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Grandma’s ceramic figurines get a grim makeover
07:37 am


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Black metal nun by Coffin Collector
Black metal nun
I have once again been sucked back into the weird, weird world that is Portland, Oregon. And this time shit has gotten grim. Portland-based artist Tom LaBonty says that after spending so much time as a “forager” in thrift stores rummaging around for ceramic figures (like those “precious” Hummels your grandmother would slap you over if you touched hers), the idea “dawned on him” to start giving the heartwarming pieces black metal makeovers. And the rest as they say, is history. The results, especially when it comes to Tom’s treatment of religious-themed statues are so metal it hurts my neck just to write about it.

Notable inhabitants of Tom’s collection include a nightlight featuring hot-rod enthusiast Jesus outfitted with a pair of satanic wings and, a ceramic little Dutch boy hauling a bunch of body parts in his buckets instead of milk. Prices range from $10 - $70 per piece over at LaBonty’s Etsy store, Coffin Collector.

Your grandmother might not approve but WHO CARES?
Ghoulish Dutch boy by Coffin Collector
Ghoulish Dutch boy
Little grim girl by Coffin Collector
Little grim girl
Black metal raindrops by Coffin Collector
More after the jump…

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The corpsepainted comedian: Black metal stand-up comedy
07:57 am


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Black Metal Corpsepaint comedy isn't funny
The “comedian” in corpsepaint featured in this video goes by the name Necrosexual. He’s well-known in the netherworld of heavy metal for the offbeat interviews he’s conducted with members from bands like Grim Reaper, Exodus and most recently his awesomely awkward interview with Canadian headbangers, Anvil.

During the video below, Mr. Necrosexual tries his hand at stand-up comedy by putting a black metal spin on his jokes. The result is cringeworthy. At best. Now that’s brutal.

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Corpsepaint’ make-up throughout rock and roll history

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Neo-Nazi Black Metal murderer Varg Vikernes arrested, suspected of terrorist plot
07:20 am

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Varg Vikernes

He used to look like this…
In 1993, Varg Vikernes, onetime bassist for Black Metal band Mayhem, stabbed their guitarist, Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth, to death. Vikerenes maintains to this very day that the murder he committed was self-defense, but his description of the events leading up to the altercation is completely deluded, and everyone related to the event is fairly content in the fact that Vikernes is a violent psychopath, completely capable of murder. And of course, there’s that little damning detail that he had recently been convicted of burning down a few churches, which really doesn’t speak to your character.

After 15 years in a Norwegian prison, Vikernes’ “politics” gravitated more formally to neo-Nazism (surprise!), specifically the Nordic style national socialism that tends to fester in the black metal scene. Now he’s been arrested on his farm in France (where he has three children) on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. The red flag was the purchase of four rifles.
And now he looks like this. European arms-stockpiling neo-Nazis can look just like American arms-stockpiling neo-Nazis—who knew?
Now, four legally purchased rifles may not seem like a lot to American ears (what with our penchant for arming batshit crazies to the teeth), but when you consider a previous record of, you know, terrorism and violence, it’s not that suspicious to connect church burnings, murder, and neo-Nazism with the potential for more of the same. If that’s not enough, Vikernes reportedly received a letter from terrorist Anders Breivik, the terrorist who in 2011, bombed a government building, and two hours later opened fire at a summer camp for the youth league of a Norwegian socialist party. He killed a total of 77 people.

Vikernes actually wrote back to Breivik, theorizing that Breivik was actually a false flag orchestrated by Jews, meant to undermine legitimate neo-Nazis:

Working for the Jews, are you Mr. Breivik, to unite all European right-wing extremists under your false banner? To make sure the focus on the Jewish enemy of Europe is moved to something else? Or maybe you don’t even know that you have been used by sinister Jews?

So now not only Christians kill Muslims, and vice versa. Right wing extremists are supposed to kill left-wing extremists too and vice versa I assume? Is that the plan? You did this to recruit and make even the right-wing extremists fight for the Jews?

Who benefits from this? Israel does! The Jews do! None of our aggression will be directed at them were it all should be directed. We will be fighting each other instead, whilst they move about in the background, out of the spotlight, and profit from our suffering, and in secret tighten the chains of slavery around our waists and ankles.

I’d like to think the US could attempt this sort of careful diligence in apprehending our own domestic terrorists, but let’s be honest, gun-wielding psychos are a protected class in this country. Below is a video of Vikernes talking about murdering Euronymous (for a great documentary on the Norwegian Black Metal Scene, check out, Until The Light Takes Us). As you might expect, the dude is fucking crackers.

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