This is actually happening.
Black Metal Theory Symposium
December 12, 2009
The Public Assembly
70 North 6th St
A gathering dedicated to the mutual blackening of metal and theory.
The Light that Illuminates Itself, the Dark that Soils itself: Blackened Notes from Schelling’s Underground
The Counter-Reformation in Stone and Metal: Spiritual Substances
BAsileus philosoPHOrum METaloricum
(moderator: Niall Scott)
Transcendental Black Metal
Anti-Cosmosis: Black Mahapralaya
Perpetual Rot: Obsessive Cycles of Deterioration
(moderator: Steven Shakespeare)
Nader Sadek, Baptism in Black (Phase II)
‘Remain true to the earth!’: Remarks on the Politics of Black Metal
Benjamin Noys (in absentia)
The Headless Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Evan Calder Williams
Black Confessions and Absu-lution
Meaningful Leaning Mess
(moderator: Scott Wilson)
Black Metal and Evil
Red in a World of Black: A Discussion of Blood in Black Metal
‘Goatsteps behind my steps’: Black Metal and Ritual Renewal
(moderator: Erik Butler)
wowzers.... as if black metal wasn't enough of a bad joke already. can't i just listen to "Chainsaw Gutsfuck" in my room and make super-villain faces in my mirror like the old days? can't we just rip off Celtic Frost (poorly but ugly and therefore siiiick) and hate shit anymore? must we have this nadir of pretentious crap, which does little more than reinforce the fact that 90% of the genre is now wallowing in bullshit ego and watered down imagery?
You're not thoughtful... you're not deep.... you steal riffs and worship snow and goats.
i'll take the sketchy psychopathic lunatic fringe of the real underground black metal scene over a flock of sophomoric collegians in black Snuggies waxing douchebag about essentially vapid "theories" with regards to their I-Pod playlist .
save me, Antaeus;