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Zeit der Wölfe

Bringt kein Licht ins Dunkel, sondern verwandelt es in Worte: Schriftstellerin Ulrike Serowy // Foto: Helena Melinda Fehér

Zeit der Wölfe

Wer Schönheit, im Dunkeln sucht, ist bei Ulrike Serowy goldrichtig. Als „kleines, lichtabweisendes Juwel“ beschrieb die FAZ den Erstling der Kölner Autorin: Die schwarzmetallische Erzählung Skogtatt war ein Versuch, extreme Musik in Worte zu verwandeln. Ein gelungenes Experiment. Denn Serowy (be)schreibt, was sie kennt; ihre Sprache ist minimalistisch und nahbar zugleich. Auch in ihrem neuesten Buch. Wölfe vor der Stadt erzählt die Geschichte zweier Menschen, einsame Wölfe inmitten einer kalten, von dichten Nebelschwaden bedeckten Welt. Ist es Zufall oder Bestimmung, dass sich ihre Wege kreuzen?

Is There “Live” After COVID?

Is There “Live” After 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 have tried to come up with new ideas to fill the void that cancelled gigs, postponed tours and annulled open airs have left. Six Feet Under–six feet apart: Are social distancing concerts really an option?

Meet the Coolest Man on Earth: Wim The Iceman Hof

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

Meet the Coolest Man on Earth: Wim The Iceman Hof

Wim Hof is convinced that we are on the brink of change of awareness and consciousness. He believes that his method, a combination of cold therapy, breathing techniques and meditation, does not only improve our physical and mental health, but can also alter our mindset and transform the way we live. 

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

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 remains dearly beloved and distinctly remembered by many. Not only for his musical legacy and his vampiresque looks, but also for his dark sense of humor, provocative views and his intense yet gentle personality. On a cold sunny day in spring of 2003 AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK met with him; not for the first time, but as it would turn out later, for the last time.

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 dimensions. The delicate porcelain pieces of American sculptress Robin Whiteman, however, operate on a spiritual dimension as well. Her fairytale-like characters and human-animal hybrids devoid of color explain a universal truth: the center of things beyond duality.

S.G. Of German Dark Rockers Secrets Of The Moon Shares His Famous Last Cords

S.G. Of German Dark Rockers Secrets Of The Moon Shares His Famous Last Cords

Not a fan of the “Gangnam Style”, but frequently playing “God Of Emptiness”: S.G., frontman of Secrets Of The Moon // (c) Oana Marchis

FAMOUS LAST CORDS // Music is the one single subject that no musician will ever get tired of talking about: S.G., vocalist, guitarist and lyricist of the band Secrets of the Moon, reveals his favorite records, most beloved tunes and songs he wishes were never written.


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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