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Portland Metal Band Is Pissed That Kanye’s Using The Same 800-Year-Old Religious Symbol As Them

When Kanye West cryptically dropped the name of his forthcoming album, So Help Me God, on Twitter last week, it was accompanied by equally mystifying artwork. At the time we noted the diamond embellished with lowercase m’s at the corners originated as a 13th century monastic symbol for the Virgin Mary. Some people began commenting… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 12, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Christian Mistress – “Home In The Sun” (Stereogum Premiere)

When I interviewed Fenriz of Darkthrone a few months ago, the Norwegian icon/record collector/purveyor of great metal taste mentioned Christian Mistress twice. The enthusiasm made me curious, so I asked him what it was that appealed to him about the ’80s-glancing, NWOBHM-minded Olympia quintet:
What’s not to like? They play heavy metal the old… More »

By: brandon / June 8, 2010 - 11:15 am