-lauri was…sick? drunk? high? he stayed in one place most of the time. usually he’s a bit more mobile. he took forever to switch instruments, he repeated half a verse of muhu õud, he forgot how to speak english, he almost tripped and fell, he took forever to pack up…he was laughing at himself about it but that was weird? i think he might have been limping a little
-metsatöll were absolutely on fire despite that and people went nuts for lauri at the end of küü
-týr stole the show omg? the best set i’ve seen from them
-heri for fuck’s sake you will not die if you smile i promise you but he was moving around and doing cool guitar stuff
-gunnar and heri both caught me cracking the fuck up during mare of my night. gunnar was really amused, heri gave me the worst death glare in the history of death glares
-gunnar is ADORABLEEEEEE. so’s amon. gunnar kept leaning over and playing in my face
-terji’s constant thumbs up are qt but he is hereby banned from choosing his own clothes WHAT IS THE ACTUAL POINT OF A SHIRT IF IT SHOWS YOUR SIDES, YOUR BACK, AND YOUR NIPPLES
-heri had a lot of feelings about scotland, whaling, and wings of time
-eluveitie were pretty great! nicole is back and she sounds really good
-anna saw me doing heart hands at her and blew me a kiss i have ascended
-SHE’S SO TINY HELP ME
-kay gave me a pick
-chrigel definitely got his hair stuck in the mandolin at some point
-also during havoc he gave the middle finger to rome at the line ‘in the name of spqr’ lmao calm down
-they had this weird huge doll offstage? possibly meant to be vianna? idk
-they didn’t play luxtos or celtos they are all fired
-chrigel is surprisingly nice and softspoken (and…short…and thin…) and was very excited when i told him about my job and he was totally happy to sign the gallic wars for me B) he told me about his lecture series at some swiss university
-gunnar is sweet. i told him he was adorable and he was overjoyed. he told us that gotudansk is better than danish danish because it is closer to old norse. nerd
-terji seemed actually concerned about whether we had a good time and was happy to hear that we did. he gave me a hug. he is all skin and bones. also literally every piece of clothing he was wearing had a týr logo on it
-i should have stuck around longer but i’m dumb
-in conclusion, anna murphy
LAURI NO D:
usually before Muhu Õud he tells a story, but when they played it at the Seattle show, the story was WAY shorter and seemed kind of rushed compared to usual?? the whole band seemed a bit rushed, but other than that they seemed fine. also people’s reactions to the end of Küü are my Favorite Thing
i’m really bummed i couldn’t actually watch Tyr or Eluveitie because of FLASHING LIGHTS ffs they seem really fun i love Gunnar the end
petition to burn Terji’s wardrobe
also omg Anna congratulations on the wedding!!
"Hey, I recognize you guys from the front row!" and then he insulted a) Finnish b) Danish c) me, for trying to camp in the Faroe Islands.
(He was actually super nice, I promise)
Terji was friendlier than is implied by picture and was really happy about us coming.
petition to bury terji’s wardrobe in a hole somewhere
Where there are wolves, there are ravens. Ravens follow wolves around a lot, mostly because they just seem to like them. They aren’t known to follow other predators and they prefer to eat with the wolves instead of alone. Source
GUESS WHO’S BACK
it is the month of zombies and ghosts and thus we rise to terrify the living.
wait, where’d the older posts go?
away. their tone was frankly not beneficial. link roundups of some merit have been archived and are in the process of being queued. sorry for repetition. Blacklist “itmba old post” for the time being.
so what’s happening now?
Leaner. No recommendations. No scale. No commentary. If a band is on ITMBA, the answer is yes, this metal band is at least partially awful and there is documentation that their members support regressive, violent, dangerous beliefs, either as an actual philosophy or as a make-excuses bystander (did a collaboration with such-and-such, etc); here are links and images and timestamped youtube videos.
Hit up the sidebar for rules and a statement of purpose. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if so needed. Anon and submit are too easily abused so they’re not happening.
Give us a few days and watch this space.
some facts for y’all
1) all rock and rock-derived music, including the nastiest and fuzziest black metal, is directly descended from african american music. the theft of black music by white artists is well documented by historians of music.
2) the entire metal aesthetic owes itself to the gay erotica artist tom of finland, as interpreted by rob halford and then expanded on by countless legions
3) shut the fuck up
help they’re adorable
Knock on the door… toc toc
henrik’s like “no— nnn-nooo!”