Archive for February, 2013

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“Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep”…

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A Warning of the Smiling Killers, the “Nice” Masters

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When you imagine the stereotypical dictator, you conjure images of an angry Hitler yelling at his minions. What do you imagine when you think of the typical bad guy? A frowning terrorist who hates freedom? An ugly man in the shadows with a goatee and a weird accent?

What if I were to tell you that the worst enemies of mankind are the happy killers – the nice killers? The well groomed politicians on TV crying over a shooting while they bomb children overseas. The well wishing priests kissing children before they give their blessing to a war that will kill thousands (maybe even millions). Some of the most evil men in this world wear three piece suits or religious robes. Not saying every Politician or Religious Man is evil, but I’m telling you that the most dangerous wolves often wear sheep’s clothing.


SLAVES OF FEAR

They speak of love and tolerance,
and thrive on people’s ignorance
to make you all slaves of fear.

They feed on your anxiety,
to build their gent society,
They kept you down for a thousand years.

They nurture prejudice and hate
condemn the wars that they create
in the name of whatever god.

They gladly sacrifice your lives,
increasing power is their vice,
without regrets, they will spill your blood.

They’re feeding you lies,
with calculated smiles,
Enslavement of the human mind
As long as you kneel to their authority.
Religion is what makes you blind

They’re treating you as mindless fools,
they use you as obedient tools
It’s time to set your spirit free
This world we can not tolerate,
it’s time to seal all preachers fate,
and let them hang from Odin’s tree!

Your minds are restrained
Obedience is the chain
They’ve locked you up and thrown away the key
Your souls are for sale,
And you’re the ones who pay
But still, you’ll never be set free

They’re feeding you lies,
with calculated smiles,
Enslavement of the human mind
As long as you kneel to their authority.
Religion is what makes you blind.


NO MORE SLAVES OF FEAR

RISE, BECOME WARRIORS OF COURAGE

These well groomed, happy faced killers have been using religion and politics for centuries to mold their people into complacent, mild and meek slaves of fear. Those who turn the other cheek will not rise up against tyranny. Some of the worst forms of oppression and holocaust have come at the hands of Christians who believe in “pacifism and peace” – more like the pacifism of the enemy while they let them rest in peace (RIP).

The Mass Media and News continue this tradition today. They try to scare you with stories about constant mass shootings (even though very few people actually died from gun related accidents last year, less than from fist related murders actually). These same people try to use Terrorism to scare you into abdicating your personal freedoms. More United States Citizens die from a lack of health insurance and environmental toxins each year than they do from Terrorism.

Embrace the strength and wisdom of your ancestors. Many Pre-Christian religions venerated strength, will-power and the bold desire to act. Never let your life be manipulated by fear. If you live in fear – you are as good as dead already.


Nile Touring the United States

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Nile will be playing with local bands and apparently ticket prices will be low.

For the blasphemers here unfamiliar with the soon arriving Titans let me take you to school:

Nile is a brutal/technical death metal band from South Carolina. They write music primarily about Ancient Egyptian Mythology.

Enjoy some Metal Gaia favorites below:

ENDURING THE ETERNAL MOLESTATION OF FLAME

THOSE WHOM THE GODS DETEST

ISKANDER D’HUL KARNON


Quorthon, Bathory and Pagan Metal

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RIP Quorthon

The Swedish man who fathered the Viking Metal genre would’ve celebrated his 47th birthday last Sunday had he still been alive.

Quorthon played multiple instruments, released 14 albums over 20 years, played Satanic Black metal in the 80’s and pioneered the Viking Metal genre in the 90’s.  He was the founder and songwriter of the Black Metal Band Bathory (in the 80’s and 90’s). Later he went on to create his own solo albums. This man is often credited as the founder of the viking metal genre.


Quorthon Interview on MTV

Quorthon speaks about Bathory’s transition from Satanist Lyrics to Viking Based Lyrics

 

Bathory’s One Music Video

“One Rode to Asa Bay”  


What is Viking Metal?

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Viking metal is a Metal sub-genre characterized by its slow pace, noisy sound, use of keyboards, dark and violent imagery and lyrical themes about Vikings, Norse Mythology and Norse Paganism. The viking metal genre is also considered a fusion between Black Metal and Nordic Folk.

A New Metal Opposition to Christianity?

The Fall of Satan, The Rise of Odin

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When metal music began, it represented a musical rebellion of sorts – a rebellion against authority. Songs such as Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” and Accept’s “Balls to the Wall” are a giant middle finger to the Status Quo.

Part of this rebellion is a religious revolt. From the 60’s to the 80’s much metal was characterized by  allusions to Satanism and the Occult as a way of rebelling against Christianity: everything from Led Zeppelin’s vague allusions to Satan, to Black Metal’s much more obvious association. What better way to buck the Old Geezer in Sandals than to write verses venerating his least favorite angel? Unlike the All-Father of Boredom, Satan was down with sex, drugs and rock and roll, and thus made for exciting lyrical content.

Yet the problem is that Satan is still a part of the Christian Mythos. In fact, Satan has been the church’s wing-man for centuries. If you can’t fit the perfect Christian mold, than you are doomed to torment and suffering by the hands of the completely evil and vile Satan for an eternity.

Satan and God have been playing a game of Good Cop and Bad Cop with the Human Psyche for millennia. It’s time to stop playing this game altogether.

The significant thing about the Viking Metal genre is it represents a break from this line of thought.

In the 90’s, as black metal developed, Norse Mythology became another way of countering Christianity. This new rebellion exists outside of the Christian Mythos. It is a return to something more real, natural and enduring.

The Rise of Other Folk Metal Traditions

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As Viking and Nordic Folk metal made their ascent into prominence, other folk genres came into their own as well: Celtic Folk Metal, Mongolian Folk, Russian Folk, etc.

Various people around the world began to embrace and celebrate their organic historical roots – roots that transcend Christianity and Time.

Paganism in Other Genres 

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I’m not saying that Paganism didn’t influence Metal in the 70’s. Led Zeppelin certainly used Celtic symbols in their band’s iconography. Yet I’m saying that Paganism began to transcend Satanism as the main opposition to Christianity via the rise of Folk and Viking metal.

Folk and Viking Metal are still lesser known genres among Metal in general. Death Metal, Thrash and Metal Core are much bigger. Yet Pagan themes have also made their way into prominence in the Death metal Genre.

Famous examples are Nile and Ancient Egypt, Amon Amarth and Vikings, Chthonic and Taiwanese Spirituality.

(You must be careful to note that Amon Amarth is technically classified as Death Metal, not Viking Metal)

Also, when I say Pagan, I’m speaking broadly about Pre-Christian and Indigenous religions – not necessarily Wicca and Western Based Neo-Paganism.

By writing music about the Pre-Christian world, many metal bands are tapping into something powerful – more powerful than they realize. Even if some bands just think of it as a gimmick or a sales pitch, they are subconsciously spreading an awareness of ancient truths and wisdom.


Metal Gaia Bathory Song Picks

MOTHER EARTH AND FATHER THUNDER

 

BLOOD FIRE AND DEATH

 

FOREVER DARK WOODS

 


Motorhead – Orgasmatron (Religious Commentary)

WARNING: THERE ARE OFFENSIVE IMAGES RELATING TO THE CRASHING OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTERS CIRCA 9/11 IN THIS VIDEO AS WELL AS VIOLENCE. THIS IS NOT A SLANDER AGAINST AMERICA OR NEW YORK. IT IS A HEAVY HANDED COMMENTARY AGAINST RELIGIOUS OPPRESSION. 


A Quote on Love from Wagner

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“Only the Strong know Love; only Love can fathom Beauty; only Beauty can fashion Art. The love of weaklings for each other can only manifest as the goad of lust; the love of the weak for the strong is abasement and fear; the love of the strong for the weak is pity and forbearance; but the love of the strong for the strong is Love, for it is the free surrender to one who cannot compel us.” ~ Wagner


Unleashed – Black Horizon

“I raise my hammer in honor, of those who will never come home. I swear an oath to their fathers. I will carve their names in stone.”

Origin Country: Sweden

Genre: Death Metal

Theme: Darkness, Norse Mythology, Metal

Need to go on a metal vacation? Can’t afford the 70,000 tons of metal cruise? (Or 70,000 tons of sex as some call it – hehehe). Get out your long ship, pillage some monasteries and use the loot to pay for a metal cruise next year. This song will give you an idea of what you can expect on your low cost – viking vacation. Lyrics posted below:

Towards a black horizon
Our brothers are avenged, the battle is won
The longships set sail in the night
On raging sea, with stars as guide
Thoughts of those we could not save,
The wounds i received and blows i gave
The darkness before my eyes
The Freezong wind that chills my spine

Black Horizon….
Towards a black horizon

The waves that clashes to the side
The hunger and pain i must survive
Still i can feel the smell
Of my enemies blood and hear their cries for help
A glance from an axe blade shines
As memory of those i slayed this time
Long is our voyage at sea
To Birka shores, to the land of the free

Black Horizon….
Towards a black horizon

Thor, give me the strength
Like so many times before
Thor, give me the power
To bring us home to Birka shores
I raise my hammer in honour
Of those who will never come home
I swear an oath to their fathers
I will carve their names in stone

Black Horizon….
Towards a black horizon
Black Horizon….
Towards a black horizon

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/black_horizon_lyrics_unleashed.html