Monthly Archives: May 2009

June 6 Slay-in – Hessian meeting at Madison, Wisconsin for IDoS

Madison hessians will hold a Slay-In in their local city for this year’s International Day of Slayer. The delightful event will take place at the Library Mall located at one end of State St. (walking to the opposite side of … Continue reading

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Burzum's Varg Vikernes gets released from jail

From Blabbermouth: Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh), the former BURZUM mastermind who was convicted of murdering MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous) in August 1993 and setting fire to three churches, is a free man. “I can confirm that I … Continue reading

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Knowing the music you listen to is key to strengthening yourself and the metal subculture

I guess the following affirmation will not be a newsflash to anyone reading this, but most music sucks. What makes bad music? A number of things which are numerous and complex, but which can be distilled for the sake of … Continue reading

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Cliff Burton, the prototypical hessian

Yes, I know this news bit is one month late, but for someone who so perfectly filled the classic hessian profile as Burton, it is well worth posting: Castro Valley rock legend Cliff Burton was posthumously inducted into the Rock … Continue reading

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IDoS task force send US President a petition to make June 6 a Hessian holiday

From the International Day of Slayer site: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International Day of Slayer petitions the White House SUMMARY The International Day of Slayer Task Force has petitioned President Barack Obama to make the National Day of Slayer an official … Continue reading

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International Day of Slayer – A hessian call to arms

Next June 6, 2009, every hessian worldwide will be blasting the Slayer album(s) of his/her choice at the home, car, backyard, public square, school, work, daycare center, church, etc. For years known as the National Day of Slayer, this celebration … Continue reading

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Decline and fall of metal?

Intelligent hessians may be more or less worried about the significant decrease in quality of albums coming out each year since 1995 or so. Like the social decay around us, it seems so pervasive that it’s easy to be fatalistic … Continue reading

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