Black metal continues to be the one genre that demonstrates casual and consistent growth, its definitions and trappings existing seemingly only to be challenged and downright shot down, as what falls under its banner morphs and evolves, until the term "black metal" comes to mean a broader and more diverse array of artists, both solo projects and bands, that are loosely dragged together by a punk / lo-fi / "traditional" bm influence, and where the borders are, no one knows (not even the extremely thorough Encyclopedia Metallum, though arguably they try the hardest and are intensely comprehensive.)
The last two hours of My Castle of Quiet's 9.23 show, roughly from 1 a.m. onward (I incorrectly stated, "since 2 a.m." at one point in the broadcast), was programmed solely by RB, architect behind the highly original band Raspberry Bulbs (in themselves a definition-challenging project), and owner / proprietor of the Seed Stock Records label. The broadcast was not a focused promotional of the label itself—though what they have to offer is considerable, and at this point in history, core to the genre—but instead, a choice overview of RB's personal collection, a black metal fan's treasure trove, and as I stated in the subsequent post on my personal blog, "[it] provided me with a wealth of dark corners to explore, releases to seek out, and money to spend in the hungry pursuit of same. Black metal is the genre that keeps on giving, and has opened up to the point where each individual project, fronted by creative nihilists and misanthropes from all over the world, can crank out releases—demo cassettes, vinyl and CDs—with the energy of a one-stop spiritual freight train."
Here now are the last two hours of that show, the Seed Stock portion, edited down to a streamlined one hour and 57 minutes, for one to download, carry around and enjoy. Though two mic breaks are included, one can also view the full playlist at the MCoQ playlist page for that evening's horrorcast™ (again, from about 1 a.m. onward), or by downloading this handy text document I created solely for the purpose of accompanying the edited, pod-version of the show.
Again, my personal thanks to RB and Seed Stock for a broadcast to remember, two hours of pure enjoyment for any black metal fan.
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