Monday, June 30, 2008

Updates 30 June

Hails,

A total of 106 tracks added/changed/mangled Thursday - Sunday. The posted playlists are NOT updated due to a software glitch.

Next updates will be over July 3/4.

04 July marks 6 years of broadcasting for Iron Will Radio.

Such a long war.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

FYI - Israel and Your Money, Pt. 2

http://thomas.loc.gov/

Interesting and enlightening fact pointed out in a Stop the Deletions blog post on MySpace. Still doubt that your money flows freely to Israel? Take 10 minutes and try a simple experiement.

Go to the link above and search bills from the 110th Congress.

Subprime - 56

Katrina - 349

Subprime Mortgage 393

Israel 401

Iraq 576

Mexico 697

Veterans 1000

Not the highest...but read the bills, consider the amounts and ask if we really need to spend so much. Just asking.

FYI - Israel and Your Money, Pt. 1

Holocaust™ Insurance Accountability Act of 2007

Still s-l-o-w-l-y working its way through various committees.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.1746:

Latest Major Action: 2/7/2008 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee Hearings Held.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Into The Pit! Listeners - Welcome

Hail and welcome,

I realize some of Into The Pit's listeners might be checking out Iron Will Radio. First, thanks for listening. Second, Iron Will Radio certainly does not duplicate most of the metal played on Into The Pit. Here are some links to help out potential new listeners:

Playlists: http://www.ironwillradio.com/current_play_list.htm

Schedule: http://www.live365.com/stations/darkpilgrim/schedule

Iron Will Radio has been broadcasting since 04 July 2002. The playlist is about 50% NSBM and 50% pagan/satanic/thrash/traditional black metal. There are a few RAC tunes, some death/black and some ambient.

Iron Will Radio hopes that Into The Pit! can make a return to broadcasting soon.

Closer and closer?

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-34207920080624

TEHRAN (Reuters) - A senior Iranian nuclear official denied on Tuesday rumours of a strike on the country's nuclear sites that had unsettled financial markets.

"This is just a rumour. No attack against Iran's nuclear facilities has taken place," the official told Reuters, days after a report that Israeli jets had rehearsed a possible strike on the Islamic Republic.

In Jerusalem, an Israeli army spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday: "We are not aware of any such incident in Iran."

Keep Exposing the Truth

After the fire-bombing of Dresden in 1945, Churchill memoed his air
chiefs: "It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing of German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed."

Churchill concedes here what the British had been about in Dresden.

Under Christian and just-war theory, the deliberate killing of civilians in wartime is forbidden. Nazis were hanged for such war crimes.

Did the Allies commit acts of war for which we hanged Germans?

When we recall that Josef Stalin's judges sat beside American and British judges at Nuremberg, and one of the prosecutors there was Andrei Vishinsky, chief prosecutor in Stalin's show trails, the answer has to be yes.

While Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were surely guilty of waging aggressive war in September 1939, Stalin and his comrades had joined the Nazis in the rape of Poland, and had raped Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, as well. Scores of thousands of civilians in the three Baltic countries were murdered.

Yet, at Nuremberg, Soviets sat in judgment of their Nazi accomplices, and had the temerity to accuse the Nazis of the Katyn Forest massacre of the Polish officer corps that the Soviets themselves had committed.

Americans fought alongside British soldiers in a just and moral war from 1941 to 1945. But we had as allies a Bolshevik monster whose hands dripped with the blood of millions of innocents murdered in peacetime. And to have Stalin's judges sit beside Americans at Nuremberg gave those trials an aspect of hypocrisy that can never be erased.

At Nuremberg, Adm. Erich Raeder was sentenced to prison for life for the invasion of neutral Norway. Yet Raeder's ships arrived 24 hours before British ships and marines of an operation championed by Winston Churchill.

The British had planned to violate Norwegian neutrality first and seize Norwegian ports to deny Germany access to the Swedish iron ore being transshipped through them. For succeeding where Churchill failed, Raeder was condemned as a war criminal and sent to prison.


Complete article here:

http://patbuchananbooks.com/churchill-hitler-and-the-unnecessary-war/pjb-morality-trotskyite-vs-christian/

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ok. That's Interesting.

The video has nothing to do with black metal or race. Still,

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Another Buchanan Article on his new book

When reading Buchanan's defence and explanation of his book - in this case in particular reference to Hitchens' rather odd criticisms - it is helpful to keep in your mind the idea of holocaust as propaganda, as brand management; political theater.



Was the Holocaust Inevitable?
by Patrick J. Buchanan
Friday, June 20, 2008

"What Would Winston Do?"

So asks Newsweek's cover, which features a full-length photo of the prime minister his people voted the greatest Briton of them all.

Quite a tribute, when one realizes Churchill's career coincides with the collapse of the British empire and the fall of his nation from world pre-eminence to third-rate power.

That the Newsweek cover was sparked by my book "Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War" seems apparent, as one of the three essays, by Christopher Hitchens, was a scathing review. Though in places complimentary, Hitchens charmingly concludes: This book "stinks."

Understandable. No Brit can easily concede my central thesis: The Brits kicked away their empire. Through colossal blunders, Britain twice declared war on a Germany that had not attacked her and did not want war with her, fought for 10 bloody years and lost it all.

Unable to face the truth, Hitchens seeks solace in old myths.

We had to stop Prussian militarism in 1914, says Hitchens. "The Kaiser's policy shows that Germany was looking for a chance for war all over the globe."

Nonsense. If the Kaiser were looking for a war he would have found it. But in 1914, he had been in power for 25 years, was deep into middle age but had never fought a war nor seen a battle.

>From Waterloo to World War I, Prussia fought three wars, all in one
seven-year period, 1864 to 1871. Out of these wars, she acquired two duchies, Schleswig and Holstein, and two provinces, Alsace and Lorraine. By 1914, Germany had not fought a war in two generations.

Does that sound like a nation out to conquer the world?

As for the Kaiser's bellicose support for the Boers, his igniting the Agadir crisis in 1905, his building of a great fleet, his seeking of colonies in Africa, he was only aping the British, whose approbation and friendship he desperately sought all his life and was ever denied.

In every crisis the Kaiser blundered into, including his foolish "blank cheque" to Austria after Serb assassins murdered the heir to the Austrian throne, the Kaiser backed down or was trying to back away when war erupted.

Even Churchill, who before 1914 was charging the Kaiser with seeking "the dominion of the world," conceded, "History should ...
acquit William II of having plotted and planned the World War."

What of World War II? Surely, it was necessary to declare war to stop Adolf Hitler from conquering the world and conducting the Holocaust.

Yet consider. Before Britain declared war on him, Hitler never demanded return of any lands lost at Versailles to the West.
Northern Schleswig had gone to Denmark in 1919, Eupen and Malmedy had gone to Belgium, Alsace and Lorraine to France.

Why did Hitler not demand these lands back? Because he sought an alliance, or at least friendship, with Great Britain and knew any move on France would mean war with Britain -- a war he never wanted.

If Hitler were out to conquer the world, why did he not build a great fleet? Why did he not demand the French fleet when France surrendered? Germany had to give up its High Seas Fleet in 1918.

Why did he build his own Maginot Line, the Western Wall, in the Rhineland, if he meant all along to invade France?

If he wanted war with the West, why did he offer peace after Poland and offer to end the war, again, after Dunkirk?

That Hitler was a rabid anti-Semite is undeniable. "Mein Kampf" is saturated in anti-Semitism. The Nuremberg Laws confirm it. But for the six years before Britain declared war, there was no Holocaust, and for two years after the war began, there was no Holocaust.

Not until midwinter 1942 was the Wannsee Conference held, where the Final Solution was on the table.

That conference was not convened until Hitler had been halted in Russia, was at war with America and sensed doom was inevitable.
Then the trains began to roll.

And why did Hitler invade Russia? This writer quotes Hitler 10 times as saying that only by knocking out Russia could he convince Britain it could not win and must end the war.

Hitchens mocks this view, invoking the Hitler-madman theory.

"Could we have a better definition of derangement and megalomania than the case of a dictator who overrules his own generals and invades Russia in wintertime ... ?"

Christopher, Hitler invaded Russia on June 22.

The Holocaust was not a cause of the war, but a consequence of the war. No war, no Holocaust.

Britain went to war with Germany to save Poland. She did not save Poland. She did lose the empire. And Josef Stalin, whose victims outnumbered those of Hitler 1,000 to one as of September 1939, and who joined Hitler in the rape of Poland, wound up with all of Poland, and all the Christian nations from the Urals to the Elbe.

The British Empire fought, bled and died, and made Eastern and Central Europe safe for Stalinism. No wonder Winston Churchill was so melancholy in old age. No wonder Christopher rails against the book. As T.S. Eliot observed, "Mankind cannot bear much reality."

Friday, June 20, 2008

64k mp3PRO For Faithful Blog Readers :)

Hails,

Iron Will Radio is planning to make the jump to better quality 64k mp3PRO. Initially, we were only going to have 1 stream but after some thought and feedback, we are going to keep the 56k stream and add a second stream at 64k.

We will be posting a link so our blog readers connected by broadband can try out the 64k stream before it officially launches.

Stay tuned!

And, as always, thanks for your support.

Update Notes, Pt. 2

More notes about the feature selections and other tracks...

Ever heard of Wilde Heer? Neither had I until a few days back. Two things: 1) They are from Chile depsite the name; and, 2) They play a black metal style owing alot to Immortal and less to the more typical Chilean death metal infused sound. Riffs rise and fall, drums pound and thoughtful, balanced songwriting is the norm. Sometimes I think we get too caught up in demanding that each new black metal act produce something different. Acts doing an admirable job of thrashing out the status-quo get second tier status. The Beast Takes Flesh is a good, solid black metal CD. You never get the feeling that the band is shooting for - and I love this term - Billboard black metal. Rather, Wilde Heer pound, scream and snarl their way through 8 tracks of Satanic black metal (ok, 10 tracks but two of them are an intro and outro) designed to honor the darkness and pride of the Beast.

Profanatica, on the other hand, are well known. Live was released back in 2000 on Ledney's own Necroscope label and covers 3 live Profanatica shows. Interestingly, several tracks repeat but the performances are varied. For example, Spilling Holy Blood gets three different treatments ranging from 0:38 to 4:25; I Arose is presented in five different versions. Songs given only one version include Crucifixion Wounds, Heavenly Father, and Once Removed Saviour. Also appealing and unusual is the step of leaving in soundchecks. Lyrically, I've always liked Ledney because he is very straightforward. Cryptic lyrics in black metal are OK but, come on, we all know that sometimes they are vague to the point of stupidity. The bluntness and bleakness of Ledney's abuse directed at christianity is refreshing.

In my first post about the updates, I mentinoned Gehennah from Sweden. The title of the bands recent compilation release 10 Years of Fucked Up Behavior says it all. The addition of a gg allin cover on the release is no accident. From attitude to music, the band reminds me of gg in his early/mid career before he became a kind of parady and, ultimately, died. Beneath all of gg's beer and piss and vomit and vulgarity was a great thrash/rock story. I get the same feeling with Gehennah. So, pull up a beer or 12 and thrash 'til you puke.

Another new item of note is the EP from Moonsorrow titled Tulimyrsky. Yes, it's called an Ep even though it clocks in at almost 70 minutes. The title track is over 29 minutes long; besides the title opus, the band offers updated versions of Taistelu Pohjolasta and Hvergelmir and two covers, Metalica and Merciless. The Merciless cover is good and the Metalica cover has at least been Moonsorrow-ized. Hey, I can barely bring myself to type Metalica. Merciless is one of the older death/thrash bands from Sweden and has the distinction (I think) to be the first band signed to Euronymous' Deathlike Silence Productions. The covered track is from the Unbound release from '94.

And, yes, the SorgSvart song Underligt Vidunderligt has that really annoying thing where there's about 30 seconds of silence before the last chord.

Thanks for your support!

Practice, Practice, Practice + Update

Israel Exercise Seen as Preparation for Possible Iran Strike

By Tony Capaccio and Ken Fireman

June 20 (Bloomberg) -- A wide-ranging Israeli military exercise in the eastern Mediterranean was likely aimed at warning both Iran and the U.S. about the possibility of a strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, a U.S. analyst said.

``It's very hard to think of any other enemies Israel has that would require such a massive use of forces or an attack waged at such a distance,'' said Michael O'Hanlon, a foreign- policy analyst at Washington's Brookings Institution.

Full story on Bloomberg


Update: Updated story

Updates and Notes 20 June

Hails!
The Summer Solstice comes again. We thank our Gods and our ancestors for lessons learned and help provided.

One word of warning: Today's update contains both Kulgrinda, ritual folk music from Lithuania and a gg allin cover from Sweden's Gehennah. I have no idea what happens if you hear a pagan folk tune followed immediately by a gg allin cover but we're gonna find out!

Pagan metal is an expression of a desire to reconnect to the honest gods of our past. In finding our Gods, we find ourselves. Kulgrinda offer outstanding vocal performances backed by drums and a few accoustic instruments on Perkuno Giesmes. If you're curious, here is a YouTube clip:

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I know that some of the IWR audience runs for the volume knob when anything but black metal come on. Understood. Folk/pagan music is another way to connect to our roots. If you really believe in the power of the blood, of the Folk, then you also understand that folk music is an organic expression of a genetic process. The words and melodies carried by the beauty of human voice help transport us back to ourselves.

Of course, there's always the knowledge that another loud bit of noise is on the way :)

Nav hails, as you may know, from above the Arctic Circle. Like their Russian metal brothers, Nav play a ferocious style of black metal. But Nav has always stayed away from the wall-of-distortion approach in favor of a more deliberate and varied style. The Wolf's Sun is lyrically directed at pagan themes, covering bravery, darkness and, ultimately, the triumph of blood and iron.


More later...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Homosexual Marriage: The End of Us

People say I make too much of the issue and, anyway, why do I really care when _________ is happening and then there's _________ and have you seen the price of ________? So goes life.

It is important and it is necessary to take a stand. The objective world - the world of money and materialism and egalitarianism - allows for homosexual marriage. Only the objective reality could, with a straight face and fantastic makeup, posit a similar societal/racial function for traditional and homosexual marriage. Only objective reality could create such a world.

And that is the problem, the insidiousness, the sadness of objective reality. Tradition dictates an understanding of nature. My ancestors understood the harshness, the beauty, the honesty of nature. Objective reality cares not for nature; cares only for itself. Spiraling into an endless non-genetic cycle of materialism and ideology, the objective world produces an empty, shallow people.

The propaganda organs of objective reality - the major news media outlets and most of those on the neocommunist left - report with breathless anticipation the reasons behind the marriages: equality, fair treatment, recognition. The list goes on. But I understand equality before nature as, well, you know, equality. What the homosexual person does NOT want is equality despite what they say.

In objective reality, "equality" for the homosexual means "I want to do things and be allowed to have the same things I would have if I were heterosexual." In other words, "I want the same things even though I am different." Equality before nature demands an honest recognition of what marriage is supposed to be: a societal sanctioning of a heterosexual union designed to strengthen the community and bring more children into the community to continue the race.

Objective equality then is the theme. In the end, at the end of us, nature will prevail. It always has and always will.

Another great Buchanan article

Patrick J. Buchanan
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Freedom of the press is on trial in Canada.

The trial is before a court with the Orwellian title of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. The accused are Maclean's magazine and author Mark Steyn. The crime: In mocking and biting tones, they wrote that Islam threatens Western values.

Had Steyn written that, given the Crusades, colonial atrocities in Africa and the slave trade, Christianity had been on balance a curse, he would not be in the dock. In the United States, these charges would have been tossed out by any federal judge, who would have admonished the plaintiffs that, here in America, we have a First Amendment.

The United States, however, is an isolated exception, as Western nations seek to impose wider restrictions on what has come to be called "hate speech."

Questioning the Holocaust is a crime in Canada and Europe, as British historian David Irving discovered when he was sentenced to prison in Austria. To say the Armenian massacres of 1915-1924 were an attempt at genocide is a crime in Turkey.

In France, animal rights champion Brigitte Bardot has been fined $23,000 for provoking discrimination and racial hatred by denouncing Muslims who slaughtered a sheep in a religious ceremony.
Bardot had been punished five previous times for her statements.

Censorship is making a comeback. Outside the United States, it is considered an acceptable price to pay for the new diversity Western Man seems now to value more than the old liberty.

In 1990, writes Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court Brian Dickson wrote, in upholding the conviction of one James Keegstra for anti-Semitic slurs:

"(T)he international commitment to eradicate hate propaganda and, most importantly, the special role given equality and multiculturalism in the Canadian Constitution necessitate a departure from the view ... that the suppression of hate propaganda is incompatible with the guarantee of free expression."

There you have it. Canada's commitment to multiculturalism and the equality of all religions, races and cultures requires the silencing of those who do not believe all races, creeds and cultures are equal.

The dogmas of the Diverse Society dictate that the cherished rights of the Free Society be sacrificed on the altar of social tranquility.

What has caused this reversal of the advance of freedom?

Western Man has come to believe there are more important values than freedom, if men use their freedom in ways our new Lords Temporal find unacceptable.

Nor is this anything new. Censorship has always had powerful patrons and not always benighted backers.

In the Middle Ages, pious men sought to silence heretics because they believed the Faith led to Paradise, while its loss led to Hell for all eternity. The Christian censorship we mock today was born of men's deepest convictions about the most important thing in
life: salvation.

Devout Muslims believe heretics and apostates should be put to death. Islam is the most important thing in their lives, and its truths are valued more than any freedom to mock them.

And, indeed, most men accept some form of censorship.

Most of us believe that published or spoken lies that ruin good names should be punished by libel and slander laws. Most of us believe there are military secrets that must be protected. Not a few Americans believe that the moral codes imposed on Hollywood by the Legion of Decency helped protect society from the toxic pollution that poisons our children. Most of us support FCC sanctions against filthy language or racist slurs on the airwaves.

Nor is government censorship unknown to America.

President John Adams signed the Sedition Acts, which called for the incarceration of journalists who wrote insultingly of him. Abraham Lincoln suppressed newspapers that denounced his war. Woodrow Wilson imprisoned the Socialist Eugene Debs for denouncing his war.

A new censorship is now arising. We read of speech codes on campuses, sensitivity training for freshman, and tribunals before which students are made to grovel and recant for joking references that offended some minority or other.

"The best test of truth," said Justice Holmes, "is the power of thought to get itself accepted in the marketplace."

Nonsense. Editor Elijah Lovely was lynched in Alton, Ill., in 1837 for advocating abolition -- against the view of the marketplace.
Truth is truth, whether the majority agrees or not.

Yet, one's money ought to be on the new censors, for men who believe deeply in something, even when wrong, usually triumph over men who believe in nothing.

Today, the true believers in Islam and the true believers in diversity uber alles are making common cause against those who believe in freedom of speech and the press. As the former have the convictions and increasingly the power, they may prevail, and not only in Canada and Europe.

A new orthodoxy is arising. Freedom's finest hour may be behind us.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Changes and Changes

Hails,

77 updates between Thursday and Sunday. Some thoughts...


Burzum founder and pride of the Norwegian prision system Varg Vikernes remains in jail. Although he certainly did himself no favors with his escape attempt a few years back, the reasons for another denial of his parole are weak, but expected. Det Som Engang Var is our featured work from Burzum and we're playing some of the less commonly heard tracks. We doubt anyone from the Norwegian Penal system cares what we think but playing the music makes us feel better.

Also from Norway, SorgSvart is a relatively new talent that you will be hearing more about. With Vikingtid Og AnArki, the mainly one-man project gets a proper studio release and he makes good use of it. Demonstrating a diverse set of musical skills, the CD offers everything from traditional black metal to folk instruments to acoustic passages and more. A few times the sound veers too far away from black metal for our taste, venturing into Lifelover territory. But that's just being overly picky. Overall, the skillful blending of the different styles is what really stands the CD apart from others.

Pick your favorite part: listen to the drums and the next time you'll want to listen to the vocals. Or maybe the variety; sometimes from measure to measure. There is much to appreciate here, from songwriting to musicianship.

I Shalt Become returns with Requiem. The one-man project became an underground favorite (bootlegged beyond belief) with Wanderings. Now safely under the banner of Darker Than Black, I Shalt Become returns with the first completely new effort since the days of Wanderings. (In the Falling Snow, finally released in 2008 by No Colours, is older material). The music is still distorted and sorrowful, but has shed some of the ethereal, sparse production of the earlier material. Partly due to better studio goodies, the music still uses the repetitive riff motifs of the earlier releases but wraps them in deeper textures. Fans looking for introspective, understated, depressive black metal take note.


Many other ads including Katatonia. Yeah, we know.

Thanks for your support.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Varg Denied Parole AGAIN

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article2477398.ece

Too dangerous for parole
Convicted murderer Varg Vikernes is too dangerous to be released into society, according to justice officials. Government critics fear that his background as an ideologically motivated church-burning arsonist, and his connections with neo-Nazi groups, are making it impossible for him to get a fair parole hearing.

Monday, June 09, 2008

2007 Crime Stats Come With Disclaimer

"PLEASE NOTE

Figures used in this Report are submitted voluntarily by law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Individuals using these tabulations are cautioned against drawing conclusions by making direct comparisons between cities. Comparisons lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. Valid assessments are possible only with careful study and analysis of the range of unique conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. It is important to remember that crime is a social problem and, therefore, a concern of the entire community. The efforts of law enforcement are limited to factors within its control. The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing statistical data of individual agencies. Further information on this topic can be obtained in the annual UCR report Crime in the United States, 2006. Data users can obtain assistance by calling (304) 625-4995."

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/2007prelim/

Let's translate, shall we?

Crime report data are submitted by overworked police officials and are generally accurate and thorough in scope. If you're one of those types who want to get beyond the false veneer of "diversity," if you want to act on your subjective, actual understanding of the world, if you want our data to reflect the world you live in, then just stop. We don't want to hear it, ok? We know cities with high black populations have more crime but we aren't allowed to say it or print it. When we tell you "crime is a social problem" we're really saying that you're responsible for different racial proclivities for violence. We're telling you to ignore your subjective experience, your fear, your common sense. Have fun and happy reading.

Obama's Sudden Insight

Last week's resignation by Sen. Obama from his church of 20 years is more than just a sign of a politicial smarts. Yes, Obama's transparent conversion to rejecting the evils of his church is well known. That's not what bothers me. Rather, the obvious - and arrogant - thought that we (that would be whites) will accept the transparency and move along.

How blind, how submissive have we become? And, he's not even really trying that hard to hide things.

But, maybe it's for the best. I firmly believe that no person changes until they hurt enough. An Obama administration and the resulting social upheavel will promote change. Not the kind the neo-communist left Obamakins have in mind, but change things will.

Here's to a long, hot summer.

Sunday 08 June Updates

Hails,

35 tracks added changed on Sunday. The definitive list can always be found on the playlist update page; recent adds in bold.

Among the updates:
  • Andras
  • Antisemitex
  • Arghoslent
  • Grand Belials Key
  • Peste Noire
  • Sombre Chemin


Thanks for your support.

Friday, June 06, 2008

June 05 Updates

Hails,

53 tracks added/changed yesterday. We feature Der Sturmer as our way of noting the weekend concert featuring Absurd, Der Sturmer and others on Saturday. The lucky few who can actually see the show represent many thousands who fight by your side. Yes, in our awakening age, just going to the show is an action of war, a stand in the face of cultural genocide. And the music should be great, too.

Back in 2006, we got one of the copies of Ungern's 1 Litre of Blood tape release. It was just one among hundreds. What stopped us in our tracks was the quality and creativity of the music, the thoughtfulness of the lyrics. Now, Battlelord has released 1 Litre on CD to wider distribution but still only in an initial run of 1,000 copies (the tape was limited to 700).

We admit to mixed feelings about Judas Iscariot. The influence of Akhenaten is undeniable; much of his body of work - Thy Dying Light as a good example - is powerful black metal. As a project, Iscariot always tried to focus on the limitations, the cage, that is christianity and western christian culture. Our view is that any resolution of the issue is impossible without addressing race. Akhenaten, like others, always seemed to view the issue in strictly moral terms as if shredding christians of all races would solve the problem.

Further, I personally, was never sure what solution Akhenaten had in mind. My - our - racial struggle has a definite outcome. Iscariot's post-christian world is filled with vague hints of honour, bravery, intelligence. The single pillar of race, around which all else is built, is never adequately accounted for in his view. Philosophically, the music grasps the desolation, the incongruence, of christianity but never moved beyound to describe the solution.

Yes, yes, I know. Just listen to the music.

Also new: Smashing Rainbows: Rock Against Homosexuality compilation CD. Entertaining, if uneven, collection of songs from groups as varied as Arghoslent, Empire Falls, the Rounchous Brothers, Evil Incarnate and more. From Fetch the Rope.

Thanks for your support.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Featured update

Hails,

39 tracks added/changed yesterday. Fans of Nordglanze and any types of black metal mixed with RAC/more conventional heavy metal ideas will like the new CD from Germania's Asatru. Hard to track down at this point but worth your time.

Two older releases - both demos - round out the features.

(1) Moonblood's second released demo - The Evil Rules - horrible production and all. We like the sound, the authenticity. The snarled evil of "The Black War" and the Bathory-inspired moves of "And Then I Died." We've cleaned up the production a tad, raised some of the levels and so on. You'll still need to turn up your speakers when the tracks are on. Of course, you'll then need to lunge back across the room to turn down the speakers when the next song comes up. Enjoy!

(2) Katharsis is a lesser known Ravendark release because of the limited distribution. I've seen it classified as a "demo" but with 8 full songs, it really is a full-length release. The music is similar to other releases: dense, intricate songs - with real drums - designed to re-align your senses and promote pride, valour, honur, wisdom, family and life.

Other intersting new stuff includes the Urfaust/The Ruins of Beverast split and some good, basic black metal from the Ater Tenebrae/Ravenshades split tape.

We were also informed that we neglected to add any Vandal tracks from the Augustow 2006 CD. Sorry. That's been corrected.

Thanks for your support.