The famed Ukrainian black metal band Drudkh has returned. All Belong to the Night (“Всі Належать Ночі”), released on Friday, is Drudkh’s first studio album in four years and one of its strongest albums to date. Its potent blend of sorrow and defiant aggression provides a fitting soundtrack to the Ukrainian people’s fight against Russian imperialism. (more…)
Tag: Black Metal
October 12, 2022 Fullmoon Ancestry
Asgardsrei 2019 jako pocta věčné legendě Kaldradovi
English original here
Kdo chce plně porozumět významu letošního festivalu Asgardsrei, musí plně pochopit dopad scény Blazebirth Hall a zejména jejího nejplodnějšího umělce Kaldrada na NSBM (nacionálně socialistický black metal) i na sound východoevropského black metalu jako takový.
Nikdy jsem se s Kaldradem nesetkal, ani neviděl žádné z jeho nemnoha živých vystoupení. (more…)
English original here
Ve své argumentaci v debatě s E. M. Jonesem o válce na Ukrajině jsem tvrdil, že nacionalisté na Západě — a vlastně na celém světě — by měli podporovat Ukrajinu proti ruskému agresorovi. Podle Jonese bychom Ukrajinu podporovat neměli.
Jones začal dějinami Židů a jejich činnosti na Ukrajině, zřejmě v přesvědčení, že jakmile se někde objeví Židé, nemůže na tom být ani zbla dobrého. Následně se snažil ukázat, že se ve skutečnosti nejedná o válku Ruska s Ukrajinou, ale Ruska s Amerikou. (more…)
Czech version here
In my debate with E. Michael Jones on the Ukraine war, my opening statement argued that nationalists in the West — and indeed, around the world — should support Ukraine against its invader, Russia. E. Michael Jones argued that Westerners should not support Ukraine.
Jones began with the history of Jews in Ukraine, apparently assuming that if Jews are involved with anything, it can’t be good. Then he argued that the war is really not between Russia and Ukraine but between Russia and America. (more…)
Today I would like to introduce the very popular fourth full-length album from the band M8l8th, Reconquista. The band itself has gone through three phases in their development, even though they have always played — and still play — true National Socialist Black Metal (NSBM). The first phase ran from 2003 to 2014, when the singer was arrested for racially-motivated assault (he claims it was self-defense) and subsequently convicted. (more…)
They say that you should never meet or get to know your heroes, but I completely disagree.
I have been very fortunate in my life to have gotten to know many of the heavy metal musicians who I grew up listening to. Whether I was working backstage at concerts or on tour with my favorite bands, I have seen many of my heroes at their best and worst. Discovering that your heroes and idols also flatulate and drink too much might ruin the music and childhood memories for many people, but for me, it only made the music and experiences with my heroes that much more exciting and authentic. (more…)
Culture, History, & Metapolitics in Poland: An Interview with Jaroslaw Ostrogniew, Part 2
I watched American History X with my roommate last night. Watching the film brought back memories and nostalgia for my teenage years. When I first saw the movie as a teen, I was obsessed with Scandinavia due to my passion for heavy metal and my own Danish roots. (more…)
“Sure,” they say, “he flirted with far-right politics when he played in Peste Noire, but he’s changed.”
— Mainstream fans defending Neige’s musical heritage
French band Alcest is one of the premier exponents of the blackgaze scene. (more…)
Thulêan Mysteries is the 13th album released by infamous Varg Vikernes under his working name Burzum. Mysteries comes after Vikernes previously stated that he was finished recording under the Burzum name. To that effect, Mysteries is a collection of tracks that Vikernes has been working on since his last album that were not intended for release as a cohesive unit. (more…)
A Stormride & Tribute to an Eternal Legend
Czech version here
In order to fully understand the importance of this year’s Asgardsrei festival, one must understand the impact that the Blazebirth Hall scene, and in particular, its most prolific artist, Kaldrad, had on both NSBM (National Socialist Black Metal) and the overall sound of Eastern European black metal.
Lords of Chaos (2018)
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund
Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, & Sky Ferreira
Written by Dennis Magnusson & Jonas Åkerlund, based on the book by Michael Moynihan & Didrik Søderlind
The book Lords of Chaos by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind, and published by Feral House, is a masterpiece that everyone should read. The film, unfortunately, is not something everyone should see.