The Sacred Geometry of Music

Useful for musicians:

Can’t get too much into the atonal, dissonant, chromatic and otherwise pure rhythmic… you become what you hate, not what you love.

But pure chromatic fear and nihilism is also needed. Contrast between the two hemispheres… hemispheres… hemispheres… you know, I do feel funny.

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How to give your old shirts an afterlife

Time to learn to quilt:

A San Francisco artist who goes by the name Ben Venom has come up with an unusual use for those old heavy metal shirts — he sews them into quilts.

And the results are on exhibit in galleries in the Bay Area and Birmingham, England.

Venom says his concert T’s were logical materials because “they’ve been lying around my closet for years. Like my Testament shirt was completely threadbare; you could see my nipples through it,” he says, “It’s not very heavy metal to wear that out in public.” – NPR

It’s a good idea. When a tshirt is too worn thin to wear, make it into a quilt and gift a family member with it. Guilt works.

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Mainstream Resistance on September 13, 2011

Autonomy – Post Incubation Perios
Braced For Nails – I The Obscenity
Iniquitous – I Abomination
Mourning – Dark Autumn
Vaginal Bear Trap – From Parts Unknown
Diamanthian – Bound By Chains Of Purgatory
Blast Perversion – Stabbed By A Stripper
Disfigured – Cadaver Meatballs
Dismemberment – Undefined
Severence – Marred Souls
Grotesque Formation – Basement Decompositions
Engaged In Mutilating – Engaged In Self Mutilating Behavior
Ingurgitate – I Have Created
Diminished – Obsessed By Tyranny
Funeral Rites – Lucifers Triumphant March

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Aural Apocalypse September 14th, 2011

Schattenspiel: Echo
Gothica: Cosmic Journey
Engelsstaub: 1226 A.D.
Donis: Km Tos Gls R Pljm
Genocide Organ: Denard
Fire in the Head: Trepanation
Corazzata Valdemone: Reichkammermusik
Terrorfakt: Fire Cleanses All Part 2
Predella Avant: Untitled #9 from “Carbon Figures”
Krepulec: Do Konca
H.E.R.R. : Frülings Erwachen
Kindermord: They Died in Hell
A Minority of One: Peat Fire Flame
The Joy of Nature: Absinthe, Tea, & the Memory of Autumn Leaves Falling
Karnnos: Branches of Withered Flowers
Halo Manash: The Treefaced Trunk Arises – A Pillar Through All Worlds

What do the critics say?

I’ve never heard this band, and this post is about critics, not the band:

ABHOR’s masterful (and MORIBUND debut) “Ab Luna Lucenti, Ab Noctua Protecti” is released! and lately, it’s been slaying the critics worldwide, as these snippets are testament to:

•“Abhor seem to want to transcend, and judging by the quality of the songwriting, musicianship, and esoteric hymns found here, they have succeeded” – Zero Tolerance [5/6 rating]

•“The two different elements, raw and symphonic, combine very well…intersects nicely with moments of despair and melancholy” –

•“Packs in enough weird character to make this well worth the time of occult metal voyagers” – [8/10 rating]

•“A pretty successful effort, and an enjoyable and accessible listen” – [4/6 rating]

•“An epic release and could end up making my top ten list at the end of the year” –

•“So different and a refreshing change from either the full-on symphonic or grim black metal you get most of the time” – Absolute Zero Media webzine

Yes, they rave about everything.

And yet… and yet there’s a lack of real substance.

What can we learn about The Critics?

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Free Thrash show in Philadelphia

Free Thrash show in Philadelphia
Saturday, October 1
2:00pm – 6:30pm

FDR Skatepark (Entrance at 20th & Pattison Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA

FREE * All Ages


Anvil Bitch – Legendary Old School Philly Thrash, Tearing it up since 1985!

Condition Critical – New School Ragers from South Jersey. Think Kreator meets Morbid Saint & Demolition Hammer in the middle of hell.

Bitchslicer – Obscene Philly Thrash since 2001

Possessor – Pure EVIL New School Thrash from Virginia since 2009

God Sex Weapons – New School Bangers from Levittown, PA

Special Guest:

DJ GR/EG – Host of Philly’s Metal Mondays & Hessian Aggression, who will be spinning nothing but the finest old school metal on vinyl between bands.

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