October 21, 2016
Degtyarov is joined by MDL - the King of Queen English - to talk about licorice liquor, some new releases from France and Agatus's new album.
For our Metal + Alt + Delete
section, in which we discuss our metal-related woes, this week's topic is awkward metal interviews. We give our top 5 of most awkward metal interviews, including samples and audacious banter.
Visit our showpost on the Black Ivory Tower website for links and more info.
October 14, 2016
This is a collection of folk songs that ranges from authentic traditional music to folk-influenced pop. With the exception of the Lithuanians of Spanxti, all artists featured on this mixtape are Russian. Later this year, Black Ivory Tower will also publish a mixtape with Western folk artists in order to show both the diversity and continuity of the European music traditions.
1. Volkolak - Чурам (0:00)
2. Anna Pingina - Лети ветер (2:22)
3. Spanxti - Leliumai (7:34)
4. Krynitza - Князь (14:45)
5. Risha - Дороженька (18:49)
6. Olga Arefyeva - Пророк (22:44)
7. Nikolai Emelin - Русь (26:27)
8. Svechanik - Военные страдания (29:38)
9. Anna Pingina - Бесконечная (35:02)
Total time: 38:52
Mixed by Degtyarov
October 6, 2016
This week, Degtyarov is joined by BIT contributor and singer of Cóndor Antonio Espinosa. Together, they discuss new releases by Winterfylleth and Velimor, as well as Blood Incantation's most recent album.
Our big topic this episode is 'recentism', a term we use to describe the tendency of metal writers and listeners to check out as many new releases as possible without ever delving deeper into any of the music they come across. Additional talking points include the detrimental effects of rock marketing in metal and classical music, and how underground metal is more than just entertainment.
Last but certainly not least, we take a look at Cóndor's new album Sangreal, which is due to be released on October 12th.
September 30, 2016
This mixtape has war as its main theme, and sees artists approach it from different musical and political angles. The bands featured in this list have nothing to do with each other and real life and were chosen solely based on musical qualities and compatibility.
1. Intro - Rise of Genghis Khan (0:00)
2. Stary Olsa - Падымалісь чорны хмары... (Абарона Крычава) (0:37)
3. Hammer of Hate - Słowianie (4:21)
4. Honor - Żołnierz Północy - Nordland (8:26)
5. Grazhdanskaya Oborona - Белые солдаты (12:21)
6. Kolovrat - Ижевский полк (13:47)
7. Eshelon - Священная Война (15:40)
8. Tormentia - Żołnierz Westerplatte (20:50)
9. Tormentia - Cena idei (25:47)
10. Ugniavijas - Palaukėj pamiškėj (31:14)
Total time: 33:40
September 25, 2016
In the first episode of Transmissions from the Black Ivory Tower, Degtyarov is joined by Tenebrous Kate to talk about an album cover controversy, visa issues fucking up gigs, aesthetic priming, and Duke fucking Nukem. Visit our showpost on the website for more information and links.
September 24, 2016
This is a re-upload of the Eastern Mysteries mixtape that we originally published on Soundcloud back in July this year.
This playlist features 9 artists from Belarus, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine. Nearly all of them have never been mentioned on Black Ivory Tower before, so even our most die-hard readers will find plenty of new artists to explore.
For this new playlist, we have perfected the mixing and volume. All tracks transition smoothly, and we have added sound effects to enhance the atmosphere. Eastwards!
1. Zaklon – Чорнае лісьце (Degtyarov edit) (0:00)
2. Stryvigor – Таємниці темряви (6:57)
3. Jassa – Расступись, земля (10:59)
4. Piarevaracien – Razdziel II (14:08)
5. Thunderkraft – Навстречу новой заре (20:17)
6. Juodvarnis – Audra prieš tyla (24:54)
7. Aparthate – Hearthflame (30:52)
8. Knyazhaya Pustyn – Скрижали солнца (36:01)
9. Na Sever – Последний вдох (38:16)
Total time: 44:02
September 24, 2016
This is a re-upload of the Urban Brawl mixtape that we originally published on Soundcloud back in June this year. It focuses more on oi and street punk than it does on metal.
1. Molat – Гарадскi партызан (0:00)
2. Tormentia – Wojsko Polskie (4:51)
3. Peste Noire – Le dernier putsch (8:03)
4. Kamaedzitsa – По программе Дедушки Мороза 2014 (13:43)
5. Akitsa – Gloire à la Nouvelle-France (17:33)
6. Ungern – In pursuit of disobedience (20:17)
7. OWK – Warszawa (25:47)
8. Plastic Surgery – Rivolta (30:34)
Total time: 34:42
Mixed by Degtyarov