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BLACK METAL HISTORY MONTH CONTINUES! RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GOOD BANDS, AND A LIST OF HORRIBLE ATROCITIES

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I hope you’ve been following Metal Injection’s incredibly funny (and shamelessly insensitive) Black Metal History Month — there’s been a ton of great shit, all of which you can catch up with by going here.

The latest reasons to get stoked on this brilliant, brilliant idea comes in the form of two awesome lists:

  • “Top 10 Worst Crimes Committed by Black Metal Musicians,” which was compiled by Graham “Gruhamed” Hartmann. This is a nice stroll down black metal history’s memory lane, or, if you prefer, a very abbreviated version of the book Lords of Chaos. You know the musicians in this genre have done some horribly fucked-up shit when church burnings and sexual assault with a tattoo gun didn’t even crack the top five.
  • “Top 10 New Black Metal Bands You Should Know,” which was compiled by our friend Atanamar Sunyata, who also runs the totally excellent blog Sunyata — Mindful of Metal. Some of the bands on the list are great (Krallice, Castevet) and some of them are, uh, let’s say not for me (I don’t care what Grim Kim says — if anyone ever asks me “Hey, wanna listen to some Dispirit?”, the answer is always “No.”), but Atanamar is a really smart dude, so it’s worth it to give the list careful consideration.

Like I was saying, you can check out both of these posts, and all of Metal Injection’s other Black Metal History Month goodness, right here. Whether you’re an old fan of the genre or just trying to educate yourself, you will find plenty of entertaining stuff.

-AR

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