Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Holiday Closure and Sale

Our holiday closure dates are as follows:

22 December 2009 - 6 January 2010

The closure is inclusive of those dates. We will re-open at 10am on 7 January 2010.

During the closure time, we will be holding a holiday sale, which will leave CDs ordinarily priced at £6.99 selling for £4.99, and MCDs ordinarily priced at £5.55 selling for £3.99.

We would like to wish you a happy Yule and to thank you for your custom during 2009. May our friends thrive with brutal strength, unconquerable health, and prodigious health, and our enemies suffer a million calamities, flogged endlessly by the whip of misfortune, until their bloodied backs are raw and their pathetic squeals fill the freezing night.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Black Metal Poet

For the most part, underground Black Metal artists cultivate anonymity: they adopt arcane, mythological pseudonyms, mask their faces with corpsepaint, seldom or never play live, and are only (if at all) contactable via a cryptic, pseudonymous email, which often changes or expires without notice. Many even have standardised replies to interview questions that say much but tell nothing - they are merely exercises in comformity to a fantastical misanthropic orthodoxy. It is perfectly possible to listen, therefore, to a Black Metal artist's music for years, and never know anything about them, not even their names or what they look like.

Occasionally, however, we get glimpses of what lies behind the corpsepaint and the anti-human rhetoric.

The Times Colonist has published an article about 38-year-old Catherine Owen, who plays - or maybe played - in HELGRIND (Can) and INHUMAN (Can), and who is, apparently, a poet, with six volumes already published. Predictably, the dumb journalist is at a loss as to how poetry can in any way be compatible with Metal music.

At any rate, Owen claims Robinson Jeffers as an inspiration. Nietzschean artist Jonathan Bowden gave a talk in 2007 about this poet, whom he described as "[a]lmost an intellectual terrorist." Hear the talk HERE.

Robinson Jeffers died in 1962. An American poet, he proves to be the most radical pagan in verse to have composed in the last century. Outstripping D.H. Lawrence in works like Steelhead, Tamar, Roan Stallion and his version of Euripides’ Medea, Jeffers carries out a revolt against the modern world. Almost an intellectual terrorist – he remains unique.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

The War Against Judaeo-Christianity

According to this news report, it would appear that the war continues with the same old methods of yesteryear:

Arsonists Torch Bronx Synagogue-Turned-Church
Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jRbsODO65t8iEJ1jSS6YsI6eMR0AD9CGSSLO1

NEW YORK — A former Bronx synagogue that was turned into a church was torched by assailants who smeared Satanic graffiti on its walls.

"We have no idea who did this," said the Rev. Raymond Talavera, pastor of the 150-member nondenominational Glory of Christ Church.

Only the hard plastic pulpit survived, the pastor said.

More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene at about 4 a.m. Wednesday, just before morning prayers at 5:30 a.m. By then, the flames in the two-story building were under control, according to fire department officials. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Words scrawled in big black letters on a wall by the church entrance — "GET OFF OUR BLOCK" — offered no clue as to who was responsible for the fiery attack, said Talavera, speaking on his cell phone outside the building.

After stealing $300 from the offering box, "they took the church chairs and made a bonfire with them," he said.

The arsonists painted upside-down crosses and a pentagram — a five-point star surrounded by a "666," which the pastor said were meant to represent Satanic evil.

Elsewhere, they scrawled "Crip Kill" — referring to the name of the street gang, the Crips — and "We hate Jews and Christians."

Heat from the flames melted audiovisual equipment, and stained-glass windows that once belonged to the synagogue were blown out, Talavera said.

The congregation had a clothing outreach and a soup kitchen set up with a donation from the late Yankees broadcaster Bobby Murcer. It also had prepared Christmas gifts for children in the Parkchester area, and medicines to send to Africa.

The pastor was mystified.

"Nobody has ever expressed animosity against us," he said. "We're at a complete loss. It was a hateful thing."

I wonder how soon before they blame it on Black Metal and there is a call to ban the music.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Until the Light Takes Us


I don't suppose I am the only one looking forward to seeing this. It might be the best film thus far on this topic, although I think it has been well covered and I personally would like to see more on what has happened since, as much, much has happened in the world of Black Metal since 1993.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Keep of Kalessin Bid to Participate in the Eurovision Song Contest

I never thought I would see the day... But, I suppose that after Lordi, anything is possible. Could this be the thin end of the wedge, heralding a change in consciousness, away from the values of the limp-wristed egalitarians and malevolent crypto-communists who engineered our profoundly dysfunctional and dystopian modernity?

Source: http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/14573

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Czech Inquisition

It seems the liberal oligarchy is prepared to tolerate Black Metal so long as it is Satanic, nihilistic, or suicidal, but the moment it is predicated on hierarchical, elitist, organic, völkisch values, the liberal oligarchs and the terrorist thugs they fund with tax-payers' money move to stigmatise it and shut it down. The article below, reporting on an allegedly "NSBM" gig (with AD HOMINEM, INFERNO, and SEKHMET), appeared in the Czech press: note how they are frustrated by the fact that neither the bands nor the audience broke the law; instead, they follow the Soviet discursive style and pile on negative, value-laden, and essentially meaningless adjectivation ("extremist", "neo-Nazi", "anti-Semitic", etc.), in an effort to scare people off this form of music.

Ideally, the liberal oligarchs would like to ban these concerts and prevent people front listening to the music that they like, simply because they don't think anybody should be allowed to disagree or criticise their unnatural, anti-elitist, anti-European values.

V Žatci se uskutečnilo několik podivných koncertů