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Below is our complete Nierty news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Nierty has checked in with the following announcement about posting a new song online from an upcoming album release:
"After 3 years in silence and shadows Nierty has returned as a 2 piece studio project with a new vocalist Sartana Schatterstorm, and band founder Skaven, and are pleased to announce the coming of a new full-length album 'Shadowstar Cenotaph' with the release of 'Epoch Of The Immolated.'
"The album has been made completely independently and will be released later 2013. Epoch Of The Immolated can be listened to and downloaded completely free from Nierty's Reverbnation page. Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support." More...
From the very beginning, heavy metal has been about rebellion against established norms and restrictive social institutions. That theme has never prevented metal from being influenced by the greatest of mankind’s various systems of organized repression, however. Using a guitar and a microphone to express discontent over the actions of parents and governments inevitably led to bands expressing their disgust with the beliefs behind those actions. Whether musicians are singing about it, railing against it, or just simply partaking of it in their free time, religion has an undeniable role to play in nearly every sub-genre of heavy metal.
Plenty of bands have been built up around an anti-religious atmosphere, whether a simple general sentiment or a full-on fervor that drives the music. Despite metal being frequently identified with an anti-religious standpoint, the style has more than its fair share or religious spokesmen. Famous musicians such as Dave Mustaine of Megadeth have never been particularly quiet about their Christian faith, even if they don’t expressly promote it in any given song. Explicitly Christian metalcore acts are also rapidly gaining widespread attention, with groups like August Burns Red taking over Hot Topic and acts like I The Breather touring the U.S.
In general, it would seem the thrash metal world either doesn’t care about Mustaine’s religious affiliation or is willing to overlook it for the sake of the music. Thrash certainly has its share of anti-Christian songs, but it’s a genre that’s more concerned with social issues or an overall aggressive musical feel than anything dealing with supernatural belief systems.
As any fan of metal can easily attest, not all genres are built equal, and what appeals to one metal head is a serious turn off for another. Black metal is easily among the most infamous of all metal styles, having cut its teeth in the early ‘90s across a back drop of church burnings and sensational media stories of power struggles between Satanic leaders. Names like Emperor and Mayhem were starting to make waves and become recognized in the underground not only across Europe, but also in the U.S. and abroad. More...
U.K. based black metal act Nierty has posted a music video online for the song "Ashes to the Grinding Stone," which can be viewed in the clip below.
Just For Fun
Another Christmas is just around the corner, which means jolly fat men in red suits scaring the bejeesus out of crying children and uncomfortable dinners with family members who don't actually like each other. Christmas isn't just caroling and spiked egg nog though, it's also another opportunity to rock out with some metal steeped in the holiday spirit. We already gave Christmas the metal treatment with a list of the top 10 most metal light shows, as well a new edition of the Rockstar Ramblings describing what aging rockers really want to get under the tree. Slipknot front man Corey Taylor also recently posted a Christmas music video here. To keep December heavy, we've also rounded up a list of the 2010 Christmas and Anti-Christmas rock and metal songs available online.
First off is the 2010 edition of the Misantrof AntiRecords "Holy Fucking AntiChristmas" compilation, which features 15 punk, instrumental, and metal tracks tearing the most commercial holiday of the year a new one. You can stream or download the songs here, and the track listing is as follows: More...
After the release of the 2009 "Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas," Misantrof AntiRecords has returned with a new edition of the free anti-Christmas themed compilation. Founder Daniel Vrangsinn of Carpathian Forest commented on the new compilation:
"Misantrof ANTIRecords proudly presents the third edition of the annual HOLY FUCKING ANTIChristmas compilation. During this commercial shit time of the year you will at least find this one thing to make some sense of this ridiculous holidays - This year we worked extra hard to prepare one hell of a package for you! 15 bands - 55 minutes of free music. Check out the band web pages for more information. Enjoy!"
All 15 tracks can either be streamed or downloaded for free at this location. The track listing is as follows:
26z - SANTA BABY
Electronic Chaos – We Eat So We Kill
A Waste of Talent - THIS SHALLOW WORLD
Avvist – UVELKOMMEN
PLAAG - THE GENIUS OF CHRISTMAS
Ignotus – Existence Nihil
Paal Potet – Gjer Faen I Jul
The Small Penis Syndromes – Christmas Penis
Vrangsinn – Your Average Jesus
Ion Vader – Resist the NWO
Jesus Hitler One Man Gangbang Band – Jesus Der Nacht Der Welt
Glomb – Nachten
RH- – Lamb Song II
Phoebusnex – Stolen
Nierty – Ballistic Angel