The Cultist and Euthanized podcast is our fifteenth episode of Metal as Medicine! These two bands are here to discuss their origins, their upcoming split A Pact From the Grave and conspiracy among other topics. This podcast episode was recorded on June 6th, 2019 at Muninn’s Post.
The split titled “A Pact From the Grave” will be released on June 28th and can be ordered from Nightstrike Records. Yes that is “mail.com”. Not Hotmail or Gmail but just mail. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
There are topics and statements made during this podcast that may be hard for some listeners. Statements made in this podcast are not the views of Metal as Medicine or its hosts.
Cultist is from Calgary, AB and play an old school style of death metal.
Euthanized is from Victoria, BC and play a crusty style of black metal.
Mental Health is important to us
Although it is joked about in this podcast episode. We take depression and suicide very seriously. If you or someone you know may be suffering from depression or other similar mental illnesses please consider seeking help. There are many ways to get help be it the mental health drop-in located in Kelowna or such websites as Crisis Centre and Foundry.
Svneatr (Black metal from Vancouver, BC) drops in to discuss reforming the band, musical influences and progress on their follow up album to The Howl, The Whisper, The Hunt. Also joining us is Apollyon vocalist Matt Depper. They recently drove up from Vancouver to support Numenorean in Kelowna.
Svneatr podcast episode
This was a blast to sit down at the round table with Svneatr to record before their gig. A great group of metalheads bringing different influential and diverse backgrounds together to create some pretty sweet black metal.
It was a pleasure to have Matt from Apollyon on. He was supposed to sit in with us on a previous episode that never materialized. This dude is always welcome on the show. He’s an energetic guy with a real passion and drive for metal.
This is the hair that metalheads wished they had. Alexi Laiho ain’t got nothing on this beautiful flow.
Kelowna black metal band Nihilistic Death Cult join Terence and Erik to discuss their shitty old demo and new one that will be recorded in their basement “studio”. The new 4 song demo should sound like Blasphemy or early Black Witchery.
Nihilistic Death Cult podcast was definitely one of my favorite recordings so far. We had a wide range and varied discussion that went much deeper than previous podcasts.
Their first show will be June 6th (Facebook event) at Muninn’s Post. Be sure to come out and see these elitists show us their poser crushing caveman riffs!
The results can vary but is common to have a black metal vibe or atmosphere to it due to the stripped down production, riffing style and speed. Vocals commonly can be screamed or screeched rather than growled or sung. Lyrical content can be bleak and nihilistic yet politically engaged involving such topics as nuclear war, oppressive states, anti-fascism, anti-religion and rebellion.
Poser Crushing Caveman Riffs
Have you ever heard poser crushing caveman riffs? Metal bands that incorporate the worst production and mixing possible to create what inevitably sounds like black noise. On the Nihilistic Death Cult podcast we discuss some of the bands that send us head first into the world of black noise.
Sarcofago was considered one of the war metal or black metal bands. The cover of their 1987 album that we discussed on the show can be seen in the image below.
Burning Churches in Norway
Christianity and churches have a long and brutal history in Norway. Black metal in Norway lead to the rise of church burnings and helped push the ideology of refusing Christianity and other established global religions.
Even though the infamous church burnings in Norway took place in the early 90’s we are seeing it happen in recent times too. This article covers recent events in Louisiana possibly influenced by black metal. Now whether it actually is or not is another story. It is only a small group of the subgenre that either support or advocate for those types of actions.