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By Guido Segers

В магистерской диссертации Гвидо Сегерса, защищённой в Университете Тильбург в Нидерландах в июле 2012 г., показывается, каким образом различные радикальные идеологические течения проявляют себя в специфической музыкальной субкультуре - "блэк-метал".

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The very material bodily lower stratum of the grotesque image (food, wine, the genital force, the organs of the body) bears a deeply positive character. This principle is victorious, for the final result is always abundance, increase (Bakhtin, 1984 pp. " By doing this, the form of transgression allows one to escape the world and stand outside its rules and conventions for a moment, however briefly. The experience of this, which is not necessarily a pleasant one, reaffirms society and its borders to the individual.

Varg Vikernes in Aites & Ewell, 2008). Using bad amplifiers and the worst possible material to generate the sense of an eerie, painful sound of death. It’s the march of the blasphemous masses The holocaust has just begun Valleys about a thousand of coffins Watching the death of a sun Stand in the fog with so cold a heart - ‘Pure Holocaust’, (Immortal, 1993) Nihilism can thus be found in the depressive tendencies of DSBM and the death cult that started with Dead from Mayhem. The element of war and final destruction is also part of this mindset.

He was very much into death and the other world. He said he had many visions that his blood has frozen in his veins, that he was dead. That is the reason he took that name. He knew he would die… (Moynihan & Søderlind, 1998 pp. 59)” This is very significant in the development of the nihilistic foundations of black metal from where on the ideology keeps developing. Death becomes a thing very normal for the scene members, something to embrace. Another element follows immediately in the wake of Dead’s suicide: war.

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