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Black Metal / Narrow Pathe (members of Leviathan, the body, etc)
« on: January 29, 2017, 08:29:27 AM »
This is a collaborative project between members of The Body and Sandworm, with contributions from Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle) and Jef Whitehead (aka Wrest of Leviathan).

It's something of an under-the-radar release, apparently it came out back in 2015 but I only heard about it a couple days ago. It's got elements of noise and punk rock in addition to the American brand of black metal. It was released on tape by Stevie and Jef's label DEVOUT but it's been sold out for a good long time. You can stream it or purchase it from bandcamp via the link below.

Narrow Pathe @ BandCamp

Declarations / New theme / new subforum
« on: January 29, 2017, 08:21:04 AM »
Reskinned the site due to various bugs and compatibility issues with the old theme. I've modified the .css quite a bit but may have missed something, so if you see any sort of discrepancies, please point them out. There's still some work that needs to be done in terms of adjusting theme images, but for all intents and purposes the redesign is complete.

I've also added a new subforum: News / General Events

This is for politics, world news, etc. All music news should be posted either in the respective genre subforum or in general discussion.

EDIT (feb 9th) - dunno if it was just on my end, but i fixed those bullets that were appearing on the top userbar. I don't know what the cause is/was, maybe a server update that misread the .css, but here's to hoping it doesn't happen again. Hit F5 to do a hard refresh on the site if you're still seeing them as of this edit.

News / General Events / FedEx Employee vs Flag Burners
« on: January 29, 2017, 08:02:01 AM »
A FedEx driver in Iowa City, Iowa simply could not sit idly by when he saw a group of protesters setting fire to an American flag on the city’s cold streets yesterday afternoon. The man, identified as Matt Uhrin, leaped from his truck with a fire extinguisher, put out the fire, and took one of the flags

During that altercation, Uhrin got into a physical altercation with a couple of the protesters. He sprayed one with the first extinguisher and pushed one person off of him.

Many people have wondered if FedEx would end up firing Uhrin since he was recorded and photographed wearing his FedEx uniform during the altercation, however, the delivery company made it clear today that they have no plans to let Uhrin go.

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Good going on the part of FedEx. I thought it was funny in the video how the "protestors" were shouting out things about how they were "fighting fascism" and "the illuminati"

Because obviously the best way to fight the New World Order is to burn a flag and yell slogans on a street corner.

General discussion / Your top artists for the week
« on: January 29, 2017, 07:46:59 AM »
Post them here.

Wolcensmen is probably my favourite I've heard this week. Outstanding pagan neofolk. Reminiscent of Falkenbach and sometimes Summoning, which makes sense since Jake from Caladan Brood did some session work on the album.

General discussion / BandCamp Downloader
« on: January 29, 2017, 07:30:59 AM »
Got my greasy fingers on this a couple of weeks ago. It's a desktop UI that allows multiple consecutive downloads from bandcamp, all you do is plug the URL for the album in and let it fly. Obviously it rips the files at the default bitrate (128k, I think), but who cares about that.

It's really useful for snagging releases that either aren't available to download for some reason, or are priced at something stupid like $666.66.

Buy the records if you dig them, obviously.

General discussion / Re: Your present state
« on: January 28, 2017, 03:15:56 AM »
i haven't seen much of that one. it started off as typical kiddie fare, but supposedly it gets darker as it progresses.

also, successfully tracked down a stellar template. it's going to take quite a bit of work to bring it up to par, but it'll be worth it. much excite

General discussion / Re: Your present state
« on: January 28, 2017, 02:01:21 AM »
i don't know if it's on netflix, but it's relatively new. takes place between ep III and IV, introduces a lot of stuff from the EU including Thrawn.

General discussion / Re: Your present state
« on: January 28, 2017, 01:00:26 AM »
watching star wars: rebels. it's actually pretty decent.

also trying to find an acceptable base design for the next von:tes theme. the problem with the current one is that the way the template is configured makes certain features i'd like to add incompatible (specifically "topic descriptions," similar to those present on the original VON zetaboard). i might put the forum into maintenance mode later on for some testing, I have an idea but would prefer to avoid embarrassment if i accidentally the site.

General discussion / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: January 28, 2017, 12:53:22 AM »
barren harvest - claw and feather

a collaborative project between two musicians from atriarch and worm ouroboros. the music is dark folk with a bit of a post-punk influence. impressive.

Doom/Sludge/Stoner / Re: Head of the Demon
« on: January 28, 2017, 12:50:18 AM »


yeah. sorry. kek.

i actually still have that but it's in another state right now. the job is scheduled to end on february 11th and i'm supposed to be home the next day. inbox me your address. i'll put in something extra for you too. you have a turntable or are you just collecting vinyl for the sake of?

General discussion / Re: The current climate of "journalism" in metal
« on: January 27, 2017, 05:10:49 AM »
Hmm, rereading the OP and I realise I didn't really effectively convey the point I intended to make.

Anyhow, I agree with you. Likewise, I find political lyrics more or less irrelevant in most circumstances. My primary objection is towards the emerging McCarthyism inherent in the modern landscape of "politically correct" discourse. I'd like to think that, like you and me, the vast majority of people who listen to the kind of music we listen to have strong enough will to distinguish and form their own ideologies. Subsequently, they're intelligent and secure enough to regard conflicting or alternative philosophies without suffering a total mental breakdown and/or radical conversion.

This obsession certain writers have with promoting an atmosphere of acceptance and "brotherhood" within extreme music, of nurturing a "safe space" (for want of a better term), is disgusting. I regard it as an intellectual hijack. On one hand I can agree that a vehemently outspoken and generally violent racist probably ought not be be fluttering around the social circles, but on the other, ousting, confronting, and generally slandering a musician for something they said in an interview ten years ago is disassociated and hysterical nonsense. And then pretending, with all the forced outrage one can muster, that they speak for the entirety of the scene by calling for some sort of prolonged shunning or boycott.
It's essentially an ideological witch-hunt.

General discussion / The current climate of "journalism" in metal
« on: January 26, 2017, 11:24:17 PM »
i've noticed something of a trend lately on a handful of webzines I sometimes read. that is a tendency to inject political or social opinion and/or commentary into their articles (both related and unrelated to music news). there's been a couple specific instances i can point to, especially since trump's inauguration, but i'll only mention one specifically - Invisible Oranges - Ten Metal Cliches We Can Do Without. As the title suggests, it addresses or points out a handful of (relatively) common tropes associated in extreme metal. But, surprisingly, not all of them are necessarily related to the music itself. Read the article and you'll see what I mean.

Then of course there's a certain left-wing tabloid that's notorious for having completely jumped the shark a few months back.

Setting aside further developing my thoughts (I'll do that later if/when the discussion here progresses), what do you think about the recent tendency to inject politics or social discourse into not necessarily only the music, but the journalistic aspect of extreme metal?

I'll briefly give my thoughts in advance to fleshing them out, which is to say I think it's a load of fucking tripe and blogs/zines like NoCleanSinging set a great example due to the fact that they altogether ignore commentary immediately unrelated to the music/band that's the topic at hand. I regard music, extreme metal in particular, as being partially escapist in nature, and trying to inject some kind of idiot element into the discussion is complete bullshit.

General discussion / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: January 26, 2017, 10:57:35 PM »
Urfaust - Meditatum VI

I thought their new album was way too conventional (which is something it pains me to say about an Urfaust record), with the exception of this track. Great closer. They just announced a new split, too.

Black Metal / Earth and Pillars
« on: January 26, 2017, 08:56:34 AM »
Atmoblack from Italy. They've got some kind of connection with Battle Dagorath, but I'm not sure in what way. Two albums out, bretty good bruh. I've only heard the latest (2016) record but it's good.

General discussion / Re: Long time no see
« on: January 24, 2017, 02:21:29 AM »
hey man good to see you around. stoked for new artanor. was jamming fen hollen a couple weeks ago and wondered what you'd been up to. glad to see you found your way over here.

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