Archive for January, 2012

Well, That Was Anti-Climactic

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2012 by blackmetallurgy

So I have no internet. We’re currently in the process of it switching hands, so I don’t know when I’ll be able to actually make a decent update complete with linkage and such. But I have tons of ideas in the works, and I am going to start writing them in Word and then posting when I have net access. In other words, if I disappear I haven’t really disappeared, and this blog is going to happen and it will be cool, and I’m just in a bit of a bind at the moment.

In the meantime, give the new Alcest a listen (out Jan. 17). A review of this is one of the first things in the works. (It’s totally great, and you’re totally welcome).

I will also post about how brilliant Metalion’s Slayer Mag Diaries is, which I just got in the mail and may now be the coolest thing that I own.

Once this internet thing is sorted out I’ll update more regularly. ‘Til next time…


Decibel Tour 2012, XMas Haul, and Emerson

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2012 by blackmetallurgy

(For all of the people who actually know me- yeah, I went with a pseudonym. It’s easier, I find.)

First of all, Decibel released the dates for their inaugural tour today! Featuring Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood, and In Solitude! (There’s a clickable link for the dates there too).

Second of all- freaking RAD. I’ve been wanting to see Behemoth live for ages, as I hear their live set is fantastic. And I’ve recently fallen in love with Watain. Every single second of Lawless Darkness is sheer perfection, I think. Don’t know much about the other two bands, but I’m always excited to learn. I will try to give them a listen this week sometime.

The date for the show is pretty much perfect- I defend my thesis the week before, my best friend’s wedding is the week after. And it’s on a Saturday (I’m headed to the St. Paul show 4/14, or at least that’s what I’m planning on for now). Soon as I get paid and figure out for sure which date we’re going to try to make, I’m getting me a ticket.

As far as other things go, I thought I’d post up the haul from Christmas. I was lucky enough to find the local FYE had their huge metal section way marked down and to score an Amazon gift card from my dad, so I accumulated a lot of music over the break. I also traded in a lot of old cds I never listen to at Hastings for a gift card for some new ones (and a calendar featuring Goats in Trees, because that’s awesome).

(L-R, top to bottom)

Immolation- Harnessing Ruin

Bathory- Blood Fire Death

Dimmu Borgir- For All Tid

I.C.S. Vortex- Storm Seeker

Arcturus- Sideshow Symphonies

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magic (no, it’s not metal, but I had a burned copy and thought I’d support the band. Besides, it’s a very good album)

Behemoth- The Apostasy

Eluveitie- Everything Remains (As It Never Was)

Watain- Lawless Darkness

Emperor- In the Nightside Eclipse

I have varying degrees of love for all of them, some more than others (Bathory defeats most things by default), and I may do some reviews on them eventually. At least the newer ones. I could be convinced to do the older ones.

In other news, I wrote on Emerson’s ice-harp for environmental lit this week. I think his idea of human + environment = art is a really interesting one, and assuredly one that will make it into my final paper for that class (USBM and the environment- I’ll post updates on that one).

That’s all I really have for now, plus it’s chamomile tea time.


WordPress newbie.

Posted in Uncategorized on January 23, 2012 by blackmetallurgy

So… I’m new here and I have no idea how to work this thing yet. I’m a 24 year old black metal fan. It’s my hobby. I spend silly amounts of money on music, be it albums or shows, and since this is pretty much what I do in my spare time, I decided to create a place where I could go on for ages about it.

Admittedly, I probably go to more death/grindcore shows than black metal. But that’s not my fault. I’m near Des Moines, which has a big grindcore scene, and black metal bands need to tour more.

There will be more on this. I plan to do album reviews, concert reviews, interesting underground stuff I stumble across, random philosophical musings. Maybe, if I can churn out anything I feel is worth looking at, I’ll put up some of my drawings (I bought more ebony pencils recently. I miss drawing).

But this is all for now.


Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 23, 2012 by blackmetallurgy

Welcome to After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post.

Here are some suggestions for your first post.

  1. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
  2. Add PressThis to your browser. It creates a new blog post for you about any interesting  page you read on the web.
  3. Make some changes to this page, and then hit preview on the right. You can always preview any post or edit it before you share it to the world.