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Posted by The Alchemist on 23.09.2006 at 06:09
Well, the thread for this excellent british band.
I post a part of an article of wikipedia: Byron Roberts formed Bal-Sagoth in 1993 in an attempt to form what he called "A sublimely symphonic black/death metal band swathed in a concept of dark fantasy/science-fiction and ancient myth & legendary." Drawing inspiration from such writers as Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Frank Herbert, J.R.R. Tolkien, Shakespeare, Arthur C. Clarke, David Gemmell, George Lucas, and Stan Lee, Byron set out to create his own dark fantasy universe, with tales told through the music of Bal-Sagoth. Dubbed "The Multiverse", the lyrical world of Bal-Sagoth is a vast landscape of fantasy/science fiction, ranging from intergalactic tales of gods and cosmic empires, to sword and sorcery style epic battles.

They're one of the bands I admire the most because of the fantasy and the great music, they have a unique style.
So, what do you think about them?



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Yasmine

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  21.05.2011 at 20:09
Over-indulgent doesn't mean it's not "extreme". lol
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Troy Killjoy
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  21.05.2011 at 20:47
Bal-Sagoth's cheese factor is way too high for them to be considered extreme metal. It's like saying Manowar are extreme because they're loud.
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Yasmine

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  21.05.2011 at 21:30
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.05.2011 at 20:47

Bal-Sagoth's cheese factor is way too high for them to be considered extreme metal. It's like saying Manowar are extreme because they're loud.


That's like saying a movie can't be action cause its cheesy. And theres no such thing as cheese, cheese is just male embarassment, like mom catching you wanking it.
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RavenKing

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  22.05.2011 at 03:30
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.05.2011 at 20:47

Bal-Sagoth's cheese factor is way too high for them to be considered extreme metal.


I like Bal-Sagoth moderately but I share this opinion. Only their first album can be considered extreme. After that, the cheese factor is too high.
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Llort

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  08.07.2011 at 03:50
My band opened for Bal-Sagoth in London tonight. Was a good night, but for whatever reason, Byron vanished and didn't turn up for the show! Ended up with my vocalist and one of the other support's vocalists handling the mic for their set. Not sure what happened to him, but they're playing Liverpool tomorrow - hope they manage to sort this out!
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JÄY
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  09.07.2011 at 11:57
Written by Llort on 08.07.2011 at 03:50

My band opened for Bal-Sagoth in London tonight. Was a good night, but for whatever reason, Byron vanished and didn't turn up for the show! Ended up with my vocalist and one of the other support's vocalists handling the mic for their set. Not sure what happened to him, but they're playing Liverpool tomorrow - hope they manage to sort this out!

hahaha what the fuck?! im very curious how your guy knew the lyrics and whatnot
Llort

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  09.07.2011 at 12:26
We're all big Sagoth fans, so he knew his fair share, though the fact that he was asked to sing for Bal Sagoth with about 2 minutes notice was obviously a bit of a system shock which threw him off a little. For us, that made it pretty awesome, but nonetheless it's massively disappointing that the first Bal Sagoth UK shows in 5 years were not quite to be - spoke to people who travelled from as far as Australia and the US to be there!
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JÄY
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  12.12.2011 at 07:43
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.05.2011 at 20:47

Bal-Sagoth's cheese factor is way too high for them to be considered extreme metal.

it's extremely cheesy.
Troy Killjoy
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  12.12.2011 at 07:51
Written by JÄY on 12.12.2011 at 07:43
it's extremely cheesy.

I suppose that's what I meant...
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Baz Anderson

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  15.12.2011 at 09:25
Yeh, I heard about the whole mess of them Bal-Sagoth shows... I wonder why Byron didn't turn up to them...

It's pretty sad really, because I know a ton of people will be wanting to see this band live. Fingers crossed for Bloodstock next year or something... if they can get their act together.
Troy Killjoy
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  15.12.2011 at 09:28
With Dimmu already there I don't think there'd be enough room for the likes of Bal-Sagoth.
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Baz Anderson

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  15.12.2011 at 09:38
Well they're an English band, and they played at Bloodstock in 2005 I think... so there is hope. Bloodstock isn't too discriminatory with styles, and Bal-Sagoth would be a middle-of-the-day type band too, not a headliner.
Troy Killjoy
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  15.12.2011 at 09:43
I can tell they aren't discriminatory, they've got Alice Cooper and Anvil there too.

Pretty wide range, and it would make sense if Bal-Sagoth went since like you said, Dimmu would be headlining so it wouldn't really be a clash of the "extreme cheese" bands.
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Array

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  15.02.2013 at 21:43
Not sure what's the idea of this non-Byron band Kull, but anyway there's a sample:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151273016703372


Also, this will see a CD release: http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=13742&band_id=&bandname=Bal-Sagoth
Ellrohir
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  16.02.2013 at 01:19
Not much can be told from 40 secs...i dont really like the spoken vocals though...
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Array

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  16.02.2013 at 01:28
Yeah I don't quite understand. Basically the same band without the man..

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