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Erlösung Gives Christmas The Black Metal Treatment

Erlösung is waging war against the commercialization of Christmas with raw, atmospheric, black metal. The band just posted a video for "Black Metal Christmas - Carol of The Bells," which you can watch below. Their new album "Christmas ist Krieg" is now available for purchase here (and makes a great stocking stuffer!).

There's a live performance video of Erlösung at CCF Christmas Fest 2009 preforming the song "Christmas ist Krieg" after the jump.

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10 Comments on "Erlösung Gives Christmas The Black Metal Treatment"

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1. John warhead writes:

Sweet, I'm getting this!

# Dec 14, 2009 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. wilco writes:

fuun stuff something different than the regular songs they play on x mas
see were i do get the songs

# Dec 14, 2009 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xFiruath writes:

I actually love this track, and have been playing it all morning, but isn't there something disturbing about a black metal band railing against the "commercialization" of Christmas? Shouldn't a black metal band be railing against the "Christianization" of Christmas, since Christmas was originally a pagan holiday?

# Dec 14, 2009 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cynic writes:

Err, that's exactly what I was going to say xFiruath - Are they saying forget about the presents and go back to celebrating the "real" meaning of xmas like the Christians want?

# Dec 14, 2009 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Really? writes:

This is sh**.

# Dec 14, 2009 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. John warhead writes:

@Real? Why? it's hillarious! @ Everyone else wow, you guys can take everything so seriously, so a band puts some traditional christmas songs together with Black metal and you start arguing about ideologies..

# Dec 14, 2009 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

That's what makes metal awesome, people genuinely care about the ideas and values. That's what keeps any culture strong, music genre or otherwise.

# Dec 14, 2009 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

Oh I see, Christian BM band - should have guessed.

# Dec 15, 2009 @ 1:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cris writes:

One of the reasons why i only go for True Norwegian Black Metal!!!

# Dec 15, 2009 @ 5:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. John Warhead writes:

Black Metal wasn't suposed to get stuck in a rut, by limiting the sound to the "true Norwegian" sound it defeats the original purpous of Black Metal.. Black Metal is a rebelion against the comersilized music scene

# Dec 15, 2009 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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