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#1 2014-05-29 14:41:56

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Nakkiga: the band

After doing some research today, I found out there is a heavy metal band called Nakkiga. Their 2012 album has a song on it called Utuk'ku!

Now, I'm not particularly into Metal, but I'll be getting this for my collection. I've also learned there is another album by Nakkiga called Amerasu!

(Can someone on FB please share this with Tad, if he doesn't know already?)


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#2 2014-05-30 11:07:06

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

I came across this band some time ago while searching for some fanart of MS&T. I also found a german black metal band called Eïs with a song called Jingizu.

I am a metal fan in general, but I'm not really into black metal. Nevertheless the lyrics of this song are beautiful. For the german speakers on this board I paste them here.

Eïs wrote:

Jingizu! - so viel Leid
Doch wehren meine Worte
Nicht dem Lauf der Zeit
Und nicht dem kalten Eisen
Das mein Volk verzehrt
Keiner wird entkommen
Und Flucht ist uns verwehrt.

Drum opf're ich mich auf
Und greife Dunkelheit
Von Hexenholz und Eisen
Von Spitze bis zum Knauf
So schmiede ich Verderben
Und wenn wir schon vergehen
So sollen keine Menschen
Den Erlkönig beerben.

Jingizu! - so viel Hass
So wollen wir nun sterben
Gesichter, leichenblass
Und Herzen kalt wie Eis
Noch wehre ich der Schmerzen
Doch rast bereits der Fluch
So heiß in meinem Herzen.

By the way, I followed your link and your collection is really impressive, Firsfron!

Last edited by Merenwen (2014-05-30 11:33:58)

 

#3 2014-05-30 12:16:52

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Merenwen wrote:

I came across this band some time ago while searching for some fanart of MS&T. I also found a german black metal band called Eïs with a song called Jingizu.

I am a metal fan in general, but I'm not really into black metal. Nevertheless the lyrics of this song are beautiful. For the german speakers on this board I paste them here.

Thanks for the info, Merenwen! At some point, I'll probably add that to my collection as well. I did a quick machine translation of the lyrics you provided, and the lyrics seem quite apt for a song called Jingizu, telling Ineluki's story at the end:

Eïs wrote:

Jingizu! - So much suffering
But defend my words
Not the passage of time
And not the cold iron
That consumed my people
No one will escape
And escape is denied us.

So I opf're me on
And grab darkness
From witches wood and iron
From tip to the pommel
So I wrought destruction
And if we go by already
So should not people
The Erl king inherit.

Jingizu! - So much hate
So we now want to die
Faces, pale as a corpse
And heart as cold as ice
I still defend the pain
But already hurtling the curse
So hot in my heart..

Merenwen wrote:

By the way, I followed your link and your collection is really impressive, Firsfron!

Thanks, Merenwen! It's quite small compared to Olaf's massive Tad collection (sort of like Hjeldin's Tower looking over at Green Angel Tower) but I'm proud of what I've been able to collect over the years, and I think the MS&T part is actually quite robust, so I'm happy. :)

Merenwen, do you collect? If so, what do you have?


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#4 2014-05-30 12:57:02

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Firs, You are far, far too modest:-)


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#5 2014-05-30 12:59:48

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

No, no. You, Sir Olaf, are far too modest. :)


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#6 2014-05-30 20:47:17

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

What kind of metal? Where are they from?

 

#7 2014-05-30 20:52:37

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Nakkiga: the band

It's... Metal. No idea about the sub-genre.

I think they are from Spain.

Here's a sample of Nakkiga's "Amerasu".


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#8 2014-05-30 20:56:51

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

No, no. You, Sir Olaf, are far too modest. :)

Pfft. I'm more modest than the both of you put together!

-X


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#9 2014-05-30 21:01:01

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

And you demonstrate it, Gen! ;)


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#10 2014-05-30 21:37:13

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

It's... Metal. No idea about the sub-genre.

I think they are from Spain.

Here's a sample of Nakkiga's "Amerasu".

Yea that's black metal... a bit too heavy off my tastes... but I'm not stranger to this type of music... those these days I'm more of a rolling stones or pink Floyd kinda guy lol

They've been around a while...1999 apparently

This page says from Spain

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Nakkiga/13491

 

#11 2014-05-30 22:44:21

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Great link, Neemo! Looks as though they have an EP with tracks named "Bukken" and "Urmsheim". I hadn't seen that before.


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#12 2014-05-31 10:52:19

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Thanks, Merenwen! It's quite small compared to Olaf's massive Tad collection (sort of like Hjeldin's Tower looking over at Green Angel Tower) but I'm proud of what I've been able to collect over the years, and I think the MS&T part is actually quite robust, so I'm happy. :)

Merenwen, do you collect? If so, what do you have?

I have to say, I'm a bit jealous of your and Olaf's collection. :) I'm already glad when I find some free space where I can place a new book, so my collection of books written by Tad is actually pretty small compared to yours and reduces to one edition per book. I have the german paperbacks of MS&T, Otherland and the german hardcover of Shadowmarch. Also the german stand-alone novel and the graphic novel of The Burning Man. I only have an english e-book version of MS&T and The Burning Man, but I want to buy an english edition of the books someday because I like real books more than e-books.

 

#13 2014-05-31 11:22:17

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Merenwen wrote:

I'm already glad when I find some free space where I can place a new book, so my collection of books written by Tad is actually pretty small compared to yours and reduces to one edition per book. I have the german paperbacks of MS&T, Otherland and the german hardcover of Shadowmarch. Also the german stand-alone novel and the graphic novel of The Burning Man. I only have an english e-book version of MS&T and The Burning Man, but I want to buy an english edition of the books someday because I like real books more than e-books.

I'm like you, Merenwen: I prefer real books over e-books. But real books do take up so much space. Especially when we are talking about very long four-book "trilogies" where each volume is very thick. And it's hard to imagine anything much thicker than MS&T, Otherland, and Shadowmarch.


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#14 2014-05-31 12:35:51

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

I've started to buy that Malazan book of the fallen series...10 books, approx. 9000 pages in all... will take me a while to finish I'm sure... lol

But yea my tad shelf and my wheel of time shelf are about equal

 

#15 2014-05-31 17:22:23

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Neemo wrote:

But yea my tad shelf and my wheel of time shelf are about equal

Not mine. My WOT books fit on 1.5 shelves. My Tad books barely all fit into one 7-shelf bookcase. Once the new arrivals come in, I'll probably need to start building up.


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#16 2014-06-14 10:39:05

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Just found another german metal band called "Rimmersgard". On their album "Erzherz" they have a song called "Circle of the Scroll (Jarnauga II)". I can't find a sample of this CD or where you can buy it at the moment, because it seems that the album had been a limited in-house production of the band itself. It is described as Folk / Pagan Metal.

[Edit] The only sample I found so far is of the song "Jarnauga", but it is a youtube-record from their first demo, not from the album, so the quality is very bad.

Last edited by Merenwen (2014-06-14 10:54:41)

 

#17 2014-06-14 13:07:12

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Neat find, Merenwen!

I found a bit more on Discogs, which, in addition to their CD, lists a demo tape with the following songs:

A1    Intro (Entering Erchester)    
A2     Rimmersgard    
A3     Jarnauga    
A4     Surrender And Submerge    
A5     Loneliness My Friend    
B1     Battle Of The Five Hordes    
B2     Rays Of Sunset    
B3     Outro (Leaving Erkynland)


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#18 2014-06-14 15:39:50

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

After doing some research today, I found out there is a heavy metal band called Nakkiga. Their 2012 album has a song on it called Utuk'ku!

Now, I'm not particularly into Metal, but I'll be getting this for my collection. I've also learned there is another album by Nakkiga called Amerasu!

(Can someone on FB please share this with Tad, if he doesn't know already?)

LOL
You are charmingly obsessive :)

 

#19 2014-06-15 07:58:55

Merenwen
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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Neat find, Merenwen!

I found a bit more on Discogs, which, in addition to their CD, lists a demo tape with the following songs:

A1    Intro (Entering Erchester)    
A2     Rimmersgard    
A3     Jarnauga    
A4     Surrender And Submerge    
A5     Loneliness My Friend    
B1     Battle Of The Five Hordes    
B2     Rays Of Sunset    
B3     Outro (Leaving Erkynland)

Thanks for the research, Firsfron! So it seems that they have some more MS&T songs. It would be nice if I could find some more samples. My first impression was that they aren't as heavy as Nakkiga or Eis. The lyrics were actually sung and not screamed, which I like more.

 

#20 2014-06-15 08:36:15

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

My copies of Amerasu and Belebeltzeta (with "Utuk'ku") arrived in the mail the other day. Amerasu has a creepy Norn on the cover, and a close-up of her face on the disc itself. It's appropriately creepy.


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#21 2014-06-15 08:37:26

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Merenwen wrote:

The lyrics were actually sung and not screamed

...always a plus.


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#22 2017-10-30 05:22:31

Merenwen
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Re: Nakkiga: the band

*resurrects thread*

I wanted to show you something I have found in the deep dark corners of the internet: Dutch death metal band Pleurisy has a special tribute song on their album Experience The Sacrilege (2000). Here is the track list:

Experience The Sacrilege wrote:

1. Mission Transformed    05:08
2. Experience the Sacrilege    06:53
3. Bid Your Pleasures    05:41
4. Gone From the Sun    04:21
5. Ineluki    06:20
6. Divinity in Decay    01:42
7. Witchcraft    04:16
8. Trail of Destination    07:25
9. In Darkness (Mortification of Flesh)    05:13

:D

Still, death metal is not my genre. I still hope for some epic power / symphonic metal tributes, or something with clear vocals at least. With the release of the new books, maybe there will be more bands writing something Osten Ard related.

 

#23 2017-10-30 13:27:41

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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Merenwen wrote:

*resurrects thread*

I wanted to show you something I have found in the deep dark corners of the internet: Dutch death metal band Pleurisy has a special tribute song on their album Experience The Sacrilege (2000). Here is the track list:

Experience The Sacrilege wrote:

1. Mission Transformed    05:08
2. Experience the Sacrilege    06:53
3. Bid Your Pleasures    05:41
4. Gone From the Sun    04:21
5. Ineluki    06:20
6. Divinity in Decay    01:42
7. Witchcraft    04:16
8. Trail of Destination    07:25
9. In Darkness (Mortification of Flesh)    05:13

:D

Still, death metal is not my genre. I still hope for some epic power / symphonic metal tributes, or something with clear vocals at least. With the release of the new books, maybe there will be more bands writing something Osten Ard related.

I'm actually surprised Blind Guardian has never done a MST song.

 

#24 2017-10-30 14:20:29

Merenwen
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Re: Nakkiga: the band

ajl3 wrote:

I'm actually surprised Blind Guardian has never done a MST song.

Yes, they have a lot of Tolkien influenced songs, but nothing about MST, unfortunately.

 

#25 2017-10-30 18:50:03

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Nakkiga: the band

Merenwen wrote:

*resurrects thread*

I wanted to show you something I have found in the deep dark corners of the internet: Dutch death metal band Pleurisy has a special tribute song on their album Experience The Sacrilege (2000). Here is the track list:

Experience The Sacrilege wrote:

1. Mission Transformed    05:08
2. Experience the Sacrilege    06:53
3. Bid Your Pleasures    05:41
4. Gone From the Sun    04:21
5. Ineluki    06:20
6. Divinity in Decay    01:42
7. Witchcraft    04:16
8. Trail of Destination    07:25
9. In Darkness (Mortification of Flesh)    05:13

:D

Still, death metal is not my genre. I still hope for some epic power / symphonic metal tributes, or something with clear vocals at least. With the release of the new books, maybe there will be more bands writing something Osten Ard related.

Nice find, Merenwen!!!


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