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The End Of A Lifestyle: Metal Concerts Post-COVID

The End Of A Lifestyle: Metal Concerts Post-COVID

Nekrovault at Backstage Munich // 13 August 2020

Due to the pandemic, the live music industry is facing the biggest disruption ever. Booking agencies, musicians, bands and organizers are trying to come up with new ideas and ways to fill the void that cancelled gigs, postponed tours and annulled open airs have left: metal camping events, live stream shows – and so-called “distancing concert.” But are they a serious option? 

Wim “The Iceman” Hof: How The Coolest Man On Earth Wants To Change The World

“I am just a man on a mission” // Wim “The Iceman” Hof // (c) www.wimhofmethod.com

Wim “The Iceman” Hof: How The Coolest Man On Earth Wants To Change The World

Wim Hof is convinced that we are on the brink of change of awareness and consciousness. He urges us to use the cold and breathe. Because he believes that his method, a combination of cold therapy, breathing techniques and meditation, not only improves our physical and mental health. It can also alter our mindset and transform the way we live. 

 

Hard Facts, Naked Truths And Dark Secrets: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele

Hard Facts, Naked Truths And Dark Secrets: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele

6’8”, muscles, fangs: In 1996 a journalist described him as a mix of The Kurgan, Glenn Danzig and Count Dracula, but Peter Steele insisted that he looks like Jesus Christ // Press Release (1995) // (c) Roadrunner Records / Joseph Cultice

PAST INTENSE // It’s been almost a decade since Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk better known as Peter Steele has left this mortal coil. To this day the former singer and bass player of American Goth metal legends Type O Negative is dearly beloved and distinctly remembered by many.

Forever? Not really.

Forever? Not really.

Relationships come and go, friends last forever–we all have heard or said that sentence before. Certainly, not all of us need a partner in order to be fulfilled and happy. But isn’t this saying somewhat strange? It suggests: Relationships are more fleeting and worth less than friendships. 

Beyond Duality: The Surreal Sculptures Of American Artist Robin Whiteman

Beyond Duality: The Surreal Sculptures Of American Artist Robin Whiteman

© Robin Whiteman // “Shroud” // Porcelain Sculpture (2016)

Sculpture is defined as the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensons. The delicate porcelain pieces of American artist Robin Whiteman operate in more than three dimensions. Her fairytale-like characters and human-animal hybrids devoid of color explain a universal truth: the center of things beyond duality.

 


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AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a blogazine for those who find inspiration, pleasure and beauty in darkness. Who search for it in music, art, fashion, literature, places and other people. Who pay attention to obscure details and dare to take a deeper look. Who enjoy being different, but find comfort in knowing that they are not alone. AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a mindset, a cross-referencer and a common denominator – beyond cliché and niche, genre and gender, limits and boundaries. It unites and invites those who share a passion for everything AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK.

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AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK was founded by Anja Delastik. While studying at university, she started writing for a goth music magazine and was appointed editor after completing her master in literature and art. Later, she began working for various mainstream lifestyle magazines and eventually was named editor of German Cosmopolitan. Today, she works as a freelance creative consultant, author and journalist for different publications – and has just curated her first group exhibition for a contemporary art gallery.

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