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Metal health? [Feb. 14th, 2008|02:25 am]
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[Current Music |Mournful Congregation "Miriam"]

I should tell some of my crusty friends, maybe "addiction to crust" can be classified for benefits! My hair isn't long enough yet...

Man gets sick benefits for heavy metal addiction

Published: 19 Jun 07 15:12 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.se/7650/

A Swedish heavy metal fan has had his musical preferences officially classified as a disability. The results of a psychological analysis enable the metal lover to supplement his income with state benefits.

Roger Tullgren, 42, from Hässleholm in southern Sweden has just started working part time as a dishwasher at a local restaurant.

Because heavy metal dominates so many aspects of his life, the Employment Service has agreed to pay part of Tullgren's salary. His new boss meanwhile has given him a special dispensation to play loud music at work.

"I have been trying for ten years to get this classified as a handicap," Tullgren told The Local.

"I spoke to three psychologists and they finally agreed that I needed this to avoid being discriminated against."

Roger Tullgren first developed an interest in heavy metal when his older brother came home with a Black Sabbath album in 1971.

Since then little else has mattered for the 42-year-old, who has long black hair, a collection of tattoos and wears skull and crossbones jewelry.

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Black metaller running on nihilism ticket [Feb. 6th, 2008|11:44 pm]
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[Current Mood |cold]
[Current Music |Summoning "Nightshade Forests"]

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I hate pop music [Jan. 25th, 2008|04:16 pm]
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[Current Mood |judgemental]
[Current Music |in my headphones Mystic Forest]

At least most bubblegum pop music. I don't mean just mainstream, I mean bands that for some reason have indie cred, like Tegan and Sara; I'm volunteering for food delivery at my local food co-op/cafe and that's what the cook is playing. A lot of their songs are about heartbreak and being lonely and I feel like if you're going to sing about depression the music you play should be depressing.Hell, give me Eikenskaden or Shining over some woe-is-me hipster popster.I know this may seem petty but hey, this is a community for metalheads and hopefully that means people are more than willing to engage in discussions of music we hate. I have many friends who are into music I cannot stand and it doesn't make me like them any less it just means I don't discuss music with them without being accused of elitism.

Current loathings
1. Tegan and Sara
2. Regina fucking Spektor
3. Metalcore and the kids who listen to it (This is always in my top 5, the placement changes)
4. Arch Enemy-sorry, I hate pop death metal
5. Fucking Opeth-Same here
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Anarchists and issues with black metal [Jan. 23rd, 2008|12:17 am]
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[Current Music |Draugarz "Heidenlarm"]

This is part of a comment I responded to but I thought I'd make it a general post:

Over the years  as my politics progressed and music taste refined I realized a few things
1. A lot of black metal esp is more interested in posturing and grandstanding than in any serious political agenda. In fact, one reason I respect a lot of bm is that the artists are EXPLICITLY apolitical.
2.I would find out that bands I was a fan of had dubious extremist right-wing sympathies but so long as I did not financially support right-wing/nazi/etc artists and ideas then it made little difference if I listened to it. If your political affiliation is that weak then the problem is yourself, not the music you listen to.
3. I stay away from explicitly NSBM bands and artists and actually go out of my way to let people know when an artist makes questionable statements.
For instance, recently I read an interview where american Malefic, better known in bm circles as Xasthur said "The NSBM scene wants nothing to do with Xasthur? I really wasn't aware if it was or not. I'll put it this way, being where I'm from and noticing that the 'minorities' are really the majority, I certainly don't take any offense to NSBM, yet I don't feel the need to wave the NSBM banner."
This statement proves that although the dude has some learning to do, there is nothing in the lyrics about "Aryan brotherhood" or other bullshit along those lines.

My opinion:If you do not like it, do not listen to it, but do not condemn others who don't feel the need to justify their politics based on what they choose to listen to.
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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2008|06:35 am]
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does anyone know Dimmu Borgirs politics? i've never been able to find a deffinate statement definite way and my friends and I go back and forth on if they have nazi sympathies or not. so, any idea?

(btw sorry if this is off topic, delete it if so)
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SALT OF THE EARTH [Jan. 16th, 2008|08:42 pm]
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[Current Location |providence]
[Current Mood |busy]
[Current Music |helmet]

Hey all!
I found this community from anarchists and thought I'd let you all know about my anarcho-metal band called Salt of the Earth- www.myspace.com/saltoftheearth666 .  We are all anarchists and also wobblies.  Check us out and let us know what you think.
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Two explicitly anarchist extreme metal bands! [Jan. 15th, 2008|02:36 am]
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[Current Music |Gil-scot Heron-Pieces of a Man lp]

Sick shit

Panopticon: Anarchist pagan black metal from the US in the vein of early Darkthrone or "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk" era Emperor but with the political lyrics of Crass and Discharge. Epic darkness from the dirty south.
Recommended: Emma's Song and Flag Burner/Torch Bearer. I'm really excited about this and looking forward to seeing how it develops.

Peregrine:Anti-civ death metal from Athens, GA. I dunno if this is important to everyone but it's Kevin Tucker's band. Headbanging along to rants against borders ist krieg.
There are unfortunately only two songs on the page. If you like any of Bolt Thrower's stuff before "Honor...Valor...Pride" you'll probably dig this. Also definitely influenced by Gothenburg death metal, esp  At the Gates "The Red in the Sky is Ours" lp.

Post em if you got em
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