Rear Left

Satanic Decolonization

Posted in The Society for the Appreciation of Audio-Visual Culture by rearleft on March 5, 2009

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I’ll be babysitting on the 14th so that DRG can have her first night out since Ramona came along.

This show features several of the bands that are in her very-almost-complete documentary Welcome to Metal Kingdom. The film chronicles the rise and fall of Metal Kingdom, a bar and record store in Long Island City, Queens. We’ve just finished the edit, Jeremy’s on the sound mix, I’m going to do some graphics and colour correction , and it will be ready for screenings!

I’m not now nor have I ever been a metalhead, but through my association with this project I’ve come to really appreciate some of the bands and people in our local metal scene. The best of it is represented in this show, which is a benefit for a Reaktor, a zine that covers metal, art, and politics, put together by the awesome Denise Ramirez.

Discordia are by far my favourite of all of the bands around Metal Kingdom, and they just seem to get better all the time. Slow, trancy dirges with Mixtli’s high-end scraping vocals AND a badass anticolonial ideological framework. Nice.

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