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Metal / Deathspell Omega
« on: January 17, 2006, 12:00:04 AM »
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.

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Metal / "The Gift of Death Metal"
« on: January 16, 2006, 09:33:22 PM »

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Metal / Burzum forums
« on: January 15, 2006, 11:49:19 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.

Music

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

Ideas

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

Community

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.

Thanks!


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Metal / Atheist demi-tour
« on: January 15, 2006, 04:31:40 AM »
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.

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Audiofile / Carbonized
« on: January 15, 2006, 02:01:58 AM »
Carbonized
Carbonized MP3s



Carbonized

"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, SendItz)
Carbonized - For The Security (1991, Mega)

Carbonized - Disharmonization (1992) [ CD ]

Carbonized - Disharmonization (1992, SendItz)
Carbonized - Disharmonization (1992, Mega)



Carbonized - Demo Collection

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Metal / Update
« on: January 11, 2006, 03:59:53 AM »
January 11, 2006

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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.

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Dark Legions Archive: Death Metal and Black Metal Reviews

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Metal / Democracy, Freedom and metal
« on: January 10, 2006, 11:44:03 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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Metal / Averse Sefira - Jan. 14th in Austin, TX
« on: January 10, 2006, 02:13:18 AM »
Averse Sefira will be playing a show on Jan. 14th at Room 710 in Austin, TX. Those who have missed previous shows would be advised to see this brilliant band while they can. - rain is a secret

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Metal / Metal, Rock and Jazz by Harris Berger
« on: January 09, 2006, 11:42:11 PM »
I recommend tracking down the book "Metal, Rock And Jazz" by Harris Berger and especially reading the chapter in which he and a death metal guitarist go through a harmonic analysis of one of the guitarist's songs.

http://www.blackmetal.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=10242.html

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Metal / Demilich - first USA show ever
« on: January 04, 2006, 01:48:35 PM »
http://www.supremebrutality.com/fest/newcontent.html





Maryland Death Feast IV
May 27 and May 28, 2006
@ SONAR (Baltimore, MD)
MDF is an ALL AGES event.

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Metal / Future of metal? (Yes/No)
« on: January 04, 2006, 01:41:12 PM »
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So we've seen punk wipe away the pompous, overblown dinosaur rock of the 70's; we've seen the grunge backlash against the hairspray cock rock of the 80's...


Good summary - to that point.

Black metal was a revolution against all rock music.

Next, metal's going to have more singing, and get progressive in the way Morbid Angel and Slayer were (e.g. not Opeth). I think it's going to expand lyrically to be further like the English Romantic poets. I don't think it's going to get anti-Nationalists, or leftist/rightist like the boring punk bands.

Emo is doomed, indie is doomed, and black metal and death metal will hybridize.

After the Chinese invade, it'll be harder to get CDs out, so quality will go up too!

http://ubb.kerrang.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1518335&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=6&o=&fpart=9&vc=1

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Metal / Books About Metal
« on: December 31, 2005, 08:05:15 PM »
White Line Fever, by Lemmy Kilmister


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Metal / Tom G Warrior on Amazon.com
« on: December 31, 2005, 08:02:44 PM »
Tom G. Warrior of Celtic Frost, now user "rumorbid"

This answers the question, "Do metal innovators use cheesy online stores like the rest of us?"

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Metal / Appreciating Metal in the Context of High Standard
« on: December 31, 2005, 06:05:31 PM »
I think it makes sense, when talking about art (as opposed to "entertainment," in which category Linkin Park is a better product than Gorguts) to pick the highest-reaching, most comprehensive, most articulate and most feeling works you can.

In that light, I'd like to say that in order to appreciate the next generation of metal, you should first have taught yourself to appreciate Beethoven's 3rd and Bruckner's 4th symphonies.

You might not think you like these, but if you can wrap your mind around them, there's a lot more learning here than in 1,000,000,000 post-1996 black metal albums.

Good luck.

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Audiofile / Bruckner, Anton
« on: December 31, 2005, 05:56:17 PM »
Bruckner, Anton MP3s



Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 0 + Overture in G minor (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 0 + Overture in G minor (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 0 + Overture in G minor (Mega)
Chailly, RSO Berlin, 1989

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 1 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 1 (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 1 (Mega)
Jochum, Dresden, 1976

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 2 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 2 (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 2 (Mega)
Tintner, 1996

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 (Mega)
Karajan, Berliner, 1981

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 (Rapidshare)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 (Mega)
Haitink, VPO, 1986

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 (Mega)
Welser-Möst, 1994

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 (Rapidshare)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 (Mega)
Inbal, RSO Frankfurt, 1989

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 (Mega)
Jochum, Dresden, 1978

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (Rapidshare)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (4shared)
Giulini, VPO, 1985

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (Rapidshare)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (Mega)
Abbado, VPO, 1996

Anton Bruckner - Te Deum, Motets, Psalm 150 (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - Te Deum, Motets, Psalm 150 (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - Te Deum, Motets, Psalm 150 (Mega)
Jochum, 1966-67-71

Anton Bruckner - The String Quintet & rarities (SendItz)
Anton Bruckner - The String Quintet & rarities (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - The String Quintet & rarities (Mega)
L'Archibudelli, 1994

Anton Bruckner - The 3 Masses (4shared)
Anton Bruckner - The 3 Masses (Mega)
Jochum, 1963-71-72



FLACS

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (FLAC)
Furtwängler, Berliner Philharmoniker, 1944

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