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Metal / Averse Sefira - March 11 show (Austin)
« on: January 30, 2006, 08:11:55 AM »

"Redrum Club
401 Sabine Street
Austin, Texas 78701

www.redrumaustin.com for more information.
The show will be ALL AGES this time."

Metal / The Beasts live in Houston Feb 25
« on: January 30, 2006, 07:45:05 AM »
The Beasts

The place is javajazz, Houston TX.


This venue has proven to be shitty beyond belief - their policy of not serving alchol is antithesis to the ethos of The Beasts, and their draconian ticket pre-order policy has proven to be annyoing at best, leading to this post.

Should any of you in the Houston or surrounding area be intrested in seeing the show, you can purchase tickets here

Be sure to select "the beasts" as your favorite band in the list. This is important

Should any of you be intrested in the band or the show, go ahead and order tickets.  If you send your confirmation e-mail to runredcircles@gmail.com we will send people who actually can attend the show their choice of a live CD or DVD.  Those who cannot attend will get both.

Metal / Metal Radio
« on: January 29, 2006, 12:43:50 PM »
KCUF Radio Archive

The infamous station that brought to the Internet airwaves the pinnacles in nihilistic death metal, atavistic and romantic black metal, and transcendent ambient soundscapes has been recompiled and archived in its known entirety to initiate the unfamiliar and inspire those who remember.


Audiofile / Ras Algethi
« on: January 28, 2006, 02:26:47 PM »
Ras Algethi
Ras Algethi MP3s

"Doom metal band known for its atmosphere and professional clean vocals."

Ras Algethi - Oneiricon ~ The White Hypnotic (1995)

Ras Algethi - Oneiricon ~ The White Hypnotic (1995, Mega)

Metal / Ras Algethi review posted
« on: January 27, 2006, 02:15:58 PM »

Metal / How Metal Got Mainstreamed
« on: January 26, 2006, 06:28:08 PM »
Metal was not merely a genre of music, but an antagonistic philosophy seeking changes in the status quo:

I always understood rock as a form of revolution of young people against the establishment. Though nowadays, of course, it's one big commercial machine, deep within me the spirit is there. I can't deny it, because I experienced it like that when I was a kid.1

Tom G. Warrior's sentiments were not always explicitly expressed by thrashing, banging, and screaming metalheads; however, his belief that "rock [was] a form of revolution" was buried somewhere in the mix whenever heavy metal blared from stacks at shows or headphones at home.


Metal / Undiscovered classic metal sites
« on: January 25, 2006, 08:38:40 PM »
Scan-DM-Mania - fascination with Scandinavian death metal.

BNR Metal - database of context to classic bands.

Eroded Thoughts - classic video trading site.

d90-two - cynicism and metal.

Metal / Morbid Angel re-release
« on: January 20, 2006, 07:19:16 AM »
MORBID ANGEL - Altars Of Madness Dual Disc Due In March
2006-01-17 18:25:56

Earache Records are to release a Dual Disc format version of the
landmark death metal album, Altars Of Madness by MORBID ANGEL on March
13, 2006.

Considered by many to be a defining moment in the genre, Altars Of
Madness was first released in 1989 and is still held in reverence by
the majority of death metal fans.

The DVD side of the Dual Disc features the long sought after November
1989 Nottingham Rock City show filmed on the band's first ever
European outing, the legendary Grindcrusher Tour (alongside NAPALM
DEATH, BOLT THROWER and CARCASS) and is the first Morbid Angel
material to see an official DVD release.

A free replica ticket of this show is available with the first 5,000
copies pressed.


Metal / Deathspell Omega
« on: January 16, 2006, 04:00:04 PM »
I've discovered the truth: this band is Ulver Part II, meaning that they're insincere but musically adept enough to make black metal that's better than the rest, but empty as hell when listened to over a long term.

Infernal Battles: This is a blatant Gorgoroth ripoff, even down to production, and while it passes conveniently without disturbing and while being "good" in the most basic sense, it's wallpaper.

Kenose: A trend attempt that is the faux elitist black metal equivalent of Pantera.

Si Monumentum Requires Circumspice: They might as well call this "Automatic for the People" - like later REM, it's musically better than their earlier stuff, and any one moment is beautiful and even profound, but when stitched together, it's mostly aesthetic and has nothing to say.

There was some other 2-song or 3-song EP I heard, but it was complete fucking garbage. Send this band and Ulver back to Africa.

Metal / "The Gift of Death Metal"
« on: January 16, 2006, 01:33:22 PM »

Metal / Burzum forums
« on: January 15, 2006, 03:49:19 PM »
We've just restored the Burzum forum. It needs experienced users who can contribute interesting conversation to drown out the inevitable idiots. Frostwood is finding us some moderators, so if you're interested send him a line.


Rumors of a new Burzum album float around. Apparently, it's a metal album and will be made either from prison or immediately following release.

* Should another album be made?

* Should it be metal, keyboard or traditional Norsk instruments?

* Should he continue to avoid directly stating political opinion, so his albums keep that "power art" feel?

* Who's going to publish it?

Some of us here talked it over and here was the consensus: no to more politics in the music; keep it in interviews. Yes to another album, no to metal. We have no idea how he'll get it published.

- Music forum


All musicians have ideas. These ideas, when they deal with other people, are political. Even the most "individualistic" person wants to control others. Musicians, like any artists, when they make music will often incorporate some of these ideas. Some are purely in sound form, and others are given words, and here's where they can get into trouble.

It's not race itself that's the taboo of our time. It's the idea that we are determined by biological factors more than social ones. Society wants to believe it can give us money, educate us, indoctrinate us and force us through public health care and it will have produced the best citizens it can. The ugly (for some) truth is that much as we breed animals or plants, we have to breed humans. Race is part of this, as is eugenics, as is worship of genius. This taboo line defies our modern philosophy of "materialistic individualism."

Varg, unlike most metal musicians, was willing to cross that line -- and others follow (bravery is rewarded, sometimes).

All the good things in life are not for sale. Fine art can be sold, but you're buying the CD, not the ability to create or understand or share the music. Culture cannot be created with televisions, nor can it be made profitable. It's either culture, or consumerism. It's either good leadership, or democracy. It's either racial separation, or genocide. Burzum stepped out and showed us that, if we want to see the world of higher ideals and fantasy shown us in his music, we have to oppose modern society at a philosophical level.

- Ideas Forum


Many good topics arose on the last incarnation, although admittedly it died a slow and painful death. The popularity of Burzum within Black Metal invites all sorts of people. Especially the wild, liberal trolls complaining about the ideals of Varg... such is life.

Are these forums going to be publicised soon?

- Community Forum

If you want to help:

* Post the URL to the forum everywhere as a new message, for example in blog or forum or news service, Subject: New Burzum Forum launched; content: any part of the above message.

* Put the URL in your signature file on any forums or userlink services (MySpace, LinkedIn, Ringo) where you're a member.

* Anytime you rip a Burzum mp3, include site URL and forum URL in a README.TXT file.


Metal / Atheist demi-tour
« on: January 14, 2006, 08:31:40 PM »
ATHEIST regroup; announce exclusive festival appearances

Seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have regrouped for a run of exclusive live performances.

Guitarist/vocalist Kelly Schaefer has reassembled what is widely considered the bands classic recording lineup (Schaefer, guitarist Rand Burkey, bassist Tony Choy, and drummer Steven Flynn) for two exclusive festival performances; Italy's Evolution Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air. Schaefer comments, "We're very excited to be able to get back on the stage and play these insane tunes hit the air again the proper way with Flynn, Burkey and Choy. It's going to be very exciting and something not to be missed!."

ATHEIST will take part on Evolution Festival (scheduled for July 16 and 17 in Brescia, Italy) and Wacken Open Air (scheduled for August 3-5 in Schleswig Holstein, Germany). These will be the first in a series of exclusive festival performances announced. Shaefer continuess, "We would like to make a great festival run this year and expose as many as possible to the music we lived and died for. Many thanks to the Evolution Festival and Wacken for helping to give many people who never got to see ATHEIST live a chance to see us one last time. This is our chance to make the music we worked so hard to create come alive one last time, and we guarantee that it will not disappoint."

ATHEIST has recently had it's wildly-influential catalog (1988's 'Piece of Time', 1993's 'Elements', and the 1991's legendary 'Unquestionable Presence') reissued internationally via Relapse Records. Additionally, "Unquestionable Presence" was recently featured in Decibel magazine as part of its ongoing Hall of Fame feature. The Hall of Fame feature highlights influential and pivotal releases in metal history, and "Unquestionable Presence" will join of ranks of previously profiled classics such as SLAYER's "Reign In Blood", SEPULTURA's "Roots", and AT THE GATES' "Slaughter of the Soul", among others.

ATHEIST are available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, simply contact *** at Relapse Records via any of the means listed at the bottom of this message. Updated ATHEIST news / tour information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com and the ATHEIST website: www.OfficialAtheist.com.

Audiofile / Carbonized
« on: January 14, 2006, 06:01:58 PM »
Carbonized MP3s

"Members of Therion and Entombed make grindcore with the epic structure and melody of death metal."

Carbonized - For The Security (1991)

Carbonized - For The Security (1991, Mega)

Carbonized - Disharmonization (1992) [ CD ]

Carbonized - Disharmonization (1992, Mega)

Metal / Update
« on: January 10, 2006, 07:59:53 PM »
January 11, 2006


Motorhead - reviews of 1916, Everything Louder than Everything Else, Motorhead and Live, Loud and Lewd.

Entombed - review of Monkey Puss (Live in London).

Kong - reviews of Mute Poet Vocalizer and Phlegm.

My Bloody Valentine - review of Loveless.

Fallen Christ - review of Abduction Ritual.

Ildjarn - review of Forest Poetry re-release.

Resurrection - review of Embalmed Existence.

Korrozia Metalla - review of Sadism.


Dark Legions Archive: Death Metal and Black Metal Reviews

Metal / Democracy, Freedom and metal
« on: January 10, 2006, 03:44:03 PM »
The way in which Freakcontrol has been conceived, is different from how KONG used to work, which was as democratically as possible. Mark: "First our drummer decided he wanted to quit the band. Then Marieke told us she wanted to have less to do with the process of songwriting. Which left Dirk and me with a lot of freedom." - KONG

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