Well, you and your blog have got me listening to Saviour Machine, King Diamond, and Fates Warning. I hope you are proud of yourself.(links added by me though!)
Am I ever! As I replied to him the only sad aspect of that is that when he might want to talk with other people of supposed metal tastes and he mentions such names, besides on King Diamond, he's going to get a lot of blank stares. The greatest Heavy Metal is usually the more esoteric type and that's also the least popular.
However, today we are celebrating 40 years of Heavy Metal! Cruel steel that rends pretenders apart and carves from the dull flesh inside a burning heart! A small youtube retrospective is in order, not so much in the esoterica but in the common stem of it all.
It all starts here. The said 40 years ago but was it really? It feels like yesterday when Black Sabbath cut off my head, drained my weak blood and replaced it with the occulted sulfurs that drive me to this day. Let us worship to the altars of the young gods
An ablation of blood to the elder sorcerers, erecting their monument that reaches to the stars
Let us dream inwards, let us live in ingress, stretching our elytrous wingspan until the cosmos seems but a reach away
Let our imagination swell with the only truth that there is no truth, nothing is real and everything is permitted. A theater of shadows dancing around burning fires
And weave a dark reflection on the mountains bare that mean to surround us
Let us rediscover what we have always possessed, a promise of better days
Bow to the kings of yesterday, they have given us wings to fly away. What have the phantom queens but deceived us?