More fun stuff from Fenriz!
Archive for the Metal Category
The title track of Kreators 1990 masterpiece Coma of Souls. This song has been in my head for the last two days, mostly the killer main riff. Check out this awesome live version from the Live Kreation DVD:
I was looking up some Bathory related things and found this:
Fenriz (of the mighty Darkthrone) takes us through the history of black metal, from the first Black Sabbath, via Venom and Slayer up to the early nineties when the Norwegian wave hit the scene.
And it’s always a pleasure to hear Fenriz talk about his passion, music and proving once again his motto ‘It’s not how many albums one has, but how MUCH one has heard’.
I found these cool little guitar lessons by Ihsahn & Samoth from Emperor and Abbath from Immortal. Very cool to see/hear these pieces on just guitar!
These guys are one of the best guitar-duos in the world, perhaps at the same level as King/Hanneman or Murray/Smith. They play so casually and cool and still sound just like on the record, genius at work!
Isahn is actually a music instructor (imagine having him as a music teacher at school…) and also has some amazing video’s for GuitarWorld called ‘Left Hand Path‘.
Check out Abbath playing ‘Kashmir’ and then the riff from ‘Tyrants’, I must admit I never noticed it before.
What a contrast to Ihsahn! Abbath clearly isn’t an instructor (as he readily admits) but a very skilled player nevertheless (“I’m very competent on my shit but also very incompetent…”) . You’ve just gotta love the noise and comments he makes while playing and how he plays with his face like he’s playing a live show in full corpsepaint, I guess it’s mandatory when playing these songs.
Some bonus material here:
Check out this amazing cover of the best Black Metal song ever! The backstory makes it even more hilarious:
In 1959 Chip Ihsahn and Rocky Samoth met on the beach in California. They shared a love of crude reverb units, surfing, smoking illicit substances and driving cars with fake wood on the sides. They soon formed a surf band which had a variety of name changes including The Dark Devices, then The Xerasias, then The Embryonics.
The group soon evolved into the now well-known band The Thou Shalt Suffers. Soon, however,Rocky Samoth began to write surf music music outside of The Thou Shalt Suffers, and together with Chip Ihsahn and a new bass player called Woody Mortiis (later of his own eponymous band The Mortiises), The Emperors was formed. The Emperors toured with fellow surf group The Cradle of Filths, and after this tour the band ceased wearing surf clothing; they stated that it was becoming a trend and losing its original significance and symbolism.
In the autumn of that year, the police began to investigate the murder of Clint Euronymous of The Mayhems, naming Varg ‘Kenneth’ Vikernes (of The Burzums) as a suspect; this investigation eventually led to the incarceration of Rocky Samoth for arson, and of Walter Faust for the murder of Magne Andreassen.
Head over to Mr Meddled’s YouTube-channel for more Trve Kvlt 1960s surf rock by The Burzums, The Darkthrones and The Beherits!
(via Bazillion Points)
2010 Has been a pretty good year for Metal. Of course we lost a few icons, like Ronnie James Dio and Peter Steele, and a few good bands, like Xasthur and Zyklon, but also the return of several great bands: Nightfall, Empyrium, Abruptum and Arcturus!
You can find a rundown of my favorite metal albums of the year after the break… Continue reading →