Music from split album
Nokturnal Mortum / Graveland
"The Spirit Never Dies"
Heritage Recordings 2015
Thanks so much for Silvia and Bernhard
and for Rauhnacht Teufel Steyr,
for great help with recording "Lodowy Labirynt".
Thanks to Daria and Rafał DR SILESIA
for great mix and postproduction.
Messe Des Morts VI
First of all I want to say sorry to all the metal fans that came to attend the second part of the Messe Des Morts VI for all that regrettable situation that took place. It is not our fault that Graveland is becoming a part of some sort of political game led by liberal left-wing groups who are trying to force their will on the world. We have come to Montreal to play a good Black Metal gig in an old style, to show a different side of Graveland than that presented by liberal left-wing media. Unfortunately we didn't manage to do so. Several concerts we played in 2016 turned out to be successful, brought some significant interest and showed what Graveland is about. Metal scene, as well as other branches of art and entertainment, are being observed by the volunteers of censorship. It's a well constructed structure sponsored by not only the capitalistic oligarchs, but also the European Union. These structures have a terrorist-like groups at their disposal, commonly known as ANTIFA. Those people are well-trained in street fights and how to perform actions of a terroristic character. Censorship started their actions because of a recently growing interest in Graveland. That is why we witnessed a well organised provocation which led to suspension of the second part of the festival.
We landed in Montreal without any serious problems. Canadian border guards were informed about our arrival, they had prepared a bunch of questions for us in case of our visit. There were far more of them and they were different than those that common tourists are being asked. It was visible that someone told them that we would come and presented us not in a positive way. The guards talked with us and checked our luggage. They quickly understood that something was wrong, that someone misled them. During that time they were very polite and soon the clearance was done.
At that time we were not aware of the fact that some local politicians in Montreal would be far better prepared for interrupting our gig. We were accommodated in a hotel located in the center of Montreal so it was easy to go sightseeing. There were some other bands and fans there as well so the atmosphere was nice. There was some sort of positive mood in the air as the live performance of Graveland was not a common thing. On Thursday he have received an info about possible, and rather marginalised, antifa protest outside the club where we were supposed to play. They were once protesting against Mayhem gig, also in Montreal, but nothing serious happened then.
That is when we thought- “well, we will be like Behemoth in Poland, it's some sort of trend, people like to protest those days, specialised agendas find it very easy to manipulate the crowd nowadays so there is no surprise here”. I did not suppose, back then, that this ridiculous and unnecessary protest may lead to some serious terroristic threat.
On Friday I decided to go sightseeing, while other members went to the festival. It took me several hours to go here and there. My destination was Mont Royal. I wanted to climb that mountain but the park was full of snow and it was quite slippery so I turned back. Multicultural city has it's own rhythm. People with their minds fulfilled with everyday duties are flitting through the streets trying to catch the passing time. Enslaved by debts they only dream about safe and peaceful life. They want to work and perform they duties in the best possible way. They do not need any social advisors or politicians that will tell them what is wrong and what is right. I don't know why someone wants to interrupt that harmony with harmful ideologies that are spread by, for example, liberal left-winged politicians. All those modern, pseudo left- winged political programs seems to be created only to enlarge and strengthen the global rule of the most rich individuals on the planet.
On my way to Mont Royal park I was walking by the universities. In one of the windows I saw a pile of huge letters which created one phrase- “Fuck Trump”. It was clear the Canadian universities have a problem with teaching democracy that seems to be tainted with left- wing ideologies. Respect towards other people choices is fading into obscurity. Groups with a significant influence on their surrounding do not tolerate other views than the ones they support. Everything else is treated as a counter- revolution.
On the same day when we were supposed to play, I heard that Fidel Castro was dead. It didn't make me happy or sad to be honest. Other fact mattered to me more. I caught a glimpse of a newspaper that was lying in the lobby which had a huge photo of Fidel Castro on the front page saying “Montreal says goodbye to Fidel Castro”. Well, I will leave it without a comment.
Incident near Theatre Plaza
We reached the club without any problems. We made a soundcheck that turned out very well, it were two tracks “At the Pagan Samhain Night” and “Turisaz”. Everything sounded very good, we were ready to play a great, atmospheric gig. Theatre Plaza club had its own security and service. Afro- American bodyguards were taking care of security issues. Very nice bar service also fit into political correctness and multicultural harmony. I'm wondering why the hell German Metal Hammer magazine qualified it as NSBM festival! Are they incompetent hypocrites or maybe fixated servants of censorship? I don't know.
Before the Saturday's part of the festival there was already a masked group of people, in a number of about 40, gathering to start their legal protest. Interesting was the fact that the place prepared for it was located really close to the club entrance. It all started with a common provocations towards the police which was already there armed with nightsticks and shields. Alexandre Boulerice, one of the representatives of the left- wing NPD party was there as well. He was busy with giving interviews for the local TV stations, simply unfavorable feedback about the festival. All what was happening out there speeded up when the media showed up. And then the party started! Everything was just like in a perfectly organised provocation. Montreal's mayor Denis Coderre agreed on placing the space for protesters in such a way to enable the fans to enter the festival. It was done on purpose which effected in confrontation. Coincidence? I don't think so. Antifa enthusiasts were creating some serious noise and got into hassle with the club security. They also threw one smoke flare just beside the entrance. Police was trying to calm them down but without a significant success. Everything looked like as it was prepared for the media. After a while the police officers that were inside the club suggested to cancel the event. There was a possibility that there were some hidden antifa supporters among the crowd which are about to disturb the gig by using a gas of some sort!
There were about 700 fans that came to see the second part of the festival on that Saturday evening. All the tickets were already sold out! Usage of gas among such number of people might have caused a serious danger! People still remember what happened in France at Battaclan club.
For me it was clear that antifa prepared an attack on festival that might be easily treated as terroristic! At that moment I recalled all those attacks on such bands like Nokturnal Mortum or Kroda. Once those terrorists and bandits from antifa broke an arm of one of the Kroda members and destroyed their equipment!
The situation outside the venue was starting to calm down. It seemed that the concert will take place but with a slight delay. Club's owner appearance clarified everything- the gig was canceled! Was it a success of those fascists from antifa? No way! Those people are only puppets in the political game where liberal left-wing groups pull the strings. Some media officially praised the antifa terrorists for blocking the event! That is nearly senseless and highly irresponsible! How is this possible that hate and terrorism, that is spread by antifa, is being supported by media? If there would have been any tragedy that night at the club who would be responsible for that? After that so called “success” antifa are preparing to stop the Mayhem Montreal gig that will take place in January!
Frequently repeated lie becomes a truth :(
There is one more extreme absurd that simply beats everything. For many years I'm trying to explain that Graveland is not an NSBM band and never ever was! Many times I was cutting myself off from nazizm, racism or antisemitism and any other smears fabricated by antifa and their friends from liberal left-wing media. Antifa still recalls the interviews I've given back in the 90's and posts the photos that I've taken with members of Honor. My past radicalism that was connected with Black Metal ideology is for very long gone! That sort of rebellion is no longer my cup of tea, that's a thing you grow up from. I'm not interested in pretending to be intransigent, brutal, evil as hell, an object of cult or a Black Metal star!
Graveland have fans all over the world. What draws their attention is the spirit that fulfills our art. They perfectly understand my intentions, my lyrics and music. Together with other band members that have joined me recently we are a completely different group. We don't want to be connected with any political ideologies.
Graveland is constantly being attacked by liberal left-wing media. Because of our growing popularity we are becoming their victims they feed on. It's not only the media but also some pseudo journalists and politicians as well.
“The Fascists of the future will be the anti-fascists.”
There is no such thing like kneeling before censorship, it should be knocked down! Just like the the Berlin Wall, the monument of communism! Censorship is always a symbol of dictatorship of a particular regime. Its growing activities causing repressions, discrimination, violence, all of that leads to a quick fall of it. When there is no more idea, as it got disgraced, when there is no longer truth, only lies, then there are only repressions left as there in nothing more to support something that is already gone.
Well- known polish journalist Mariusz Max Kolonko once said that liberal left- wing politicians, and the media supporting them, share the same features: falsity, hypocrisy and duplicity. The main factors of liberal philosophy! All of the news that were published in case of what happened in Montreal have a mark of that exact philosophy. Again and again they publish the photos of Honor claiming that's Graveland. Polish infamous newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza” prints something they claim to be my words, suggesting my support towards nazizm, and then there is a chain reaction and all the music sites that favours left-wing terrorism copies it.
Graveland was always independent and kept pushing forward against any odds. I was in opposition to any censorship and openly criticised all that brainwashing politicians. But it's Graveland's music that got the respect of the fans, the music that media don't want to recognise. It is the strength of the band and that's what is gathering the fans from all around the world! There is no place for hate or policy in it. There is everything that Pagan Black Metal is supposed to be about!
Rob "Darken" Fudali (2016 12 18) Polska wersja tekstu tutaj: Messe Des Morts VI
Examples of violence performed by antifa on that night:
PAGAN CULT NEVER DIES!
Graveland "1050 Years of Pagan Cult"
1. The Night of Fullmoon
Includes 22 pages booklet in Adobe PDF!
Available to listen and download there:
Released as noble DIGIBOOK format with 22 pages booklet.
PAGAN CULT NEVER DIES!
Graveland "1050 Years of Pagan Cult"
1. The Night of Fullmoon
Mixed and Mastered by Mikołaj (Mgła)
Album release date: November 2016!
"Thousand Swords" Official video!
Graveland Live (Wroclaw 2016)
Music: Thousand Swords taken from album "1050 Years of Pagan Cult"
Produced and directed by D R SILESIA
More Graveland video you can find at:
Official Garveland youtube chanel
GRAVELAND IS NOT NSBM!
When Graveland started playing live some photos of me and Honor members has emerged. They were taken in 2001 and supposed to be some sort of memorabilia only. They have nothing to do with politics and they are not reflecting my political views either! They are random, accidental photos taken during a photo session I once had at the castle in Gliwice. Haters often misinterpret those photos describing them as the ones of Graveland. Graveland has nothing in common with the political views presented by Honor. Personally, I have never made any gestures that might have been treated as political. They only represnt the views of Honor members. Graveland was never a part of any political movement! From the very beginning of the band I was inspired by paganism and old, dark cults that have their roots in it. Those inspirations are the main motive in Graveland's music. Current line-up consists of musicians that are part of the metal scene only! Graveland is not an NSBM band and never was! During those 20 years the band followed the path from Black Metal to Pagan Metal! I quite often spoke about it during interviews for music magazines. Overinterpretation of the mentioned photos is only an effect of a common hate that spreads thorughout the internet on a daily basis. Those several gigs that Graveland played in 2016 on some big metal festivals like Steelfest (Finland), Ragnard Rock Fest (France), Pomerania Fest (Poland) proves that the band plays only, and nothing more than metal music that is bound to the Pagan Black Metal genre.
Rob "Darken" Fudali (2016 10 06)