What songs would you like to hear Metal?

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My love and I are going around asking people to recommend a song of any genre that they would like us to morph into a metal cover.

We thought this would be a neat little project to work on. So, in the comments below recommend us a song and dont forget to head over to my facebook page and give me a like at: http://www.facebook.com/vintagehorrormistress

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

 

 

Mercy Desdemona Facebook Page

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Mercy Desdemona Facebook Page

Hello Devils & Creeps! 

If you are all on Facebook and like my blog here on wordpress — go show some “Likes” on my Facebook page! Stay in touch with a lot of things to do with Music and Films! Also the latest videos! YES! I still do my youtube with my love Will, but I am also at a stage where I need to do something that’s just for me. Stay in Touch my ghouls.

 

– 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

 

 

 

Unsuccessful Entertainment E-Bay Store!

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Unsuccessful Entertainment E-Bay Store!

HELLO CREEPS! IT’S SATURDAY, THE DAY WE UPDATE OUR E-BAY STORE. TAKE A LOOK AROUND AND PASS IT AROUND TO THOSE THAT LOVE ENTERTAINMENT. WE HAVE SOME DVD/CD LOTS THIS WEEK! SO ALL YOU HORROR AND MUSIC CREEPS HEAD ON OVER!

– Unsuccessful Entertainment

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

Music Idols

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We all have individuals we look up to. It gives us joy & hope to see someone accomplishing our dreams – showing us that it is possible and not just a fantasy. I have many idols when it comes to music. But, I’m only going to share a select few and the reasoning behind me idolizing these people. I appreciate the mark they’ve made within the music world and in my soul.

Doro Pesch

– Doro is definitely the only woman I look up too. She showed the world that a chick can be in metal and not have to slut up. I used to sing to her music all the time and it gave me confidence to ditch the music to sing that was shoved down my throat, (my grandparents and school despised the fact I wanted to cover Doro songs) and just pursue what I want to do.

Peter Steele

– Type O Negative/Carnivore were the first two metal bands that I heard as a young child. From there my love for metal grew. The bass playing and vocal ability of this man inspired me to pick up bass and sing myself. My favorite song I used to sing as a small child was Black No 1. ( I would sing songs with numbers a lot! My other fave was White Zombie’s Thunderkiss ’65)

Ronnie James Dio

– Dio is another vocalist that inspired me to pursue my dreams. Goes to show that being an intelligent person and a big nerd can take you places. I don’t know what it is that caught my attention, possibly his stage presence – but it made me feel instantly at home. That the pop music crap the people around me were trying to shove on me wasn’t my place. Dio was just calling me home.

I apologize for the crappy post. As I got distracted thinking up pranks with my boyfriend.
– Mercy Desdemona

[ All photos from Google Images]

Slow, Deep, and Hard – Type O Negative (Recommend)

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2:00AM – Can’t sleep worth shit. So why not recommend a favorite album? I can’t guarantee it will be a good one – but give this tired brain a try. I don’t apologize for it sucking. As I’ve warned you BEFOREHAND. You’re the one that kept reading.

Slow, Deep, and Hard was Type O Negative’s first album. The first album of which my tiny child ears fell upon (besides Bloody Kisses) when I was just a small girl. Although this album came out when I was exiting my mother’s birth canal (’91), I can remember being attracted to the sound of the bass and the vocals while I would take my tiny naps. Needless to say my parents had the best nap time music for a child.

I enjoy the dark and dreary album because it talks about real life situations and pain. Something of which is missing in today’s lyrical content. The lyrics reach you at an emotional level causing the brain to function in mysterious ways. Triggering you to think as the music sinks beneath the skin. My favorite song on the album is Der Untermensch due to the fact it talks about all the parasites to society. With the lyrical content full of truth how could you go wrong? The heart wrenching pain of wanting to murder a cheating lover – felt deep to the bone. Relatable on all aspects. Although some people recommend Bloody Kisses or October Rust (I adore all the albums by this band), I would start off with this one. Only because it’s stuck in my head right now.

Take a listen:

Fuck this writing shit.

– Mercy

World’s Attack on Heavy Metal

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Hello beautiful creeps.

Today has been a busy day full of work and the occasional web browsing. Whilst browsing the web my boyfriend and I stumbled upon an article yet again blaming the hard rock/heavy metal genres for youth’s petty crimes and “possible” hardcore crimes as an adult. Here is the article if you’re interested: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/entertainment/study_heavy_metal_predicts_teenage_crime.html

First and foremost I’d like to know the person that would take the time out to listen to music backwards for a living. Are you really that pathetic in life you have to listen to a genre you despise and play it backwards? Are you so petty that you have to spend your life trying to find Satan within the world because your religious preference or overall life preference says it’s a wrong way of life? Answer to those two questions is yes. Yes indeed you are.

As a fan of Heavy Metal, I must say that I never have the urge to go murder someone nor do I have the rage to make me go insane. If anything, the music has helped me become a better person and grow. I adore the genre to a full extent because of the emotion that is within the music. This genre helped me when I was in a low emotional state when I was younger. It made me feel empowered to go after the dreams I wish to accomplish and over all become a metal musician myself. It sparked life within me. I used to be someone full of so much rage and hatred for myself. I had a low self esteem and didn’t have a dream in the world.

The first two bands that really brought me into the metal world were Type O Negative and Dio. I used to listen to those two bands non-stop before my metal library expanded. I didn’t want to listen to anything else. I felt at home and empowered within the music. I could relate to the words, the way each note was played helped soothe me from the situations I was going through. Metal helped me become a strong individual. Opened my mind to the world around me. And, motivates me to get through my struggles.

I am not some form of serial killer nor am I a person that will rob your store. If anything, I’m an individual that would take the time out to talk to you. About different world views, music, films etc. just like anyone else in the neighborhood. Sure, I may have views and a personality about me that is hard to take – but I am who I am. I have metal to thank for the confidence, the power, and the connection to the human spirit/mind.

One thing I don’t understand is how people can gather groups around and attack our genre of music yet, we don’t go around playing pop records/mp3s backwards trying to decode them. And yet, I sit here thinking about it and the truth of the matter is — people HATE what they can’t understand. And when they can’t understand it — It’s seen as competition. And competition to a way of life — leads to conservatives sitting in their homes listening to Judas Priest backwards. To find a scapegoat for why people aren’t a carbon copy of them.

Don’t like or understand metal? Be afraid. Be very afraid. Because we are more human than you. WE have our emotions, our brains and our connection to the soul. We don’t just repeat what people feed us and call it life. We live life.

– Blood & Guts –
Mercy Desdemona