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Metal / Cóndor Newsletter #2: February 2014
« on: February 01, 2014, 01:59:57 PM »
DISCLAIMER: If you are receiving this e-mail you have been added to our mailing list, probably because you have collaborated with us in the past. If you wish to be removed from this mailing list please let us know and we will diligently oblige. For the sake of convenience this newsletter will be issued in English. Without further ado:

-Over the past few months we have been lucky enough to obtain positive coverage from a few notable metal websites. We are particularly proud to have been named amongst the best albums of 2013 by deathmetal.org! Thanks to all who have supported us!

-In the paper world, the band has been featured on the newest issue of Chilean zine “Omega Dead Letter,” and is scheduled to appear in the 4th installment of the American “Codex Obscurum” zine. Many thanks to these publications for their support!


-At the moment we are looking for promoters in North America, the Southernmost part of our own continent, and, perhaps most critically thanks to ridiculous shipping prices, Europe. Any possible contacts or help on this front would be enormously appreciated.

 

-As of now demos for the new album are nearly finished. We will enter the studio in late July and album #2 will be released in January 2015. Promos will probably be issued around November. Further information is forthcoming.


-A few hometown shows are currently being scheduled for the summer season, alongside local crossover legends Personal Device (formerly Unheilbar) and other great bands. Further information is forthcoming.

-The band is available for interviews and press in Spanish, English and French. If you are interested, or know someone who would be interested, in a promotional copy of the album, please contact us.

Things have been going a lot better for the band and the album than we ever could have expected, and the support all of you have given us is largely to thank for that.

Cóndor hails you!

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Metal / Makings of Metal Music Can be Traced to Black Sabbath
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:25:34 PM »
In popular discussions about hard rock and its musical offshoots—metal and punk—Led Zeppelin reigns supreme. For example, VH1’s Top 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists list places Led Zeppelin in the first spot with Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC and Metallica in the following positions. While I agree that Led Zeppelin is the most influential band across hard rock genres and in its infiltration into popular culture, I posit that Black Sabbath has played the bigger role in metal’s specific history.

The basic characteristics of metal—the dissonant vocals, the infernal riffs, the taboo lyrics—can all be traced back to Black Sabbath. Many a Gentile will find Ozzy Osbourne’s voice, along with his antics, to be crass and distasteful. A real metalhead will appreciate these qualities and the innate malevolence in his voice. The guy was born to be a metal singer.

http://whitmanpioneer.com/arts/2014/01/30/makings-of-metal/

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When Dying Fetus, a death metal act not exactly known for catering to female tastes, recently came to New York City, the Gramercy Theatre was — shock of shocks — populated with plenty of beautiful ladies. As a frequenter of such concerts for over a dozen years, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Death metal events are known to be…how do I put this…”vaginally-challenged.”

http://guycodeblog.mtv.com/2014/01/29/metal-girlfriend/

Get in the hipsters, inject rock music, make it "safe," and the hookers show up.

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Metal / Origins of Underground Metal in 1984
« on: January 30, 2014, 02:02:07 PM »
1984 was the year thrash metal sent its first shots across the bow as scene leaders Metallica released their crucial sophomore effort Ride The Lightning and Anthrax issued their searing debut album, Fistful of Metal. Deeper into the underground still, Celtic Frost and Bathory issued their first recordings which would help shape the sound and imagery of black metal...This list doesn’t even take into account important EPs by the likes of Slayer, Overkill and Hellhammer not to mention crucial demos from the tape trading underground.

http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2014-01-29/heavy-metal-albums-turning-30/2/

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Metal / Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement
« on: January 30, 2014, 12:39:45 AM »


What do you see in this picture? An ironic tote bag, piercings, stretched earlobes, unruly beards, orange sunglasses, starred Converses – nothing that would stand out around Neukölln. The scene might be worth a groan but not a whole blog entry, right?

But this wasn’t Neukölln. This picture was taken in Magdeburg on January 21 at a demonstration of 700 Nazis to commemorate the allied bombing of the city in 1945. It gives a whole new meaning to the tote: "Please don’t shove, I have a yoghurt in my bag.“ Shoving was on the cards because 1500 antifascists were trying to block the Beutel-carrying fascists’ route through the city.

http://www.exberliner.com/blogs/the-blog/theyve-arrived-the-nazi-hipsters/

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Interzone / Accidentally vegan
« on: January 26, 2014, 08:36:32 PM »
Basically, modern technology has gotten so good at avoiding real baking that it has made some delicious junk foods vegan by mistake. Send this list to every vegan you know!

http://www.peta.org/living/food/accidentally-vegan/

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Interzone / The hardest videogame of all time
« on: January 25, 2014, 01:23:31 PM »
Visionary, absurdly difficult games such as this gain cult followings. It is the game I remember most from my childhood. It is the game I love (and despise) the most, because it was the hardest, the most complex, the most challenging. The world it presented was like being exposed to Plato’s forms, a secret, nonphysical realm of pure ideas and logic. The challenge of the game—and it was one serious challenge—was to understand that other world. Programmer Thomas Foote had just started college when he picked up the game: “I swore to myself,” he told me, “that as God is my witness, I would finish this game before I finished college. I managed to do it, but just barely.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/01/robot_odyssey_the_hardest_computer_game_of_all_time.html

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Metal / How do people exit metal?
« on: January 25, 2014, 02:56:44 AM »
Originally from here but the wording was botched.

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This applies especially to collectors.

Most people are active in music from their teens up through their early thirties when they get married and bork out some sprogs, thus suddenly lack time, money and space to listen to music much. Further like Pavlovian dogs they tend to take their jobs more seriously which cuts down even further.

At this point, it seems, they just withdraw. The collection goes into the attic and ten years later gets unceremoniously dumped at the local record shack, or burned during the divorce.

Or does it?

Who do you know who has exited [listening to metal], how did it happen and what happened to their collection?

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Metal / Did Behemoth gang-rape a drunk fan in 2001?
« on: January 25, 2014, 02:55:22 AM »
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Mentioned in the petition is the accusation of the members of Behemoth (including Nergal) of raping a drunk woman (a fan apparently) while on tour with Khold in Spain in 2001. According to this Polish news website article, Nergal justifies himself and the band that it was not rape – or at least in his eyes. He claims that “rock ‘n’ roll is a fun game, often dangerous and risky”. He goes on: “Something that may be something horrible and amoral to you, for me is an emanation of Dionysian attitudes and ecstatic elevation or just pure hedonism with a hint of perversion."

BEHEMOTH: Forced to Cancel Festival Appearance And Accused of Raping a Fan in 2001

Still just allegations. If they're lies, she should serve time. His statement is totally unconvincing -or- a media troll however.

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Metal / Tormention
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:11:43 PM »

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Metal / Narcotic Wasteland
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:11:21 PM »

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Metal / Disrupted - Heavy Death EP
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:10:58 PM »

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Metal / Manifest
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:10:36 PM »

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Metal / Lethal Creation
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:00:49 PM »

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Interzone / Metaphor for death
« on: January 24, 2014, 05:47:01 PM »
Hawking proposes a third, tantalizingly simple, option. Quantum mechanics and general relativity remain intact, but black holes simply do not have an event horizon to catch fire. The key to his claim is that quantum effects around the black hole cause space-time to fluctuate too wildly for a sharp boundary surface to exist.

In place of the event horizon, Hawking invokes an “apparent horizon”, a surface along which light rays attempting to rush away from the black hole’s core will be suspended. In general relativity, for an unchanging black hole, these two horizons are identical, because light trying to escape from inside a black hole can reach only as far as the event horizon and will be held there, as though stuck on a treadmill. However, the two horizons can, in principle, be distinguished. If more matter gets swallowed by the black hole, its event horizon will swell and grow larger than the apparent horizon.

http://www.nature.com/news/stephen-hawking-there-are-no-black-holes-1.14583

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