Tag Archive | Black Metal

Yes, It Exists: King Diamond Action Figure

King Diamond Action Figure
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You are not hallucinating; this is an officially licensed King Diamond Action Figure that you can own! Created by Super7, the best description I could find of this awesome collectible, including the priceless headline, was found Right Here:

PREPARE FOR HEAVY METAL ACTION

Who said rock stars can’t also be action heroes? With this King Diamond ReAction Action Figure, you can add the famous Danish musician to all your wild adventures. Have him save the day with his impressive vocal range, or with his powerful Dark Metal ballads. Either way, he’s a perfect piece to add to your collection.

You can find King Diamond on various sites around the web for prices ranging from $19.99 to $24.99, so do some creative Googling and get a bargain!

Spotted at The Five Points Festival!

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Hail Satin T-Shirt

Hail Satin

Because, Spelling! Own it for just $19.95, at This Link!

Map of Metal


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Map Of Metal is a totally addictive and endlessly entertaining interactive website, designed by Metal Historian Nick Grant and Graphic Designer Patrick Galbraith. The site traces Metal music all the way through from its 1960s beginnings to its latter-day mutation into crazily specific genres (Black Ambient, Mathcore, Crust Punk, Swedish Death Metal, etc ad infinitum). The artists featured are as diverse as Black Sabbath, Queen, Slayer, Lamb of God and Cannibal Corpse. Different genres of music not usually associated with metal – Punk Rock, Grunge and Post Rock – but with ties to the genre are also represented. The Map of Metal is available to order in various poster sizes (and would surely make an amazing gift), but the online version includes hundreds of sound files and doubles as a heavy-metal radio station. It takes a few minutes on the site to orient yourself and get used to how the interactive functions work, but it’s best to get started by clicking on the “Navigation Map” thumbnail in the upper right hand corner of the page. Then just drag your cursor all over the place, from sub-genre to sub-genre, as you explore the Origins of Head Banging in all its brutal glory. Valhalla, I am coming.


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Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Press Photos Of All Time


“Dude, XYZ!”

Nothing speaks to me about the dark spirit of Halloween quite like cheesy, embarrassing Press photos of Black Metal Bands that take themselves so unbelievably seriously that they just come off like huge jokes. Here’s a really a fun list compiled by Mike Hobart of Ruthless Reviews, that goes all the way back to 2006. Mike obviously took some serious time to sort through a hefty pile of press photos to come up with the 10 most embarrassing of the lot. His commentary accompanying each photo is pretty funny as well. See the full list at Ruthless Reviews Dot Com. Happy Halloween, everyone!


Immortal (These Guys Made the List Twice!)

Thanks to Adam at The P5 Blogspot For The Tip!

Death Metal Band Logos

“What?”

When I saw the above graphic, featuring a collection of black and death metal band logos, I immediately recalled my reaction every time I open a package of promo CDs from Earache, and chagrin to myself over how impossibly difficult it is to even decipher the name of the band. Hilariously enough, Viceland.com discusses this very phenomena in an interview with Christophe Szpajdel, a 37-year-old Belgian artist living in the UK. During the last 20 years, Szpajdel has designed more than 7,000 logos, mostly for black and death metal bands from all over the world, including Emperor, Moonspell, Nachtmystium and Enthroned. Nearly as entertaining as the interview itself are the passionately dimwitted comments from readers. Enjoy!