Posted in Contests | metal | music | tour dates on June 13, 2014

by Ian Chainey


Unnerving noise/black metal destroyers Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy have been added to the Watain and Kosmodemonic show on June 15 at Brooklyn Bazaar (tickets). The Pennsylvanian project -- membership: No One -- will be playing a live set of material culled from the recently released Pennhurst / Xesse compilation that collected various demos and and EPs. T.O.M.B.'s nightmarish noise assault will also be sprayed across another LP in 2014. Titled Fury Nocturnous, the full-length will feature contributions from members of Mayhem. A label and a release date have yet to be announced. You can check out the full stream of Pennhurst / Xesse and a Fury Nocturnous teaser below.

Speaking of Watain, Invisible Oranges posted an interview with singer Erik Danielsson. In the piece, interviewer Jonathan Dick got Erik to open up regarding the latest round of black metal controversy:

Black metal will always be surrounded by controversy. It evokes energies. It thrives upon powers that are counteractive to what people view as law and order and ethics and so on. What I do need to underline here, because here is where people get it wrong: one of the greatest evils that people today know, be it an alternative culture or in conservative government halls, is Nazi Germany and Anti-Semitists and all of that. That is the one thing you cannot glorify.
Erik also talked about his upcoming Brooklyn performance that will feature all of the pyrotechnics and theatrics that American fans haven't been able to see before:
There's a need to set that up in the US in that medium, and for a long time we've been quite frustrated about not being able to present the whole show there and actually show our US fans, who are some of the most diehard fans that we have, the actual show that we do. I cannot say at this point whether or not it's going to be an exact setup similar to the ones we have in Europe, but it's definitely going to contain elements of a quite severe nature that haven't been possible to use yet in the States. I actually cannot wait. It's gonna be a really good and fucking powerful show, I think.
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Comments (8)

So this guy picks and chooses what type of evil is ok to embrace? Murder and burning down churches is OK but being anti-semitic is wrong...what a knucklehead.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2014 11:22 AM

He's just not post city enuff.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2014 12:05 PM

11:22-they haven't murdered anyone. You really aren't conflating arson with the systematic genocide of millions of people, are you?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2014 1:12 PM

1:12...No I'm not. What I'm saying is it's pretty hypocritical and ridiculous to condone something like arson against Christian churches (which is targeting a group for their religious belief) or murder, but at the same time condemn someone for being a Nazi. If you're gonna "embrace evil and chaos", then you have no ground to say what should be condoned and what should be condemned. I love these bands who rally against Christians but tip toe around Judaism and Islam. Besides, it's painfully obvious the guy is only saying this because he's worried about boycotts and record sales. Aren't these the same guys who wore Absurd shirts at a concert in Germany?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2014 1:29 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again; the Black Metal scene is comprised of some the stupidest people on the planet.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2014 1:41 PM

1:29- Thanks for the clarification. I understand what you are saying and I don't condone any such action (arson),of course. I was just pointing out the difference in severity of criminal activity (and there is a huge difference)

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2014 2:08 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2014 8:16 PM

TOMB were awful.
People clapped when they were done because THEY WERE DONE.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 1:02 PM

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