by James Glazebrook
“The devil has all the best tunes.” As a lifelong metalhead, I have to agree with this maxim, one whose truth is only reinforced by the existence of Evil Music. Berlin’s most morbid festival, subtitled “Odes to Violence, Death and the Devil”, explores the most sadistic genres, from the usual suspects – Nazi rock, black metal, gangsta rap – to the darkest crevices of the music world.
Highlights include DJ sets from Kode9, king of the darkstep movement, Hamburg’s expert in evil Lars Brinkman, and Berlin electro veteran Zeitblom. At the more experimental end of things are The Schwarzenbach, whose lineup – which includes Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung arts editor and multiple-award-winning author Dietmar Dath – has been flirting with morbidity, death and the devil for a long time, and a death metal project lead by the members of South American tropical jazz acts Los Pirañas and Ondatropica.
Evil Music: Odes to Violence, Death and the Devil takes place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, from 24th-27th October 2013. To win tickets to the opening night and following day (24th and 25th October), scroll down!
HOW TO WIN 2 X TICKETS FOR EVIL MUSIC ON 24TH AND 25TH OCTOBER:
What’s the most evil music you’ve ever heard? Leave a link in the comments below – the two readers that scare us the most each win two tickets to Evil Music’s opening night and day.
Here’s what you have to beat:
You have until 6pm on Thursday 17th October to enter. Good luck!
The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):
1. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
2. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
3. Our favourite tracks win. Simple as.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name and email address, so we can contact you if you win.
5. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Friday 18th October.