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Christian Black Metal

From: Lord Vic 
Subject: Re: Christian Black Metal
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 18:56:56 GMT

In article <896as2$8ir$>,
  "charlie devico"  wrote:
> I was always under the notion that Black Metal was not really
> but was A " going back to the old gods" syndrome. I know that they are
> anti-xtian as in " Ya fuckin wiped out my ancient culture now the
devil has
> his dues"

Not quite - the 'olde gods' thing is relatively new to BM, and is the
source of the now-fairly-widespread "pagan" black metal movement.  Look
at the originators (Venom, Bathory, Hellhammer) - all of those were
rather blatantly anti-xian and/or occult-based.

> but ...hell what was I saying?....I would think that they are
> busier recalling the old gods than bashing on the christians...what
> fuck....ok screw all that....tfrying to say this over the net is
coming out
> wrong....

I know what you're getting at, but that movement came second.  I don't
know if Bathory started it themselves, but they were one of the first -
Quorthon has said in interviews that he felt the 'raagh-satan!' stuff
started feeling silly because he realized that 'satan' in that concept
was just an xian symbol, so he decided to go back into his own cultural
history (hence the start of the viking metal thing).

And even today, quite a few of the 'pagan' bm'ers bash xianity because
of xianity's past oppression of their native cultures (look at Graveland
for a prime example).

> A Christian Black Metal Band is a big joke. Read " Lords of Chaos" out
> through Feral Press. Hail Odin, Hail Loki, Hail Satan....

I couldn't agree more.

Lord Vic - mastermind of RAMPAGE

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