Moreover, he does point out that the main theme of the work is about God's right to grant power and glory. How LOTR was shaped by Tolkiens Catholicism (yes, he was pious Catholic) is less explicit than one might expect but it is nonetheless a reality when one begins to dig deep into LOTR.

Might I also recommend The Road to Middel Earth by T.A. Shippey

Interzone / Re: What have you been reading lately?
« on: September 20, 2012, 12:46:29 AM »
"Lord of the Rings" and "An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith" by John Damascene

By the way Crow you are right, No one has ever thought that without the infiltration of arbitrary thoughts only shining reality would remain, only you have ever thought this.

Maybe you think too much?


Metal / Under the Banner of the Serpent Sun released
« on: September 16, 2012, 08:15:09 PM »
"Under the Banner of the Serpent Sun", a new 3 way split featuring Into Oblivion, Cromlech, Shoor has been released.

The split features 2 brand new tracks from the undisputed champion of "Progressive War Metal", Into Oblivion (Canada), along with two tracks from the upcoming Epic Heavy Metal Band "Cromlech" (Canada). For those into something a little more contemplative, the Split also included 3 tracks from instrumental act "Shoor", an act influenced by Dead Can Dance and Middle Eastern folk melodies.

If you are kult enough you will be able to get your hands on a copy........

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: September 02, 2012, 06:52:25 PM »
Are the later albums of Tartaros, Hades, Gehenna and Dodheimsgard and Manes worth looking into?

Gehenna - Both Murder and WW are quality records. Tight and Focused! Murder is absolutely vicious although structurally simple. WW explores (re-explores) a more explicit melodic sound. Stay clear of Admiron Black, it has some high points but it is a transition record and sounds rushed and confused at times.

I have never understood the lack of attention Gehenna recieves.......

Metal / Re: Dead Can Dance - 2012 Setlist
« on: August 25, 2012, 06:32:11 PM »
I have no problem with a band playing songs from there most recent work. DCD played nearly the entire new record, which I do not mind at all. However, why do DCD fans have to listen to two cover songs? Why choose C grade songs from Spiritchaser,  Towards the Within, Lisa's side project and the Gladiator soundtrack? As far as I am concerned, this was a poor setlist. DCD could have converyed a sense of wonder by focusing on quality, and in so doing they could have balanced newer output with their older material. In this way they could have respected their past and shown fans how they have built on it.....

But as you said, touring isnt about quality of output...... :-\

Maybe there older stuff is not inclusive enough.......hahaha

Interzone / Re: Help with old bill white website
« on: August 24, 2012, 05:20:38 PM »
This may belong to another thread but I find it interesting that Bill White would refer to Radical Traditionalism as a movement started by Evola, when Guenon was clearly the forerunner and in many ways Evola's superior. As far as the idea that Traditionalism holds a generally negative view of the "Semitic" religions, that is rubbish. Guenon became a Sufi, and it is generally known that Christianity was an attempt ot bring esoterism to the masses (whether this was a misguided attempt is another story). Any anti- Christianity etc, found in Evola is residual Nietzscheanism (a man who arguably created a straw man version of Christianity <read Protestant> and went on to refute this personal interpretation of Christianity. Anyone interested in Evola and Christianity should find his essay on Esoteric Catholicism.

Metal / Dead Can Dance - 2012 Setlist
« on: August 24, 2012, 04:12:02 PM »
I just saw Dead can Dance last night. I was extremely dissapoined with there set-list. I believe they played 1 song from there first 5 records. Those of you attending any of there upcoming concerts, please keep this in mind. Although they were fantastic live, and they are talented musicians, I was absolutely dumbstruck by their setlist. Has anyone else seen them live yet?

Metal / Solstice - New Dark Age
« on: August 14, 2012, 01:57:42 AM »
A reliable source recently recommended this to me. Upon initial listen I was sceptical but upon further listen I have come to appreciate this album for what it is, namely epic, doom-Laden heavy metal........it knows what it is and works within the genres orthodox framework. Any other thoughts on this band?

Interzone / Re: Jonathan Bowden: Dead
« on: July 02, 2012, 10:50:39 PM »
exactly what I had posted in the brackets......

That video has been taken down BTW.

Interzone / Re: Metal and traditionalism?
« on: May 28, 2012, 08:33:56 PM »
Meister Eckhart made the claim that the more one blasphemes God the more honour they accord him.

Metal / Re: Where to buy it?
« on: May 20, 2012, 02:31:54 PM »
FYI: I ordered my copy of the new Lord Wind from Wolftyr and did not have a problem.

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