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What is NSBM?
NSBM is shorthand for "National Socialist Black Metal," referring the
bands, fans, labels, supporters and freethinkers who comprise this
subset of the black metal underground subculture.
NSBM bands must be both National Socialist and black metal, but
there are specific tendencies of these bands that distinguish them,
such as blending ethnic music and black metal, strong nationalism,
Romantic themes, endorsement of natural selection and Nietzschean
will to power and love of struggle, as well as a fondness for the
National Socialism practiced by Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP.
Outspoken NS bands
Legion of Doom
Order from Chaos
Not every band with NSBM influences has a philosophy anywhere near NS.
Black metal itself endorses natural selection and a love of all things
traditional, including ancient pagan religions and profound nationalism.
It is important to note that "race" in the context of National Socialism
means national identity and organic state as expressed through genetics,
culture, language and values.
National Socialism is a modern movement which evokes the values of
ancient civlizations where honor and culture were paramount, which
seems strange from a modern time where our only value systems focus on
material equality for the individual.
National Socialist Black Metal (NSBM) Movement
Song: Politischer Soldat
The extremes of musical passion attract fascist ideologies in a time when a Judeo-Christian moral values have caused humanity to poison the earth and sky and waters, destroy ancient cultures and adulterate their races, enslave many to the tedium of a society motivated by commerce, and remove all desire for individuality in existence. National Socialist black metal (NSBM) is aurally hateful music that diminishes the listener and saturates them with isolationist and ancient mystical beliefs, separating the tribes so we may have our peoples remain unique and unmarketable.
Unlike most White Power music, NSBM did not originate in the White Power/White Nationalist community, but was created by outsiders who suddenly found National Socialist and Pagan ideals to be empowering and relevant. Musically it is the closest metal genre to punk hardcore that exists, borrowing from the crustcore and Satanic heavy metal traditions to formulate something opposed to all social forces including Semetic Christianity, Judaism, humanism and liberalism. Hated by the people who don't like hate groups or hate crimes, NSBM remains an outsider form of both black metal and white power music that is not fully accepted by either parent group, but is recognized by many as the only source of extremity powerful enough to fuel sonic hatred as is required for black metal. Read about NSBM, check out our black metal and white power music FAQ, and if you want white nationalist music tshirts, CDs or merchandise please visit our virtual store.
About NSBM.ORG and National Socialist Black Metal (NSBM)
NSBM has received its fair share of media, but never has had a chance to articulate itself to the world. Portrayed in broad terms of evil and fear, such as "Nazis" or "Nazi metal," the bands of NSBM have been vilified in the press and in popular lore and are considered by many to be the most hateful variant of the White Power music spectrum, as well as the most virile and destructive brand of black metal. In starting this site, our goal was to expose the artistic side of NSBM and to expound briefly upon its philosophy, so that the world might know things from our side of the fence. Since no media will cover the music or its side of the story, it is upon us here to give a small testament to actuality.
What Is NSBM? NSBM is a type of "modern" black metal, coming from the movement that arose in Scandinavia during the early 1990s. Many of the bands which initiated this genre, including Burzum, Darkthrone, Mayhem, and Impaled Nazarene, have cited or alluded to National Socialism and its imagery and ethos as part of the inspiration toward their music. Although black metal varies in sound and ideal, it shares across its genre an obsession with darkness and destruction of the Judeo-Christian social ideal, as well as a blistering sound of rasping vocals and distorted, chaotic guitars over droning percussion.
What do NSBM bands Believe? Although there is wide diversity (snicker, snicker) among the beliefs of the members of the NSBM movement, most espouse some variants of the philosophy and political ideality put forth by Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP in 1930s Germany; many are also inspired by Benito Mussolini, Julius Evola, Savitri Devi and H.P. Blavatsky's Theosophy. Most accept to some degree all of the major beliefs of National Socialism, including ethnic nationalism, a rigid ethos of honor, environmentalism and anti-Semitism. Speaking for those behind this site, we believe that the modern republics, inspired by Christian and Humanist ideals of individualism and material comfort, have led us into a grotesque error of judgment which has produced a technocratic and symbolically-manipulative society. Our manly values have become passive, and in passivity, we have rejected natural law and nature, replacing it with a human creation of signals and social custom for which there is no natural precedent. Further, our society is currently on a hellbound stampede to eliminate these older ideas, unnaturally so (if they were truly obsolete, they would simply die out) and in the United States at least, people of Jewish and radical right-wing Christian heritage have disproportionate power. We reject the notion of "God" and of Judean morality; we embrace the ideals of naturalism, paganism, honor, blood and soil. Our goal is to create within society a group where these ideals can be practiced, in which we can begin to repair the damage done to our environment by industry and can have more meaningful lives than the technological drones and their convenience-based, product-oriented lifestyles. If these ideals are appealing to you, go to our listing of National Socialist groups and begin work as a lone activism or a group member. Popular activities for the newly initiated include flyer distribution, countering ZOG propaganda and public demonstration. The world is always changing, but humanity controls this change, so our goal as awakened humans should be to ensure enlightened rule soon replaces the selfish and destructive chaos that now passes for a society.
Archive-name: NSBM-faq/alt.music.black.metal.nazi-faq Posting-Frequency: monthly Last-modified: 20071218 URL: http://www.nsbm.org/fag National Socialist Black Metal FAQ 1. What is NSBM? 2. Where does Adolf Hitler fit in? 3. Do you support genocide? 4. What is the role of natural selection? 5. Are you racists? 6. Why aren't you out killing people? 7. You are taking out your own deficiencies on others. 8. What would you do to America/the world? 9. Why haven't you updated the site? 10. How can you be nationalists and want racial separation but not be angry, impotent racists? 11. Does this music exist only to spread the NS word? 12. Why do people listen? Introduction: This FAQ explains all about the National Socialist movement in black metal music, a genre of extreme (heavy) metal music often referred to in the shorthand as "NSBM." Frequency: Every time someone dies / a church burns / a republic falls to the ground. 1. What is NSBM? NSBM is shorthand for "National Socialist Black Metal," referring the bands, fans, labels, supporters and freethinkers who comprise this subset of the black metal underground subculture. NSBM bands must be both National Socialist and black metal, but there are specific tendencies of these bands that distinguish them, such as blending ethnic music and black metal, strong nationalism, Romantic themes, endorsement of natural selection and Nietzschean will to power and love of struggle, as well as a fondness for the National Socialism practiced by Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP. Outspoken NS bands ------------------ Absurd Burzum Graveland Infernum Infester Kataxu Legion of Doom Order from Chaos Thor's Hammer Thunderbolt Veles NSBM influences --------------- Angelcorpse Bathory Beherit Blasphemy Darkthrone Impaled Nazarene Marduk Mayhem Zyklon-B NS influenced ------------- Motorhead Repulsion Slayer Not every band with NSBM influences has a philosophy anywhere near NS. Black metal itself endorses natural selection and a love of all things traditional, including ancient pagan religions and profound nationalism. It is important to note that "race" in the context of National Socialism means national identity and organic state as expressed through genetics, culture, language and values. National Socialism is a modern movement which evokes the values of ancient civlizations where honor and culture were paramount, which seems strange from a modern time where our only value systems focus on material equality for the individual. 2. Where does Adolf Hitler fit in? His writings, especially the first four chapters of "Mein Kampf", the 25 points with which he addressed the German people, and his wartime correspondence with Goebbels, have been highly influential in the NSBM movement. It is useful to understand Hitler's influences, which include Arthur Schopenhauer and Jewish racial Nationalists like Theodor Herzl; Hitler's philosophy fused German conservative ideas with those of early radical Greens, the German folk-oriented volkisch movement, and the concepts of the organic, localized state derived from modern socialists. 3. Do you support genocide? We support natural selection, and ethnic nationalism, which means that each state supports an organic population defined by language, culture, values and genetics. In the course of establishing such states, other nationalities must be relocated, and some have chosen to use genocide as a method. While we have no moral prohibition against it, many of us question its utility, while others question the historical record of the Holocaust. Those who write this FAQ view both methods and historical questions as immaterial; what matters is doing what's right. However we prefer to avoid genocide. 4. What is the role of natural selection? We support total death for weak humans. Why? - This cannot be stressed enough: we are poisoning our planet through our carelessness and raw need; there are too many of us for nature to also breathe fully. - Most humans are primitive intellectually, relying on reactionist behavior like a group of frightened monkeys flinging their feces at change. - Most humans are so self-interested you invade the living space of others with your demands; in short, most of you are dishonest, lying, indifferent scum. - The lesser mind forms a consistent lowest common denominator (LCD) which can be manipulated by Judeo-Christian or capitalist politicians to destroy Pagan, Norsk, Gnostic or Aryan belief systems in practice. The lesser mind requires control, where the stronger wishes almost none. - There is no direction in the current growth of social systems except toward more control, in age where control is increasingly easy. Once established, control is nearly impossible to break. Think toward war! The natural world is more powerful than the artifical society and morals of humankind. Its evolutionary system works through vast powers of regeneration and full expression in idea. Our belief is that nature as primarily good MUST be respected. By destroying the weak and elevating the strong, we are working with evolution to produce a more beautiful world. Almost all NSBMers will say that it is important for each culture to preserve itself. We hate the global government and the capitalist plastic culture which destroys that which is refined and replaces it with the easy and reactionary living. You have entertainment and products so you are content, but you hate growth - we hate you - the cold void will invade. 5. Are you racists? We believe in ethnic separation for all ethnic groups. We believe multiculturalism doesn't work. We believe that in order to preserve an ethnic group, it must be distinct from all others in values, language, culture and genetics. Other people call this "racism" because they're afraid of it and are hoping that social censure will make it go away. True diversity comes from many monocultures existing independently. 6. Why aren't you out killing people? Our goals are political and require work on many levels. 7. You are taking out your own deficiencies on others. Contrary to pop psychology common knowledge, nationalists are not necessarily "broken" within or self-deficient. Most of us live free, do not beg from others, and do what we deem to be excellent in life. Often, people have sensible reasons for hating, such as threatening or destructive behavior on the part of the type of genetics they hate. When those people become convinced some of this behavior is genetic, they will hate that particular and distinct combination of genes. If the behavior is cultural, we have to ask what is the result after years of this culture shaping genetics and genetics in turn shaping culture? We prefer family, history, roots and culture to another nation cum shopping mall like the USA. 8. What would you do to America/the world? Ha, ha. Yes, like in the movies. It would not be in our interests to tell you. 9. Why haven't you updated the site? Black metal and NSBM have both been invaded by trends which imitate the past but do not achieve its internal understanding of context and the architecture of belief. We choose to distance ourselves from these also-rans and instead focus on those who made coherent statements with their music. 10. How can you be nationalists and want racial separation but not be angry, impotent racists? This question was answered best by a Klansman named John Baumgardner: "It was back in 1985 when I first met Osiris Akkebala, Chief Elder of the Pan-Afrikan International Movement (PAIN). Chief Akkebala hosted a radio show in an all-black community where we had a scheduled demonstration. PAIN follows a Garvian philosophy, and understanding that Marcus Garvey had met with the Klan in the 1920s, Chief Osiris approached me for a private meeting. We hit it off well and have been good friends ever since. Sometime in 1990 we began holding joint demonstrations--the Klan in their robes and the Africans in their dashikis. Needless to say it sparked quite a backlash. Many klansmen were angry at me for even considering such a thing. In my view it was a match inspired by God. Why should we have a problem with black men who are strict racial separatists and want to establish a homeland on the continent of Africa? I have even publicly endorsed the payment of reparations to blacks but only for the purpose of repatriation back to Africa. I believe that all people have a right to self-determination, a right to choose their own government, and their own religion. Clearly, blacks in America have not had those opportunities. As Minister Louis Farrakhan said: 'If we can't get along together, then we need to separate.' I'm a revolutionary white separatist, not a white supremacist. I don't feel superior to any man because of the color of my skin but I understand that the Aryan people (making up only about eight percent of the world population) must have a separate land uninfluenced by other races or by the criminal government that occupies Washington D.C. I'm not naive enough to believe we can get it without a very bloody struggle." - http://www.folkandfaith.com/articles/revklan.shtml 11. Does this music exist only to spread the NS word? NSBM exists to create a vision of a better life and to make it alive and playful in the hearts of its listeners. It is our great pride that this music is first art and then the expression of power. NS is not political; it is about bringing an end to politics through the focused power of a race. NS is not about politics and making people obey. It is about destroying politics and setting the people free. National Socialism is not politics, or religion, or culture, or a method of civilization, but it is all of those at once. The modern way is to separate connected things; the ancient way (traditionalism) is to understand them as a process that cannot be divided. That alone is our highest political statement. Music is war like anything else. Make beauty from an ugly task. With fire and sword carve out a new world, a new adventure... 12. Why do people listen? Because the music is great, we say. Decide for yourself. http://www.nsbm.org/bands/ (dead link)
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