Monday, August 25, 2014

R.I.P. Countess Bathory

I just found out that the other day (August 21) was the 400th anniversary of the death of Countess Bathory. Since she inspired my favorite song, I thought that was worth noting.


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    1. 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.

  3. 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.