Monday, March 31, 2008

30 March Updates


44 tracks added/changed/mutilated on Sunday. Updates of material from some familiar names (Nokturnal Mortum, Nordglanz, Radigost) and some not so familiar (Ruine, Animos, Evil Angel).

Full list of updates can be found by checking out the various playlists on the main site and looking for anyting in bold font.

On the way: New Arghoslent and Absurd.

Thanks for your support.

Why do we march? Because we want to live.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Updates 27 March


32 tracks added/changed yestersday. We swing back to the US for our featured bands with three distinct sounds.

Husere Grav is a project crossing black metal and noise/drone boundaries. Black metal is a war, yes, and sometimes that war is with the self where the edges of light and dark meet. Husere Grav is black metal exploring the human psyche without need for ideology, religion or other crutches. The quiet madness of all people is fertile ground for despair, hate and the fuzzed-out decibels of loathing. Released in a run of 50 only, the CDr split with noise/drone oufit Church of the Apocalypse is sold out (I think). The material deserves another release. Thanks to Husere Grav for helping us get a copy.

Several years back - sometime in the '90s - we got an original of Wanderings by I Shalt Become and immediately got hooked. Layered, chilling waves of black metal hinting at Burzum and Graveland. The band finally had the proper release of Wanderings in 2006 thanks to Moribund. Now, the much-bootlegged release In the Falling Snow is out thanks to No Colours. A third official release is also scheduled for release this year. The material on Falling Snow was recorded back in '98 and carries the same painful melody as Wanderings. The execution and the vocals (we are not fans of the Graveland style vocals, something we refer to as the black metal mumble) are just OK but the emotion is real, the pain is constant. And sometimes that's enough.

Akashah came to our attention thanks to the folks at Terrorwolfe and Xenophobia. Barbarous brings to mind the last Wotanorden CD and other works looking, however indirectly, to define a certain type of USBM sound. Look for guitars, some clean vocals and more developed song writing. A sensible pride in heritage, nationalism and cultural honour highlight the writing.

Among the other new adds to the playlist: We found a lot to like in the Kalot Enbolot release, MCCCXLVII. A mix of black metal with more traditional metal beats and even a few guitar solos. The band gives a nod of recognition on track 6 by covering Immortal's At the Heart of Winter but this is not simply another Immortal-clone band. The members of KE are working to establish a unique sound.

The plan is still to upgrade to a 128kbs stream early summer or so. Stay tuned!

Thanks for the support.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Obama and Race: One Trick Pony

A Brief for Whitey
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Friday, March 21, 2008

How would he pull it off? I wondered.

How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America for our maligning of Fidel and Gadhafi, and inventing AIDS to infect and kill black people?

How would he justify not walking out as Wright spewed his venom about "the U.S. of K.K.K. America," and howled, "God damn America!"

My hunch was right. Barack would turn the tables.

Yes, Barack agreed, Wright's statements were "controversial," and "divisive," and "racially charged," reflecting a "distorted view of America."

But we must understand the man in full and the black experience out of which the Rev. Wright came: 350 years of slavery and segregation.

Barack then listed black grievances and informed us what white America must do to close the racial divide and heal the country.

The "white community," said Barack, must start "acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination -- and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past -- are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds ... ."

And what deeds must we perform to heal ourselves and our country?

The "white community" must invest more money in black schools and communities, enforce civil rights laws, ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and provide this generation of blacks with "ladders of opportunity" that were "unavailable" to Barack's and the Rev. Wright's generations.

What is wrong with Barack's prognosis and Barack's cure?

Only this. It is the same old con, the same old shakedown that black hustlers have been running since the Kerner Commission blamed the riots in Harlem, Watts, Newark, Detroit and a hundred other cities on, as Nixon put it, "everybody but the rioters themselves."

Was "white racism" really responsible for those black men looting auto dealerships and liquor stories, and burning down their own communities, as Otto Kerner said -- that liberal icon until the feds put him away for bribery.

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America.

Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation.
White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.

This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks.
It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.

Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the '60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.

Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks -- with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance black applicants over white applicants.

Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.

We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?

Barack talks about new "ladders of opportunity" for blacks.

Let him go to Altoona and Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for "deserving" white kids.

Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really white America's fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?

As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?

Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?

We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Updates for 16 March


41 tracks added/changed yesterday and the playlists are complete with adds since 06 March highlighted.

Friday, March 14, 2008

13 March Updates


Well. The main site is running normally again. Mostly. Finally. Playlists will be updated again on Sunday.

39 tracks added/changed on Thursday including several off the new Celestia CD, Frigidiis Apotheosia : Abstinencia Genesiis. Any new Celestia release is bound to bring a large amount of coverage due in part to the rarity and in part to Celestia's enigmatic melancholy that attracts a certain sort of listener. Is it worth all the hype? Mostly. Containing 4 songs from the '07 Demo Delhÿs-cätess, a reworking of Morbid Romance from Apparitia - Sumptuous Spectre and three new tracks, the CD is bleak, beautiful and surprisingly normal. Credit some of that to the thoughtful production and mastering allowing the listener to crawl inside the music without fighting poor sound quality. Celestia's world is the special emptiness, eroticism and eternal beauty of the cold cemetary crypt.

Vermyapre Kommando offer another side of French BM output. Closely aligned with the older, Black Legions era, VK produced a primitive, raw sound and they did it before the scene worked so hard to sound raw. Like most of the BL projects, harshness, disorder and a chilling depravity lurk inside the sounds. Like bits of fetid meat, the songs stay with you.

We admit that we are fans of early Forgotten Woods; the later material is OK but we lose interest after awhile. The early material is enthusiastic, sometimes immature black metal and that's the great thing about the music.

Other material added from Darkmoon, Panzerchrist, Countess, Sezarbil and Seigneur Voland.

Thanks for your support.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More Evidence of Our Decay

Chicago (March 11, 2008) – A CDC study released today estimates that one in four (26 percent) young women between the ages of 14 and 19 in the United States – or 3.2 million teenage girls – is infected with at least one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, herpes simplex virus, and trichomoniasis). The study, presented today at the 2008 National STD Prevention Conference, is the first to examine the combined national prevalence of common STDs among adolescent women in the United States, and provides the clearest picture to date of the overall STD burden in adolescent women.

Led by CDC’s Sara Forhan, M.D., M.P.H., the study also finds that African-American teenage girls were most severely affected. Nearly half of the young African-American women (48 percent) were infected with an STD, compared to 20 percent of young white women.

The two most common STDs overall were human papillomavirus, or HPV (18 percent), and chlamydia (4 percent). Data were based on an analysis of the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Read this part again: Nearly half of the young African-American women (48 percent) were infected with an STD, compared to 20 percent of young white women.

This is the culture we have brought upon ourselves...

Friday, March 07, 2008

Update 07 March


We are back to a somewhat normal state of computer happiness. The bigger (and better) news is that we will soon be upgrading to a 128kps broadcast rate! Expect the change by late spring/early summer.

More later.

Thanks for the support.