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Interzone / Staying up late
« on: May 09, 2014, 12:40:23 AM »
It used to be that the world seemed to slow down at night, just enough, for me to collect my thoughts. But now it’s all quite different and hopefully for the better; getting up with the first ray of sun and the song of the birds is a bliss that was always there but all too often left unnoticed.

(or maybe I’m just getting older?). 

Anyway, I imagine you’ve all been there, visiting the deepest darkest depths of the night, finding yourself, or perhaps just finding yourself at a computer screen yet again. What time is it now even as you contemplate this question?

Interzone / Who are you?
« on: April 03, 2014, 02:09:15 AM »
Honestly, who the hell are you to me anyway? a word on my screen perhaps? The truth is I don’t know you. I don’t even know if you really are real (but I also don’t know that you’re not real). Some of you real or unreal people even say things that make me ask myself “…is this guy for real?” And yet, somehow, in the weirdest of ways, I hope you’re all doing alright, whoever and wherever you are.

Metal / Goatcraft to perform in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
« on: March 22, 2014, 11:50:16 PM »


Ambient “Necroclassical” band approved by Russian authorities despite hostilities

img001Although the recent political controversy over ownership of Crimea has caused tension between NATO and Russia, American ambient industrial band Goatcraft will perform on April 26th at the КІЗ переможе theater in Crimea with the blessing of Russian authorities.

Taking advantage of an obscure Russian law that allows “cultural events” to go on even in the advent of military conflict or declared emergency, San Antonio, Texas based Goatcraft filed a declaration in Russia this week, and received notification 24 hours later that its performance could go on as scheduled.

“Goatcraft is about all that defeats our rationality and sanity,” said Goatcraft composer and keyboardist Lonegoat. “We humans try to make sense of the universe, but it always finds cracks in our explanations and works around our rules. Goatcraft is proud to be playing in a place where sanity has broken down and warfare, misery and raw human
suffering prevails!”

Russian authorities were more matter-of-fact. “It is our duty to ensure that the economy of Crimea remains unhindered and that all emporeutic exchanges flourish during this time of transition,” Customers supervisor Afanasy Volkov stated via press release from his office in Yalta. “We will direct the American performers to the place of performance and then ensure they are sent home quickly.”

Pre-sale tickets for the show can be purchased through Ticketmaster Moscow. Concert-goers are advised that their safety cannot be guranteed, and are warned that bringing weapons to the performance may trigger international combat.


Interzone / A continual cycle
« on: March 19, 2014, 02:02:32 AM »
Recently I've been looking at a multipart documentary on the rise and fall of civilizations. One of the recurrent themes that real stuck out in my mind is the ongoing process of destruction and regeneration.

In Europe, there are seemingly as many old ruins of monuments and churches as there are those that still stand. Most ruins being the result of human destruction. I ask myself ‘how can this be’? If a group comes across a sacred site or work of artistry from another group, how do they fail to appreciate its beauty and the human devotion that went into creating it.

The most obvious answer of course is that they see it as a foreign monument on their land, a mark of proposed dominion. And so destroy it for political/ideological reasons.

Perhaps some weird parallel could be made between this and the phenomena of converting old churches to luxury homes in the modern age (an age where Christianity has largely died in the hearts and minds of it’s people).

But to those that were able to destroy while fully appreciating that what they were destroying was a beautiful and irreparable part of human history, I can only guess that they saw themselves as the coming of something better. Destroying what was to create what could be.

Is this the way our history is?

Interzone / Is that you John Wayne? Is this Me?
« on: March 13, 2014, 06:51:05 AM »
Do you like to think that you think outside of the box yet keep things in neat little pigeonholes? Do you sometimes masturbate in form of pure intellectual gibberish? Does the world ever get you feelin’ really happy or really angry? Have you ever delivered or received a beating and later made a friend out of the experience?

Metal / Top tier metal of the last decade (2003 - 2013)
« on: March 05, 2014, 11:56:50 PM »
Avzhia – Key of throne
Demoncy – Enthroned is the Night
Beherit – Engram

Interzone / Crimea 2014
« on: March 03, 2014, 11:43:18 PM »
Any thoughts on the crisis that's unfolding at the moment? I was trying to find some information but so far all I've come across is the big media and rantings by the everyman about how Russia is taking advantage of Ukraine's instability and of course that, we, the morally-good democratic countries of the world can't allow this to happen.

Metal / Immersion in Darkness
« on: February 23, 2014, 05:23:16 AM »
Namlook and Biosphere - When The Night Was Black
(10 minutes long, but it's a winner!)

Feel free to post anything else which fits that description.

Interzone / Sense
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:47:04 PM »
O dread and silent Mount! I gaz'd upon thee,
Till thou, still present to the bodily sense,
Did'st vanish from my thought: entranc'd in prayer
I worshipped the Invisible alone.

From the Hymn Before Sunrise
By S. T. Coleridge

Interzone / Call it what you will!
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:31:07 AM »
Nothing, everything, god, man, nature, winning, losing.

I’m pretty cool with just about anything nowadays.

Until I change my mind about that statement.

Until then, I’m pretty cool about it though.


Interzone / A good day
« on: February 11, 2014, 11:17:51 PM »
What exactly constitutes your good day?

Productivity? Relaxation? A pleasant surprise?

A new-found sense of understanding? A sense of continuity from other good days?

And if your life was composed of enough of these good days, would it have been a good life? 

Metal / Best use of Vinyl and CD formats
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:28:52 AM »
Apart from the obvious improvement in the sound quality of an original vinyl pressing over its CD counterpart, I am thinking that certain types of music might actually suit the medium better depending on things like style, production, length of material (EP or album), and so on.

Personally I’ve tended to go for CD versions of classic metal albums. Especially the more chaotic or technical albums. Part of the reason is that I would rather listen to those albums in a different setting. i.e. walking in fields and woods with discman.

Symphonic music, ambient, ambient metal (such as Godflesh or Summoning) and some underground electronic music tends to be better for vinyl. It requires more stillness and concentration. I let the raw soundwaves fill the room until and the whole thing takes of off like time-machine.

Interzone / Talk about 'word games'
« on: February 09, 2014, 02:57:23 AM »
Tuco Salamanca had this to say about them.

Interzone / The problem I have with having opinions
« on: February 07, 2014, 12:53:55 PM »
They’re extremely self-limiting. As soon as I’ve got them, I’ve not got room for the rest.

Interzone / Transcendence
« on: February 06, 2014, 07:11:31 AM »
What is destructible
Is but a parable;
What fails ineluctably
The undeclarable,
Here it was seen,
Here it was action;
The Eternal-Feminine
Lures to Perfection.

Final chorus from the Tragedy of Faust.
By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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