Shining, Hell’s Pleasure festival 2007
Slayer in Costa Mesa 1983
1994. Transilvanian Hunger
is the fourth album by Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone. Transilvanian Hunger was the band’s first album to be recorded with just two members, Nocturno Culto and Fenriz, following the departure of Zephyrous. The band would remain a duo from this point onwards.
The back cover of the album states that “Darkthrone is for all the evil in man”. Fenriz appears on the cover artwork, which bears resemblance to Mayhem’s 1993 live album Live in Leipzig.
Lyrics for four of the album’s songs were written by the infamous Norwegian black metal musician Varg Vikernes. Vikernes was imprisoned in 1993 for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth and for the arson of several churches.
The ending of the song “As Flittermice As Satans Spys” contains a backmasked message; when the voice is played in reverse, it utters the phrase “In the name of God, let the churches burn.”
Fenriz Nocturno Culto
Special interview ”Fenriz” Talks About Transilvanian Hunger
1993. Det Som Engang Var
is the second album by solo project Burzum. It was recorded in April 1992 and released in August 1993 through Burzum’s own label, Cymophane.
Varg Vikernes recorded the first four Burzum albums between January 1992 and March 1993 at the Grieg Hall in Bergen. However, the releases were spread out, with many months between the recording and the release of each album.
To elaborate of the riffs: these are haunting and dark riffs in Burzum, especially det som engang var. Varg really puts personality and a certain feel into the riffs he plays on his albums. On Det Som Engang Var he does just that and proves that he can play something far different from everything else that was coming out at the time. Made a true gem that would be timeless forever.
This album is very unique and creative. Very important release for those who are interested in black metal and want to find something very special.
The album cover is visually inspired by an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st edition) module called The Temple of Elemental Evil. At the bottom of the artwork is a depiction of the “reaper” and the tree shown on Burzum’s first album.
Count Grishnackh (Burzum)
Aah, look at all the pathetic black clad wannabies running off to buy the new SHINING album. Yeah, within the framework of our scene, this shit’s the latest thing! Something to take a stand for, right? Something new and ah so evil. I mean – shit! What could possibly be more true than suicide, right?
What you ignorant little fucks don’t seem to be getting, though, what oh so very few of you seem to realize at all, is that this is no fucking joke. Far too many of you haven’t questioned yourselves nearly enough to deserve to pretend to feel at home with this music. And honestly, most of YOU are even more degenerate and shallow than the commercial mainstream you pride yourself sooo for hating.
Hate. You don’t know what real hatred is and consequently horror is just a joke for you. In reality, humanity IS horror. Just think of all the putrid decadence and inner ugliness passed down genetically to all of us. We’re all potential child rapists, flaming homosexuals, murderers, thieves – and any other egocentric dung you could think of. And as much as it might appeal to YOU to support all this, in essence – our “nature” – it’s just pathetic since you’d shit in your fucking panties if confronted to the real world out there.
And what is with you fucking morons, dissing men like Eminem and Manson – what??? Is that jealousy due to the fact of them bringing this shit to the masses without pretensions of style? I mean at least in their case the audience reflects the artists, right? Which is something that can’t be said for SHINING, now, is it?
So take a long good look at yourself, because MAYBE SHINING isn’t really YOUR thing. Maybe, you should just turn on the radio and forget all about these obscure releases you have to buy in order to listen to. And maybe you should just give the fuck up understanding the perspectives of schizophrenics and psychos making art just to destroy the minds of stupid little kids with too big allowances.
SHINING’s not into building an army. SHINING’s not a promise for the future. SHINING’s just the pain of being human here and now. If you’re into the whole organized misanthropy thing, I suggest you go for shit like DIMMU BORGIR instead. Like me!
Anyway. On behalf of SHINING and Selbstmord Services it’s my honor to extend a general deathwish to all of you fucking weaklings. Ahh, fuck you.