Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Centrum Sonic Lecture 5: German Thrash – Extreme Metal For A Divided Nation Philip Freeman
19.00 (18.45 doors) Sonntag Februar 2012
German Thrash – Extreme Metal For A Divided Nation - Philip Freeman will discuss the three most important bands of the early 1980s thrash metal scene in Germany – Destruction, Sodom and Kreator. All these bands emerged in West Germany in the early 1980s, performing songs with themes of violence, nuclear war, and other typical metal concerns, with Kreator probably the most politically engaged of the three. The lecture will refer to songs from early albums like Destruction’s Infernal Overkill and Eternal Devastation, Sodom’s Obsessed By Cruelty and Persecution Mania, and Kreator’s Endless Pain and Pleasure To Kill. Kreator was the first metal band to perform in East Germany following the Berlin Wall coming down. This starts at 7.00 so be there before.
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