I inadvertently caused a fracas with my last post about the band Nyogthaeblisz, who were initially asked to play Chaos in Tejas but now will not be.
After talking with the organizer of the festival and some other thoughtful folks, I pulled the post because of the amount of speculation that I had stirred up. It turns the post I had written was being circulated to some of the other bands on the festival docket (The Mob, etc.) who began to reconsider their appearance based on what they had read – by me – about Nyogthaeblisz.
So what did I say, exactly? I raised questions about the band's appearance on the Satanic Skinhead Propaganda label, and specifically their inclusion on a compilation called Declaration Of Anti-Semetic Terror.
All the pictures of the band are grimm and dark, bro, so when word leaked out that (some of the) guys in the band are hispanic, everyone chuckled and moved on, right*? Wrong – shit just got messier.
*People kept asking questions like "why would Mexicans be Nazis...lol!" A better question: why would anyone - Hispanic or not - be on a label that puts out/deals records that look like this?
FULL BLOWN A.I.D.S. - Viral Load
MARTIAL - Execution
Shit is moronic. Speaking of which, the head genius from SSP explained the band's standpoint thusly:
"NYOGTHAEBLISZ are not “NS” and they are not even white.
They are Satanic, and openly anti-semitic.
This is extreme Black Metal and this is EXACTLY why fests like this should not exist in the first place. Keep Black Metal dangerous and away from these liberal scum. This is a smear campaign with ad hominem attacks simply because the band is openly ANTI-JEW."
OH IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW, THANKS FOR CLARIFYING.
I will not apologize for pointing out some basic facts about the company this band keeps, but I would have put more effort into talking with the folks involved first if I had known anyone was going to read my blog, let alone react to it. As of this writing, I think the all-time readership of Black Metal Austin hovered somewhere around 100, as in amount of hits, ever.
Moving on, I'd rather focus on something positive – WHITEHORSE is coming to town for CIT. They stayed with my roommate and myself during SXSW, and they're nice and their band owned a showcase at Barbarella that we were lucky enough to catch. We went with them to see The Roller at some afterhours warehouse thing previous to that, and I was informed that in Australia, no one drinks Foster's, they never say “shrimp on the barbie,” but they did try The Outback Steakhouse and said it was good. The more you know!
Their new album Progression is out now.