Wardance (Band Review)

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Good early mourning devils & ghouls. 

Today we take a look at the band, Wardance. A band I stumbled upon randomly on Youtube and they caught my attention. The band is a Germanic Power/Speed Metal band from 1986 and is fronted by female front woman, Sandra Schumacher. I rarely take a look at power metal bands or like any female fronted bands. However, after giving this band a chance, I have to say her voice is rather catchy. It’s rough yet melodic at the same time that fits the instrumentation greatly. Another point is that the power metal from the 80s has a different sound than that power metal of today in a sense that it was heavier and not filled with women or men wailing to fast keyboard riffs. Sadly, there isn’t too much from this band. They have only one album out entitled, Heaven is for Sale which came out in 1990. Yep… 1990… when the metal “crash” was on the horizon due to whiny and greasy men in flannel. Fuck you greasy, flannel men! 

It’s a shame when a band with a great sound doesn’t have more than one album. Sucks even more when you get into the said album and you want to hear more from the band and they cease to exist. It makes me feel like I just lost a puppy or a kitten. Below I will share some of their songs for your enjoyment of German Accents and kick ass music. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Mercy

 

 

Presenting: Demonic Refusal

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Demonic Refusal is a two piece metal band consisting of lovers Mercy and Will. Together they create original works while covering songs to pay tribute to their influences. Two bass players. Two vocalists. One love for creating music.

The music idea came around when the two first started talking on the web. After much discussion and constant interruptions by life events, the band has come together. Finally having a name.

Inspired by 80’s Heavy Metal, Demonic Refusal will be sure to catch your eye.

For more updates, simply follow this blog or give a “like” on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Demonic-Refusal/544555502272566

Music Shop RE-STOCK!

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Hello Devils & Creeps!

We’re happy to announce a new shipment of Factory Sealed albums that will be for sale on our E-Bay shop. Ranging from many genres. We’re looking to restock our store this weekend!!

We’re expecting another shipment to come any day now to bring more music to our faithful little devils!

Album reviews to come soon!

 

– Mercy Desdemona

Instrumentals & the human connection. [Opinion]

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I am quite fond of instrumentals.

Especially when I feel that the music can tell a story. Fill a void within your body. Stir up a feeling of emotion. Music makes us feel human. No matter who we are, we get lost in music. We can feel it grip us. Instrumentals I feel have a deeper connection to us. Why? Because it’s just the instrumentation connecting with us. Leaving it up to us to interpret the story and cause a curiosity – bring about a world of fantasy and imagination!

When I need to break away from reality, my favorite instrumentals are my key. It’s funny how I interpret the songs – even when heard plenty of times – a different way depending on my emotion that day. I feel very fortunate to have this confidence and connection with my humanity. Many people deprive themselves of this marvelous and curious connection.

I have to thank music for being my confidant for so long and my companion to keep me keyed into humanity. To keep me from shedding my humanity shell and to chase after my dreams. It gave me self empowerment. Hope. Love. Hate. Pain. Good. Evil. It gave me a connection to the natural world.

This is my opinion on instrumentals.

What is yours?

– Mercy

 

Recommended Instrumentals:

Nosferatu by Minnie d’Arc Feat. Val Purgis (Recommend)

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Hello my creeps!

A friend of mine shared a song by one of her friends to take a listen and I thought that I would share it with you guys. For those of you that are into alternative/Gothic Rock this is perfect for you! Naturally, me being fond of strong vocals definitely fell in love with this track. The voice is soothing and full of emotion while telling a tale of vampires and love. The blend of the harpsichord within the music takes me back in time (and gives me a hankering for tea!).

If you’d like to check it out feel free to check out this link:

http://minniedarc.bandcamp.com/track/nosferatu

 

And pass it along to fellow creeps that enjoy being in the shadows.

– Mercy

 

 

Classical & Metal – Lovely Relationship

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How many times have you heard that metal is “loud noise that’s talentless” ? I’ve heard it a lot. And, yes, the loud tones isn’t for everyone – but to say it’s talentless is quite petty. Today I came across two interesting videos on youtube when I was listening to some Bach on Metal Guitar. Check them out then read my thoughts below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t find making our forefathers music on electric instruments with a heavy sound is a disgrace. In fact, our “heavy” forefathers are metal for their day! Beethoven would most definitely be a metal artist if we was alive today! Even his “light” music is quite “heavy” on the emotion and playing! I thank the classic era for being one of the greatest fathers of metal! \m/ When I was a small girl, I would listen to classical a lot because my family lives together in one home – which included my grandparents who came here from Germany in 1952. I grew up listening to classical and swing music. As I grew older, I started to find metal. Through a new wave phase when I was a young kid to an Iron Butterfly obsession to only find Peter Steele and Ronnie James Dio to open my eyes to the world of metal. Classical music is what helps me feel and create. Classical music – the elements of it, are what a majority of new “metal” bands are missing. They are missing that OOOMPH to it. The heavy the dark the emotion. Bow down to the forefathers (one of them at least!) of heavy metal! And thank them all in their powdered wig glory. (I should buy one)

– Mercy

 

 

 

I am Demon. (Logical Rant)

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Whilst looking upon youtube, my boyfriend stumbled upon a YouTuber that was attempting to analyze a song by one of our favorite bands. Instead of doing a well thought out researched analysis, she started to take the words as a personal attack on herself and her religious belief. Instead of realizing that the song was telling a story. After all, music is a form of entertainment, and the best songs tell us a story to strike up emotions.

After she did 2 parts of her “analysis” and calling people who follow metal music demonic and brainwashed imbeciles, she made a reply video for those that enjoy the music. She called us Demons, that she was against our legion, and how we’ve got serious issues because we don’t follow the gospel. This is what I said as a reply to her video:

Hello. I must say that I watched your Venom video and all I have to say is Wow! For one, I am a fan of the music – Metal has helped me through a lot in my lifetime, more so than religious extremism that is keeping people divided and conquered. The only reason someone has a “Demon” in them is because the “Demon” is the troubles within themselves that they fail to admit or face. Blaming a song for telling a story or a genre of music and calling them a “legion” of demons is pretty asinine. Chill.

I honestly, don’t normally comment on people’s videos, but I felt the need to say something. In her reply she “analyzes” the Venom website and starts talking about the pentagrams and the imagery of the band. Religious pushers like this woman, clearly are why so many people don’t want to discuss the religion. The type of person to judge someone without knowing anything and “damn” them to hell.

What I don’t understand, is that in her video she claims that if people don’t like her page, they should get off and concentrate on their life. Why doesn’t she take her own advice and go her way in life? I am proud to be a “demon” in her eyes. And it’s her extremism that makes me appalled. She claims to be a person of “God” yet she will spit on fellow brothers and sisters. She doesn’t follow the number one rule “Treat others how you want to be treated.”

Extremism always makes me rant because I don’t like to see people around me hurt without any true reason. They aren’t harming anyone. I have friends that follow a faith that still listen to metal music. Extremism is what will kill this beautiful country & world. Over a belief! A belief that is supposed to bring people together and unite!

The other thing that I don’t understand – Christianity adopted the pagan holidays into their ways — so they spit in the world of the pagans. Saying we need to be burned at stake and such. Again – EXTREMISM! People have too much time on their hands to be so cruel to another human being. In my eyes, you don’t attack someone and bully them into your realm unless you have a serious mental issue.

Having a faith or not having the faith isn’t the issue. When people are left alone without politics or the religion topic, we actually come together well. We accept we’re all human and do what we need to do to be successful. When we don’t like someone in particular, we just don’t associate with them. We don’t start hate groups nor bully.

Extremism is a major issue not just in the USA, but around the world. And it’s “parent” if you will, is biased media that causes the people to be divided. We are just people of all walks of life. We have hearts, emotions, bones, and brains.

Metal music has helped me as a person. I enjoy the imagery of the stories that are deep within lyrical content that cause you to think. I am proud to be “demonic” if that’s what you will. But, I’ll be the first to help someone hurt in the street or in need of help while you’ll sit there judging from afar.

Extremism needs to stop. Or we’ll just end up causing our own demise.

– Mercy Desdemona

Views on Fan Made Videos

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I always enjoy seeing fellow fans such as myself put in the effort to cover a song or even make a tribute video to those that inspired them to be on the stage or in the field they pursue. They don’t condone stealing the music or media of which they use. When a fan takes video at a concert they go to and post it up, it’s not because they wanna steal it’s their way of paying tribute. Majority of the time (I’m speaking from self experience), fans save up to get every box set, album, vinyl, DVD etc of the people they support. We are the promoters of these idols we watch from afar. These people that made us feel at home when the rest of the world would just spit in our face.

We do a better job than commercials on television and posters in shops. We talk about every bit of information with people we bump into and friends, family, etc. And from there is travels — like that game of “telephone” we play in elementary school.