Thursday, May 14, 2009


I decided to split my two blogs. This one is going to be focused on the intersections and non-intersections between Extreme and Underground Music as well as other forms of music and Extreme Politics. Basically anything from National Socialist Black Metal to Bowie's This is an extension of the paper I presented at last year's "Music, Metal and Politics" conference. The paper is posted at the bottom right of this page.

Here's the inspiration for the blog name albeit it's not overtly political it is a great metaphor for many things in life. However, being a big Darkthrone fan and a fan of Fenriz interviews, this made a lot of sense to me.

"The “break the chains!” is fantastic. It was the total message of the ’80s or even the late ’70s hard rock from Germany. It was always about ‘break the chains’ and ‘free yourself."
- Fenriz of Darkthrone from Deciblog interview

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