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Issue #3: Helpless Prey To Immortality

< Contents: 1. Prologue by Helmholtz 2. The Ritual of Metal Performance in Concert by Helmholtz 3. Stoner Adventures: Vol. Zero by Kaveh 4. Drunk with Fire by Helmholtz 5. Tangerine Dream – Ricochet: Review by Kaveh 6. Music as … Continue reading

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Issue #2: A Fine Day to Die!

< > Contents: 1.  Prologue by Kaveh 2.  Until the Light Takes Us: A Review by Helmholtz 3.  Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead:  Review by Helmholtz 4.  Vio-Lence – Eternal Nightmare: Review by Kaveh 5.  Remembering Ronnie James … Continue reading

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Issue #1: Onwards to Golgotha!

> Contents: 1. Hessianism: Our Mission by Helmholtz 2. Worship, Religion, Art, and Metal by Helmholtz 3. Black Metal as a Spiritual Exercise by Wahn 4. Visual Arts in Hessian Culture by Kaveh 5. “Because You’ll Be Burned and Died” … Continue reading

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A merry and most headbangable International Day of Slayer to all!

Today, June 6th, is International Day of Slayer. Many dedicated people, among them the fearsome IDoS task force, have worked to make this event the biggest yet. You may ask, if interested (and damn you if you’re not), what can … Continue reading

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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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Motivation – what makes metal musicians write music?

Musicians are basically storytellers, like writers are. In literature, great works are deemed so not just for their superior arrangement of elements (i.e. how “beautiful” or “organized” a certain piece is), but by how well they tell a central message … Continue reading

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New book declares that Metal should be recognized as a significant cultural movement

Despite its distracting academic jargon, Steve Waksman’s This Ain’t the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk (University of California Press) pinpoints an underappreciated truth: While elite critics have championed punk as the vanguard of pop … Continue reading

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