Monday, February 19, 2024

Heraclitism



Brethren, war's the origin 
⁠Of happiness on earth: 
Powder-smoke and battle-din ⁠
Witness friendship's birth! 
Friendship means three things, you know,— ⁠
Kinship in luckless plight,
Equality before the foe 
⁠Freedom—in death's sight!

Friedrich Nietzsche

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Adriano Romualdi - An Italian Fighter of European Spirit




By 
Cimosco

Adriano was the son of Pino Romualdi, first Deputy Secretary of the Republican Fascist Party and then president of the Post-war Fascist party “Italian Social Movement”. He went to University in Rome, where he was the student of the historian De Felice and the philosopher Del Noce 








 In the meanwhile, he began to visit the house of the Traditionalist thinker Baron Julius Evola, and gradually became one of his most assiduous students. Adriano's evolian perennialist interests bothered Pino, who was of a more moderate and politically pragmatic character. 



 On February 1964, he took part in a violent attack on the Communist writer as well as pedophile Pasolini and his companions. In this year he begins the writing of three works that he will publish the next year: Plato; A Culture for Europe; Drieu La Rochelle, the European Myth. 





 In 1966 he wrote the first authorised biography of his teacher Julius Evola, which was also translated in French and Portuguese. 
 He worked as a journalist for virtually all Italian far-right magazines, especially “Ordine Nuovo”. 



 He wrote the preface for multiple works, among which are: Robert Brasillach's “Lettre à Un Soldat De La Classe 60”; Pierre Drieu La Rochelle's “Ideas for a European Revolution”; Adolf Hitler's collection of speeches “The Battle of Berlin”; Oswald Spengler's “Prussian Socialism” 




 At the age of 31, he wrote an essay on Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy and politics and he edited a compilation of Nietzschean writings. These are “Nietzsche and the Egalitarian Mythology” and “Beyond Nihilism. Collection of Friedrich Nietzsche's Aphorism”




 The career of this Genius Europeanist Traditionalist journalist, biographer, historian and philologue was cut short by a car accident in 1973, that would leave him dead at the young age of 32.


Saturday, January 20, 2024

The Sounds of the Decline of the West



 Oswald Spengler, the German philosopher whose ideas largely influenced the concept behind Celtic Frost's main subject matter - the downfall of our civilization. In his main work, 'The Decline of the West', Spengler proposed the notion that humanity as we know it is not in a state of progress but rather in its final stages, advocating what is known as a 'cycle theory', according to which new cultures continually arise, experience a period of prosperity and then complete and perish through a phase of decline. According to this idea, cultures are clearly definable, quasi-organic structures with a lifespan of around 1000 years - each of these so-called 'civilizations' has had very characteristic properties that shaped the thoughts and actions of its people. Having published the book in 1922, it obviously turned out that he was more than right concerning our present time, as his words proved to be quite prophetic - one can see this by observing the complete death of all values in modern society where ugliness, destruction and perversion are the new lords. It is only a question of time before this obsolete world completely collapses. 



When Celtic Frost released 'Morbid Tales', they would pay homage to Spengler by giving his name as a pseudonym to the violinist who performed on two of the album's songs.

 Source: CELTIC FROST ARCHIVE 


Sunday, December 31, 2023

The Black Sun and The Bronze Giant of Antiquity

 

Early morning - the 30th of December 2023

I approached the bronze statue (that was erected in 1927) so to observe from really close the details in the work of the sculptor. Then I noticed that the sun is standing above its head. It was that very moment that I realized how a photo will look like: The Discus Thrower of Athens as holder of a black sun.



Friday, December 29, 2023

The Doric Return

 



"In this episode, I discuss how the conquering BARBARIAN brings with him the return of NATURE, since the barbarian has been shaped by nature, while the civilized man had lost his nature in the comfort of civilization. 

I cover Theseus and the transition from Minoan to Mycenaean civilization in the Mediterranean, The Greek Dark Age and the Dorian Invasion, Spartan society, and the purpose of civilization. And most importantly, I prophecy the RETURN OF THE SONS OF HERAKLES in modernity." 





Monday, December 25, 2023

To The Dead and The Fallen


"Our dead are the only ones with the right to make a demand today, and indeed to us all, at the front or at home. They are the eternal monuments, the voices of our national conscience, which constantly drive us on to do our duty."

Joseph Goebbels - Christmas Eve 1942

Friday, December 22, 2023

To Give Death And To Welcome Death

 

The unplugged demo “Out of the Dungeon” will be released on CD for the first time in 2024, in the 30th year after initial recording and release! At the same time, our debut album “Facta Loquuntur” will be made available on CD faithfully replicating the initial release via German No Colours Records, in 1996. This is the last layout done by our long-time friend and ally, the late Hjarulv Henker (RIP), and we dedicate this CD to him!

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