"Throughout the history of Rock no other genre has pushed the boundaries of aural extremity and social rebellion quite like Black Metal."
(A-Z of Black Metal by Garry Sharpe-Young)
I couldn't waste above quote, as it describes the Black Metal in few words. I think personaly that this genre really has pushed boundaries, and what ever you like it or not, can't you came around it or get away from it.
The march of the Black Metal scene do really indicatates that we're now living in the "Satanic age", and with that doesn't I mean that these bands are hailing the evil, but more a another way to look arround the world to day about what is really happen out there.
What ever you belive in, are the fact that all relegions are on their way to the end, and it isn't Satan or the evil who would win this war, but the people.
I'll look foreward to some funny and nice hours into this forum.
you missed the band same with my nickname, Burzum, one of the biggest bands in BM (no-one can doubt about that) but since i cant vote for Burzum i'll go with Immortal!
Hi "Burzum" !
Ok, I agree with you about that, and I did also forgot anothers as Darkthrone, who also had ruled the BM scene, and even Enslaved, Emperor and vorst of them all Venom, the founder of BM. But I didn't forgot Satyricon...
Sorry for my miss, it shouldn't be happen again.
Upcoming release from Satyricon, NOW, DIABOLICAL. Announced would be as follow:
Now, Diabolical - K.I.N.G - The Pentagram Burns - A New Enemy - The Rite Of Our Cross - That Darkness Shall Be Eternal - Delirium - To The Mountains. The vinyl version of the album will have a bonus track called Storm(of the destroyer).
And following live dates are confirmed:
SWE Stockholm - Close up Festival Munchen Brygg 15.4.2006
NO Hamar - Hydranten 5.5.2006
NO Bergen - Bergenfest(Teatergarasjen) 6.5.2006
NO Oslo - Rockefeller 13.5.2006
IT Milan - Gods of Metal Festival 1.6.2006
BEL Dessel - Graspop 23.6.2006
FR Nantes - HellFest 24.6.2006
I've been picked up following tourdates from Mayhems homesite:
* February 3, 2006 - Taipei, Taiwan - Huashan Arts District
* February 5, 2006 - Singapore - The Pavillion
* March 3, 2006 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall (This show is to
commemorate the Rockefeller's 20th birthday.
o Line Up:
o Shining (SWE)
o Nidingr (NOR)
o Tesstimony (HUN)
* April 15th - Amneville, FR @ Galaxie(Metal Therapy Festival)
* April 16th - Antwerpen, BL @ Hof Ter Loo
* April 17th - Tilburg, NL @ 013
More dates to come...
IMAGO MORTIS 2006
17.03 GREECE Larissa - B live
18.03 GREECE Athens - Underworld
19.03 GREECE Thessaloniki - Mylos Xilourgio
23.03 SWEDEN/FINLAND Metallbåten.
13-15.04 NORWAY Oslo, Inferno Festival.
04.05 DENMARK Copenhagen - The Rock
05.05 GERMANY Jena - F Haus
06.05 BELGIUM Brussel - Ten Wijngaert
07.05 HOLLAND Rotterdam - Nighttown
08.05 FRANCE Paris - La locomotive
09.05 FRANCE Saint Nazaire - Vip
10.05 SWITZERLAND Laussane - La Romandine
11.05 AUSTRIA Vienna - Planet Music
12/05 ITALY SOTTOSOPRA - Este (PD)
13.05 ITALY Ravenna - Rock Planet
14.05 SLOVENIA Ljubljana - Media Park
15.05 GERMANY Munchen - Backstage
16.05 CHECZ REP Prague - Abadon
17.05 GERMANY Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
18.05 GERMANY Essen - Zeche Carl
19.05 GERMANY Hannover T.B.A
20.05 SWEDEN Linköping - Skylten
21.05 SWEDEN Stockholm - Klubben
10.08-12.08 GERMANY: PARTY SAN Open Air Festival, Bad Berka.
If any have some adds, news or updates, or know any Black Metal that haven't been mentioned at this topic, please don't hold you back to add your entries, as it's more funny than more who are into this forum.
Have a nice weekend
By the way, did I forgot to notice that Burzum is catagorizised as NS Black Metal. I don't know if I further have to specify what NS stands for, but I can just conclude that their record company is http://resistance.com, who is a record company who is specialized in Oy and NS music generally. My oppinion is that National Socialism has nothing to do with Black or either Viking metal to do. It's pure political propeganda, and what ever other means is it also my oppinion that politic and religion has nothing to do with eachother, look into the middle east and you would find out how it can went wrong. So if there is a god, wouldn't I either think that he was involved into politics.
where is cradle of filth?m?
dimmu borgir i choose
With my norwegan brothers in my thoughts, would I suggest that Creadle belongs to death metal, and I would like to say it without saying any negative about Cradle, cause they are god damn good musicians, and I really like their latest, but they have some problems with attitude, to belong into the world of Black Metal, sorry COF.
Well how about dark throne?greatest band. In the woods too early releases. and Immortal!
It's a deadly sin to forget Darkthrone, and as you can see has Darkthrone's companion withn' many years Satyricon allready mentioned. If I could change the poll would I had done it for long time ago, but what ever Darkthrone are still going strong, and many hails to one of the fastest drummer in the world Fenriz, who also had been involved into Satyricon too.
Immortal, I've been trying to find out what is going on with Immortal, and as fast I've found something news about them too would I add it immy.
Actually can I also mention many more bands that haven't been mentioned, YET, but it would be added soon.
Thanks for your add.
Cheers and have a nice weekend
Just an added statement:
I support all bands who has been connected into Moonfog Records:
Satyricon, Darkthrone, Isengard, DHG, Gehenna and Eibon is all represented.
I can's say for sure if this is in right place, but one thing is for sure and that is that many Black Metal bands also have more or less influred of this demonic creature. Anyway do I add King Diamond's European Tourdates:
15 Esbjerg, Tobakken, DENMARK
17 Aarhus Venu, Train, DENMARK
19 Copenhagen, Amager Bio, DENMARK
21 Gothenburg, Kåren, SWEDEN
22 Oslo, Rockefeller, NORWAY
24 Stockholm, Arenaen, SWEDEN
26 Helsinki, Tavastia, FINLAND
28 Oulu, Teatria, FINLAND
29 Tampere, Pekkahuon, FINLAND
30 Helsinki, Tavastia, FINLAND
3 St. Petersburg, DS Yubileiny, RUSSIA
5 Moskva, DK Gorbunova, RUSSIA
9 Warsaw, Stodola Club, POLAND
11 Prague, Roxy Club, CZECH REP
12 Zlin, Novesta Sportshall, CZECH REP
13 Bratislava, Babylon Club, SLOVAKIA
14 Budapest, Venue: Petöfi Hall, HUNGARY
16 Belgrade, Venue SKC, SERBIA
17 Bucharest, Agronomia Hall, ROMANIA
18 Sofia, Hristo Botev Hall, BULGARIA
20 Thessaloniki, Idrogios, GREECE
21 Athens, Club 22, GREECE
24 Treviso, New Age, ITALY
25 Firenze ( Prato ), Cencios, ITALY
26 Milano, Live Music Club, ITALY
27 Reggio Emilia, Tempo, ITALY
30 Granada, Ind.Copera, SPAIN
31 Madrid, La Riviers, SPAIN
2 Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2, SPAIN
3 Bergara, Sala Jam, SPAIN
5 Paris, La Locomotive, FRANCE
6 Essen, Turok, GERMANY
7 Nürenberg, Hirsch, GERMANY
9 Glauchau, Alte Spinnerei, GERMANY
10 Hellendoorn, De Lantaarn, THE NETHERLANDS
11 Tilburg, 013, THE NETHERLANDS
12 London, Electric Ballroom, ENGLAND
I can warmly advice you to BE THERE! I've seen King Diamond live 2 times, and it was a hell like expirence.
Dimmu Borgir...is best!@@
To be honest none of those bands are my favourite BM-band. I've sort of fallen¨in love, so to speak, with the Finnish folk-black-metal-band Moonsorrow. They play "hedning-metal", "viking metal".( Who knew that the Finns ever had vikings...) But anyway...
And when that's said Dimmu is not too bad either, not Arcturus either. though some of their work barely can be called black metal.
Moon spell is nice too, and yes I love Finnish metal bands. Quite ironic, because I'm Norwegian...
Yes! You're right!
You're really strange , as norway is actually masters of Black Metal, and have the domain at that marked. I'm not known about much Finnish Black Metal, but I think that they have the same spirit as the other nordic countries, exept their language..
My own Finnish favorite band is still Amorphis, even that they had walked their way from epic Death Metal to Progressive metal, are they still great hardworker, and my favorite record is still "Tales From the Thousand Lakes".
Anyway a great hello to our norse brothers in Norway from both Sweden and Denmark.
Sorry I can't agree with you 100%, but they have managed to make 3 brilliant masterpieces; "For All Tid", "Stormblåst" and "Death Cult Armageddon". The other pieces is just catagorized as "OK!", some of them a little bit too commercial.
I do have Dimmu Borgir's complete collection, but I don't listen to them too often, but it happens.
tricky to have a poll on the subject, I mean metal by definition is a little underground. Although I commend your list of choices I think it would be tricky to narrow it to just a few bands.
I know that and I've also tried to take it away. But it looks like it looks and you're welcome to add on others and then might add it on comment. Thanks anyway.
Enslaved in my book, the only band that still rips and was part of the 2nd wave.
Not to forget that Enslaved also was a part of the "Moonfog-Clan", with the high prist of Norse Black Metal, Satyr, in front. Hail our Norwegan brothers.
i'm a big fan of immortal; all those bands in the vote list had something to say in this genre (more or less) ; has anyone listened to Negura Bunget?
well, you're missing Behemoth, but from that list, I think I would go with Dimmu.
BM is not m favorite genre, though I do listen to it every now and then (I prefer classic rock or power/progressive metal). And CoF isn't black metal as you said. CoF is gothic metal, which is way more similar to death metal...
Don't you like behemoth?
I don't think that I've anything against about Behemoth, but the reason that I haven't mentioned them is more like that I don't know them. But as you had been so kind to mentioned them at this topic, do I now have a reason to check them out.
And about genre, don't I have any special favorite genre. I mean that the most genre inside HM has 1-2 bands that makes something that is worthy, but there is too many bands that might have to choose something other to do than play metal or music generally.
So Keep on rocking and banging.....
what bands (in general) do you listen too?
In the Black Metal genre, do I most listen to the Norwegan Black Metal Style. At the moment is the latest with Satyricon, Now, Diabolical, on my top list. It is really worth to buy. At the Black Death genre is it Deicide and Morbid Angel. And then do we have King Diamond and Mercyful Fate, who mostly can be catagorizised as regular heavy metal
In nomine satanas,
Hmm. First of all Black Metal isnt real black metal if it doesnt worship the norse gods. First of all i find it wrong and discusting but i find it even more discusting that some people actually like the way they act and write lyrics. If anyone like the music its fine and of cause someone do, but i think if you like the idea of black metal you are pushing it a little. bah.
Sorry, but I just can't help myself laughing of the video of K.I.N.G, what the heck do all those gothic bimoes do there? Can not do anything, but shaking my head.
Well, I guess that song would not not sell that well, if the video had been more true to the lyric
Roumers say the gig was great... Wish I was there! Some times it really suck beeing under age...
Btw, Burzum is(was?) anti-Semitic.
I haven't seen the video yet, but I guess that Satyricon isn't doing videos as well as their music. The only video that I've been seen with Satyricon is Mother North, and that is working well for me.
Their music is far better
yeah i agree, i saw the KING video some days ago and didn't like it....
Anyway do I think that real metal bands should stay out making Music videos, as it's only making commercial for their albums, and as fast they are going the commercial way does everything making borring. Take a look on Metallica what happen with them after the One video, after that they did went directly into the trash can...
Stay clean, stay heavy
Long time no go..
It has to be the time to make an top five or ten favorite Black Metal poll. I'll think that we make the poll withn' the timeframe from today and a until the 16. september, and thereafter would I count the adds of nominations and further publish them here.
My nominations would be as follow:
6) Venom (They has to be on this list)
7) Dimmu Borgir
9) Bathory (R.I.P.)
You don't have to make a list on 10 nominations. If you just have 5 would it works also. So please add your list.
See you at next halloween
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yeah, i really like negura bunget, they really brought a new vibe into the romanian metal scene with the archaic language used in the lyrics, with their ideology, and, why not with their original website (www.negurabunget.com). I'm a big fan of negura, i like all their release and their video for "vazduh" is really cool!
They sounds as interesting, that I'm now downloading their "Vazduh" Video from their homesite. At the intro at their homesite, did I found some epic material in their music and alot of Norwegan type of Black Metal sound, and hail for that. Great to hear that Norwegan Black Metal also can be maded outside of Norway
In Memory Of Quorthon (February 17, 1966 – June 7, 2004) (Bathory)
I would like to dedicate this in memory of an great musician who inspired the whole metal world, and not at least the Epic, Viking and Black Metal world, as if any really deserve to be dedicated is it noone other than the true Metal Warrior Quorthon himself.
An short resume and introduction to this add, taken from http://www.blackmetal.com.
1984 - Bathory
1985 - The Return
1987 - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
1988 - Blood Fire Death
1990 - Hammerheart
1991 - Twilight Of The Gods
1992 - Jubileum Volume I
1993 - Jubileum Volume II
1994 - Requiem
1995 - Octagon
1996 - Blood On Ice
1998 - Jubileum Volume III
2001 - Katalog
2002 - Nordland I
2003 - Nordland II
2006 - In Memory Of Quorthon
1994 - Album
1997 - Purity of Essence
More would be added soon.
I hope that we could make it cool.
Cheers and R.I.P. (See you in Valhal)
You're so right. And I don't know either why Viking Metal is called Black Metal. Maybe it's cause many of the Viking Metal bands also are a little Antichrists, I don't know.
Obviously, if you're worshiping the Norse gods, you are anti-christ.
Officially has Asa nothing to do with anti-christs or other discrimination of other religions. Actually is it against their rules to do such, but as many other religions is there different areas and often has nothing to do with their basic. But I don't think that we should continue this discussion in this forum, as it might belong to other forum like religion or philosophy, even that it's a quit interesting topic to discuss.
Well, I don't like the lyrical themes in most black metal songs since I am christian and therefore i don't listen to bands with anti-christian lyrics. But theres some bands who call their music for unblack metal which is christian black metal (just black metal with christian lyrics). I listen a little to unblack metal, but I don't fancy the music that much. If I have to listen to extreme metal I would rather listen to some death metal and such.
I don't know if you had checked the lyrics of the latest Black Metal etc. As you might would find out that not many Black Metal bands spend their time on Antichrist lyrics, more than they are more spending time to on description of their own philosophy or religion.
About Asa, the officially mention of the Norse religion, can assure you that they aren't anti of any kind. Not Antichrists, antisemitism or antiislamics, but they are antiviolent.
This is not correct topic to discuss this issue, but only the music. Then can you discuss if you like their music or not, or just let it be.
For example Negura Bunget, with their musical and spiritual ideology.
I haven't heard about Negura before, but as far that I had understood their lyrics, these lyrics that was translated into English (I'm not good on Roman language), couldn't I find any so called Antichrist lyrics. But I'm not either sure if it was that you meant with given them as an example.
But I think that I might check them out some day.
Cause of leak of updating from my site, then a little late news here...
New Abigor "Fractal Possession" is out. What more to say that they might had listen to and then get inspired of Satyricon... regarding synths and overdubs...
What more to say...! If you're into Satyricon, you would might love this release...! I do...! Or, if you're into Abigor you would also love Satyricon...
I have Satyricon's discography (except the last album, which sucks), so I guess I need to give Abigor a listen
Hi my friend Helios,
I don't agree about Satyricon's newst, but I agree that it's strange. But Satyricon's label is to be strange, and the fact is still they are still have their own class.
Have you got "Fractal Possession" with abigor? If not, go buy it!
Have a nice "midwinther" (christmas by christans)
Took me time to understand Satyricon's latest release.
It is weird, but after some interviews and watching their DVD, I guess their direction is "speaking directly" - the short phrases, use of siplified language, short repetitive riffs etc
Anyway, there are some boring songs there, but overall I change my opinion on Now, Diabolical... it's not excellent, but rather a good album.
About Abigor, didn't like them much. Don't know why... didn't feel 'connected' to the music, you know
What Satyr and Satyricon represents is to be unique and the core of Norwegan Black Metal tothether with Darkthrone, Isengard and Dødheimsgard.
As the bands above wouldn't I say that Abigor has improved as much influrence at the Black Metal scene, more like that they try to ride the waves on what others has done before, but they do have great material and musical talents that has to be mentioned.
But back to the Satyricon branch, would I still conclude that every releases has been a surprice as you never know what is next, and that is the main reason that I never stop listning to Satyricon etc.
are you going to be playing in sweden?
Some further great news is that Immortal has been reunited and would be in action at following stages;
May 10: Gelsenkirchen (D), Rock Hard Festival
June 7: Trondheim (N), Trondheim Rock Festival
June 28: Dessel (B), Graspop Metal Meeting
August 29: Moscow (RUS), DK Gorbunova
August 30: St. Petersburg (RUS), Port
November 7: Oslo (N), Screamfest
I really also hope that there would came new release withn' near future.
For further informations, check their site on:
I am planning to might be at Screamfest, so that would be fun
I know that and I've also tried to take it away. But it looks like it looks and you're welcome to add on others and then might add it on comment. Thanks anyway.
While we're awaiting new studio release from Darkthrone, has Darkthrone released Frostland Tapes, that is a compilation with rare demo recordings and rare live takes.
So if you're a Darkthrone enthusiast or just a Norwegian Black Metallian, is this a must have in your collection.
Buy it and Enjoy it!!!
Well, Darkthrone are indeed classic, but they are not to be considered a serious band these days, in my opinion at least. I still enjoy their old stuff, including the mighty Panzerfaust. I think I'll definitely try the Frostland Tapes. Rare demo recordings - sounds interesting!
I agree that they aren't much serious as they was upon the time, but they are still one of the (un)crowned kings of Norwegian Black Metal scene. But anyway does there still exist any serious Black Metal bands left??? As far I've been noticed has the most of them gone commercial.
Have a Nice warm summer...
"most of them gone commercial" - nah! There are so many underground bands today, creating some good BM (far far from the dimmu-burger stuff at least). For instance: Iuvenes, Ancient Wisdom, Antagonic Omnipotent Catharsis, Order of the Ebon Hand, Ragnarok and many more...
Actually many BM have not gone commercial.
"Have a Nice warm summer..." - 35*C
Damn, I'd do a lot to live somewhere in Scandinavia for a while. The heat here is unbearable
....But many Black Metal Bands has gone Commercial, and I'm not happy to say it but Ragnarok is also included the Commercial Black Metal wave...
I think that you mean +35*C Here in Denmark is it +30*C and it has been so for almost a week now. But anyway would you always be welcome around if you someday should went to Scandinavia.. The beer is extremely good and clod..
Carlsberg.... Probably the best beer in the world...!!!!
I wouldn't call Ragnarok commercial. Not every band with a decent production is commercial (and Ragnarok don't have that good production). With today's technologies you can build a home studio or record in a studio quite cheaply; compared to the 80's and the 90's.
Ok, I'm not really sure if I would like to continue this discussion regarding Ragnarok much more, cause you might have right regarding the sound quality, but there is atually bands that making noizy sound, just getting attention for sale. But I really don't think that Ragnarok has much to complain, even if it should be homemade.
You're the technican, I'm only the listner...
I like only Folk Black Metal. I even cant here the other types of black metal. It is digusting.
My favourite (folk) black metal band is israeli ARAFEL, also like Finnatrol.
^ With all due respect to our metal scene (Israeli), ARAFEL aren't that good IMO.
The vocalist isn't related I think, and I'm not sure about the violinist's contribution (apart from the good looks). On the other hand, it's rare for Israel to have such band, because most of the bands here are bizzare Hardcore-punk-metal mixes...
Better Black Metal bands from Israel: Bartholomeus Night, Bishop of Hexen, Dalmerot's Kingdom...
I don't listen to BM for months, but I never liked Dimmu anyway. Marduk is my favorite BM band.