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    Registered User Ausdoerrt's Avatar
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    Thought I'd post a video from a recent gig. A friend asked me if I could play some violin with their black metal band - I said let's add some mandolin too!

    Below is the result (far from perfect, I know, but I'm learning).
    Mandolins: The Loar LM-220; Lyon & Healy Special A #103; Epiphone Mandobird VIII
    Violins: 19th century German Steiner copy; NS Design WAV 4; NS Design WAV 5; Reiter Alien II 7-string

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    The mandolin does fit in, but any instrument can work with black metal. I do artwork for my friends black metal band.hes a singer,, err ,a 'vocalist', since I never could understand a word he is grunting and screaming. To be honest, out of everything I listen to, I remove myself from the black metal scene, my friend used to play me a lot of it, and I didn't care for hardly any of it. Besides, I thought the face painting thing was dead and over...

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    I'm glad I'm old...
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    The mandolin fit in well. In fact, it almost sounded like electrified folk music as I couldn't make out (or even hear) the singer in most of that. Good job mixing in some mandolin!

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    I like when different folk instruments are added to the basic BM sound. You guys have a bigger tolerance for it in your part of the world. A band like Turisas can play to 10,000 people there, and lucky to draw 100-200 here in most US cities.
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