Surprise! I’m A Nazi-Sympathizer…or something to that degree.

It finally happened! I got accused of being a Nazi-sympathizer! YAY! Now I can happily and rightfully join the millions of other people who are accused of such yet have zero in fucking common with actual white surpremacists or those that actually do sympathize with those inbreds. Because that’s all that needs to be said in 2018 is the dreaded “N” word. And no not THAT other dreaded N word, you cis-scum! Dat’s racist!

I’m actually surprised it took this long for someone to accuse me of being a Nazi-sympathizer or have any sort of inclination that I would stand up for fascists or a political party that exterminated 6 million. And if you think I’m going to stand up for the other party that slaughtered and starved 10 million of it’s own fucking people, you’re even dumber. Because the truth I have neither been for either or which is based on the fact that I come from a large military family that fought against the Allies (That includes Germans and Japanese), the Vietcong(a.k.a. Communists) in Vietnam, and even engaged in intel/psych ops against the KGB intel officers in the 80’s during the Cold War. I myself personally enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2005 to continue the family tradition of serving one’s country, but that got snubbed due to an injury during training. That’s an entire different story and neither here nor there. Let me back up to this incident where my words got misconstrued as this human being that would sympathize with some of the most heinous human beings that ever walked the face of the planet.

The topic was brought up in a Facebook Group (why I still partake in these, I don’t know, I’m fucking 35 and have grown too big and old for this shit ) and the topic was a picture of some neckbeard that had a screenshot of a quote that said neckbeard typed in an attempt to look hard:

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Scared. 2 hard 4 me.

Now upon seeing this pic I immediately became fucking depressed. Because if this is the best we have at defending the ideal of democracy and the U.S. against some skinny-fat dweeb with a fuckboy haircut that is nothing more than a Trump supporter, quite honestly we are in deep shit as a nation. If you look at the pic in the very top left hand corner, you will see that it’s not an actual Swat Team-style shotgun; It’s a fucking Airsoft gun. Me seeing this was another example of how I feel that people in 2018 are drinking too much digital courage. Meaning if this Jack Black-looking dork were to meet an ACTUAL white supremacist, he would more than likely hesitate, stutter and end up eating his food through a straw for the rest of his life. Which again I am not talking about the Richard Spencer-looking fuckboys who are pissed that they were given the pity handjob; I’m referring to the hardcore Prison lifers who joined the Aryan Nation to defend themselves. I’m talking about the dudes who are fucking 6’2″ 250 of pure-jacked-up prison muscle from doing time in general population for the past 20 years. Basically this dude:

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Yeah, I would not want to meet this guy in a dark alley. Just saying. I don’t care how hard you claim to be.

And so then I said that roughly 90% of Americans would not have the ability to murder another human being. That same percentage I argued have more or less never been in a physical confrontation in their life. That leaves us with a small 10 percentage which (after you do the math) is still a massive amount of people I have lumped together. This percentage includes a handful of  select groups. The first group I put into this percentage would be those who have been in or engaged in combat, or survived combat. Basically Military who are either currently active duty OR certified veterans. But even most military do not serve on the frontlines. A lot of them are what are known as REMFS which is short for REinforcement MotherFuckerS. Basically that what grunts refer to anyone who isn’t hard. But even REMFS have to go through the SAME combat training and be taught how to kill without hesitation. The same training as infantry be it regular, Airbourne, OR the elite rapid-deployment units (Rangers, Green Berets, Seals, Special Ops, Recon, etc). Another group I included were those athletes that engage in hand-to-hand combats (Boxing, Ju-Jitsu, etc.),  and athletes that engage in physical contact sports (Football, Wrestling), ….THESE people are taught how to engage and be aggressive even in the name of sports. They are taught how to take physical abuse and survive and above all, win. The OTHER group of people I put into this percentage and even this group is divided into two mini-groups: The first being the alphas. The macho motherfuckers. Yeah you know the one. The stereotypical dude that has a restraining order against him, drives a Ford F150, has a chin strap and listens to Five Finger Death Punch and drinks a shitload of Bud Light. The other are the sociopaths. This includes serial killers, those with mental illness who snap one day and go postal, gang members, etc. You combine this massive, swirling, chaotic vortex of pure dripping testosterone with NO FUCKS GIVEN and you have someone whom I could see actually instigating or engaging in a legit fight.,

Which brings me to my next claim. My next claim I said after I mentioned that massive percentage of people who haven’t been in a fight, that everyone including the stereotypical pink swoopy-haired LGBT “soyboy” that conservatives love to give shit to in comment section are all of a sudden getting this huge fake bursts of online digital courage. Meaning I do NOT see these people engaging or making the first move to go out and fight or kill an actual white surpremacist/Nazi as pictured above. I don’t see them all of a sudden growing huge balls of fucking iron and steel and dropping everything at a moment’s notice and taking another human being’s life. Even if they felt lucky on that particular day, they would lose. Again, let’s compare both the stereotypes I am discussing here that got your favorite blogger tagged as a Nazi-sympathizer:

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These dorks

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The Aryan Brotherhood

I’m not even rooting for the meth addicts above. I’m going simply by lifers hardened up in the prison system who have either abused themselves or each other in close-confinements to the point of dehumanization and stripped of damn near every basic human right versus a bunch of soft skinny-fat liberal males who probably couldn’t even do 5 push-ups and have basically had a pretty easy life. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know or see the outcome of this particular incident.

After I said the buzzword “soyboy”, in came the online pile-on. Which all of a sudden I heard the infamous “nazi-sympathizer” buzzword tag. That was I when I was trying to point out that majority of people are only SAYING “Kill Nazis” just on the intent for likes and for their internet gold star for the day.  I even said that I have no objection with some white supremacist or Nazi being murdered. But the fact that I challenged the idea of instead of just saying  “Kill Nazis” and actually backing up what you say online and doing it without a single hesitation at the drop of a hat got your favorite blogger painted and misconstrued. I asked what is stopping said random person from taking another human beings life. This was the reply.

The law.

That’s the excuse? A pretty weak one if you ask me. Probably weaker than the fact that I got called a Nazi-symapthizer. If you want to know my personal history and how I feel about Nazis…..let’s hop into the Nocturnus time machine and turn the clocks back all the way back to when your favorite blogger was in the 4th grade. That was somewhere around 1991-ish. Up until this point I had no idea what a Nazi, let alone the Third Reich was. Even though my Mother’s side of the family is German Americans, there was no talk of it. Until the day I saw a pic of a swastika. Being a dumbass 4th grader with no idea, I tried to draw a swastika in one of my school text books. My teacher saw this and told my parents. That night, my mother sat me down on my bed and showed me a book full of pictures of Jewish holocaust victims and concentration camps and wanted to know if I knew what I was doing. Being an ADHD 4th grader that did not have the emotional or mental maturity or ability to take in what all of this meant, I nervously started laughing. I did not understand. I was a child. At that same time my Mother fucking snapped and started beating the living shit out of me. About after the first few seconds of what felt like a complete descent into hell, my father comes running into my bedroom and jumps on the bed, grabs her hand, and says to her in a really low growling voice “Do. NOT. Hit. My. Son. He doesn’t know about this yet.” After which what seemed like this weird awkward moment between my parents being my own father saved me from an ass-beating. That right there started getting the gears turning.

Fast forward a few school grades and I an in the 8th grade. This was around ’96-’97. I am taking remedial classes because I was a fuck-up then. Basically I was taking remedial history and math because I was more interested in reading the latest Metal Maniacs issue. By now I had grown up and knew exactly what a Nazi was and stood for. This was one of those days where I grew balls of steel and pulled a white wine moment a good 20 years before Phil Anselmo got berated and instigated. The instigator for me was my remedial class teacher. He was not only a teacher, but he also worked at Hungry Howie’s(a local pizza fast-food chain) and he did youth services for his Baptist Church which he was a Deacon at. I was the lone metalhead and in 1996/1997, being a metalhead was confused with being goth which automatically got you a shitload of flak. Well my Remedial Class teacher took a special interest in me whenever he found out that I was raised as a Roman Catholic. Being a young, angry, metalhead on top of that….well, you could just see his opportunity to swoop and heal this young boy of the demons from that loud rock n’ roll music and being indoctrinated into that godforsaken satanic church. I knew there was going to be problems very early on. So for damn near an entire semester I got selected out of my entire remedial class and got picked-on. Damn near everything I did resorted to him talking about the sins and horrors of rock n roll and how evil Catholics were and how they were with the Nazis and this and that. About 2-3 weeks before I left the 8th grade, I had fucking had enough of his nit-picking and excuse finding with me. So about the tenth millionth time that he reminded me how evil Catholics were, I pulled a Phil Anselmo, stood up to his face and screamed “WHITE POWER!” and threw a roman salute in his face damn near knocking his glasses off. Most of my classmates were either African American, OR Hispanic. They knew why I did that. They didn’t say a damn thing to me. Why? Because my classmates who were African Americans or Hispanics knew who the real wannabe Nazis were: the fucking redneck middle school kids who wore Tommy Hilfiger, wore confederate flag belt buckles, and listened to Master P while constantly saying the “N” word. Basically the OTHER white kids who were saying “I want to kick my own ass for reasons unknown.” Everyone also knew why I did that because they knew that teacher was LOOKING for an excuse. My teacher was provoking and instigating me for damn near an entire semester. Would I do that again being a 35 year old male? Absolutely not. Do I regret doing that to my fuckhead of a teacher who berated  me for an entire semester? Fuck no.

Fast forward to an older but still young version of your favorite blogger: I was 19-20 years old and living in downtown Lakeland. To make a long story short, my best friend at the time and I had seen pieces of White Supremacist pamphlets filled with actual racist cartoons about African Americans, Hispanics, and Jewish people that had some pretty vile shit drawn being strewn across Lake Morton. After seeing this my friend and I looked at each other and went “Where the fuck did this come from?” About that same time, we both saw a car drive past us on the street and on the back had a huge swastika flag draped over the back seat like it was a comforter. That was the ONLY time I have legit seen any sort of actual white supremacist. Was I scared? Absolutely. Was I going to pick a fight? Absolutely not.

Fast forward to a few months ago where I’m talking to my Uncle David in New Roads Louisiana. He is telling me about my family’s(mother’s side) German heritage. He told me for the first time that the Millers were originally German Jews who’s last name was originally Müller, but was changed when they originally came to the U.S. to escape persecution because they were German Jews. Staying in Germany meant a death sentence so they, like a lot of other German families, anglicized their last name to appear plain ol’ baseball and apple pie Americans and to escape persecution. Oh yeah and he explained WHY the Miller’s were mainly Catholics. Again it had to converting to Catholicism to escape persecution. Throw in my Father’s side of the family which where Scots-Irish/Black Irish, that’s why I was raised Catholic. Has that changed anything about my love for myself or my family? Fuck no.

I tell you these things because I am a 35 year old man with a clear conscious. I know a Nazi-sympathizer when I see one. I am not. I never have been. Oh yeah sure, you could find an excuse like my Satanic Warmaster tattoo on my left bicep, but you would be grasping for straws at that point. Look into my music collection? Oh shit, you found a fucking random Burzum album! OOPS! I enjoy black metal. Oh shit! The dude is from the south! THAT’S THE RED-HERRING! He’s a fucking redneck!!!! YESS!!! This asshole isn’t from Brooklyn, or Portland, or L.A., or Chicago! No, he’s a rural slack-jawed yokel in a swing state who’s state voted for Trump! WE FOUND THE NAZI!!!! YAY!

If there is anything that I have learned from all of this is that if I were to apologize(for reason beyond me, I don’t think deserves any sort of apology), it wouldn’t be enough. My family heritage wouldn’t be taken into consideration. The fact that my best friend whom I refer to as my brother who is Jewish would be overlooked. The fact that my step-cousin who is African American/Domican mixed who him and i have had Thanksgiving together with both of his and my family in his hood after my step-father died would have blind eyes turned on. The fact that my mother wears a goddamn Star of David necklace every single day or has a bumper sticker that say “Stand With Israel” on the back of her car wouldn’t hold water. The fact that I have slept with both black females and latinas (when I was a single man) probably would be consider bullshit and thrown out the window because I am as honkey as they come. I could give you a million reasons but in this day and age of online outrage culture, it simply isn’t good enough. I’ve learned the only thing that has changed ever since my days of being a 21 year old male first enlisting in the U.S. Army is the internet. It’s not the outside world aka REALITY that has changed. It’s the online digital world where it’s nothing but vapid, blank screens and everyone all of a sudden acting like they are fucking born to get hard. I’ve also learned that people rather engage in the act of online pile-ons and witch-hunts(of whatever kind) and anything else that would continue this vicious cycle of mass-hysteria and paranoia for the simple act of having a “Gotcha!” moment in order to be seen as virtuous and pious and pristine. Just for a few fucking likes on Facebook. Rather than sitting down and talking to one another and discussing why this and that like civilized human beings and trying to come together peacefully  instead of calling each other names in the attempt of one-upping.  Oh shit did I just pull out my very own liberal pacifist card? Gotcha! Case in point, if you’re looking for a boogey-man, you’re going to find it, but don’t let it blind you to the point where you are throwing accusations of nazism or nazi-sympathizing around.

May be I am showing my age when I say I remember when being called a nazi or a racist had serious inclinations and repercussions. If someone was a Nazi then….they WERE a fucking Nazi. These days anyone who is slightly an inch right of Bernie Sanders is called a nazi with no disregard.  Nowadays, if you disagree with someone or look at things from a different view or standpoint, all someone has to do is scream that you’re literally Hitler and end of discussion. They won the argument, you’re a piece of shit, Antifa is being called upon, and the world keeps turning and progressing into something more fucking stupid and not a single ounce of hope is gained from anything.

If you’re looking for an apology of any sort, go piss up a rope. No apologies will be given for anything I have said in my past, or now.

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Inquisition, Online Bullshit, and How Fatherhood Changes Your Perspective.

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The past 48-72 hours have been a massive social media shitstorm. I suppose by now you’ve heard on your newsfeed(as well as I have) that front man/guitarist Dagon of Inquisition had previous child pornography charges against him but the ass-kicker here is that ignorant fuckheads from Bumfuck Nowhere, Planet Earth are defending Inquisition, throwing it to the side and claiming it to be another metal blog inside job conspiracy theory to ruin another band that has meant so much to people. This is not the ONLY shitstorm as it was accompanied by a more minor shitstorm of people being offended and outraged that Karl Willets of Bolt Thrower was seen wearing an Antifa shirt. Reading all of this as I hurtle at a light speed’s pace towards being a father, it’s no surprised how the huge responsibility that lays before me how I’ve dealt with things then and how I deal with them now.

First let’s get Inquisition out of the way. I originally wasn’t going to say anything about this because not only was I and many others fans beyond shocked, but because the subject matter of what Dagon was charged with hit me really fucking hard and still does at 35 years of age. Not willing to say anything was based on two reasons; one was based on not wanting to believe if the charges against Dagon were true. The shock of these charges against Dagon saddened me personally. That was one reason.  The next reason is because your favorite blogger was molested as a kid. Several times. I didn’t speak up then. And I didn’t speak up or mention a word of it for roughly 15 years afterwards. You wanna know what that does to a human being? A lot of negative shit that if you have never had your childhood and innocence taken from you by someone who you thought you could trust at the time because they were someone whom at one point thought was your friend, then honestly you will never know. That shit leaves mental and emotional scars on a human being that run so deep you would find Cthulhu in the bottomless pit of the scars themselves. That’s not to be funny either because left unattended with no therapy or a voice, child abuse/molestation will leave a person left to their own ways to fight said demons in very self-destructive ways. As if adding pain on top of pain will cure the human being. And the disgusting thing about all of this is that there are people DEFENDING these actions. Did the same people defend the actions of Ian Watkins of The Lost Prophets when he was he did some pretty sick shit? The answer is “No because they were a shitty Nu-Metal band.” How fucking selective and desensitized to this topic have we become? We’re willing to throw one artist under the bus but don’t fuck with our personal scared cows because of favoritism? This is why I feel outrage culture is at the heart all based subjectively on personal taste. And this doesn’t just apply to Metal fans but people in general so may be that’s why I feel that these issues are never dealt with correctly. It’s why I’m left somewhat more cynical and more desensitized afterwards. Why? Because I know these are issues that are going to continue to happen unless we let those who need to speak up (the victims) and possibly act more humanly and compassionate towards them instead of saying shit like “You’re making it up” or accusing them of wanting to sabotage someone. Black Metal fans are quickly to defend the actions of their favorite musicians which runt the gamut of murder, suicide, arson, drug addiction, etc. These are all more or less self-destructive patterns. Being aroused by images of a nude child being raped goes far fucking beyond that. And I suspect the reason a black metal fan wanting to defend Inquisition is based on mainly not wanting to accept that Dagon is mentally ill. Either that or this fucking childish edgey “BLACK METAL IS SUPPOSED TO BE EVIL!” mentality. A mentality that honestly is old and worn-out and tiresome. A bunch of nerds online with keyboards who think that by defending Dagon they will be seen as part of an evil clique or some lame 90’s shit. Yeah cool bro, go read “Lords Of Chaos” again if it makes you feel any better. Bitching aside, as for Inquisition, I will no longer support them and will show it by not opening my wallet to them any time soon or ever again really. And if you can’t come to the same conclusion, then forget this blog ever exists.

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Bolt Thrower listen to lefty Hardcore bands such as Discharge. Detail at 11!

Now…..personal convictions, grudges, and triggering(It DOES exist, it’s not just a fucking  buzzword from Huntington Post) aside we come to the topic of Bolt Thrower. Karl Willets drew criticism and online outrage from god-knows-who as well as Napalm Death for supporting Antifa. Unbeknownst to these fucking idiots, Napalm Death and Bolt Thrower both come from the UK Anarcho/Crust Punk scene from the early 80’s. Which if you know anything about that particular music scene, it’s they are definitely a lefty bunch. So they’ve been what these outraged johnny-come-late posers call “snowflakes” for a very long time. Longer than it took for your own mothers to take one look at you and realized they failed humanity as a whole upon knowing they were pregnant with you. Just the mere fact that they would give birth to more idiots that would clog up comment sections on FB and social media was enough to make them into post-partum depression. As a massive music fan I could give a fuck less about an artist’s politics. That I do not care for. Meaning I will easily listen to everything from Grand Belial’s Key, to Discharge, to Burzum, to Ministry, to Pantera, to yes Napalm Death and Bolt Thrower. Politics never interested me for the most part. Remember how I’ve always preached about separating the art from the artist? I just recently did that with Machine Head. Even though I think Robb Flynn is a hypocritical, trend-hopping piece of shit that would easily throw one of his own mentors under a bus for clicks, I can still listen to the first two Machine Head albums and appreciate them for what they are: decent 90’s Groove Metal. Don’t confuse a fucking hypocrite, or your musician’s personal politics and someone who is mentally ill, sick and jacking off to child porn. I get irked a little when it comes to someone being hypocritical…..but pedophilia or anything that is associated with it physically nauseates me and I have zero toleration for it.

Impending fatherhood to a newborn baby girl is a major thing. And when you read the current culture of Metal, it’s fans, and see what is and isn’t accepted, how double-sided and downright hypocritical people are, and basically what everything is in 2018.: it makes me not want to let my daughter be exposed or have anything to do with Metal. Metal culture in 2018 is one gigantic edgy high school lunch gathering in the cafeteria. Fatherhood has taught me how to quickly grow up and see things in a perspective that I have never seen before. I’m very thankful for that. But from what I see in Metal, it obviously has a lot of fucking growing up to do.

German Goth Metal Dweebs Hit A New Low In Insulting Fans

It’s been rather quiet yet busy here at the Esoterica Codex crypt. My personal life has become very rewarding in being an expectant father and husband. On top of that, I’ve been working in the retail industry at my local Home Depot which I have had good success at. I’ve even recently reconsidered certain 90’s jamz in which I separated a certain artist from his art which has made his jamz slightly more tolerable and enjoyable. All and all, life has been pretty kick-ass for me. Zero to complain about. To sum up the past handful of months has led me to think and almost believed in that I’m finally starting to chill out and not give a shit about what pops on my newsfeed. Like I can legit go about my day and not be bothered by any recent hot topic controversy or the usual he-said/she-said bullshit.

Wrong. Today just proved me wrong.

While scrolling through my favorite website Blabbermouth.net (a website I like to refer to as the “Are we really giving this band news coverage? I thought they broke-up?” dot net or the “They haven’t died yet?!?” dot com website) I came across a certain band name I thought had fucked-off into the sands of dust and time. That band is Crematory. No not the kick-ass Crematory from Sweden. I wish that were the case, but it isn’t. No, this is the god-awful one. The downright cheese-fest Crematory from Germany.  The one that only us old fucks cringe upon hearing their name. And why do we cringe? Because this sole fucking reason alone just by itself:


It’s true: the 90’s were god-fucking awful. Believe it, Comrades.

The band Crematory was mentioned based on the fact that they hit a new and even more fucking lower level than previous mainstream metal acts who lash out at fans and journalists. Why? Not because of fans saying their new album sucks or even because of bad album reviews. Nope. Crematory have lashed out at their total of 12 fans from Uzbekistan of being lazy for not buying their new album. I’ll let that sink in and then I will repeat it: Crematory called their fans lazy for not buying their new album. Which is a fucking shock because 1, I thought they were defunct. 2, I didn’t know the band actually HAD enough fans to generate any sort of sales. And 3 being the fact that there are people that KNOW and actually listen and have purchased Crematory albums in the past is to me simply mind-fucking-boggling. If you want to know where I am coming from all of this, then I will take you on a trip down memory lane.

1997: The album is released and a young 14-15 year old version of your favorite blogger has just entered what used to be the old Spec’s Music chain store on the north end of Winter Haven, Florida that was located in the same shopping plaza as the Cobb Theater. Upon entering the door is a display of ball-chain wallet chains in assorted colors and single-row spiked wrist bands and iron-on patches from bands such as Pantera, Korn, and Marilyn Manson as well as The Spice Girls, Hanson, and Celine Dion. This merch stand is located right next to the long check-out register that is plastered in movie posters and other assorted entertainment memorabilia. Right across from this halcyon time capsule of depressing teenage memories and angst is the Metal album section in the CDs area (which was surrounded by cassette tapes and VHS videos, laser discs, posters, etc.). This Metal section of the CD area is VERY, VERY, VERY fucking small. It has the usual big names such as Metallica and Slayer. It has a lot of Hair and Glam Metal. Like a shitload. What exists for the more extreme stuff? A few local bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Deicide, and Obituary. There’s also Napalm Death, Sepultura, and yes Pantera. There’s 1 Cradle Of Filth album. And then my readers….there is Crematory’s “Awake.” This was the usual type of selection one could look forward to in the 90’s as far as chain record stores went. I listened to it by scanning the CD under the listening area, put the big earphones on and what I heard was one of the worst albums ever. I mean Crematory made Lunatic Kandy Kreep(for those of you that remember THAT band) look fucking hardcore in comparison. I simply shook my head and returned it it back to the Metal section where I found it and vowed NEVER to utter the sheer horror of it.

So why did I just go into vivid detail about a terrible listening experience at a fucking record store? Because I can tell you that lone album from Crematory sat in that same spot from the time upon it was released, collecting dust until the time Spec’s Music chain store called it a day and closed in roughly 2010-ish. What does that have to do with Crematory? Well it’s to give you an idea of how really at the end of the day, nobody on Cthulhu’s green domain has given a single shit about this band. Not even their 12 fans in Indonesia and even those 12 fans are not asking them to come to Indonesia any time soon. Crematory, much like Skinlab, were a by-product of the 90’s where an underground band was just LUCKY to have their music on the shelves of a music store, especially a southern Florida-based chain store like Spec’s Music.  Despite of how flat-out depressing the 90’s were, a place like Spec’s Music was a double-ended sword. On one hand one could not delve into the undergroundcompletely or get an idea of where to start, but at the same time this lack of knowledge provided some sort of accidental filter to actually give 90’s metal fans a bit of a warning. That warning basically meant along the lines of “In order to find the good shit, you gotta go through years and years of listening to the worst or the worst.” Sort of like a tempering process, meaning just how much you, a Metal-listening music fan in the 90’s when the genre was basically seen dead by mainstream society, were willing to put up and actually defend it. And bands like Crematory  were one of those instances where you questioned yourself  if you were actively trying to lose your virgintiy in highschool or take the path of being a giant nerdy neckbeard. Basically a “Choose Your Own Adventure” mindset. One wrong decision or music purchase and you would end up with this:

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Should have called themselves Virginity: The Band instead.

Not to get too far away from the reasons why Crematory hit a new low of temper tantrums, but the reasons why the band threw a shitfit is basically this:

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‘s new studio album, ‘Oblivion’, will be released on Friday, April 13, 2018. We were planning to promote the album with a tour, starting on April 27, 2018 and running through all of May in Germany. That will only happen [if] you fans get off your lazy asses and start buying tickets for the announced shows. The presales are horrible and we will cancel the tour completely if the numbers don’t increase radically.

“The most important thing is that you buy our new CD and double vinyl edition, ’cause when I look at our sales statistics, I could start throwing up! Nowadays we are selling way more downloads and streams than we sell the original products, and this will be the death for all bands, ’cause you hardly get any money from this shit compared to the CD compensation. So as a matter of fact, a band will hardly make enough money to put a good-sounding album on the market.

“The worst is, that streaming on iTunesSpotifyDeezerNapster and all the other bullshit platforms doesn’t pay out for the band at all. Our last album, ‘Monument’, had 1.5 million streams and we don’t even sell 1% of that in original vinyl or CD products.

“This can’t go on like this anymore! It’s not only CREMATORY who is suffering from all that, but only we have the balls to stand up and tell you the truth. Wake up, you metalheads, and start honoring the value of real music and come back to buying the products. We don’t want music just getting wasted and being stored on harddrives, USB sticks, SD cards in miserable MP3 quality.”

Wow. A fucking four week tour in their home country of Deutschland? So rich. I’m sure they are paying to play any and every Euro Metal festival in that country. Actually scratch that; I don’t even see them playing those. Not even a local German bar or Oktoberfest or fucking anything. And don’t even get me started on some autistic-looking band talking how they have the testicular fortitude to tell the rest of the outside world about these things called ‘streaming music’, and ‘Spotify’, and ‘Mp3’s’ and ‘USB sticks.” I guess it’s true: Europe is 10 years behind the times as far as trends, fads, and technology in the US goes. And Napster? WHO THE FUCK STILL USES THAT? That’s like AOL Metal Chat. Does it even exist?

But then insulting and threatening your fans doesn’t seem like the wisest marketing strategy. Especially when your music videos look like this shit.

No, no, no, no,no. You’re not ‘misunderstood’…..you’re a bunch of fukking nerds.

But what then again, what do I know? Bottom line: Your band sucked in 1997 and still sucks now. Someone shut this goofy fucking mutton-chop-wearing kraut up and tell him to go eat a wiener-schnitzel.

The “Lords Of Chaos” film is absolutely NOT fukking needed and never has been.

So yeah there’s another celluloid travesty being made and it’s official this time. See for yourself:

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This modern day exploitative abomination has been in production hell since roughly 2009 as stated on Wikipedia. That right there is false and fake news. Rumors of said piece of shit had been circulating the internet ever since I developed an addiction to opiates in the early to mid 2000’s. And my feelings towards it have stayed the same since then:

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Fukking Hollywood Kunts

What gets my fukking goat about this dumpster fire of a film is all it is trying to do is capitalize off a fukking book that for one was based on tabloid headlines, and politics (so much has changed then huh? I’m looking at you Metalsucks :sips white wine:). ANYONE who was of age in the 90’s and was a legit fan and part of the much smaller scale Black Metal sub-culture will tell you it (meaning the book) was the worst thing that really happened to the entire genre. Not just Norway mind you, but the entire fucking thing. It wasn’t so much of a Catch-22 situation even as much as I wish it was, no it was the opposite THING of that. Some of us who were chemically fukked-up saw past the bullshit that it was with a grain of salt while a lot of others took it as an invitation into the genre/culture that would now be referrred to as modern-day tourism. Meaning people with absolutely ZERO fukking clue who’s brain chemistry aren’t as screwed up as the rest of us to come in and gawk and awe and think they were ever part of it. Now that might sound somewhat “elitist” to some of you reading this, but you’re talking to someone who WAS there and as a 35 year old and has seen the direction black metal has gone in the time since then. Basically what I am getting at is this: people want to be Norway Black Metal but when it comes down to the mentality and attitude – they simply fucking cannot comprehend that long forgotten ghost of a fire that once burned brightly. Especially people now who are so goddamn offended and politically correct. They wouldn’t last 2 seconds. Hell, not even one.

On top of people simply not getting it(as that’s always been the case ever since the days of bands like Venom and Hellhammer), they are also the type to cast their stones of modern day political correctness much like the newspapers/magazines/websites/blogs that throw shit at the genre and that particular scene. That and treating it as a corny VH1 Behind-The-Music special where a bunch of stupid metalheads did a bunch of drugs, banged some skanky groupies and all got platinum records and have these stupid epic cut-scenes where they’re all on stage in front of thousands of other stupid metalheads. Or there’s also the possibility of the movie turning into some lame-ass TLC Sunday afternoon movie where it’s about heartache and relationships and the ending is a misty eye-inducing tear jerker….some lame shit like that. It’s re-visioning of the past in the worst of fucking ways and it waters down that said fire that raged out of control.

The only good thing about this entire thing is that all the Norwegians themselves and loudmouth aging assholes such as myself are distancing themselves and telling the director to go fukk himself. Basically anyone with any sense of dignity is seeing this for what it is: Hollywood/Mainstream America coming in, cashing-in, exploiting it and selling this shit to bovine Machine Head fans who wouldn’t know what fucking metal is without Kerrang/Metal Hammer holding their clammy moist hands. Yes I know what I said completely contradicted my statement there considering that Kerrang did that whole article in the 90’s that was the world’s first view into this group of mentally-ill teens playing in the snow in Norway and talking about trolls…..but mind you that Kerrang then thought it was a joke and now they are alllllllllllllll fukking for it. Much like how the rest of the world has come around to making Black Metal normal, and politically correct and more inclusive and all that other shit that in truth churns my stomach at the end of the day. Completely watering it down where we end of with shit like Sacred Son or Deafheaven. We were forced to trade angry hearts, depression, sociopathic tendencies and general misanthropy for swoopy haircuts and 5 star reviews and song lyrics about not living in upper middle class Malibu and being able-bodied and culturally insensitive and god-knows-what-else.

For fukked-up individuals such as myself as a teen in the 90’s, that fire lit something rather primal under my young ass, scorching my prepubescent nut-hairs that the spirit itself still does. It was a rather nihilistic revolutionary mindset that went past previous version of rock ‘n roll rebellion and took it probably to it’s absolute extreme. Just basically short of starting some sort of Helter Skelter race war or inciting small groups of young teens to start fukking dead animals. But it WAS the 90’s and I wouldn’t be too surprised if someone was inspired to do such back then. In fact if word caught wind and screwed-up people such as myself would have heard about that sort of thing, we would have been all for it in this bygone sense of shock and over-the-top shit that kids THESE days claim to be “edge.” All I have to say about that is that what made men out of us ok? We weren’t allowed to talk about things such the virtue-of-the-week or standing against sexism or had any idea or concept of the gender pay gap.

And may be that’s what makes me so damn ornery about this film of Donald Trump-esque proportions. Ever since then I have yet to see any form of rock-based rebellion or even teenage rebellion that comes anywhere near close to what once was. At 35, I see teens/young adults online posting the dumbest of memes and/or talking about fantasizing and jerking off to online clips of Japanese anime tits on Xvideos.com. When in reality they should be out TP’ing their neighbor’s house on Halloween night. Or doing whippits. Or stealing their parent’s porno mags. Fucking doing something other than whatever their form of teenage rebellion is. Did I go too far off course with this one? I don’t know honestly, and nor do I care. Much like I haven’t really given a shit about Norway/Varg/etc in the time since. Going on any further about this makes me want to just drop all that I am doing and take up that Tide Pod challenge the more I think about it.

Bottom line: “Lords Of Chaos” is the SLC Punk movie meaning it’s the type of movie that your friends who weren’t really into metal wanted to watch with you.  Some things are best left alone in the past and should have remained in obscurity.

Aging Groove Metal Musician Loses His Shit and Acts Like A Child.

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No less than roughly 24 hours ago, Guitarist/Singer Robb Flynn of Machine Head pulled a Suicide Silence and threw a decent-sized online childish tantrum on Machine Head’s official Facebook page. Why am I talking about this? Because it serves him right. It serves him right after his entire career of confusing and duping would-be metal fans into believing his music was ever good in the first place. Or that he was the second coming of groove metal. Or that he had any sort of talent that extended past the first two legendary Vio-lence albums. Let’s take a moment to look at what this overgrown poser cried about shall we:

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First thing’s first: I cannot extend my congratulations and hails enough to Decibel Magazine. The gentleman there are real supporters of the underground and have a good record of calling out bullshit when bullshit appears. The fact that Mr. Jeff Treppel had the courage to call out Machine Head for what they are is a shining light in these biased times. For too long toilet paper magazines such as Kerrang and Metal Hammer and any over-the-hill Euro rock/metal magazine has hyped the fuck out of Machine Head for some unknown reason that even I cannot understand. The fact is that Machine Head have only been popular in Europe and Robb Flynn’s behind-the-scenes coattail riding and grandiose dreams of being the next tough guy behind the mic is a shtick that even long-time Machine Head fans are starting to wisen the fuck up and be ‘woke’ about.

Second and this is directed at Robb Flynn; If you cannot take any sort of criticism then just stop releasing music. Also don’t bite the only hand that feeds you and gives you any sort of magazine print coverage here in the States. Your Euro circle-jerk may have blown your Californian ego up in the 90’s in the UK, but you have a terrible history of not only trend-hopping, but doing every goddamn thing you can to gain the same level of mainstream success as whatever goofy mainstream metal band is currently having. Reacting the way you do to any sort of criticism reveals your true insecurity not only as a musician but also towards the very music you create. When Pantera were huge, you jumped on top of of those groove metal riffs and bastardized them with terrible Biohazard breakdowns. When Nu-Metal got big, you have bleached blonde liberty spikes and wore a baggy orange Jnco jumpsuit and look straight cut out of Insane Clown Posse minus the make-up. When Nu-Metal died and that god-fucking awful New Wave Of American Heavy Metal got popular on the Ozzfest/MTV circuit, you grew your hair back out and started claiming to be buds and an influence to bands such as Trivium and Killswitch Engage. Then when that died down you resorted to the good ol’ fashion “I’m REAL Metal” shtick.  Now after loosing that verbal round with the ragin’ Cajun frontman of Pantera, Mr. Phil Anselmo completely cold-cocked you back into 1998, back to your Nu-Metal era minus the image. What’s next Rob? Going to start citing Djent/Deathcore and make an album inspired by that? That’s one trend you haven’t tried to capitalize on. Yet.

The saddening thing is that Robb Flynn IS capable of writing good solid music. He WAS the guitarist of the Bay Area band Vio-lence for fuck’s sake! Let it be known for the record that as far as US Thrash Metal bands go; Vio-lence were one the only US bands next to Dark Angel, Demolition Hammer and Morbid Saint that could stand-up proudly next to the global greats such as Kreator and Sepultura. That’s one thing I will never take away from Robb was his riffs on those first two Vio-lence albums. Don’t believe me? Listen to this sample cut from the face-fucking Thrash Metal riff-o-rama beast of a debut album:


Riffs. Lots of them.

But ever since leaving Vio-lence, he has done nothing but sully and soil of all his god-given talent. Trading riffs in for whatever was flavor-of-the-month in the 90’s/2000’s. And for a guy that worshiped the ground that Pantera walked-on, he sure picked the wrong fight with Phil Anselmo of all people. At this point, the Decibel Magazine album review of “Catharsis” is spot-on. And it’s poetic justice to a whining overgrown crybaby man dude in his 40’s/50’s. It’s just deserts for a gentleman that thinks he’s perfect, and pious that uses every opportunity to open his fucking mouth much like Corey Taylor. And truth be told, I personally couldn’t be happier. For someone to be surrounded by a bunch of Yes Men in his camp, it’s refreshing to hear someone speak the truth about not just Robb Flynn but Machine Head even if it IS the unpleasant truth that Robb Flynn does whatever he can to stay relevant and charge his fans $45 for a fucking Affliction-looking t-shirt at concerts.

Closing statement: Robb Flynn should take the energy that he used to throw a tantrum and put that to help promote the fundraiser/benefit concert to his former band mate and vocalist Mr. Sean Killian in Vio-lence. That would be more positive than throwing stones in a glass house and accusing other lead singers as racist or whatever.

Hey Robb, cheers mate! :sips white wine:
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Language: The Art Of Watering Down

Neill Jameson (who I’m sure you’re by now familiar with) wrote a think-tank piece about the continuing entropy-like process that is happening to the concept and abstract idea of having a logical and mature adult conversation on social media on just about ANYTHING one says. He also spoke of some artist which I am still very confused with and having conflicting feelings about. Much like your Dad when he was having a tough time deciding between purchasing Swank Magazine and “Guys Butts Drive Me Nuts Vol.8” on VHS back in the 80’s.  Anyway, crass humor aside, Neill explains that now we’re getting to the point where discussion is all but a meaningless futile high school debate team class in session, but fuck if high school kids aren’t at times more mature than adults in 2017. He says that “These days, trying to have civil discourse—especially in the realm of metal—is like attempting to force feed a newborn an entire watermelon. I’m sure it can be done, if cartoons taught me anything, but the baby will just bitch that it wasn’t in season.” I for one cannot argue with this statement. But that got me to wondering; if the idea and concept of an actual discussion is going out the window then what the fuck is happening to the language that we are using? Don’t worry, I won’t lecture you about any bullshit preferred pronouns or anything dealing with the politically correct. I’ll leave that up to Metalsucks along with the white guilt. You won’t find any of that here.

This particular think-tank piece Neill Jameson wrote was inspired by an artist who parades around with the label “black metal” but is nothing except the pure hipster irony- full of sassy wit – much like fucking everything in 2017 with the exception having accidently been diagnosed with an infected scrotum. The said artist’s MUSIC wasn’t terrible by any means but was still fucking lazy and uninspired even though the music could have passed off at a C- in my book. And in the lengthy 300+ comment conversation that inspired Neill’s article, all I read were the same old comments and excuses and defenses, etc. about “tr00 kvlt” and “elitists.” Constant finger-pointing and jabs at things that don’t really fucking exist in 2017. And it made me again ask the ol’ question that ever since I started this blog, I have been asking which is loudly screaming in my mind “WHERE ARE THESE SO-CALLED FUCKING ELITISTS?” and what the fuck exactly is “kvlt” in 2017?

This lead me to realizing not only discussions are in danger of extinction, but language in and of itself. When we start tagging certain words onto anything we don’t agree with we not only end up in an upside down world where Donald Trump is President, and fully grown adults believe that the Earth is actually flat. It’s also where loudmouth toxic cis scum such as myself take a step back and starts calling bullshit on everything. Much like using the word “racist” in 2017 where it’s damn-near lost all meaning and value through over-usage. You can add words such as “elitist,” “kvlt” and just about any other preferred snub at the underground that you can think of to that list. Any word that can be used against die-hards and maniacs in the underground, or anyone that is extremely passionate about non-mainstream forms of music are constantly targeted as the bane of music’s existence. Which is funny to me because given my age (I’m hurtling towards 35 in March btw), because a lot of these words meant something completely different 20 years ago when I was 14 going onto 15. Yes I understand I’m reaching my old man yelling at the clouds stage in life, but there’s a point to what I yell at.

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“Oh you don’t like Sacred Son? Sorry that not everyone can listen to tr00 kvlt bands 24/7 such as you, but a lot of us see the irony in it and that’s what mainly counts in music these days nevermind that the music is worth fuck all.” 

History Lesson: In 1997 the word “elitist” didn’t even fucking EXIST for the most part. Nor did it find it’s way into the magazines such as Metal Edge, Circus Magazine, or Hit Parader. “Elitist” use to mean that you were or you considered yourself of the same quality of music as Norway. That was strictly a black metal musician’s term. And if you used it improperly you were given death threats or had dead rats sent to your mailbox as a way of calling you out on your bullshit. “KVLT” was originally “cult” which originally meant something pretty obscure. And in pre-Internet times, obscure was abundant. It was something that you HAD to go out, do your detective work, search for the clues that lead to whatever it was that you were looking for. Now anyone with a WiFi signal and access to Youtube can find anything at a click of a button in less than a second. Completely bypassing the time and patience it took in a generation or so prior to search out and develop an honest and passionate fan level appreciation for the artist. Nowadays, any two-bit mainstream deathcore band that wears white belts and vintage Death Row Records shirts from Hot Topic uses “elitists” as a way to lash out at their fans who basically say “Your new album sucks balls and you’re full of shit if you are trying to fool anyone by saying that you are ‘progressing’ and ‘evolving.'” Or if you are a fan and you think something is horseshit, you are called an ‘elitist’ and thought of as some basement-dweller that only listens to crappy NSBM bands that only has 50 copies of their demo on cassette form. Or some other over-used stereotype like that. But why Metal? Noise genre musicians are the leaders in terms of obscurity if we are comparing apples to oranges. In fact Noise artists puts Black Metal to shame as far as limited releases and obscurity. Nobody gives Noise artists any shit for such genre characteristics. And on top of that if there is one thing I have noticed is that if there are actual elitists of the metal kind out there, then they are keeping to themselves. Why? Because someone who is actually something doesn’t go around professing it and telling everyone. And if you a person who does the opposite, I can personally see thru your transparency. It’s like some chalk-white, stock motherfucker going around saying “I’m a funny dude’ and has the comedy level of Amy Schumer. In other words; you are NOT funny. So if you are a self-proclaimed “elitist”…..I can assure you that you more than likely listen to 87th rate bands that sound worse than the 50th rate bargain bin bands I listened to when you were still in your Avenged Sevenfold phase, dude. In the amount of time that I’ve been listening to underground Metal for the past 20 years, I can honestly fucking say that I have met/talked to possibly no more people than what I can count on my right hand that actually defined the term “elitist.” That’s about 5 total. These individuals for one do NOT even remotely talk to people on social media, let alone jump into a fucking Youtube comment section and argue with some snot-nosed 18 year old who is trying to revision the past.

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“Despite all of your valid points, I just called you a tr00 kvlt elitst through the usage of my wit. I win the argument. I was born in 1994 btw.” – Metal Discussions in 2017

And it doesn’t stop there.  The word “kvlt” is a meme as well. That word went from being regular ol’ ‘cult’ to having a shitload of tourists come in, steal and use it in the cringe form of “kvlt.” Don’t even get me started on the word “tr00.” “tr00” use to mean “true” which again use to actually meaning something. It meant you were getting the real deal Holyfield of music. When used in terms of black metal, it usually meant a band with real convictions, a dedication to general negativity, and all-around fucked-up individuals that made everyone around you think you beyond any help. Now, along with “kvlt” it’s also used in meme-worthy internet jargon. It doesn’t mean jack shit outside of someone replying to your statement. A good example would be “Oh you don’t like Sacred Son because you are some tr00 kvlt person that only listens to horribly produced music that sounds like it’s from 1998.” Which is sad because how does one differentiate between something that is OBVIOUSLY watered-down, plastic, disposable crap and something that is more durable, time-worthy, wallet-worthy, and actually DOES deserve the music fan’s support. The same goes for words such as “real.”  Hell even the word “Metal” is associated with a couple 12 year old Japanese girls who’s record label’s A&R executives should be fired and sent to prison for promoting a disgusting new form of kiddie porn. A lot of the coded language that the underground redefined itself with for the majority of the 90’s has sadly become nothing more than euphemistic wording that is associated with memes. And two-second wittiness and cheap jokes. And some people don’t actually know the difference between what’s real and authentic and something that is fake and a fucking joke.

If there is a resolution I can propose to this minor problem that continues to force me to yell a what seems like a brick wall, is to basically do this: treat others with respect and not sound like an insufferable condescending butthole. Yes, I understand that most of what I write may come off that, but the main difference I try to do is to possible educate, look for alternatives, and try to get people to have a better understanding of certain things and hope for the best. I know that is a pipe dream at the end of the day, but like I said; it’s 2017 and anything is fucking possible. I mean if Sacred Son can come along and try to pass his music off on those of us who know better then I know we as the collective Metal underground can find ways to be the better man, use our heads and try having a civil discussion even when you have people throwing words out  at us because they simply disagree with us despite our conservative stance on things. All while us saying “Fuck you” nicely. It’s possible and it’s it’s one of the things I am being optimistic about. Reason being is that regardless of my age and weird fucking time-frame I currently live in, I still love the underground. I still love black metal. I still love bands that use the whole corpse paint and spike-y image even though I would prefer that Americans leave that shit to the Euros when it comes to black metal imagery. I still do get giddy whenever I see younger generations take an actual general interest in black metal for the right reasons. I’m not completely without optimism.

Aside from my complaints and grievances, I’m not actually worried. The underground does have one thing to it’s advantage, and that it has a way of re-defining itself to go against the grain. It has it’s inner machinations that keeps itself at a relatively safe distance from mainstream society despite seeing the masses of Slipknot fans in FB comment sections worrying about Kim Kardashian wearing a fucking Morbid Angel shirt. These are the types of people turn around who laugh at terrible Metal memes that have Abbath from Immortal in it standing next to a cat in a bathtub and it says something fucking facepalm-inducing such as “This cat is about to take ABBATH!” (No I didn’t laugh btw) Bottom line: If you go by the words used by people who don’t listen to Metal (that statement is directed at mainly certain websites, not naming names btw), but still try to govern what you are and are not allowed to listen to, then yeah you’re lost on that one and I really can’t help you. But if you are a logical and rational human being who enjoys critical thinking and doesn’t hop onto one of the many online social media dog-piles, then congratulations for getting this far into 2017: You’ve already proven yourself worthy to talk to on FB. Believe it, Comrades.

An Open Letter To Metalsucks To Shut The Fuck Up

My personal favorite punching bag and Shia LaBeouf’s younger siblings aka the doofuses at Metalsucks are picking up where they left off last summer with their witchhunt against extreme Metal. It’s been relatively quiet from their end for the past several months. I guess ever since everyone called them out on their bullshit with constantly posting about  dead celebrities and making bank while previously talking shit about said dead celebrities, didn’t exactly work out. So now they are up to their old tricks, taking shots, and throwing shade at the Metal underground. Which I guess they didn’t learn their lesson when Destroyer 666 told them to properly shut the fuck up and their fans sent them death threats. This time they are directing their bitch-move and hypocrisy towards world-known underground metal record label and low cost distro Hells Headbangers Records. It’s the next step in their personal witchhunt against the underground that will more than likely lead to them targeting Nuclear War Now! Productions (That particular move and future article hasn’t happened yet, but it will I guaran-fucking-tee you) or some other record label/distro site that actually provides a service to underground metal. Something that Metalsucks does nothing of which is providing any type of service what-so-ever except capitalizing off Chester Bennington’s death and hanging off Corey Taylor’s nuts every 5 seconds he opens his fucking mouth.

In an article that they posted, Metalsucks was contacted by some proclaimed “metal musicians” who identified themselves as The Anti-NSBM Working Group or something hokey along the lines of that. This group asked Metalsucks to publish a letter directed to Hells Headbangers to “cease releasing and distributing Nazi propaganda.” I’m not going to post the actual letter because it’s mind-numbing, but here’s a link to it and instead I’m going to focus on what Metalsucks says.

Right before Metalsucks had a chance to NOT open their stupid fucking mouths, they went full retard and said this:

Recent events in Charlottesville and elsewhere are a striking reminder of the danger and threat the extreme right poses. Metal and other underground music genres are major venues for neo-Nazis and fascists to propagandize and recruit. This is unacceptable to us, and so we are taking action to remove them from our community.

It’s important that we make a distinction here: the owners and staff of Hells Headbangers are not, as far as we know, white supremacists or far-right extremists. The vast majority of the labels they distribute and the bands whose records they release aren’t either, and we’re not condemning any of those. We’re simply calling on Hells Headbangers to stop participating in the spread of hate through tacit endorsement and participation, and to eliminate the extremist labels and bands from their roster.

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Keep thinking that ol’ Matty. I’m sure that will win people over.

“Our community” he proclaims. I don’t know what community you are talking about but if it involves goofy fucking mainstream metal, then you can keep it. I don’t want to have anything to do with such. The fact that Metalsucks thinks that Metal and other underground genres are major venues and breeding grounds for neo-Nazis and fascists to propagandize and recruit is nothing short of just full blown-out paranoia and stupidity at this point. And it’s a page taken straight out of the PMRC/Satanic Panic/Video Nasties-era of horror films of the 80’s. At this point I am fully convinced that these gentlemen were not old enough to remember that particular point in time nor do they remember the 90’s in which mainstream society looked at metal as either a joke or dead. If they did, they would realize that what they are doing is nothing short of the PMRC. They obviously don’t know horror movies were scapegoated in the 80’s as well because they would know how UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980’s went on a morality-based witch-hunt of her own and forced video stores in the UK to shut down and close due to letting people rent gory Italian/Eurohorror films such as “The Evil Dead,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and “The Beyond.”  Also by the brilliant fucking logic that Metalsucks uses everything time they feel they have a valid case, what Metalsucks is doing is the equivalent of saying “All librarians, book shops, & book sellers with Mein Kampf for sale ARE NAZIS and support Nazis and incite Nazism” – this is quite literally their logic. It’s not only stupidity, but dangerous stupidity. Let’s read what else these fucking un-circumsized penises wrote shall we?

It’s important that we make a distinction here: the owners and staff of Hells Headbangers are not, as far as we know, white supremacists or far-right extremists. The vast majority of the labels they distribute and the bands whose records they release aren’t either, and we’re not condemning any of those. We’re simply calling on Hells Headbangers to stop participating in the spread of hate through tacit endorsement and participation, and to eliminate the extremist labels and bands from their roster.”

Who the fuck gave YOU the so-call right to tell a record label what they can and cannot sell? Last time I checked, you weren’t exactly a paid share-holder on HHR’s stock or paying their fucking bills.

MetalSucks would also like to request that Hells Headbangers add a fucking apostrophe to its label name where it fucking belongs, fer chrissakes. OK? Thanks.

On behalf of the metal underground of all colors, genders, races, and preferred pronouns, we would like it if you took your own advice and fucking spellcheck and have someone proofread half the shit you post on your own damn website. The fact that you went to college is appalling when you go back through your past writings and see so many grammatical errors. I understand nobody is perfect, but seriously stop projecting your own website’s flaws onto a record label.

What Metalsucks fails to realize is the fact that Hells Headbangers Records sells roughly about over 28719035902103749 Crust/Grind/D-Beat/Anarcho-Punk/etc vinyl LPs/EPs/Splits/Cassettes. Compared to the minuscule number of obscure extreme Metal records that just so happen to be NSBM. I’m not a mathematician but that’s roughly about 400,000 to 1. That’s a minor fucking number of sketchy jamz they are carrying and selling. It’s fucking stupid on Metalsucks’s part because now HHRs are going to get an overnight increase in sales and more money in their pockets just by them making a stink over absolutely nothing. I love how they throw weight around like they can extort a company, too. Talking about how they’ll front a boycott. All they’d do is draw more attention to the company by boycotting it. It’s also a massive bitch move also on Metalsucks part seeing how the website themselves has covered Hells Headbangers Records very own music festival, Hells Headbash, in the past and even named more than a dozen artists that HHR themselves have put records out by. Hell, Metalsucks hyped HHR fest last year which had fucking Grand Belial’s Key headlining, with not a word about white supremacists. Hells Headbangers Records has NEVER, EVER been an issue ever until now. So why all of a sudden the stab in the fucking back for a label that Metalsucks has NO part or be it financial support, employment, or otherwise? Because the truth is that Metalsucks at this point in the game doesn’t give a fuck about anyone or anything besides the monetary gain they get by the amount of clicks they get. And from what I know and understand, fellow music journalists who are actual jounalists and not wannabe TMZ writers as well as musicians who make serious jamz to fuck with are NOT very fond of them either. Metalsucks are using the current tense political climate that has everyone paranoid and at each other’s throats to push their OWN political agenda which is to keep Metal a safe, user-friendly, commercially-viable, plastic tool that is easily arm-twisted behind it’s own back and ultimately conforms to today’s standards which is lukewarm dribble called “Metal.” Just as long as as it’s goofy fucking Behemoth/Arch Enemy/Tool/Mastodon/Machine Head/Deathklok/Slipknot/Lamb Of God/Deathcore/Metalcore/terrible groove metal etc. then it’s ok. But what the fuck do I know at the end of the day right?

I do know this, I am not shocked by all of this. I am beyond that point in the game of dealing with the stupid mutts at Metalsucks. I do know that prior to the past handful of years Metalsucks never once gave a single flying rat’s-ass about bands such as Nails, Destroyer 666, Pantera, Bolzer, Inquisition, Emperor, or even labels such as Hells Headbangers. If they ever mentioned any of these bands, they were always fond words of support and they encouraged Metal fans that weren’t in the know to search them out. Only in the past few years have they gone full retard with caving into the masses, stabbing said bands in the back with their false accusations and making obtuse generalizations of metal fans by proclaiming that they are racist/homophobic/sexist/misogynistic/transphobic etc. I don’t see this changing. I don’t see their holier-than-thou fucking moral crusade and modern-day witch-hunt stopping any time soon. At this point they might as well go jerk themselves off to whatever Robb Flynn, or Corey Taylor has currently to fucking whine about. And they won’t stop until they have influenced enough people to ultimately censor Metal and underground Metal. Which I don’t give a fuck who or what you are, what political party you side with, what major news network TV you watch, there is no censorship in Metal. Understanding that Metalsucks by all means has the right to voice their dumb-ass opinions and make false accusations and write their stupid manifestos all they want. That’s their American right which I will respect. But I won’t respect their constant attempts at weak jabs at an underground culture who bite is FAR worse than it’s actual bark. Aint that right Axl and Vince? Again just ask the gentlemen in Destroyer 666 and they’ll tell you about it. At the end of the day how about the good old “if you don’t like it, don’t buy it” rule? But that would preserve too much freedom, and stifle authoritarianism. And who wants that ?<end of sarcasm>

This may or may not be related to what I am talking about, and for all I know has fuck-all with the topic at hand. But it fits the general idea and spirit of what this blog and underground Metal is as far as the spirit of it. I am going to quote a recent book I got in the mail from Decibel Magazine. It’s the recently released “Metal Gods: A Tribute To Judas Priest” edited by extraordinaire graphic artist Mark Rudolph. There is a paragraph that should always be a daily reminder against downright bullshit such as the crap the Metalsucks writers spew. It goes something like this:

Judas Priest gave heavy metal it’s attitude. Their music is tough, defiant, and inspires us to take no shit. It’s the only kind of music you could make growing up in bombed out industrial city, because to make it out of Birmingham, or any anonymous strip mall suburbs in the States, you have to be tough. You have to be defiant. To be a fan of heavy metal is to be defiant. To those that don’t understand, no explanation will ever satisfy. For us, an explanation can go get fucked. Every single one of us has had to defend ourselves or a friend over this music, and every single one of us found this music for a reason. It boils down to the fact that the outside world is lacking something for all of us. So we take the black, take the blows, and defend the faith.

With that said, here’s my reminder to both Vince and Axl: