Before and After





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Let’s have some fun

Sorry, no post this week, but instead have a little guessing game, as a taste of what’s to come.


I want you to guess the connection between these two bands. Hint: it’s one person.

Guess that musician – We have a WINNER!

Last Friday, I asked you to NAME THAT MUSICIAN using this song with the hint that he’s not on lead vocals…

And one of you (well, literally one of you who chose to write in – you better work on that, people) answered correctly:


The winner of that little game was Kim Dylla, of This Means You and A Winter Lost Fame. Congratulations!

Yes, Ladies and Germs, I was looking around for Fenriz while in Oslo; I wanted the chance to see him and admittedly snag him for a few words on the local metal scene, as you do(!) The person I spoke to about him, was Geir Kolden; an actor, musician and radio personality, who witnessed the boom of the black metal scene during the earlier days as well as its less savoury assets at the time (namely fascist comments being brandied around by a number of bands).

Of course, it also seems that a lot of hipster types look for Fenriz and he’s not all that keen on the attention. Guess it was for the best that I didn’t harass him, then.

Before they were famous – name that musician!

When I was at Neseblud, I got talking to some of the guys there and mentioned how I felt it would be cool to just “stumble across” a certain musician. I won’t name names, but I was told by the person I was talking to that he used to play in a band with said musician, who was on drum duty.

Though they split up years ago, he still kept in touch with the fellow as they connected through a love of music in their working environment.


Again, I am not going to name names here. Oh, no.


That’s where you – the reader – come in. I want you to listen to this track, and try to guess from the music alone whom the musician is that I was talking about.

You must use your own ears and pre-existing instrumental knowledge to figure this one out! The only hint that I will give is that they’re not on vocals.

If I find out that you’ve cheated… I will make you listen to St. Anger. On repeat, at a speed times five.


Good luck!



Christmas and You – Partners in Liberty

While I didn’t grow up with Christmas, here at Me(n)tal-Meltdown we strive to recognise the importance of spreading goodwill and festive cheer to each and everyone of you. Christmas – or Yule, as it’s known in parts of Europe – is a time to reflect upon ourselves and what we can do to make the people around us a key part of our lives. Continue reading

Signs of The Apocalypse, number 7

Or, “The Metal Underground’s Worst Nightmares, Part 4”.


To see this cartoon in full, go over here.

Pretty Good Year

Here’s one for the historians – what do the following songs have in common?

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