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Forty Watson & the Jute Gute (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 1 January 2017 11:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

Oh here we go.

Selcouth: avant-metal stuff for fans of the Viruses, the Ved Buenses, the Arcturuses maybe, with ALL of Khanus among their members. Signed to I, Voidhanger.

http://selcouthband.bandcamp.com/album/unfamiliar-yet-marvelous-promo-2016

Forty Watson & the Jute Gute (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 1 January 2017 11:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Worth reposting:

Moon Tooth + Astronoid (!!!)

Feb 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Feb 2 – Allston MA, – Great Scott
Feb 3 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
Feb 4 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
Feb 5 – Detroit, MI – EL Club
Feb 6 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
Feb 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Feb 8 – Webster, NY -Harmony House
Feb 9 – Latham, NY – On The Circle
Feb 10 – Lancaster, PA – Lizard Lounge
Feb 11 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 1 January 2017 12:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

From Profound Lore's FB:


Expect and (hopefully) anticipate new albums from.

Pallbearer
FUOCO FATUO
Loss
Artificial Brain
Full of Hell
PORTAL
Impetuous Ritual
Innumerable Forms
Krieg
Monarch!
Vacivus
Pissgrave
Vaura
Evoken (Official)

Of course there will be other notable prospects that are not mentioned here. But just a taste of what we will offer in the year we hopefully make contact.

And Dark Descent posted this:


PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:01 am Post subject: Dark Descent Release Schedule early 2017 Reply with quote
We have locked in our initial salvo for 2017. Jan and Feb will be relatively quiet but starting in March, we will let it rip.

March 3 - Gorephilia - Severed Monolith
March 17 - Lantern - II: Morphosis
March 17 - Ascended Dead - Abhorrent Manifestation
March 31- Diabolical Messiah - Demonic Weapons Against the Sacred
April 14 - Craven Idol - The Shackles of Mammon
April 14 - Ensnared - Dysangelium
April 28 - Sarcasm (swe) - Within the Sphere of Ethereal Minds
May 12 - Excommunion - Thronosis

Devouring Star - Antihedron EP (first quarter)

Devilock, Monday, 2 January 2017 04:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

new Overkill and Kreator out shortly as well

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 2 January 2017 04:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

New Lantern and Innumerable Forms!! And I'll happily investigate the other ones I don't know.

Forty Watson & the Jute Gute (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 2 January 2017 04:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

New Portal and Artificial Brain YEAH

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 2 January 2017 11:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

seconding YEAH for these two + Vaura

Dinsdale, Monday, 2 January 2017 12:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

Always up for new Monarch!.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 2 January 2017 12:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

Apparently Spectral Lore just sneaked something out before the new year, one of his genre experiment EPs

https://spectrallore.bandcamp.com/album/fossils

I hope we get a full-length this year

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 2 January 2017 14:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

fuck this is amazing

https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/extermination-mass

members of Revenge & Blasphemy. NWY Prod so you know the deal. Which I generally think of myself as being sympathetic to but generally not needing more, but...fuuuuuck this is solid as hell. A commenter on Bandcamp dares to invoke the name of Beherit and normally I'd be like "c'mon" but the vibe here...it is a fucking vibe

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 2 January 2017 22:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

it also concludes with a thirty-minute phone interview so be stoked for that

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 2 January 2017 22:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

Oh shit, wish I wasn't at work... I'd crank that just on principle.

I, Voidhanger announcement:

Support Black Metal has included I, Voidhanger Records in the list of Top Record Labels of 2016. Thanks.

2017 will be another hectic year, with new releases from Todesstoß, Lorn, Tome of the Unreplenished, Celestial Bodies, Khanus, Selcouth, Midnight Odyssey, Inconcessus Lux Lucis, Chaos Moon, Spectral Lore, Divine Element, Lo-Ruhamah, Howls Of Ebb, FELL RUIN, Benighted in Sodom, Ævangelist, Tongues... and many more.

NEW HOWLS OF EBB! NEW KHANUS! NEW TONGUES! ETC.

Forty Watson & the Jute Gute (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 2 January 2017 23:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

new Midnight Odyssey! wonder how many hours it'll be

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 2 January 2017 23:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

acc to Ben Koller we can expect new All Pigs Must Die, Mutoid Man, and The Armed; Converge will start recording in the spring

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 2 January 2017 23:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

New Portal and Artificial Brain YEAH

― ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, January 2, 2017 3:41 AM (eleven hours ago)

Hyus. Plus psyched for Howls of Ebb & at least curious abt new Inconcessus Lux Lucis.

“Remember,” he says, “Noddy Holder is a gangster.” (contenderizer), Monday, 2 January 2017 23:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

Just found out there was an Yngwie album released in 2016 - only in Japan, apparently, though it's on US Spotify.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 00:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

One for fans of ultra crude black death, guitars that sound like they're strung with rusty barbed wire, Finland

http://scourgelair.bandcamp.com/album/abominable-entities

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 10:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

The Chasm posted on FB that they're setting up in studio to record a new album.

Devilock, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 10:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh hell yes

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 14:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

New, s/t Obituary album coming out in March on Relapse. 10 tracks, 33 minutes.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 17:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

Nice, the late career s/t.

jmm, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 20:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

Nice indeed

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 21:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

thanks for the I, Voidhanger news, definitely one of (if not my top) favorite metal labels right now. And loving the Death Worship.

Dominique, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 03:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

The first 50 of 111 tracks in my 2016 playlist are metal, more or less. (As are a few of the others.)

http://www.furia.com/newparticles/2016-12-31.html

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 5 January 2017 03:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

Implore are very good if you like Trap Them, Rotten Sound, Distaste, etc., etc. They've got two 7"s, and an album from 2015. Their latest 7" is below:

https://implore.bandcamp.com/album/thanatos

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

2016 but really digging the Cadaveric Poison release from last year

Neanderthal, Sunday, 8 January 2017 03:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

new Immolation next month huh?

Neanderthal, Sunday, 8 January 2017 03:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

There were two bands with Cadaveric name (Fumes and Poison) and both were solid!

I've been listening to Marduk's first album... so fucking (euro) death metally. It's fun.

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 8 January 2017 10:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

Pyrrhon's set to have a new one out late in the year on Willowtip.

Devilock, Sunday, 8 January 2017 11:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

Nice. Didn't know Willowtip had picked them up after Relapse seemed to fart on promoting their album.

Here's some stuff I wished I had heard in time for the 2016 poll:

Kosmokrator - First Step Towards Supremacy (excellent, psychedelic death RIYL Krypts, Tongues, Swallowed, etc)

http://initiate-decimation.bandcamp.com/album/first-step-towards-supremacy

Ultha - Converging Sins (epic black metal that incorporates "post-rock" elements without losing the plot)

http://ultha.bandcamp.com/album/converging-sins

Ultha's "Pain Cleanses Every Doubt" (long) EP is available as a pay what you want download there, btw, and is worth listening to and paying for - a bit more doom-influenced than the LP and I think I like it a bit more.

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 8 January 2017 12:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

Worth reposting:

Moon Tooth + Astronoid (!!!)

Feb 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Feb 2 – Allston MA, – Great Scott
Feb 3 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
Feb 4 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
Feb 5 – Detroit, MI – EL Club
Feb 6 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
Feb 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Feb 8 – Webster, NY -Harmony House
Feb 9 – Latham, NY – On The Circle
Feb 10 – Lancaster, PA – Lizard Lounge
Feb 11 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.)

Okay, looks like I have to drive to Lancaster...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 9 January 2017 05:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ultha - Converging Sins (epic black metal that incorporates "post-rock" elements without losing the plot)

http://ultha.bandcamp.com/album/converging-sins

Yeah, I'm really liking this! Will check out the EP as well. Thanks!

Frobisher, Monday, 9 January 2017 23:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm liking this Laster album

https://laster.bandcamp.com/album/ons-vrije-fatum

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 21:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

Respect to Armored Saint for putting out a live album that's only 8 tracks and 39 minutes long.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

A) Twiggy Ramirez produced the new Emptiness album
B) You can stream it here and there's an interview with him (but not the band)

http://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/how-marilyn-mansons-twiggy-ramirez-helped-emptiness-embrace-their-inner-goth

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

awesome, really looking forward to listening to that later; the bits I've heard sound even odder than the last album

Devilock, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh my

Devilock, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

this is not a metal album but it's fucking otherworldly, all the guitars and drums have been thinned out and pushed to the back, it sounds like it's seething

"Ever" sounds like "Goodbye Horses" if it were played on a warped record at an Eyes Wide Shut party. I have no idea how these guys are also in Enthroned. (Or were?)

Devilock, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

Black Anvil's new one As Was comes out 1/13.
It is streaming at Noisey/Vice as of now.

http://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/black-anvil-returns-to-primordial-chaos-on-new-album-as-was

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

xp two of them are still listed as Enthroned members on M-A. Guess it's the duality of man thing... anyway, yeah that album's sounding pretty amazing.

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 12 January 2017 03:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

apologize for making this the "2016 shit I only now heard in 2017" thread but man that Gatecreeper from last year.

I held off on listening to it cos I've grown sick of the 90s Swe-DM sound and all of its neo-emulators but this band, like Entrails, does it very well, w/ taut songwriting.

Neanderthal, Thursday, 12 January 2017 04:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

One 2016 album I didn't get to hear until 2017 is Khemmis. I guess I was put off by the nerd-friendly artwork. But it turns out the music itself was worth the hype.

Dinsdale, Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

What do we reckon to this, then?

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/pillorian-shoot-first-with-a-stygian-pyre/

John Haughm's first foray into music since Agalloch split. Must say I'm not particularly moved either way at this point.

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

Actually, I like that! I'm surprised at how concise it is.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

I think it's... okay. Not particularly distinctive or remarkable but it's not bad. The outro reminds me of the Falling Snow outro a little.

Dinsdale, Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

From Malokarpatan:


The final preparations have been done, in March we will be entering the "Dark Ceremonies" Studio Hostivař in Prague to record our new full-lenght album Nordkarpatenland. Same place where Master's Hammer recorded the legendary 1989 demo The Mass, so we hope the spirits of the past will conjure up their magic again during our presence.

To be released by Invictus Productions in Europe and The Ajna Offensive in the US in due course...

Also, I don't even know what this is but it has to be excruciating:
https://musicalexcrements.bandcamp.com/album/antithesis

Devilock, Thursday, 12 January 2017 19:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

looks like my first concert of 2017 will be Hellwitch tomorrow, $10

Neanderthal, Friday, 13 January 2017 04:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

Niiiiice. Have you seen them before? Are they as insanely fast live as on that first LP?

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 13 January 2017 06:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

Also new Malokarpatan fuuuck yeeeahhh

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 13 January 2017 06:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

if you like Begrime Exemious or other ugly clattering thrashy deathy stuff, Serpent Column is pretty good, the last two songs especially where things sort of open up

https://serpentcolumn.bandcamp.com/releases

I'm still catching up on this year; there's so much, aaaaaggghhh still haven't heard Incantation or Pyrrhon

Devilock, Monday, 14 August 2017 01:09 (one week ago) Permalink

or that Phrenelith for that matter and the BATS ref compels me to do so

Devilock, Monday, 14 August 2017 01:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Phrenelith is great. For Morbid Angel worship I think Tehom beats them out by a nose. A demon nose.

I think I'm in love with the one-man slam death project Needle Contaminated Pork from Japan right now btw.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=385q2NN4dJ0

The Man Who Saw The Midwife (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 02:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Also any recommendations for full-strength ignorant slam death would be appreciated, I need to pound this week out of my brain and it's only Tuesday.

The Man Who Saw The Midwife (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Saw Tour of the Doomed on Sunday. Metal Mike Smith, organizer of Milwaukee's Days of the Doomed Fest which last happened in 2014, arranged this tour with Spillage (Tony Spillman of Earthen Grave), Beelzefuzz and the mighty sHEAVY from Newfoundland. The band formed in 1993, and remarkably this is their first U.S. tour! Highly recommended for fans of rock 'n' doom. One thing all the bands shared in common were strong, unique vocalists, which is often a weakness in this genre. They hit Cleveland tonight, then Pittsburgh, York and Brooklyn. Apostle Of Solitude opened in Chicago. Other dates will include Argus, Witch Hazel, Reign Of Zaius and Pale Divine.

Pics: http://www.johnmourlas.com/2017/20170813400/

Also on Friday I saw Castle probably for the fifth time. Rather than take them for granted, I'm always amazed all over again by their musicianship and commitment to put out with great performances every time (pics). My favorite husband-wife team currently in metal, Elizabeth Blackwell puts forth an intensity that suggests she's not just performing, but exercising demons nightly. Mat Davis is a first rate shredder, watching his fingers flying on the fret is a joy for all guitaraholics (ex on "Corpse Candles"). Drummer Al McCartney ably carries the weight of a power trio drummer. For some reason they haven't gotten quite the same attention as contemporaries such as Christian Mistress and Witch Mountain. They are true road dogs, criss-crossing the U.S. and playing in Europe, and deserve more love. Initially considered a doom band, they've always been a mix of mystical hard rock and traditional metal. Their fifth album should come out early next year. Friends and I chatted with Elizabeth a good 30 minutes before the show and my favorite thing she said was when she talked about how much she loved Judas Priest -- "I'd do anything for Rob Halford -- I'd feed his cats!"

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 18:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Phrenelith owns, thanks for the sugg

Neanderthal, Thursday, 17 August 2017 04:05 (one week ago) Permalink

That Serpent Column is really good. I've got tons of stuff to listen to that I'm behind on, but I'm listening to this again.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Friday, 18 August 2017 18:45 (six days ago) Permalink

the Lör album In Forgotten Sleep is incredible imo, sort of a folk/black metal + power hybrid? unexpectedly savage in places, really unique production.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 18 August 2017 18:57 (six days ago) Permalink

Oh, nice, this Lör album is good. And I will now go fix them in Spotify so that the two not-even-vaguely-similar-to-this-or-each-other records by other Lors are on different pages...

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 18 August 2017 19:21 (six days ago) Permalink

happy 2 be an agent of change

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 18 August 2017 19:36 (six days ago) Permalink

There's a new Ehnahre out next week. I haven't listened to it yet.

Just pre-ordered the deluxe version (5 bonus tracks) of the new Myrkur, and grabbed an Author & Punisher EP that came out back in March (not metal, but metal-adjacent).

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 18 August 2017 21:49 (six days ago) Permalink

The Undergang and Temple of Void albums mentioned upthread are both really good.

o. nate, Saturday, 19 August 2017 01:13 (five days ago) Permalink

wow thanks for Temple of Void recc. reminds me a little of if Bolt Thrower decided to also add funeral doom elements.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 20 August 2017 04:44 (four days ago) Permalink

New Wildspeaker is highly recommended if you like blackened crust. I'm kind of dubious about that as a genre, tbh, but this is really good and weighty.

The Man Who Saw The Midwife (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 20 August 2017 11:16 (four days ago) Permalink

so I guess antifa are planning on disrupting Bolzer's tour, which has prompted the guy from Bolzer to issue a statement. the statement seems righteous to me but I mean...if you're gonna get swastika tattoos and then tell people about how the swastika isn't really like that, you gotta expect plenty of blowback

https://www.facebook.com/erosatarms/posts/1637456716287584

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 20 August 2017 11:50 (four days ago) Permalink

I didn't know his dad was a well-known musician and it's heartening to see him say he's anti-fascist/racist/sexist.

The swastika thing... uh. Trying to reclaim the swastika at this point might not be the best idea.

Antifa... man. I'm like 100% behind them except they seem to be kind of knee-jerk reacting to metal bands without knowing much about them or really caring (like the Marduk show they interrupted in the Bay Area). I see them brought up a lot on metal discussion boards by people who aren't necessarily fascist sympathizers but they'll whip out some good old "antifa are fascists too!" horseshit.

The Man Who Saw The Midwife (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 20 August 2017 12:06 (four days ago) Permalink

I mean, shit, you can see it in the comments on his post.

The Man Who Saw The Midwife (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 20 August 2017 12:09 (four days ago) Permalink

there's been a spotify purge of white supremacist music. they even briefly removed nokturnal mortum then restored them (you can tell because they play counts have been reset). obviously i'm in favour of this where it explicitly applies but yeah there are more racist fish to fry than our ukrainian patriot buddies

imago, Sunday, 20 August 2017 12:18 (four days ago) Permalink

Yeah I haven't wanted to speak ill of Antifa but they do go too far in classifying people in the metal, neofolk, industrial scenes without knowing them and in some cases for playing shows on a book with another band they didn't know that was thrown together by a local booker. Particularly happened to a friend of mine.

Though I would say no matter your intent, you will have two lives, your life before you got a swastika tattoo & your life after and sadly for this kid.

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 20 August 2017 13:18 (four days ago) Permalink

The swastika thing... uh. Trying to reclaim the swastika at this point might not be the best idea.

I'm not sure that it can't be done, necessarily, but extreme metal is not the context to do it in. There's no way a swastika on a death metal musician won't invoke those associations, and I can't believe that he's really so naive as to think that his tattoos are "very benign".

jmm, Sunday, 20 August 2017 13:25 (four days ago) Permalink

The thing with tattoos is when you get them, and choose to make them publicly visible, you've pretty much opened yourself up to judgment, whether you like it or not. No doubt there are some people that would normally like me that see my Baphomet pentagram and say "ok fuck no". whatever, I chose that.

no doubt this dummy thought "well fuck, people will see this and come up and ask me about it and I can explain". but that's not really how tattoos work - they generate instant reactions, some people are moved enough to ask you 'ok what's that about', but a lot of other people are uncomfortable doing that.

so when you decide to get a tattoo "reclaiming" the swastika and you happen to be a musician in a genre that has had a notorious Nazi problem, both with the musicians and the fans, you can't really get upset that you're "misunderstood".

It's also hella fucking irresponsible considering how some undesirables will react to said tattoo - unless he plans on getting a two paragraph essay tattooed below the Swastika explaining why he got it. just a really dumb idea.

jmm otm.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 20 August 2017 14:14 (four days ago) Permalink

How hard is it to just remove one fucking tattoo? Certainly a lot less effort than dealing with all this. Guess it does mean a lot to him personally then.

My only personal experience with Okoi/Bolzer was three years ago when he was a total asshole to the organisers of a local Swiss festival.

Siegbran, Sunday, 20 August 2017 14:38 (four days ago) Permalink

well removal is expensive so doubtful he wants to spend that kinda scrilla, but there is this thing called *concealer*.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 20 August 2017 14:41 (four days ago) Permalink

Have you seen how many tats that dude has? If he can pay for those...

Siegbran, Sunday, 20 August 2017 14:55 (four days ago) Permalink

true. I suspect dude feels he "shouldn't have to" cos fans should "do homework" on his tatts cos after all tatts are the same as artwork in museums

Neanderthal, Sunday, 20 August 2017 14:56 (four days ago) Permalink

so when you decide to get a tattoo "reclaiming" the swastika and you happen to be a musician in a genre that has had a notorious Nazi problem, both with the musicians and the fans, you can't really get upset that you're "misunderstood".

It's elitism, innit. I tweeted about this the other day when I read the Facebook post, which comes from a place of exasperation - like, ugh now I have to do the work and come out and explain my stance, I thought I was above having to communicate 'my' meaning with the symbols that I use UGH. But that defence of 'sorry you don't know what I really mean' is as common as it is weak. Doesn't make you a Nazi, just makes me think you're not on as solid an intellectual pedestal as you think you are.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Sunday, 20 August 2017 20:10 (four days ago) Permalink

The newest Cormorant album is really great. It manages to go some way in filling the space that the last few Opeth and Mastodon albums have left without sounding too much like either of them.

ultros ultros-ghali, Sunday, 20 August 2017 21:48 (four days ago) Permalink

that defence of 'sorry you don't know what I really mean' is as common as it is weak. Doesn't make you a Nazi, just makes me think you're not on as solid an intellectual pedestal as you think you are.
otm
elitism and privilege, perceived or genuine
if you have a nazi tattoo in the 21st c you should be 100% prepared to explain it without outsourcing the work to your critics
please

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 20 August 2017 22:32 (four days ago) Permalink

Ugh can't you guys stick to Porky Pigging in corpsepaint and blasphemy.

http://i.imgur.com/B94KAAG.png

The Man Who Saw The Midwife (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 21 August 2017 09:54 (three days ago) Permalink

Profanatica is known for hating Christianity and Jesus/Christianity which are "good" things to hate. I could find no evidence that they are antisemitic or anything like that.

Likely the post has to do with Nyogthaeblisz, who was on a few of the shows for this tour, being kicked off the bill because they are known antisemites. In other local news, they lied to get on stage at a north Philly sports bar.

Apparently this has happened with other Profanatica support bands as well. My guess is the band happens to feel more kinship with their support acts than those who make enough noise to have them removed. I think they're wrong but that doesn't make them Nazis.

I am "sjw scum" and I was at the show so... Fuck me, I guess.

I also spoke with Paul (the band leader) briefly before and after the show. I didn't get into all of this but he was cordial and tried to get me to see the band in New York when they would have their main guitarist (the guy playing Delaware is evidently a fill-in guy for when the main guitarist cannot tour).

And I'll be seeing (and reviewing) Bolzer next week! My view is that he is misguided and ignorant of how pervasive a swastika is perceived as a negative thing, but not a Nazi. The photos he posted with his father were amazing.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 21 August 2017 22:38 (three days ago) Permalink

Is Malcolm Tent still in the band

Neanderthal, Monday, 21 August 2017 22:50 (three days ago) Permalink

According to Encyclopedia Metallium, no.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 21 August 2017 23:01 (three days ago) Permalink

Aw

Neanderthal, Monday, 21 August 2017 23:14 (three days ago) Permalink

New Municipal Waste is exactly what I want from the band... Which is great for me!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:20 (two days ago) Permalink

My view is that he is misguided and ignorant of how pervasive a swastika is perceived as a negative thing

My view is he's not misguided, he just thinks he's smarter than everyone else. Which isn't something you boycott or ban people's shows over; it's more the thing where 'get over yourself, you self-absorbed dick' seems to suffice.

In saying that, I don't know him, though I do know people who know people who know him/work with him. They say he's a good guy, and they're good people, so I'm going on that.

When this was last a thing a few years ago, I put together a few questions to email interview him through official-ish channels, questions I believed were fair based on the perceived slant of his own statements. I was more or less told he wouldn't answer them - which itself says a lot.

(I never got word from the man himself, though it basically came down to 'meet him in person at a gig to hash it out' which is... nah, that's more of a manipulation tactic than what you think I'm trying to pull on you. I'll pass.)

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 06:21 (two days ago) Permalink

Likely the post has to do with Nyogthaeblisz, who was on a few of the shows for this tour, being kicked off the bill because they are known antisemites.

Ahh. Well, still, my back gets up easy at the prevalence of anti-"sjw" shit in the metal scene these days.

Also kinda bummed because those guys are in Hellvetron who are fucking amazing.

The Man Who Saw The Midwife (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 06:46 (two days ago) Permalink

bolzer guy is clearly a fucking moron, and also a moron with some nazi ass tattoos. fuck that guy. there's a lot of metal out there!

adam, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 12:21 (two days ago) Permalink

profanatica guy: also a moron!

adam, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 12:22 (two days ago) Permalink

Thanks for your contribution to the thread.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:05 (two days ago) Permalink

My impression is that the Bolzer guy has a facile view about the swastika. That rates pretty low on the Nazi scale. It doesn't mean he shouldn't be criticized, but it's not enough to cross the threshold where I'd avoid listening to them on principle.

jmm, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:27 (two days ago) Permalink

well now that that's settled, let us proceed further into the review of minutes from the last Council meeting

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:29 (two days ago) Permalink

well now that that's settled, let us proceed further into the review of minutes from the last Council meeting

Fair enough! BIG|BRAVE count as metal, right? Their new one is excellent.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 18:42 (two days ago) Permalink

Trap Them are breaking up (final shows in November). I saw them live once about seven years ago and enjoyed it, but they were the kind of band that should have been together for maybe five years, and put out no more than three albums. (Converge is this kind of band too - whoops!) I have at least three Trap Them albums on my hard drive and don't think I've made it through a single one of them more than twice.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 19:46 (two days ago) Permalink

I liked Crown Feral a lot

The one and a half time I listened to it

Wichita prepares for totality (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 21:48 (two days ago) Permalink

Managed to see them once and they were tremendous.

I loved Great Falls too, a really apparently short-lived and wilfully obscure band featuring their singer.

Thomas Gabriel Fischer does not endorse (aldo), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 21:55 (two days ago) Permalink

Ambient metal devotees, Azonic (Blind Idiot God guitarist Andy Hawkins's solo project) is putting out its second full-length at the end of October. The first one, Halo, came out in 1994. It's an amazing record, hard to even describe - here's the first track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhV9n-52k7I

The new one isn't totally solo; Tim Wyskida (formerly of Khanate, currently in Blind Idiot God) is also on it, playing timpani, concert bass drum, and gong.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 22:23 (two days ago) Permalink

Oranssi Pazuzu taking flak on their Facebook page for bowing out of a Berlin festival they'd been scheduled to play, due to the Israeli embassy co-sponsoring travel expenses for another act.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Oranssi-pazuzu-58437793552/posts/?ref=page_internal

o. nate, Thursday, 24 August 2017 01:21 (seven hours ago) Permalink

Decapitated kicked ass 2nite i m drunk

Neanderthal, Thursday, 24 August 2017 03:30 (five hours ago) Permalink

We do not want to endorse any state, governance or agenda; open or hidden.

Hmm. So does that extend to refusing any state arts funding, even indirect, such as playing in subsidised venues? Seems difficult if not impossible in Europe.

BDS is a perfectly valid strategy, and Radiohead rightly look a lot of flak for their own opposite stance (in defending a gig in Tel Aviv), but this smacks of... a facile understanding of the situation, at best.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:27 (two hours ago) Permalink


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