Tag Archives: nocturno culto

PiercingMetal Attends: “A Blaze In The Northern Sky” – The Black Metal Seminar

"A Blaze In The Northern Sky"

Last night was the Heavy Metal concert that was held by wrestler Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy. The event was a blast in terms of the Traditional sound that it offered up but now that it was over, it was time to get a little grittier and see what was brewing down at the Scandinavia House. It was there that a seminar on Norwegian Black Metal would be held and its official title was “A Blaze In The Northern Sky: Norwegian Black Metal & The Culture That Spawned It”. The affair would be moderated and in a sense hosted by Patrizia Mazzuoccolo;  a music journalist and as I understand a sometimes radio host for this type of material.
Continue reading PiercingMetal Attends: “A Blaze In The Northern Sky” – The Black Metal Seminar

“Sardonic Wrath” by Darkthrone

Artist: Darkthrone
Title: “Sardonic Wrath”
Label: Moonfog Productions/The End Records
Release Date: 1/18/2005
Genre: Black Metal
Rating: 3/10

It was interesting to hear this recording by Darkthrone for a couple of reasons. The first is that while this Norwegian deliverer of the Black Metal genre has been around since 1986 that they have not really seemed to grow and mature in the genre. As I listened I found myself eager to skip around the CD rather than complete each song to a full listen. This was due to the limited scope of the recording and the absolute absence of anything new. Instead this is an album full of “been there and done that”. The past few years for Black Metal have been interesting in the developments made by Dimmu Borgir and others like Borknagar. Taking the roots of their Black Metal styling and then incorporating numerous aspects such as mixed vocals and orchestrations. Such things are not selling out but instead fostering the genre for a new generation and making it fresh for those who have followed them for years. The three players on the album are the two longest standing members Fenriz (drums) and Nocturno Culto (electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals) along with Apollyon who sings on “Hate Is the Law”
Continue reading “Sardonic Wrath” by Darkthrone