Black Ivory Mixtape vol. 16 - La Sidatualité

October 6, 2017

A podcast that explores the French underground, taking you from the country's regal, medieval past to its AIDS-infested present.

1. Sale Freux - Corbeaux du soir, espoir [0:00]
2. Sühnopfer - Tourments et pleurs [3:20]
3. Aorlhac - Les enfants des limbes [10:04]
4. Peste Noire - Phalènes et pestilence - salvatrice averse [16:41]
5. Darkenhöld - Eerie plain at dawn [28:52]
6. Sale Freux - Santé nom de Freux! [32:46]
7. Autarcie - Complainte carcérale [39:14]
8. Valfunde - "Sérénade" de Verlaine [47:59]
9. Peste Noire - La condi hu [53:00]

Total time: 78 minutes

Mixed by Degtyarov

Exortus sunt tenebrae

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Ep. 6.5 - On Islam

October 6, 2017

I originally recorded this evaluation of Islam (which came up as a result of the Myrkur bit) as part of Episode 6, but I figured it was too off-topic for most people. However, I also didn't want to discard it completely, so I uploaded it as a bonus episode for those who care to hear my thoughts on the topic.

Intro music by Dark Ages. Outro music by naughty people whom I definitely disavow.

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Ep. 6 - Squeaky chair, Myrkurphobia, Nazi Fantano, Cromlech

October 6, 2017

A new podcast! Degtyarov briefly discusses new material by Isa and Kamaedzitca, and delves into sensationalistic articles about Myrkur and The Needle Drop.

The microphone decided on its own to record more background noise than usual, so sincerest apologies for the squeaky chair in the background.

Intro song by Aorlhac: https://thoseopposedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/la-cit-des-vents
Final song by Cromlech: https://cromlechdoom.bandcamp.com/album/iron-guard

For links to the material mentioned in the podcast, go to the showpost on our website.

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Black Ivory Mixtape vol. 15 - Time of Heroes

September 22, 2017

A mixtape that explores history, heroism and melancholia. Remember your ancestors, whose actions have led you to this very moment.

Intro: Time of heroes (April 5, 1242) [0:00]
1. Na Sever - Пробуждение [6:28]
2. Янтарные Слёзы - Зов мечты [13:22]
3. Isa - Мольба. Змееед [20:29]
4. Lyudi Na Kholme - Песнь Севера [29:04]
5. Rabor - Светлый Яр [31:52]
6. Moon Far Away - Ты взойди красно солнышко [36:49]
7. Dead Can Dance - How fortunate the man with none [42:22]
8. Hypnopazūzu - Christmas with the channellers [51:08]
9. Moon Far Away - Schlaflied [59:03]
10. Isa - Эхо [63:52]
Outro: Resurrection of heroes [70:17]
Epilogos: Vysoké Čelo - Zniknął cały las [72:54]

Total time: 84 minutes

Mixed by Degtyarov

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Black Ivory Mixtape vol. 14 - In the Flames of the Final Battle

July 6, 2017

This mixtape explores the glorious; the truly epic; that which may have been lost forever as time marches onwards into oblivion. If you do not mourn for that, which once was, this music is not for you.

Tracklist:

Intro - Sacrifices to Hephaistos (Basil Poledouris) [0:00]
1. Cromlech - Iron fist / Iron will [2:15]
2. Kawir - Τιτανομαχία [12:09]
3. Agatus - Flight into forever [18:29]
4. Bathory - Under the runes [25:28]
5. Zemial - I tan i epi tas [31:12]
6. Nokturnal Mortum - Valkyria (extended version) [34:48]
7. Osuna y leña - Fantasía para triple [46:54]
8. Cóndor - Roncesvalles [50:07]
Outro - A battle, not on ice (Basil Poledouris) [59:25]

Total time: 69 minutes

Mixed by Degtyarov

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Ep. 5 - Nokturnal Mortum, Laster, Dutch Culture, Kamaedzitsa

May 30, 2017

Finally! A new podcast with Degtyarov and... no one else.

This episode is a bit different from the previous ones in that we have no co-host or guest.

Instead, Degtyarov offers a review of some of the new music that's come out in 2017 so far, including Kamaedzitsa, Nokturnal Mortum, Laster and Osuna y Leña.

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Black Ivory Mixtape vol. 13 - Great Satan

April 24, 2017

This short mixtape reminds us that black metal is in many ways incompatible with the spirit of modernity. While some black metal evades modernity altogether, there are bands out there that charge it heads-on. 'Great Satan' is dedicated to the latter variant, and offers insensitive and repulsive, but also superior and sardonic black metal.

Tracklist:

Intro - Hey hello Great Satan* [0:00]
1. Peste Noire - Gisant dans le putréfaction [5:03]
2. Hate Forest - Scythia [8:16]
3. Akitsa - Origine mythique [15:00]
4. Totenburg - Feuer, Krieg, totale Vernichtung [19:33]
Weimar Black Metal interlude brought to you by McDonald's™ and Deafheaven© [27:45]
5. Volkh - Вековая зима [28:47]
6. Moloth - Молот белого волка [34:35]
Outro - Smokeless fire [40:43]

Total time: 42 minutes

Mixed by Degtyarov

*Intro based on Dernière Volonté's "Exhibition" and Hate Forest's "Black God", with various iconic audio samples of terminal capitalism

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Black Ivory Mixtape vol. 12 - Men of the Planet (The Best of Kamaedzitsa)

March 31, 2017

This is sort of a "bonus" edition of the Black Ivory Mixtape, as it is dedicated to one band: Kamaedzitsa from Belarus. With a new album on the horizon, it is time to look back at the career highlights of my favourite band. With the first song featured on this mixtape dating back to 2004 and the last one to 2017, this collection covers 13 years of music.

Across no fewer than 20 tracks and 94 minutes, we hear why Kamaedzitsa might be the most sonically diverse metal band in the European underground. From folk metal to rock to powerballads to black metal to hardcore and even electronic music, Kamaedzitsa never ceases to surprise.

Tracklist:

1. Песнь о Доброславе / Dobroslav's song (0:00)
2. Безмолвные слова твои / Voiceless are your words (5:27)
3. Straight edge Belarus (11:09)
4. По программе Дедушки Мороза / Father Frost Mode promo track (14:40)
5. Калi змагу ўбачыць новы свiтанак / When I can see a new dawn (18:30)
6. Акіян адзiноты / Ocean of loneliness (21:37)
7. Колазварот / Sunwheel (28:49)
8. Честь и кровь / Honour and blood* (34:06)
9. Салютам язычнiцкай крывi / A salute to heathen blood** (36:34)
10. Мой продак - мядзвездь / My ancestor - the bear (42:18)
11. Раджаць сабою перамогi волю / To bear by yourself the will to overcome (48:12)
12. Традиция Севера / The North tradition (51:48)
13. Заметался пожар голубой… / Azure space is aflame up above (58:45)
14. Дух воина / The warrior spirit (63:45)
15. xМІНСКx / xMINSKx (67:40)
16. Молодёжь Вотана / WotanJugend (70:07)
17. Застылi думкi над берагам хуткай ракi / Above a fast river, moveless are the thoughts (79:14)
18. f.o.l.k.ELECTRo (83:50)
19. Уставшее одиночество / The tiring loneliness (87:08)
20. Дакранiся да кветкi свайго сумлення / Touch the flower of your conscience (92:11)

Total time: 94 minutes

*Tribute to Kolovrat
**Tribute to Molat

Mixed by Degtyarov

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Black Ivory Mixtape vol. 11 - Intergalactic Freeway

March 20, 2017

The latest Black Ivory Mixtape is another non-metal collection, focusing instead on rock, post-rock, and ambient. Recommended for lonely roadtrips through the countryside.

Tracklist:

1. Ulver - Porn piece of the scars of cold kisses [abridged] (0:00)
2. when whales collide - We're lost here (4:07)
3. Amesoeurs - Video girl (10:22)
4. *Ancients - Arcturus (15:06)
5. Zhaoze - The world is a blue stone (18:43)
6. Old Silver Key - Nineteen winters far away from home (31:17)
7. Course of Nature - 1000 times (34:57)
8. Kamaedzitsa - Azure space is aflame up above... (39:38)
9. Woods of Ypres - The allure of the earth (44:45)
10. Panopticon - The wind's farewell (50:59)
11. *Ancients - Icarus (57:35)

Total time: 67 minutes

Mixed by Degtyarov

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Black Ivory Mixtape vol. 10 - Triumphant Return

January 26, 2017

Black Ivory Tower's first mixtape of 2017 offers a supreme balance of metal and folk that invokes the epic, the mysterious and the grand. Concentrated blasts of energy are interspersed with space for reflection and contemplations. Best enjoyed during long walks and trips.

Tracklist

Intro (Hymn to Zeus) (0:00)
1. Kawir - Prometheus (5:24)
2. Isa - Поющий горизонт (12:07)
3. Nokturnal Mortum - Lira (23:20)
4. Velimor - Noregsgard (Storm cover) (28:23)
5. Sühnopfer - Aux aurores (35:50)
6. Drudkh - Вогняний змій (38:26)
7. Jassa - Breath of the most ancient God (47:20)
8. Eoront - Солнце духа (54:50)

Total time: 78:48

Mixed by Degtyarov

May contain some unlisted surprises.

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