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Interzone / Re: Non-Metal
« on: July 09, 2005, 07:17:30 PM »
Anything but Mendelssohn.

Metal / Atrocity - Atlantis
« on: July 09, 2005, 06:11:49 PM »
There is hardly another German rock act able to compete with ATROCITY in the arenas of versatility, self-sufficiency, and constant musical reinvention. Beginning as progressive Death Metal and evolving around front man Alexander Krull so distinctly, in the course of the band’s history, the press saw it mistakenly fit to describe them as Metal, Rock, Gothic or even Ethno. ATROCITY, however, chose to remain true to their artistic inclinations without ever discrediting their roots: Always exciting and always unpredictable.

Their latest album, Atlantis, represents a type of comeback, after a three-and-a-half-year sabbatical, which could have hardly been better thought out and spectacular. In proven tradition, the quintet is not content with singular views, but rather prefers a concept that shapes the entire album: ”Atlantis is a very dynamic and musically complete work”, explains front man Alex Krull. ”It stands for bombastic, epic songs, in which heaviness, atmosphere, and melody work together to tell the story of Atlantis and the Golden Age. I am sure that many of our fans, who prefer the harder releases, will be thrilled with this album.”

Atlantis torpedoes categorical thinking and explores the limits of the Metal and Rock genres. For starters, the band’s first single, ”Cold Black Days”, exemplifies an ever-evolving understanding of songwriting, permitting the band to use spherical sounds and melodic hook lines. The result is to be heard from beginning to end, and by no means should any nightclub involved in the dark scene be without it. Those who chose to stereotype the musical framework of Atlantis will commit a grave error: ”Reich of Phenomena” delivers bombastic arrangements, blast beats, brutal riffs, and harsh vocals; ”Superior Race” is a double bass firestorm of blazing emotion and atmospheric arrangements; while ”Ichor” provides Death Metal with an epic alternative and ”Enigma” dares to journey into the world of opera. ”I see us as a band similar to such artists as Laibach or Diamanda Galas, who try to either change something already in existence, or completely create something new,” explains Krull. ”Such a goal is unusual for metal bands and makes us different than the majority of acts in our genre. In principle, we combine the musical ingredients used in our past together with new and fresh ideas. Thus, our music has many changes and is paired with extremely heavy, as well as melodic, hymn-like vocals. Aside from the dominant factors, partially much guitar work, the classically inspired string and vocal arrangements are the center of attention in this release.”

The latter outstandingly supports the majestic, overwhelming picture that the myth of Atlantis wakes in humans and also woke in Alex Krull: ”Atlantis, even today, remains one of the greatest mysteries of our time. The topic works for ATROCITY because it reflects an end-of-the-world atmosphere and also paints a very mystic and occult picture. There are some very dark parts on the album: the guidelines, so to speak. The music attempts to portray the rise and the fall of an extinct and very advanced culture.” In order to not only captivate the listener musically, Atlantis features a multimedia section with detailed information about Atlantis. ”It was wonderful and inspiring to work on it. I personally like the album because we allowed ourselves to let go and allow some things to run their course - the album contains many first takes and as such--the original ideas as they were created.”

Atlantis was recorded in the band’s well known Mastersound Studio, which was conceived and furnished by the band over the course of the years to fit their special needs. ”It was important to me that we possess a much more earthy and hell-raising sound on this album,” explains Krull, who also served again as producer for this release. ”In composing a concept album, such as Atlantis, there is little room to step outside the framework. In this case, the typical choosing of the best songs is nonexistent. More often than not, ideas within the theme are collected and the tracks are purposely composed. If I, for example, during the songwriting process of the track ‘Clash of the Titans’ visualize an ancient battle - Atlantis’ last stand - then it is a concrete visualization, which will be interpreted in musical form. At the same time, I want to be able to incorporate the ideas of the other band members - and I do know these well!”

The current ATROCITY line-up consists of Alex Krull (vocals), Christian Lukhaup (bass), Martin Schmidt (drums), as well as the double-guitar prowess of Mathias Röderer and Thorsten Bauer.



Their latest album ”Atlantis” represents a type of comeback, after a three-and-a-half-year sabbatical, which could have hardly been better thought out and spectacular. In proven tradition, the quintet is not content with singular views, but rather prefers a concept that shapes the entire album: ”Atlantis is a very dynamic and musically complete work”, explains front man Alex Krull. ”It stands for bombastic, epic songs, in which heaviness, atmosphere, and melody work together to tell the story of Atlantis and the Golden Age. I am sure that many of our fans, who prefer the harder releases, will be thrilled with this album.”


Metal / Velvet Caccoon: YHBT
« on: July 05, 2005, 08:06:41 PM »
Well, in the words of Whitney, the dieselharp is really a hype machine. It's one of our many stories we used to toy with the black metal scene because we knew it would work. It's just a big inside joke to us all. Anytime we see a glowing review for Velvet Cacoon we just chalk it up to another string on the dieselharp. The dieselharp is like CNN for black metal, it's the newspaper you get up and read each morning. It's the metaphor for our 365 day voyage from "who is VC?" to "Shut the fuck up about VC". It was a marketing ploy to prove we could fist fuck a dead scene full of idiots. It's not that we hate the people, it's that we find the message of black metal to be worse than Christianity and we wanted to mock every ounce of this community. Of course, this only relates to the interviews and shit we did where we gloated about the ecofascist dieselharp playing nonsense. The mood of "Genevieve" and the drug use, I can assure you, was and is very authentic. In a way we were playing characters of ourselves... some of the authentic parts of ourselves, and other parts were pure fabrications.


Metal / Another Perfect Gay (Englishman)
« on: July 02, 2005, 11:10:23 PM »
Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister is a Rock n Roll icon. "People have difficulties overcoming guilt", Lemmy said, "One thing that makes us feel guilty is our sexuality. I know many good people who are gay or bisexual, and I'm proud to say that I can Rock and booze with the best of them. Why? Well, because I am one."

"My sexual urge for females was always a driving force to the music. Songs like 'Limb From Limb' and 'Make My Day' were written as odes to the female body. But sometimes we, as men, can not always find females to be the more... err... nourishing gender sometimes. Y'know what I mean? Sometimes this... feeling takes you over and you wanna experiment and try out new stuff. I am proud of being a bisexual, and this still doesn't mean I don't want a little bit of p**** on the side (laughs)."


(Nietzsche was right about the English/Americans, who are ethnically the same entity, as they have no single clear heritage and thus are composed of lowest common denominator elements from all.)

Metal / Philosopher says heavy metal is fascism
« on: July 02, 2005, 12:41:09 AM »
 The purpose of the Fascist formula, the ritual discipline, the uniforms, and the whole apparatus, which is at first sight irrational, is to allow mimetic behavior. The carefully thought out symbols (which are proper to every counterrevolutionary movement), the skulls and disguises, the barbaric drum beats, the monotonous repetition of words and gestures, are simply the organized imitation of magic practices. . . .
 --Horkheimer & Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment 184-85

Metal, indeed, might be viewed as the epitome of popular music's two most extreme dangers: a dehumanizing, de-individualizing techno-mechanization; and a mystifying, irrationalist "retreat" (however illusory) back to humankind's primordial "rhythmic" origins--to speak diachronically about a tension between myth and reason that Horkheimer and Adorno often deal with in a more synchronic fashion. And yet, with the hegemonic ascendancy of industrial capitalism, the twentieth century seems to represent a new "culture-shock" turn-for-the-worse in Adorno's exposition of his ongoing rational/mythic dialectic. When the rationalist in Adorno must speak of a century cursed by Hitler and Auschwitz, it is only understandable that The Dialectic of Enlightenment has, at these points, a very "dystopian" feel to it (Hohendahl 126), and that Adorno's intellectual angst and pessimism are readily transferred from the jackboot to the jitterbugger, from the martial frenzy of the Fascist collective to the fanaticism of the pop-music audience.


Metal / Black Metal Art
« on: June 30, 2005, 09:04:19 PM »
Whitney Museum of American Art
May 27-October 2, 2005

The Whitney has commissioned Banks Violette, whose work was featured in the 2004 Biennial, to create a new project for his first single-artist museum exhibition. The work, a multi-media sculptural installation with a sound component, re-imagines the romantic sublime via narratives drawn from popular culture. The sound component is a piece of music written by Snorre Ruch, part of an insular music subculture called Black Metal, whose ethos embraced nihilism, theatrical morbidity, aggression and violence. The central sculptural component evokes a minimalist representation of the ruined skeleton of a church, a reference to the romantic iconography of such painters as Caspar David Friedrich and to an image drawn from a Black Metal album cover. Cast in salt, the ghost-like church skeleton, a familiar image of romantic decay, is reinvested with meaning both through the formal seduction of the piece and the viewer’s interaction with it in the space.


Metal / Devastacion - Argentine death/speed metal
« on: June 29, 2005, 09:59:23 PM »
devastacion: death trash metal band from argentina please visit our web site or link us thanks for all  


Metal / "Black metal" - according to normals
« on: June 29, 2005, 12:06:03 AM »

Thanks to ANUS troll L.B. Noire for the comedy.

Metal / Basque Death Metal - Nothum
« on: June 29, 2005, 12:02:54 AM »
Death Metal band from Basque Country

Metal / Re: Seeking opinions?
« on: June 28, 2005, 11:32:45 PM »
Ulver; I disregarded this band after hearing Nattens Madrigal quite a while ago, and have recently seem them fellated as THE best band around. Anyone here got anything to say about them?

"Fake black metal, but good rock music"

Metal / Re: Therion linked to National Socialism
« on: June 28, 2005, 01:07:40 AM »
Funny... when they came to Mexico i worked as a roadie for them and they were pretty cool...

Pro-Aryan activism does not necessarily involve enmity toward other ethnic groups.

Metal / Re: Therion linked to National Socialism
« on: June 28, 2005, 01:07:15 AM »
read the lyrics to 'tyrants of the damned'

Therion - Tyrants Of The Damned lyrics

Dark age, war
Veils of death
Tyrants of the damned
No meaning we saw
Believers of war
They had thirsts of gore
A third reich
Built by bricks of hate
Soon to fall
Just like their fates
Distortions of their minds
Sick believes
To raise the arian race
Thoughts of hate
A nazi mode of thoughts
The scums are dead
And we don't see their reich
No meaning we saw
With this big war
A power of hate
That mankind creates

Metal / Om
« on: June 28, 2005, 01:01:08 AM »
Doom metal with ex-Sleep members.


Metal / Nerlich - Finnish Death Metal
« on: June 26, 2005, 11:34:44 PM »

Visit our website: http://www.nerlich.tk Promo 2005 (3e) ja Embalmed Madness split cd-r (4e) myynnissä, kiinnostuneet voivat ottaa yhteyttä sähköpostin kautta: good_ridnz@yahoo.com

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Perverted Butcher

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