Ideologic

Ideologic

Stephen O’Malley

The Napoleon Dynamite of Black Metal pt2

Posted: May 20, 2005

The Napoleon Dynamite of Black Metal pt2

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Wed. Dec. 1, 2004 9:32 PM
FROM: MrLouRawls@aol.com
TO: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
SUBJECT: Re: Mysticum?

dear saiitham,

i am sorry you were disappointed in the first track i sent you but fear not- the true pummeling has yet to begin. the song i sent you was almost like a test- the way a great fighter steps into the ring and jabs his opponent in the chin first before he hits him with the knockout punch. or it is like when wild animal does something before it kills something. i will send you more tracks, the most severe (severest?) tracks you have ever heard in your life. also, I have been listening to more mysticum lately (i found some on the internet) and i want to say that i want to fight them for trying to be as evil as me. i am thankful for your comments on the first witch taint song though. it will only fuel me to create music that is even more extreme. i was talking to my friend fenriz (not the same fenriz as the one from darkthrone. it's a different one) about this and he said "lance, you must become more extreme." then he had to go because his mom needed the phone or something, but it got me pretty worked up to create even more extreme, black metal. i am excited to send you more tracks for your consideration. are you working with any other bands right now? what are the guys in mysticum up to? as for my age- i am nineteen and have really long hair that i have died black (like the metal i play). by the way, do you know the real fenriz from darkthrone. i would like to hang with him.

even blacker than i was before,
lance
the king of black metal

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Thurs. Dec. 2, 2004 4:07 PM
FROM: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
TO: MrLouRawls@aol.com
SUBJECT: Re: Mysticum?

Hell-o!

Well, then i will wait for new tracks to arrive. Check out www.mysticum.com under releases link. There you can download the debut album for free. Or you can buy the newest masterpiece from me. Its different from the versions you can hear on the internet. This is more obscure and rotten. The demos that are included are from 1993, with the old sound and spirit that only was possible back then. Nowadays everything has Nice sound if you see what i mean? Let me know if you want to buy it.

For Fenriz: He has become an beer drinking humorist with an annoing laughter added to he´s jokes. I do not think you will hang with him. You will be dissapointed if you belive he is black. He is NOT!! But if you like beer and jokes, he is okay. It depends on you. But as i understand, you prefer it the black way.

MYSTICUM are lazy as allways. Only one album in 12 years. You can say: They are not overproductive. Many people thinks they are dead. But they are still alive

I am working with AMOK from Norway. Industrial BM. And i also hope to release the new GGFH album that are soon to be finished. But things are very un clear yet. Do you know GGFH?? From SanFransisco. Killer industrial stuff. A cult act. www.ggfh.com.

Saiihtam

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Mon., Dec. 13, 2004 11:28 PM
FROM: MrLouRawls@aol.com
TO: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
SUBJECT: Re: Mysticum?

dear saiihtam,

i like your new greeting "hello-o!" it is black because it has the word hell in it. i am going to start using it if that is okay with you. i will tell people that is was made up by my fellow black metal master in norway, saiihtam, who is extremely black and will be putting out the new witch taint album as soon as he hears our latest, most brutal tracks. speaking of which, i am doing a re-mix of some new tracks by torchlight. i find the torches help me get in touch with blackness even moreso. have you ever tried such a thing? you will never use track lighting again. also, we have had a recent lineup change in the band. our bass player, known to me as cuntlord, was spotted at a christmas party this weekend introducing himself to people as terry. what kind of bullshit is this? i shall not take over the world with my blackest of black metal with a guy who calls himself terry outside of band practice. he can sit and drink beer and tell jokes with that pussy fenriz for all i care. thanks for the heads up on that by the way. i had hoped to hang with fenriz when i come to norway to tour but now that i know that he is not black in the least he can forget about it and you can tell him i said so. do you know varg vikernes (speaking of pussies)? i would like to challenge him to a black metal duel.

tell those guys in mysticum to get it together. are they at least practicing? i should hope so. whether they put out another album on their own or simply tour scandinavia with me as my backing band, they had better get their shit together. they must scowl at all times if they are to play with me, even when they are tuning or loading my equipment.

what is the black metal scene in norway like at the moment? i am the only person in my town that walks around in corpse paint most days (even when i work at blockbuster). how often do you wear corpse paint?

i will check out the bands you mention. i will let you know if i think they are pussies or not.

blackest of the black,
lance
the king of black metal

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Wed. Dec. 15, 2004 3:36 PM
FROM: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
TO: MrLouRawls@aol.com
SUBJECT: Re: Mysticum?

are the new mp3s finished???

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Friday, March 25, 2005 3:40 PM
FROM: MrLouRawls@aol.com
TO: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
SUBJECT: Witch Taint Rising

dear saiihtam,

alas, it has been a while since we've spoken. i write to you from a state of blackness that is blacker than anything even i have ever experienced before. and that means a lot coming from me, the king of black metal and about 50 other fucking things. anyway, i wanted to give you an update on the latest happenings with witch taint and our upcoming release on your label. i'm sorry for not sending you any new mp3's. since our last correspondence, i fired everyone in the band and got in a huge fight with my mom so she wouldn't let me hold auditions in the basement for like a month until i did some bullshit around the house for her. anyway, the time off has done me well. the music i am writing right now is the most evil and blackest music ever recorded in my humble opinion. i realize pretty much no one but me could even handle it (and believe me, i can barely take it myself), but i look forward to unleashing the unholy taint on the willing. how are things with you? really black i hope. what is the latest with mysticum? i am still very much interested in using them as my backing band when i come to norway. speaking of which, can you recommend any venues where i might set up shows? preferably, i would like to perform in a forest or a cave, but i suppose i would need to rent a generator for this. do you think one of the guys in mysticum could take care of this? please let me know. also, i would like to do some shows with mayhem if possible. since it's witch taint's first time in norway, i would be happy to open for them. i will be sending you new mp3's soon. please make sure any pets or sharp objects are out of the room before listening.

blacker than the blackest of the black,
lance, the king of black metal now and forever

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March 27, 2005 4:52 AM
FROM: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
TO: MrLouRawls@aol.com
SUBJECT: Re: Witch Taint Rising

1. Mysticum does not play live anymore. But if they did, they would have been headliners. They are not interested in helping others as they have enough with them self. They are not "active", they are a sleeping band at the moment.

2. I have not signed your band. You must send mp3s first so i can hear, but i doubt you will manage to convince me, as i am VERY selective!!!!
3. Well, how are things with me?? Pretty nice. I do not think i am so black that you want me to be. I look like an normal man with short hair, but with "special" interests. I had long hair down to my but many years ago but i got fed up with it. I dont care what people think or knows about me. Remember i am soon at the age of 30. I am who i am, and i know what i am doing!! I also have 2 kids and a wife, so my life is also dedicated to them besides my music interests. So maybe i am interupting the picture you have of me. Whatever. I have grown beyond sacrificing animals and stuff like that. Personally i dont think that has something to do with satanism, neither has the nature witch is beautiful and majestetic. Take a trip in a nuclear bunker from WW2 or somthing, that is destructing. I think BUSH and his killing crusade for world domination is the most evil that happens on earth now. To me Satanism is about dark feelings and beliving in your self and nobody else. Do not follow the masses! Belive not in something you can not see. Facination of dark music is important, deppressive music is the best.

4. To play with Mayhem you have to show you can make complicated evil music, not everybody manage to do that. You have not released anything yet, so that is something you must do first. You have to grow for many years and showing you are a true man over years.

5. Sharp objects ar no problem, i do not use to cut my self while listening to music. That is something i find pathetic. People doing that has either a twisted mind or have to pretend they are something they are not.

6. I doubt you are so black, no human is black. You can have dark feelings and facination for the dark side, i also have. But that does not makes us black. If we where totally black we would have killed our self long time ago, and we have not done that..... yet! I willl not. Dont know about you. Over years you will understand what i am saying. When i was at the age of 19, i was also like you. Now i have grown up. Life will show you that you are not alone beliving you are the king. Many people have thoughts like that. I am tired of all this people beliving they are the kings, who can ever decide who really am??

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Friday, April 1, 2005 5:39 PM
FROM: MrLouRawls@aol.com
TO: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
SUBJECT: Re: Witch Taint Rising?

dear mathias,

i apologize (i am normally not into this but for you i will make an exception) for my slow response. i have to admit, at first i was taken aback by your last e-mail. but after reading it and re-reading it and then reading it a few more times after that, i realize you are testing me. i am proud to say i have passed your test and i want to thank you (also not usually into this) for pushing me to the limit to see just how serious i am about black metal and blackness in general. i have to admit, you had me going for a minute about having short hair and saying that no human can really be black. also, that thing about no one being able to decide who is the king- let me just say that you can ask anyone in gary, indiana who is the king of black metal and they will all tell you it's me. even my mom, who is totally not into black metal at all, asked my dad the other day "where is the king of black metal?" and she was referring to ME. of course, i was down in the basement with the lights off working on the most evil music that has ever been created. the stuff i was working on the other day was so intense i couldn't even eat the pizza i had ordered. i am really excited (but in a really black way, mind you) for you to hear the new music i am recording. i promise you it will be the blackest, evilest, and depressingest music you have ever released on your label. we should probably take out some insurance because people will be killing themselves left and right after they hear it. my friend todd heard it the other day and was all like "turn it off- i can't take it anymore?" he didn't try to kill himself but i could tell he was seriously bummed out. personally, i don't think we need that kind of hassle when me and the rest of the mysticum guys are out touring the world and banging black metal chicks and stuff. maybe it should just say on the record "if you kill yourself while listening to witch taint- and you probably will- it is not our fucking problem." this will have to be printed in four or five different languages. the last thing i need is some bastard from south america trying to sue me because he tried to kill himself after listening to the mighty taint.

anyway, what kind of time frame are you thinking for an album release? as soon as the album is pressed up i am going to tell my boss at subway to fuck himself. also, do you know where i can get those power transformers so all my equipment will work in europe when we tour? the last thing i need is for all my equipment to short out when mysticum and i are unleashing the black metal fury!

blacker than ever,
lance, the king of black metal and about 50 other things

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Fri. April 1, 2005 6:59 PM
FROM: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
TO: MrLouRawls@aol.com
SUBJECT: Re: Witch Taint Rising

heh, like i said, mysticum will not play live, i have not signed you, you must first send mp3s so i can hear. I have no opportunity to arrange live shows.

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Sat. April 9, 2005 2:50 PM
FROM: MrLouRawls@aol.com
TO: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
SUBJECT: Re: Witch Taint Rising

dear saiihtam,

sorry once again for the slow reply. i have spent the last week cut off from the outside world- no computers, no newspapers, no telephone, no nothing. it was just me in my basement writing the most extreme black metal of all time while occasionally taking breaks to watch television, go to the bathroom, or order a pizza or something. i am very excited (yet also worried because this music may indeed drive you to hurt yourself) for you to hear the results. i have been recording the guitars with two microphones which not so coincidentally have been arranged to form an inverted cross. the sound is deadly. i can barely even make it through an entire song without having to take break because it is almost even too intense for me, the king of black metal. when i do take breaks however, i leave the mics on in order to pick up the sound of me sitting on the couch brooding and contemplating blackness. i plan to layer my tracks with these atmospheric sounds of doom. i will send you more tracks shortly. please make sure your family is away before you listen to it however. i do not wish to harm them.

as for mysticum, i am not interested in having them play live. this is no good for anyone. i only want them to appear with me as my backing band. for all intents and purposes, they will be members of witch taint. they will help load the equipment, guard me from fans, play music with me, and generally have the most amazing black metal experience of their lives. i imagine some of them will not be able to handle it, but i will take what i can get. i did notice that hellhammer from mayhem also played with mysticum at one point. if possible, i would like to get hellhammer to play with witch taint instead of the drummer from mysticum. if you could do so, please let the drummer from mysticum know that he will not be part of the tour as far as being a drummer goes. he is welcome however to be a roadie or assist me in matters of blackness along the way. in fact, perhaps he could be of some assistance in booking shows. i understand that you do not wish to be involved in this. you will be too busy planning the release of the witch taint album i am sure. as for our first show, i wish to play inside of a church in oslo. i cannot wait to watch the walls fall down around as the the church collapses from the unholy sound of the might taint. can you recommend any churches i might consider for this? please let me know.

also, do you have the e-mail addresses for fenriz from darkthrone or varg vikernes? i want to let them know that witch taint will be coming shortly.

how is your family?

blackest of the black,
lance, the king of black metal now and forever

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April 14, 2005 5:45 AM
FROM: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
TO: MrLouRawls@aol.com
SUBJECT: Re: Witch Taint Rising?

see below in red:

MrLouRawls@aol.com wrote:
dear saiihtam,

sorry once again for the slow reply. i have spent the last week cut off from the outside world- no computers, no newspapers, no telephone, no nothing. it was just me in my basement writing the most extreme black metal of all time while occasionally taking breaks to watch television, go to the bathroom, or order a pizza or something. i am very excited (yet also worried because this music may indeed drive you to hurt yourself) for you to hear the results. i have been recording the guitars with two microphones which not so coincidentally have been arranged to form an inverted cross. the sound is deadly. i can barely even make it through an entire song without having to take break because it is almost even too intense for me, the king of black metal. when i do take breaks however, i leave the mics on in order to pick up the sound of me sitting on the couch brooding and contemplating blackness. i plan to layer my tracks with these atmospheric sounds of doom. i will send you more tracks shortly. please make sure your family is away before you listen to it however. i do not wish to harm them.

as for mysticum, i am not interested in having them play live. this is no good for anyone. i only want them to appear with me as my backing band. for all intents and purposes, they will be members of witch taint. No they will not. they will help load the equipment, guard me from fans, play music with me, and generally have the most amazing black metal experience of their lives. No. i imagine some of them will not be able to handle it, but i will take what i can get. i did notice that hellhammer from mayhem also played with mysticum at one point. if possible, i would like to get hellhammer to play with witch taint instead of the drummer from mysticum. I doubt hellhammer will do this. Mysticum has no human drummer but uses drum machines. if you could do so, please let the drummer from mysticum know that he will not be part of the tour as far as being a drummer goes. he is welcome however to be a roadie or assist me in matters of blackness along the way. in fact, perhaps he could be of some assistance in booking shows. i understand that you do not wish to be involved in this. you will be too busy planning the release of the witch taint album i am sure. Heh, i must see if your music is great first, i am not so easy to convince. as for our first show, i wish to play inside of a church in oslo. i cannot wait to watch the walls fall down around as the the church collapses from the unholy sound of the might taint. can you recommend any churches i might consider for this? please let me know. BM in a church, i dont think that will be allowed.

also, do you have the e-mail addresses for fenriz from darkthrone or varg vikernes? i want to let them know that witch taint will be coming shortly. NO!

how is your family? Fine!

whitest of the white
lance, the king of illusions now and forever

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Sat. April 23, 2005 12:48 PM
FROM: MrLouRawls@aol.com
TO: saiihtam (e-mail address removed)
SUBJECT: Re: Witch Taint Rising

dear saiihtam,

first, of all i want to thank you for continuing to test me. were i a lesser man or not as completely black as i am, i might have taken your comments as suggesting that you don't believe in the mighty power and extreme blackness of witch taint. since you have heard our music however, i know you are fully aware that we are indeed the future of black metal and that your comments are only intended to anger and sadden me so that i might have even more fuel to become the most powerful and influential figure ever to be a part of the black metal community. and that is precisely why i am glad that you will be working for us. i am thinking a fall release, just as the leaves are changing and the earthly death that is winter cackles in the distance. i would like to have two record release "parties", one in oslo and one in my hometown of gary, indiana, where i am the king of black metal. both "parties" will involve a single goat, tethered to a tree with the letters "WT" painted on its side in pig's blood. these letters, of course, will stand for witch taint, the greatest and blackest band in all of black metal. we will string up loudspeakers in the trees near the goat. at precisely midnight, the infernal sounds of our crushing debut will begin to play at a volume never before acheived by modern man. and that is when i and the members of mysticum will appear on the horizon on horseback. we will approach the goat, coming just close enough that our faces become dappled with the reflection of dancing flames (oh yeah, we should have a fire near the goat. i forgot to mention this). we will sit motionless on the horses (we will have one for each of us) until the final track of our legendary debut is finished. then we will turn and ride off into the distance, leaving the tethered goat shivering in the night. someone is going to have to come and get the goat eventually because it will probably be a rental. maybe we could have the drummer from mysticum do this since he won't be on horseback with us. he should totally come to the party though. just because he can't be a member of witch taint, doeesn't mean he shouldn't be able to witness the majesty. i don't want to be a total dick to the guy or anything.

please give my regards to your family. i imagine they are pretty excited that you are about to be a part of black metal history by working with the mighty taint.

blacker than even the blackest of the black,
lance