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Going Down-Market: Satan Rules the Night at Jaxx [Black Metal- a dark anti-Christian music genre]
Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2008 | Michelle Boorstein

Posted on 03/03/2008 12:16:26 PM PST by Between the Lines

-snip- "Sin stands for beauty, sin stands for life. Sexual sin is every man's right!! He will exalt the wicked of man: our king the Antichrist!"

Self-described Satanist Lord Ahriman, lead singer for the Swedish black-metal band Dark Funeral, is scream-growling at an internal-organ-rattling volume inside Jaxx's concert hall. Thrilled fans, many of them teenagers clad in black, shoot Devil-horn hand signs into the air. A horned, fang-toothed man-beast roars from a massive banner across the stage.

Most common T-shirt of the night: "The day you die is the day I smile." Most common adjective: brutal (in a good way). Most common piece of jewelry: It's a tie between chains and upside-down crosses.

-snip-

"The more intelligent you are, the more unlikely you are to believe in God; it's a fact," says Bittinger, drinking a beer with a group of childhood friends. "People in the underground scene tend to have higher IQs -- my own being 143."

Bittinger is a good example of a black-metal fan because he's actually quite interested in religion. He is well read on the occult and the dark arts. Though not a Satanist, he can easily rattle off different Satanist sects, and he mocks black-metal fans who don't know that Saint Peter is said to have died upon an inverted cross. He knows all about black metal's connection with violence. (In the 1990s in Norway, members of two bands committed murder, and another group's lead singer killed himself; meanwhile, fans burned dozens of churches in a supposed tribute to pagan traditions wiped out by Christianity.) And Bittinger identifies strongly with the genre's clear theme: the role of evil in humankind and the world.

"Black metal is an outlet for darker things," he says. "It's mostly driven by anger, frustration, dark thoughts."

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TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: fairfaxcounty; goth; music; occult; satanism; teens; virginia
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1 posted on 03/03/2008 12:16:28 PM PST by Between the Lines
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To: Slings and Arrows

/mark


2 posted on 03/03/2008 12:18:05 PM PST by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Between the Lines

Just celebrating diversity.


3 posted on 03/03/2008 12:23:21 PM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Between the Lines
All this isn't entirely great news for Bittinger, who calls music -- mostly extreme metal -- "my life." He listens to dark, ambient music during his entire two-hour commute to and from Alexandria, all through the workday and on weekends at the home he shares with his girlfriend and two cats.

Black metal was meant to be private, he says, for people who get it. Who understand the imagery of knights on the mount, who want to lose themselves in blasting melodies that are the musical equivalent of a scary, gray winter sky. Who know the difference between fantasy and irony.

In other words, the latest loser fad is no longer the latest. Time to move on, fella. Have you heard Vampire Goth Bluegrass?

4 posted on 03/03/2008 12:27:24 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Tax-chick

Voted least likely to have pastel colored shirts.


5 posted on 03/03/2008 12:29:06 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Between the Lines

143....yeah right. I bet he has a really good job


6 posted on 03/03/2008 12:31:35 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: wolfpat

Weird music article. Note the excellent business sense of the club owner :-).


7 posted on 03/03/2008 12:32:18 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

He’ll probably end up being eaten by his cats.

I love the way these nutballs go on about how smart they are :-).


8 posted on 03/03/2008 12:33:55 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: AppyPappy
I bet he has a really good job

"The 23-year-old Fredericksburg auto technician ..."

9 posted on 03/03/2008 12:35:32 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: AppyPappy

The 23-year-old Fredericksburg auto technician...


10 posted on 03/03/2008 12:35:39 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tax-chick

I’m into Kittie Metal. We explore teenage angst and an unwillingness to grow up from the perspective of kittens.

Taught from birth you’ll kill the mousie
for all eternity
if you don’t pledge your paws to blood
and serve your belly
Searching deep within yourself
the fanged answer lies
You know your heart is black as hell
and death is in your kittie eyes

Preachers of the swatting toy
evangelist of tricky flicks
Blessed are the kitties in black
who see through the disguise

Kill Kittie, Kill


11 posted on 03/03/2008 12:36:35 PM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: Tax-chick

7 seconds!

I bet he works on British cars... anything with Lucas electronics is perfect for those who worship darkness.


12 posted on 03/03/2008 12:37:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Greg F

That must be what my daughter has on in the afternoon, when the catz congregate in her room. I thought it was more Led Zeppelin ...


13 posted on 03/03/2008 12:40:05 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL! I think Jaguar repair is too upscale for this dinglebob.


14 posted on 03/03/2008 12:40:40 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Tax-chick

I’m thinking Land Rover... probably the one from “The Gods must be Crazy.”


15 posted on 03/03/2008 12:41:45 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Between the Lines
"The more intelligent you are, the more unlikely you are to believe in God; it's a fact," says Bittinger

I guess he's the exception to the rule.
16 posted on 03/03/2008 12:43:19 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Think he may need a one-way trip up Enchanted Rock...


17 posted on 03/03/2008 12:46:51 PM PST by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Tax-chick

Retro kids are cool and all, but Kittie Metal is for adults. You know, 23 year olds. Sure jazz, classic rock, baroque and Sinatra are amusing when you are a kid but then you grow up. Like this auto shop kid only has an IQ of 143 and he probably scored that in conjunction with his girlfriend in an online test looking at some of the answers as he went along or as a child before the drugs started to really affect mental ability. But, like, aesthetically, Kittie Metal is real, it’s important. It speaks to me. I bet your daughter is cute. Does she ever listen to Kittie Killers III? I have a 1996 Cadillac. Does she like cars? I work out 3 times a week and want to be a millionaire poet. Does she like poetry? Here is some of my poetry:

Change out of season,
Forever spinning,
Your dark eyes peer out,
and then the kittie strikes.
Silence.


18 posted on 03/03/2008 12:53:00 PM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: KoRn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
How original.


19 posted on 03/03/2008 12:53:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: Greg F

LOL! Priceless. “Millionaire poet” is what really makes it :-).

(Anoreth has great self-esteem, and she would tell the purported author why she *and* Thomas Sowell think he’s a waste of a carbon footprint. She went to a movie with a boy from the church youth group and took the Complete Federalist Papers in her coat pocket, “in case I get bored ...”.)


20 posted on 03/03/2008 1:02:42 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Between the Lines

I saw a clip of Alice Cooper mocking these serious scandinavian black metal satanic gorks. It was hilarious. It was something along the lines of each band wanting to look more evil than the last, and ol’ Alice simulating the facial expressions these dweebs would make in their press photos.

Freegards


21 posted on 03/03/2008 1:03:29 PM PST by Ransomed (Son of Ransomed says Keep the Faith!)
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To: Tax-chick
LOL! I think Jaguar repair is too upscale for this dinglebob.

There is no such thing as Jaguar repair, there is only Jaguar maintenance.

22 posted on 03/03/2008 1:08:39 PM PST by Grut
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To: Between the Lines

Lord Ahriman.

Perry Como, he aint.

23 posted on 03/03/2008 1:08:41 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: Tax-chick

“Vampire Goth Bluegrass”

Try this:

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb5087/is_199901/ai_n18474244


24 posted on 03/03/2008 1:09:09 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Grut

Ah, I stand corrected. The only car repair (or maintenance) tool I use is the telephone :-).

Jaguars are beautiful cars.


25 posted on 03/03/2008 1:09:58 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Between the Lines

These kids are just a bunch of attention whores.


26 posted on 03/03/2008 1:09:59 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Between the Lines
Self-described Satanist Lord Ahriman, lead singer for the Swedish black-metal band Dark Funeral

I know I should probably take this seriously, but this stuff makes me laugh.

27 posted on 03/03/2008 1:10:24 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I was betting that old 143 IQ wasn’t an engineering professor


28 posted on 03/03/2008 1:11:10 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: marshmallow

“Lord Ahriman, clean up your room or you’ll answer to Lord Momma”


29 posted on 03/03/2008 1:12:27 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: PLMerite; AnAmericanMother

I hadn’t heard of this group, but we listened to a Matisyahu record once, until Anoreth threatened to jump out the window while the car was moving ... and she was driving :-).

Vampire Goth Bluegrass is not an official genre (that I know of) but it’s only a small step from your traditional murder-and-haunting mountain ballads. Vassar Clements did a song that can be summarized as, “I hooked up with a bad, weird woman, and, well, you know, it was ... SHOOT, man! Now I’ll play the fiddle!” (He’s dead, though.)


30 posted on 03/03/2008 1:14:01 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: AppyPappy

I wonder if any of the geniuses wore black?


31 posted on 03/03/2008 1:15:38 PM PST by subterfuge (Obama will NOT get the nomination.)
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To: AppyPappy

LOL!


32 posted on 03/03/2008 1:16:23 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
.......anything with Lucas electronics is perfect for those who worship darkness.

ROTFLMAO!

33 posted on 03/03/2008 1:20:45 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Greg F; Tax-chick; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day
I’m into Kittie Metal.

  http://www2.printshop.co.uk/SiteData/RatherGood/Image/LAP/rg_vikingDesign.jpg

Me too! 

34 posted on 03/03/2008 1:26:33 PM PST by martin_fierro (IS IT CAN BE KITTEH METAL TIEM?)
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To: martin_fierro

Got a permit for that halberd? And let me hear you play the guitar!


35 posted on 03/03/2008 1:29:00 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: subterfuge

“But Mom I’m Lord Ahriman, dark Lord of Satan’s Army”
“Well Lord Amway when are you going to get a dark job and make some dark money? Chicken pot pies don’t grow on trees.”
“Mom, I have a job. It’s called a band and I have a coven of minions that worship me”
“Do any of those dark minions have a job? Maybe you can pass the collction plate and buy some Tide for your dark clothes, a great Lord of evil laundry”
“Mom, turkey tetrazzini again?”
“Well Dark Lord, how about calling forth some better grub from the great underworld? If the devil has a better menu, slide down there and get us some steaks. Your sister seems to enjoy her food”
“Yeah Geek boy. When did you get so picky?”
“Now dear, don’t be disrespectful to Lord Amanwholiveswithmomma. He might become angry. Just hold him at bay with this job application. It repels him.”


36 posted on 03/03/2008 1:29:05 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Tax-chick; martin_fierro

Careful with that halberd, Eugene.


37 posted on 03/03/2008 1:30:26 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: AppyPappy
"Just hold him at bay with this job application. It repels him.”

ROFL!

38 posted on 03/03/2008 1:32:51 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Tax-chick; Tijeras_Slim

Izzat a halberd in yer loincloth, or are you just happy to see me.

39 posted on 03/03/2008 1:33:37 PM PST by martin_fierro (IS IT CAN BE KITTEH METAL TIEM?)
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To: martin_fierro

AAAAGH, cut it out! Children and pets are turning up to find out why I’m whooping so loudly! (The kitten can’t believe I’d lose my dignity like that ...)


40 posted on 03/03/2008 1:35:26 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: martin_fierro

Yeah, man!


41 posted on 03/03/2008 1:36:41 PM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: Tax-chick
LOL!

Hang your head, Tom Dula,
Hang down your head and cry,
You killed poor Laurie Foster,
And now you're going to die . . . .

Have you read Who Fears the Devil?? Good book.

42 posted on 03/03/2008 1:37:31 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Oh, yes. I had the whole Wellman oeuvre, many moves ago. So atmospheric.


43 posted on 03/03/2008 1:39:48 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Fiddlstix
Joseph Lucas . . . Prince of Darkness!

Joseph Lucas's last words: "Don't . . . drive . . . at . . . night . . . ."

"All the parts falling off this car are of finest British workmanship . . . "

- former owner of 2 TR-6s and a TR-4. (I'm a slow learner.)

44 posted on 03/03/2008 1:40:21 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Tax-chick
What's funny is if your people really ARE mountainy folk.

He hits the exact tone. I know some folks like the ones in the book, I'm even related to some of them!

45 posted on 03/03/2008 1:41:06 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Between the Lines
It's been done.


46 posted on 03/03/2008 1:41:40 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: AnAmericanMother; Fiddlstix

Given the subject, this guy could also be partial to Hieronymus Bosch parts.

47 posted on 03/03/2008 1:46:16 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: AnAmericanMother

We’re from the slightly hilly midwest :-). I loved the people who were so far out they thought George Washington had been King!


48 posted on 03/03/2008 1:47:11 PM PST by Tax-chick (I am snide and not intellectual today. How are you doing?)
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To: Tax-chick

Maybe this guy is so miserable because he has a 2 hour commute. I he moves next store to where he works, then he starts listening to the Carpenters.


49 posted on 03/03/2008 1:47:47 PM PST by nickcarraway (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Poor old St. Antony!

It was o.k. in the end though.

50 posted on 03/03/2008 1:48:06 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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