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Plus the band Bathory.
Indeed! Between Venom (the band most often credited with starting black metal) and Bathory (the band which actually started black metal), she's indirectly inspired all of black metal.
I love that song too.
My wife is actually the one who told me about the anniversary. She had never heard of Countess Bathory before, and read up on it. She found it disgusting, yet read the whole article and then told her friends about it. Non-metalheads thus amuse me, by generally failing to acknowledge their fascination with the macabre.I'm thinking about linking her an article on Gilles de Rais next.