Artist Exposed: Aluk Todolo

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The series of Artist Exposed for the ZXZW 2009 fest, highlights the artists you definitely do not want to miss! Click the tag Artist Exposed for more posts!

Aluk Todolo will play Sunday 20 September.

Experimental black metal influenced by people such as Hermann Nitsch and Albin Julius (Der Blutharsch). With the goal to create a timeless, organic mix of krautrock’s strangeness and black metal’s coldness, Aluk Todolo conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars. Subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings. Very dark. Very scary. Very nice.

We saw them last weekend at the amazing Worm venue in Rotterdam. We got a lot of blackdronenoise and were very happy they handed out earplugs.

Artist Exposed: Altar of Plagues

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The series of Artist Exposed for the ZXZW 2009 fest, highlights the artists you definitely do not want to miss! Click the tag Artist Exposed for more posts!

Altar of Plagues will play Friday 18 September.

Altar of Plague from Cork, Ireland, shift between unrelenting, two chord black metal buzzsaw riffs, colossal melodies, lengthy atmospheric parts that build up tension and murky electronic soundscapes. Imagine a combination of Secrets of the Moon, Neurosis, Primordial and a little like The Axis of Perdition.

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Black metal school and babes!

Of course we need to update you now and then about the recent developments in one of zxzw 2008‘s central genres: black metal.

So above you can see a couple of russian schoolkids giving their best trying to convert their fellow classmates to the unholy path (including an acoustic guitar. )

And below you find a compilation (see more here) of what it looks like when women wear corpsepaint.

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blackmetalbarbie21Scared? You can relax here with normal dutch girls.

True Norwegian Black Metal on Dutch national radio

Hello,

This is Martijn from the interview for the ZXZW exhibition. I’m mailing you because a review of True Norwegian Black Metal has appeared in De Volkskrant recently (I have no idea why so late), one of the major Dutch dailies (like The NY Times or The Guardian.) Some radio people read the review, thought it would be interesting for their programme, googled for more info and found me. Now I have to give a talk on national radio on the book and Norwegian black metal on Radio 1, the national public news station on Monday evening between 8 and 10 (unless they cancel at the last moment.) I’ll already do my best to keep the sensationalism down and the content up.

Greetings,

– Martijn