Celebrating an era of what was once an amazing DIY music scene in the Cedar Rapids / Iowa City region (area code 319). Kristian Day interviews Ben Smith (vocalist & drummer for Satan’s Almighty Penis/ex vocalist for Cannibal Horse) who has put together a band camp page celebrating the best music scene that Eastern Iowa has ever had. Featuring music by Genital Hercules, Brazil, Sadistic Kids, Backdoor Betty, Sludgeplow, and Burmese. Listen Now!
Also be sure to visit http://319dude.bandcamp.com
“Naturkraft” is nature-themed black metal with non-traditional folk elements. The album reigns above mediocrity with intelligent melodicism, monumental guitar harmonies and brilliantly-crafted arrangements. These songs breathe with personality and unique identity to create a truly infectious classic. Each emotionally-powerful track stands triumphant on its own yet simultaneously flow into an ocean of perfect synthesis. Sole band member Nerrath draws from a vast palette of influences to perform a complex and eclectic album that leaves a listener mournful yet somehow exultant of victories past.
Naturkraft was originally released on CD by Black Blood Records (Germany) in 2008. In a few years, this album had made true impact on the underground and has garnered much attention based solely on the album’s extraordinary quality of the compositions and it’s pure memorability.
Naturkraft is now presented on black double vinyl LP with all-new Gatefold layout designed by Horn and this pressing is limited to 300 copies.
Order now at www.paganflames.com
My favorite tv show! Xavier Renegade Angel.
Black Wood from Pskov, Russia
“Here you hold the skull! I DONT WANNA HOLD THE SKULL! FINE we’ll both hold the fucking skull!”
Antipope by Max Ernst 1941
One of the more spectacular and complicated oil pieces done by Max Ernst. This painting is full of characters from the upheaval of his personal life.
When escaping to U.S. from the Nazi’s he had left behind his lover, who suffered a mental breakdown after the separation. She found magical meaning behind horses thus Ernst painted the two horses as a way to capture his lover spirit.