Warning - super long post ahead about Italian black metal band Mortuary Drape....
I don't know Mortuary Drape, any tracks to scope that'd highlight em?
Mike - I've got a fair bit to say about Mortuary Drape (including how I kind of "missed them" at Hole in the Sky
) - but that will have to wait till later as well.
To start....here's something I wrote on the Hole in the Sky thread back on June 1st....
.... Most recently - I've been intrigued by and getting excited about seeing Italy's Mortuary Drape -an Italian friend of mine referred to them as "legendary" and way ahead of their time as far as black metal and especially Italian black metal goes (to which I replied who knew there was Italian black metal?
)...unfortunately not many you-tube vids of them
From what I gather - the band is really the creation of one person named Wildness Perversion who is the only consistent member since the mid-1980's (and for the record, I'm no Satanist - but for some strange unknown reason I really, love, love, love
this Satanic kinda stuff (even if most of it's fake and many of such band members aren't Satanists either)
Here's their website...http://www.mortuary13drape.com/
They have a lot of music - here are a few songs that I like a lot (I like the dirge-like quality of some especially):
Astral Bewitchment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YWawCK1L7w
Funeral Chant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GO_ySFDAqE
Primordial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2boAsAQ- ... re=related
And one last thing - here is a copy and paste from a facebook conversation I had a few days ago about the upcoming Mortuary Drape/Inquisition Chicago gig with a woman from London (Yolanda) I met at Hole in the Sky and a guy from Milan (Alessandro) who I met at Wacken 2010 - part of it explains why I kind of "missed" Mortuary Drape at Hole in the Sky
- thank god I can redeem myself and see them in Chicago in December.
Mortuary Drape & Inquisition
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 7:00pm
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Yolanda: Both on the same bill??? You lucky sausage...
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Me: Yep! Just saw this on the Reggie's site yesterday! http://www.reggieslive.com/rockclub/
Couldn't believe it - and coincidentally a friend just gave me some Inquistion links - didn't know the band before.
Yolanda: They are brilliant. You will love them
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Alessandro: you know MD? Cool
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Me: Yep - I think we talked about them before I went to Hole in the Sky since they are from Italy and all
- the crazy thing is - I was really looking forward to seeing them there and I ended up kind of "missing them" - lol - they came on after Archgoat (Finland) who were really awesome - I was right up in front for that whole Archgoat set and it was really hot in there (plus I had had a fair amount to drink by that point and those guys are crazy intense!), so afterward I just kind of moved way toward the back of the venue, chilled out during the MD set, and drank some beers with some people. Couldn't even see MD from where I was, and really didn't pay attention to what they sounded like. Usually I am really hard core about not "missing anything" at a festival like that - especially a band who never comes to the US! But lo and behold - they are coming to Chicago and I get a second chance to see them - yay! (sheesh - that was a long reply!)
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Alessandro: Yes, I remember now that we talked about 'em! I'm getting old, I forget about stuff, lol. Be sure not to miss them this time, I saw them supporting Coroner a month ago and they were absolutely great! Will check Archgoat by the way
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Me: Great to hear you enjoyed them! I bought my ticket and I'll be sure not to miss them this time
- also will see Coroner on the metal cruise in January!
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