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Metal / How Slayer re-invented the postmodern world
« on: June 06, 2014, 01:39:34 PM »
HOW SLAYER RE-INVENTED THE POSTMODERN WORLD

Jeff Hanneman left this world for demon realms on May 2, 2013 but the band he created along with Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo lives on. In fact, in the spirit of Francis Fukuyama's The End of History and the Last Man, which posited that modern consumer society was the last stage of human history, the International Day of Slayer presents an understanding of how Slayer re-invented the postmodern world.

In 1983, people thought life was pretty much back to normal. Those 1960s, and the hedonistic 1970s, those were probably just hiccups. Science has conquered all the great fears. We have explored every ocean, climbed every mountain, even seen into space. Billions of pages of documents and books have been written. Surely we know everything. This is humanity at its peak; things can only go up from here. Right? But it seemed as if we were covering something up.

Like a demonic eye, Slayer saw past it all. A managed society created by hordes of MBAs. The positive propaganda on the television. Our assurance that we had fought moral wars and put ourselves on top through an almost religious devotion to freedom. Everything that could fixed, had been fixed, by the use of power from outside. Now in a society of love and trust we were finally together and would beat those nasty Russians and spread our Utopian vision. But the eye of Slayer stared into our soul.

Our souls exuded the faintest whiff of... decay. Fear. Moral cowardice. Emptiness. Slayer caught the trail and peered deep within. Underneath our glossy brochures, good intentions, and technology, the darkest demons of humanity roused themselves. The victims are asleep, thus now is the time to strike. Our oblivion -- out of sight, out of mind -- allowed us to hide the dark abyss within. When you peered in deeply enough into the hollows, you saw the lack of purpose and fundamental deception that we tried desperately to hide.

Fukuyama was wrong. Consumer society is not the last age of humanity. Rather, it is the last age of the old era. The darkness has won, and creeps forth to urge us to destroy. Instead of a world where every question is solved, we face a world of ambiguity. Despite having banished religion, it seems as if the old tales of things that go bump in the night might have truth to them. We are the evil that lurks in the night and our souls turn dark when exposed to the light. Slayer showed us our illusions and pierced them.

31 years after the first notes of Slayer burned themselves into a studio tape and immortal legend among Hessians everywhere, the dark vision of Slayer rises again like a phoenix. We live in times of great change and upheaval. While no one else was able to give us a guide, Slayer did, and continues to guide us into the next era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyd_0lTUhCg

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Metal / National Day of Slayer 2014
« on: June 06, 2014, 01:29:10 PM »
...who's celebrating? I'm "working from home" so that I can listen to the material at volume above miniscule.

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Metal / Shane Bugbee interviews Behemoth's Nergal
« on: June 05, 2014, 03:51:20 PM »
For Immediate Release 6-5-14


Behemoth founder Nergal talks the meaning of Art and his hope that Christianity lives on with Underground filmmaker and author Shane Bugbee.


Recently, one of Black Metal's most outspoken performers sat with underground journalist, filmmaker, author and iconoclast Shane Bugbee for candid interviews about art, censorship and Satanism.


Nergal (Adam Darski) of Behemoth, who has been on trial for blasphemy in Poland, is an Energy Drink spokesman, and recently became a cancer survivor.  He spoke with Shane in May while touring the USA. Due to Shane's own career of controversy, spanning a quarter century, publishing obscene books, working with Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, bringing the first black metal bands to the U.S., among other feats of transgression, Shane Bugbee was able to get the answers others never can.


The interviews can be viewed in several short videos, seen in pictures and heard via mp3 on a couple of websites Bugbee runs, Creative Class Trumps Ruling Class (http://creativeclasstrumpsrulingclass.com/), and his personal website, The Occult Stylings of Shane Bugbee (http://www.shanebugbee.com).


Video & Audio Links:

• nergal defines and defies defining art… http://creativeclasstrumpsrulingclass.com/?p=1110

• the hope that christianity never dies… nergal of extreme metal band behemoth talks the religion of doubt: http://www.shanebugbee.com/?p=2367

• Full audio interview and photos: http://www.shanebugbee.com/?p=2304


For more information on the work of Shane Bugbee, also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Bugbeehttps://twitter.com/shanebugbeehttp://www.usaodd.com/

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Metal / Danziggy
« on: May 30, 2014, 10:43:00 PM »

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The lead singer of a Christian heavy-metal band has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife.

Tim Lambesis, who fronts the band As I Lay Dying, is a fundamentalist Christian whose fan base is comprised largely of evangelicals. The group received a Grammy nomination in 2008.

Lambesis pleaded guilty to soliciting murder after he was busted for hiring an undercover sheriff’s detective to kill his estranged wife Meggan Lambesis last year. Authorities said the heavily tattooed singer was angry because she’d restricted visits with their children and was due to get a large share of his income in a divorce settlement.

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/wigwag/christian-heavy-metal-singer-gets-six-years-for-plotting-to-kill-wife.html

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Metal / MASSACRA re-issues
« on: May 15, 2014, 02:50:37 PM »


http://www.centurymedia.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=13266&IdCompany=3

Century Media is proud to announce the license of the entire catalogue of France's biggest death metal band ever: MASSACRA!

"After so many years, we finally agreed to re-release our old material, our first demos and our albums including some bonus and exclusive stuff. To be honest, going revival is not our cup of tea at all but we must admit that the Century Media team has been so persistent and convinced us to release something official, of high quality, enhanced by some old stuff, original and personal..."
Jean-Marc Tristani, August 2013

The first of various MASSACRA releases will be the demo compilation "Day Of The Massacra", which includes all tracks of the three legendary demos "Legion Of Torture", "Final Holocaust" and "Nearer From Death". All tracks have been remastered at DMS by Ulf Horbelt who is well known for his outstanding remastering skills (Morbid, Asphyx, Grave, Necropsy and many more). Nathaniel Colas did a great in-depth interview with original MASSACRA guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani and Thomas Westphal of the infamous Necromaniac Zine (Germany) will create a killer artwork for the release. "Day Of The Massacra" will be released as standard CD Jewelcase (on midprice!) and standard LP (with 180g vinyl and inlay). The release date has been set to November 4th.

From 2013 onwards, the long sold out albums "Final Holocaust", "Enjoy The Violence", "Signs Of The Decline", "Sick" and "Humanize Human" will be made available step by step. All five albums will get the same treatment as the aforementioned demo compilation: Remastered sound, bonus material, unreleased and exclusive songs, liner notes, reworked layouts, high quality cover artworks (no cheap and blurry scans), rare photos and whatever else there is a fan of real death metal could ask for.

Here's the preorder link that either brings you to the Euro or US CM Distro webshop:
http://smarturl.it/massacracmd

One song from each re-issue can be heard here:
"Researchers Of Tortures": http://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/massacra-researchers-of-tortures

"Enjoy The Violence": http://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/massacra-enjoy-the-violence

“Full Frontal Assault”: http://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/massacra-full-frontal-assault

Further info:
The albums have been skillfully remastered by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony (Asphyx, Desaster, Darkthrone etc), were specially mastered for vinyl and feature heavy 180gr vinyl, a 30x30cm 4-page LP booklet whereas the CD and digital format come along with additional bonus tracks and will be offered at mid-price.
“Final Holocaust” offers tracks from a previously unreleased 1990 live show, “Enjoy The Violence” also contains a rehearsal from 1991 and “Signs Of The Decline” extra live tracks, so look forward to some rare rawness as bonus treats.
The LP booklet and 24 pages CD booklet include all lyrics, detailed interviews with guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani, photos, fanzine snippets, flyers and more.

Here is an overview on the different vinyl editions and limitations:

Final Holocaust:
200 copies – black vinyl
400 copies - transparent blue vinyl
400 copies - clear vinyl

Enjoy The Violence:
200 copies - black vinyl
400 copies – solid white vinyl
400 copies - clear vinyl

Signs Of The Decline:
200 copies - black vinyl
400 copies – red vinyl
400 copies - clear vinyl

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Metal / CD degradation
« on: May 15, 2014, 02:43:42 PM »
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"Adrienne LaFrance reports at the Atlantic that f you've tried listening to any of the old CDs lately from your carefully assembled collection from the 1980's or 1990's you may have noticed that many of them won't play won't play. 'While most of the studio-manufactured albums I bought still play, there's really no telling how much longer they will. My once-treasured CD collection — so carefully assembled over the course of about a decade beginning in 1994 — isn't just aging; it's dying. And so is yours.'

Fenella France, chief of preservation research and testing at the Library of Congress is trying to figure out how CDs age so that we can better understand how to save them. But it's a tricky business, in large part because manufacturers have changed their processes over the years and even CDs made by the same company in the same year and wrapped in identical packaging might have totally different lifespans. 'We're trying to predict, in terms of collections, which of the types of CDs are the discs most at risk,' says France. 'The problem is, different manufacturers have different formulations so it's quite complex in trying to figure out what exactly is happening because they've changed the formulation along the way and it's proprietary information.' There are all kinds of forces that accelerate CD aging in real time. Eventually, many discs show signs of edge rot, which happens as oxygen seeps through a disc's layers. Some CDs begin a deterioration process called bronzing, which is corrosion that worsens with exposure to various pollutants. The lasers in devices used to burn or even play a CD can also affect its longevity. 'The ubiquity of a once dominant media is again receding. Like most of the technology we leave behind, CDs are are being forgotten slowly,' concludes LaFrance. 'We stop using old formats little by little. They stop working. We stop replacing them. And, before long, they're gone.'"

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/14/05/14/1459235/your-old-cd-collection-is-dying?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter

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Metal / Why is metal retarded?
« on: May 15, 2014, 01:07:47 PM »
Seriously: why are the people in this genre so incapable of logical thought, action and honorable behavior?

I don't mean the FMP/NWN types (only); they're obviously collectors, and collectors are Wal-mart shoppers putting on airs to pretend they're "cultured."

But, looking at the bigger picture, why is that Facebook/etc. are clotted with so many people behaving like idiots? And not just idiots, but oblivious, spoiled, entitled idiots?

I recall a small amount of users being like that in the past, but it seems the retardation has taken over. What broke?

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Metal / News
« on: May 14, 2014, 11:03:43 PM »
Crow has been promoted to head writer at Amerika.org. We need him over there more than here.

Similarly, two other familiar faces around here have agreed to join us as writers, but I'll let them tell you about it.

Further, I wanted to draft a mission statement for this forum:

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100% Metal Forum: for all those who see metal as an idea which can be applied both in musical form, and in everyday life. This is a forum for people who love metal and want to maintain or improve it.

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Interzone / Language is meaningless
« on: May 10, 2014, 05:31:44 PM »
Or perhaps not.

Language requires both parties have the same meaning to the tokens used. What determines this is how meaning is assessed: is it done in the abstract, to make the terms cooperate; in the social, to make the terms convenient to social meaning; or in an abstract-realist method, where terms must correspond to the structures found in reality.

I don't see the point in blaming language, or even brain images of reality. Intent is what matters.

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