A first step: MMXVIII eh

A triumphant first month has just elapsed, and our current team has been able to capitalize on all the effort and work that Brock Dorsey put introducing and maintaining a more structured internal protocol. By now, besides reviews focused on excellence and constructive highlighting, we have designed different series of articles, with more technical and didactic material in the works to propagate the know-how and philosophy for a dark artistry, rather than musical entertainment or sportsmanship.

C H Y M I A  N I G E R  –  I

Our first issue for the year 2018 (the first issue ever) of our new, official Death Metal Underground zine Chymia Niger —Journal for the Propagation of Foul and Horrendous Heresies— has received at least three exclusive contributions in the form of photograph and text. Apart from that, we have elected specific texts previously published on the website which, along with a few foreign extracts and translations, highlight the specific direction that our current leadership envisions. The formatting template gives a respectful nod to certain sinister publications, but our team may expect more original and professional elaborations to be gradually innovated future releases. Feel free to download it and make digital or physical copies to spread it like the plague.

Chymia Niger 2018-1


L I T I G I U M  –  I

For the first, official music compilation by Death Metal Underground, we decided to ask for recordings specifically aimed for this publication. Instead of looking at the past or begging bands for the right to help promote their music, this effort is a service and locus for underground collective effort towards excellence. While of the four contributors only Plenilune Mythos fully satisfied ideal criteria —to contribute a piece composed with this compilation in mind— an upcoming death metal band, Asgardsrei, of great compositional prowess came forth with two very early, as of yet unpublished demo tracks in the style of old At the Gates / Oxyplegatz taken to further fruition. We also had the fortune of receiving a metal rehearsal track by Pheretrum with some mastering, and an ambient recording by a hitherto unpublished project, Taogenol, that we hope may continue its explorations.



July 2018 (non-meta) Posts
An Exercise in Linear Songwriting: Deeds of Flesh “End of All”
Ectovoid – Dark Abstraction (2015)
De Vermis Mysteriis / Azhubham Haani [Split] (1992)
Parabellum – Tempus Mortis (2005)
SJWs Attack Pestilence For Mistranslated Comment
Reverorum Ib Malacht – Im Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas Innoble (2018)
Death metal influence on power metal
Mortum – Eheieh Chaos (2017)
Judas Iscariot – An Ancient Starry Sky (2018)
Septic Flesh – Temple of the Lost Race (1991)
Gradus ad Phlegethon: First Thoughts
Sadistic Metal Reviews: Rehash Buffet Edition
Bethlehem – Dictius Te Necare (1996)
Defender – They Came Over the High Pass (1999)
Blood Stained Dusk – Dirge of Death’s Silence (2001)
Let’s hope for the death of eBay
Horror Myth Films #1: Evil Dead (1981)
The Elusive Sound
La Vanguardia Subterránea Podcasts
Wormreich / Diabolus Amator / Gravespawn / Vesterian – Infirmos Vocat Deus Fidei (2016)
Alpha Hydrae – Venomous Devotion – The Hematic Lust (2013)
Basic Training for Aspiring Hessians
Sadistic Metal Reviews: Write Good Riffs Or Die Edition
Mastema – The Grand Holocaust of Flesh (2013)
Hellhammer Discography Overview
The Craft of Metal #1: Satanic Rites —Part II
The Craft of Metal #1: Satanic Rites —Part I
Gorrenje / Infamous – Italian-German Black Metal Brotherhood (2017)
Apostasy – The Sign of Darkness (2018)
Thrombus – Mental Turmoil (1993)
Evil Literature #1: Tony Thorne Countess Dracula (1997)
La Caverna Records Underground Label
Shadows in the Crypt – Cryptic Communications (2012)
Depressive Suicidal Black Metal (DSBM) Should Just Kill Itself
Sapremia – With Winter Comes Despair (2008)
Satan’s Host
3Force – Resistance (2017)
Mortum – The Rites of Depopulation (2011)
Metal and Post-Modernity
Satanists and satans, Act I: Sitra Ahra
Sanctuary – Into the Mirror Black (1990)
Woodlands Fine Cigars (The Woodlands, TX)
Equimanthorn – Nindinugga Nimshimshargal Enlillara (1994)
Siete Lagunas – I & II (2018)
Sapremia – Existence of Torture (1994)
Whispers of the Kábeiroi
The Importance of Contrast and Structure/Musical Motion through Levels of Consciousness

June 2018 (nova era) Posts
Malevolent Creation – Retribution (1992)
City Brewing Company – Frio Light (2018)
Nat Sherman – Nat’s Mellow Taste (2018)
Altar of Perversion – Intra Naos (2018)
Introduction to Power Metal, Part III: 1980s US Power Metal
Traditional Black Metal
Incantation – Intro Riff to ‘Golgotha’
Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil (2018)
Funeral Mist – Hekatomb (2018)
Apostasy – The Blade of Hell (2016)
Exploring Metal Music Through Active Imagination Techniques
Black Fluxions
Song Contest Results
Transitions MMXVIII
RIP Brock Dorsey 1985 – 2018

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10 thoughts on “A first step: MMXVIII eh”

  1. Nuclear Whore says:

    I liked the idea but the first issue has lots of stuff pending

    * Difficult to read (dark red over black)
    * Virtually no layout (one column with Letter format, refer to “difficult to read”)
    * No index

    When in doubt, get an old fanzine (I have now in digital format Holocaust #3, Poland, 1990: good stuff)


    1. D.A.R.G. says:

      The issue has lots of things pending, but you missed them completely and instead missed the important things:

      * Difficult to read is a PREROGATIVE.
      * Layout is minimal and elegant (refer to “those who perceive nuance”)
      * Index was left out on purpose for you to HAVE TO READ THROUGH

      When in doubt, we purposedly avoided referring to old fanzines.

      This is for the future, not the past.


      1. Nuclear Whore says:

        Elegant? Give me a break.

        This elitism is quite silly, really. I know it’s part of the DMU charm, but there are different ways to express it.

  2. ballsack melanoma says:

    >Chymia Niger

    Whoa, these racists are just asking for a metalsucks article.

    1. entropy says:

      pretty sure it’s just “Black Chemistry” in Latin.

      1. D.A.R.G. says:

        And correctly dated it’s actually “Black Alchemy” (Chemistry and Alchemy were interchangeable terms for hundreds of years)

        1. bombastus says:

          according to one source,
          “Ultimately, the word alchemy originated from the Egyptian word Khemi, or Khem (the native name of Egypt), meaning land of black earth. On this basis, one derivation of the word alchemy is “Egyptian art”, or the ‘art of the black earth.”

          so, according to DMU chymia niger is the black art of the black earth…how black is that?

          so i guess it’s the pot calling the kettle black

  3. Unlifer says:

    Congrats, DMU, looks and sounds great

  4. (((The Echo))) says:

    May metalheads rejoice! DMU has returned to glory!

  5. Jorio says:

    That Hellhammer review is great. So more of that and less of the spergs about consumerism.

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