Over 20 Years Later, The X-Files Intro Is Still The Creepiest Thing On TV

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The intro is out there.

The X-Files, a science fiction/horror television show that ran from 1993 to 2002, was a pop culture hit that focused on all things paranormal and conspiratorial. A strong focus was given to wide-spanning government conspiracies and aliens, though its strength came from the episodes featuring various monsters, legends, and creatures. The series spawned two full-length films, spin-offs, comic books, toys, and countless parodies. Just this year, a six-episode tenth season was released (don’t spoil it for those that haven’t seen it yet). This announcement piqued my interest in the series and, probably like a lot of people, inspired me to watch the series from the beginning.

It’s interesting going back to watch something that initially scared me as a child. As an adult, I can now appreciate the drama and suspense of the show’s fine pacing, the subtle humor, the strong elements of horror, and the great music in each episode. I like to call this switch from childhood fear to mature enjoyment the “Freddy Krueger Effect”. When you’re young, monsters seem very real. They can hide in your closet, under your bed, down in the basement, anywhere that is unknown. For a kid, Freddy Krueger is terrifying. He’s scary-looking, has sharp knives on his fingers, and can get you where you parents can’t protect you. When you hit a certain age, though, he’s no longer scary and can actually be morbidly funny. The Freddy Krueger Effect works for Tales From The Crypt and can certainly be applied to The X-Files. An individual episode may give you the “willies”, but time and age seems to have muted the unsettling nature of the show. Except for the theme song.

As far as theme songs go, The X-Files theme may be one of the most iconic of the modern television era. So popular was the theme that it actually reached #2 on the UK singles chart. It’s worth noting that The X-Files debuted the same year as The Nanny, Blossom, and Class of ’96. Shows still had lyrics tailored specifically for the show. The X-Files theme was different. Composed by Mark Snow, who also created music for shows like Smallville, Millennium, and La Femme Nikita, the theme is an instrumental that borders on the ethereal. The alien whistling, a combination of a sample from a synth called “Whistling Joe” and Snow’s wife Glynn, effect conveys a sense of otherworldly uneasiness in the viewer while the echoing keyboard serves to focus and prolong feelings of dread. Its sparseness allows the whistling and echoes to breathe, boring deep within the listener’s mind. On its own, the X-Files theme may not seem so powerful. When the music is combined with the original footage from the show’s intro, though, it does.

The X-Files introduction was so effective because it always had a great set-up. Rather than starting the show with the intro, the episode itself would begin with a 1-2 minute setup. The set-up would almost always end with a traumatic experience, usually an unexplained occurrence or violence. Before the show is even technically introduced, the audience is thrust into the violent unknown world of the X-Files. We are not just told, but shown that monsters do exist and they are dangerous.

 

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After the title screen, we are introduced to a photograph of a human pointing at a saucer-like object in the sky. Though partially obscured, we see that the photo is from the FBI and is dated. Nowadays, photo manipulation can be done convincingly in any home around the world. In the early 90’s it was less common. The photo does look real, accentuated by the person in the left corner pointing at the flying saucer. It’s a candid shot that lends the show a sense of credibility.


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saucer

The next few shots focus in on the unidentified flying object. The viewer is drawn in to the unknown ship as it gets closer and closer until it practically takes up the entire screen. This makes the “unknown” unavoidable, forcing the viewer to directly confront their fears.

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Following the space ship careening into the living room, we see an arm pointing towards some sort of graph or notes. The arm is cloaked in darkness, belonging to a shadowy figure that we will never know. What the arm is pointing at is not clear. Is it a scientific formula? The notes of a madman? Is it even of this planet or this dimension? It is too much for the average mind to grasp, but someone out there knows, and that may be the scariest thing of all.

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Now we have a floating orb with electric beams rotating in all directions. Admittedly, this looks like something you’d get at Spencer’s Gifts in the mall. 2 out of 10 Satans at best.

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After seeing the strobe light from your friend’s basement, the audience is then subjected to the image of a face twisting and distorting in agony. We don’t know who this is or why they are being subjected to such obvious pain. It can be a physical or metaphysical pain. That’s left up to the viewer which, once again, allows the mind to fill-in the blanks with all types of horrible ideas. This quick scene is a brief glimpse into the effect that the X-Files world has on humans. The show’s opening scene is usually one of great violence or drama and now we have this helpless, contorting face. All of this before we even see the credits for the two main actors.

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The next few seconds, though, are possibly the most interesting and disturbing moments of the show’s introduction. We see what can only be described as two mirroring alien eggs. Something emerges from both at the same time as the words “Paranormal Activity” flashes across the screen. While the previous scenes let the viewer’s mind do the work of instilling confusing and uneasiness, these shots are legitimately confusing. What unspeakable horrors are being born? Where is it from and where is it going? What does it want? Can we stop it?

For years, I had no idea what was going on with this shot and only recently discovered that it was a mirrored seed germinating. It’s interesting that something so simple and normal that occurs all over the world every day can seem so unnatural.

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Next we have a ghost-like figure shambling down a hallway. Is it a ghost or perhaps someone trapped between dimensions, appearing only as a shadow of a human being? It’s a little unnerving on its own, but when the words “GOVERNMENT DENIES KNOWLEDGE” appear on screen, a new world of paranoia is opened to the viewer. “They” know what this is and “they” will not tell us. What us do “they” know? It’s a collision of conspiracy and supernatural and we have no good answers to assuage our fear.

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We then see the show’s protagonists, Agents Mulder and Scully (both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson receive credit earlier in the intro) burst into a room with their weapons drawn. Before the scene fades away, we see looks of shock and horror on their faces. What could possibly be in that room to two hardened veterans of the paranormal and the unexplained to react in such a way? Do we, the audience, even want to know?

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One of the final scene’s from the X-Files intro is also the one open to the most interpretation. We have a small, featureless all-white being falling toward an enormous blue hand with one small red section on its finger. Is the figure human or is the hand? Are neither? Should this be seen as more of a psychological despair than a physical concern? Why red, white, and blue? Is this a commentary on the show’s conspiratorial views of the government? Is it to show man slipping through the fingers of God and falling into some unknown abyss? This is all pretty deep for a television show.

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After a shot of a giant eye and credit to show creator Chris Carter, we have the iconic shot of a quickly moving storm over mountains with the slogan “THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE”. The tagline did occasionally change throughout the show’s run for particular episodes saying things such as “TRUST NO ONE” AND “DENY EVERYTHING”. It is this final image that leaves the most impact. The truth is out there, implying that we do not currently know the truth. We have been and continue to be deceived. The only way to find the truth is to go into the unknown and find it ourselves. The onus is on us (and Mulder and Scully, the avatars for the audience) to find the truth.

The images and messages occur in less than a minute, but they last long after the show itself is over. There have been other show intros with scary music or disturbing imagery that stick with the viewer. Unsolved Mysteries and The Outer Limits come to mind. Modern horror shows may be gorier and have better special effects, but they don’t have the same staying power of the X-Files introduction for the simple fact that they do not use the most powerful fear creator in the world: the mind. A zombie eats someone on a show and that’s it. A ghost is torturing a poor family and that’s it. There is little else to work with beyond the initial jump scare or shock of seeing something violent. The X-files intro allowed things to by implied and inferred, leaving the viewer to try and fill in the blanks. All while an unearthly song plays in the background.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Creepiest intro ever? Try this….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EL65KLdEHE

  • watchin u

    • Salvador Dalí Lama

      Be careful what you’re looking at, because it might be looking back.

      • Better pay attention to that Caller ID too.

        • Salvador Dalí Lama

          My number is 777-777-777. A∴A∴

  • Dubs

    This was a good article. I missed X-files as a kid because 2 spoopy. I started rewatching it last year (and got up to Season 8 before throwing in the towel), and what’s most interesting to me is that I think the Monster of the Week episodes have more staying power than the overarching conspiracy theory/alien mythos. When the show debuted in the 90s, aliens hadn’t quite reached the sort of ubiquity they have now in media (despite sci-fi being around for a long time), and the connection to conspiracies seemed fresh and relevant. In a post-9/11 world, with conspiracy theorists on every corner, the mythos just seems tired.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      The conspiracy episodes in the new season had me rolling my eyes so friggin hard.

      • Dubs

        I haven’t seen the new season yet.

        • Óðinn

          It’s not good, to be honest. I’ve been watching it, and I’m scratching my head trying to figure out why they brought it back with such a weak offering, or why I’m watching it. Since it’s only six episodes, I guess I can see it through with some effort.

      • That Alex Jones character sucks so hard.

        • YourLogicIsFlushed

          I felt like I was watching Glen Beck.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            Wrong character, thought you were talking about Joel McHale.

        • Óðinn

          Just like the real Alex Jones. 😉

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      What do you know? Who told you to say this?

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      With my weirdo job schedule the way that it is, I should watch X-Files, as I never have. I love Gillian Anderson from The Fall and Hannibal.

      • Dubs

        My sister told me she’s fantastic in Hannibal. Alas, I haven’t seen it.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          It’s worth watching for sure. I’m surprised with the amount of violence they got away with for a network show!

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            Did you like the whole series? I loved season one and two for the most part, but I got tired of the pace by three.

          • i loved it all, but the show definitely evolved from Monster of the Week to artsy take on the novels. like Thrasnkill “hmm…quite” artsy

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            The first few episodes in Europe seemed so pointless and wandering that it kinda put a bad taste in my mouth by the time Red Dragon came up. Overall good series, but almost glad there isn’t a 4th.

          • yeah they were just showing close-ups of food and focusing on hallucinations/will’s psyche too much.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            OH SHIT! This comment here was my 1000th comment and I didn’t do anything to celebrate! Fuuuuuuk.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I have no clue what number I’m up to comment wise.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            3765

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I just checked that.

          • 3765

          • ed, myself, and the other fans of Hannibal appreciate it.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I kinda share your feelings. Season two was excellent. That opening just sucked me in and I could not wait to see the conclusion. Here’s the thing: I loved the film Red Dragon, so season three really saved itself by reaching that same source material, even though it really was still about the relationship between Hannibal and Graham.

      • Boss the Ross

        Do it

    • Dagon

      I never did watch it because I was too young and I didn’t know at what time it aired. I always wanted to, though.

  • I lost a lot of sleep thanks to The Outer Limits. That intro mang…

  • Boss the Ross

    I’m currently rewatching this with my wife, her first time watching it all the way through and my second. I will be giving this article a read in a bit. Thanks 365!

    • I showed some X-Files episodes to my wife too. Sadly, we only could see some episodes that Latino Fox transmitted last month. But, anyways, she loved it because the Scully character and because we like Spoopy things.

      • Boss the Ross

        Nice!
        Blind Guardian and Xfiles? You picked a good one Link. I think our wives would get along pretty well. Hahaha

        • Don’t forget about Iron Maiden, plox.

          • Boss the Ross

            I will never forget the almighty IRON MAIDEN

    • Stanley

      Dude, have you tracked down any physical media by Panphage other than that split tape that you reviewed a while back on on Ultimate Satan?

      • Naw! I’m still waiting for some re-releases. It’s supposed to happen this year sometime.

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    I feel like this is one of those cases where something is so terrible that it’s actually kinda perfect. I always thought the intro was incredibly cheesy and hastily done, yet I never skipped over it like I do with most intros. Duchovny did an interview on the Nerdist podcast recently where they talked about the theme, I think he said there were originally lyrics, but my memory is terrible.

    • I will send an extremely limited edition Toilet ov Hell patch to anyone who writes lyrics and records themselves singing them over the X-files theme.

  • Cool feature, 365. I agree with your analysis of the images used on this intro. I remember the one with the alien disco ball and the screaming face were the ones that were 2spooky4me while watching that as a 8year old half-elf.

    Also, X-files related merol thread?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwIqTDWmV8A

    • Hypocrisy first few melodeath albums were fucking killer. Didn’t care for the more recent ones I heard, though.

      • I remember being absorbed as a teenager by the twisting sound of this record. It have that unsettling vibe, yet alluring with those melodies. It was also fueled by my extraterrestial nightmares as a kid.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byjiSs2Pq8c

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Slippin’ Away is my favorite track. Love the leads.

        • Here’s some fuel for them!

        • But yeah their earlier melodeath records had this real somber mood to them, made them really memorable to me. Ironically, a lot more so than many of the Slaughter of the Soul/Heartwork copycats.

        • Dagon

          IIRC 365 has posted them here before, maybe for ROTW?

      • nbm02ss

        90s Hypocrisy was one of my fav bands at the time. Some solid material there, but I never kept up with them after I heard Catch 22 (I think that was the album name).

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOiMsCK8vY

        • I don’t think you’re missing anything interesting after then, honestly.

          • The Arrival have some sweet jams, I like that one. Is not Abducted,but it have some melancholic melodies.

          • Waynecro

            Hypocrisy is my favorite Hypocrisy album. This song jams hard:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUfUIQGWLww

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Final Chapter, man. Album slays.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmnqGJ0pu7w

          • Waynecro

            Definitely a great album, but something about Hypocrisy really does it for me. Probably all the melodic stuff.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah S/T is a close second for me. I feel Final Chapter is their most moody and sinister album. But both albums have a great atmosphere.

          • Waynecro

            True. The Final Chapter is sinister as fuck.

  • Dubs

    Also, one thing that irked me about the X-Files as a whole is how often Scully, despite being a badass, capable lady, was reduced to the damsel in distress trope. How many episodes did Scully, who by all accounts is probably a more capable agent than Mulder, need to be saved by him?

    • RJA

      She almost died an insane number of times!

      • Dubs

        It was an overused plot device. Oh, Scully’s in trouble AGAIN!

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Damsels in distress will always be there to utilize.

          • Dubs

            You aren’t wrong, but I felt like they did a disservice to the character.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Well, Scully always appeared headstrong and could take care of herself…………………………but she’s still a woman….derp.

          • And are about as welcome as the ‘black guy dies first’ trope.

  • Dubs
  • Salvador Dalí Lama

    Not true. There are far more creepy and disturbing things on TV. Like anime, or Big Bang Theory.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Those are just pitiable.

    • Óðinn

      American Idol, NCIS, Dancing with the Stars, True Blood, New Girl, CSI, Survivor, The Bachelor…..

      • Dagon

        I was interested in True Blood, seasons 1 and 2. Then it became a clusterfuck. The intro song is cool though.

        • Óðinn

          Yeah, it really downhill.

      • Salvador Dalí Lama

        I don’t linger around enough to know the depths of the TV’s horrors.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Tooms >>>>>>>

    • Dubs

      I still think a sludge band could call themselves Tooms.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Totally. Awesome name.

        • Dubs

          I think you just found your side project.

      • Boss the Ross

        Let’s do this then.

      • DVRKBEVRD

        not to be confused with
        https://youtu.be/kpslBVnyJhI

        • Dubs

          This is a band I’ve been told I should like way more than I do.

          • First album is waaaaaay better imo.

          • Dubs

            I’ve only heard Black Gold and Path of Totality (after Decibel named it AOTY).

          • Dubs

            Urgh, Savage Gold.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I thought The Path Of Totality was despised. No wait, that’s the Korn version.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            im of the unfavorable opinion Savage Gold is their best

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            It’s definitely their most black metal album. I think I liked it best as well. I should spin Winter Hours and Path of Totality another time though.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Path of Totality is the ham!

          • Óðinn
          • DVRKBEVRD

            ill refrain from telling you again, then

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Savage Gold was pretty good in my opinion. I liked that new song they released from their upcoming EP as well.

    • Óðinn
      • CyberneticOrganism

        “In space, Bret… in space.”

        • BobLoblaw

          “I’m David Bowie”

    • DVRKBEVRD

      he is a rather creepy char

    • Dude from Green Mile. Fuck that dude. Good episode though.

      • BobLoblaw

        *episodes

  • I think it was in the later seasons because it had T-1000 in it. But, there was some monster/human hybrid guy that would eat sick people and then regurgitate them back out to bring them back to life. One of the most disturbing episodes I think of the X-Files. Super gnarly.

      • Dubs

        No wonder that didn’t sound familiar. Season 8.

        • Yeah, there was one scene in particular from the episode that seriously disturbed me. I can’t find any footage of it, but check out the episode for sure.

          • Dubs

            I need to try to push through.

          • I think that’s the right episode. Anyways, it was early on in season 8. Some backwoods community uses this guy to heal basically.

  • Spear

    Not 100% sure, but I’m pretty sure those alien eggs are actually seeds sprouting.

    • Dubs

      “For years, I had no idea what was going on with this shot and only recently discovered that it was a mirrored seed germinating.”

      • Spear

        Apparently my speed reading skills leave something to be desired.

  • Boss the Ross

    That was amazing 365, well done!

    I would also like to add The Twilight Zone intro to the list of spooky/creepy/awesome show introductions. Freaking classic.

  • Black Oil was pretty rad.

    http://i.imgur.com/WpulqjL.gifv

  • JWEG

    “And so concludes our tale. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Goodnight, and keep watching the skis… Uh, skies.”

    http://i.imgur.com/GoeBT.png

    All totally relevant, as it was entirely the set up so I could post this image too:

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e8/b3/07/e8b3073a5eb2b6c2939b13de1447821a.jpg

  • Dubs

    #toiletconfession I’ve seen probably almost every episode of The Nanny. My excuse was sisters/ex-girlfriend, but that doesn’t really explain the fact that I laugh like Fran Drescher intentionally to annoy my wife and sometimes say, “Mistah Scheffiieeeellld.”

    • Hey, we all lived through the 90’s bro. I think.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      That show is funny.

      • Dubs

        I was actually surprised by how crass it is when I watched it in college.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I used to watch it with my mom.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Fran Drescher was hot as fuck on that show. No fucks.

    • Dagon

      I always wondered what her armpits look like, given she always wore those big blouses.

  • Waynecro

    Great article, man! Thanks! I don’t know why I never got into this show back in the day. I’ve been interested in aliums and conspiracy nuttiness for years. I started watching it on Netflix a while back, but I got to the point at which you have to watch the first movie, and that movie isn’t streaming on Netflix (it wasn’t at the time, anyway). I can’t proceed with the series until I see that movie. Also, some episodes put me to sleep.

    • Dubs

      I think I watched the movie on Amazon Prime.

      • Waynecro

        I’m not an Amazon Prime member. I may know someone who’ll let me use his login info, though.

        • DVRKBEVRD

          amazon prime >>>>>>

        • BobLoblaw

          30 day trial brobocop.

          • Waynecro

            I used my free trial a while back. I signed up just to get free two-day shipping when I ordered all my current gym equipment.

    • Maybe your local Blockbuster will have it?

      • Waynecro

        I’m still bitter about the absence of Blockbuster and Hollywood Video from time to time.

        • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot
          • Waynecro

            That’s fuckin’ awesome. Man, when I was an alcoholic, I rented videos every weekend. I got so drunk when I was watching them that I only remember the first 40 minutes of about 90 percent of the movies I’ve seen.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Me and the Hyde Park metalhead crew would get high and drunk as balls back in the day, and rent the most ridiculous movies we could find. And some of the worst we could find, like Gigli.

          • Waynecro

            We watched a lot of horror movies, of course, and stupid comedies. Then we played Super Smash Bros. until someone got choked out for being a filthy cheap bastard.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            I think the only horror film we ever watched was Cloverfield (definitely gonna see the new one when it comes out). I don’t watch much horror to begin with. Stupid comedies, though? Hell yeah!

          • Waynecro

            I was big into horror movies when I watched movies. Even now, when I do watch movies, they’re usually horror.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Horror films get a little too predictable for me. There’s not very many that I like.

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, they’re mostly just stupid distractions for me. Most of the unpredictable, good horror movies I’ve seen are from Japan–like Infection, Gozu, and Audition. What the actual fuck?

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Ever see “3…..Extremes”?

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, I did. I’ve seen a bunch of weird compilations of Asian horror movies. I’ve also seen some weird shit my brother found online. We watched this one movie–I think I was called The Red Room or something–in which a guy puts a lightbulb up a woman and kicks her in the pelvis.

  • Óðinn

    I’ll be voting for the Democratic candidate regardless. But I’d rater have the opportunity to vote for Bernie Sanders. Hillary is less progressive than Bernie, despite what she says now. In the 90s, she fell for the “black superpredator” nonsense.

    https://youtu.be/-U-Bfdor6zk

    • Óðinn
    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      O plz! Bernie Sanders is a madman!

      • DVRKBEVRD

        why?

      • Óðinn

        Higher minimum wage. Free university. You’d benefit greatly from a Sanders presidency. But hey, keep voting against your own best interest.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I’m not in favor of any of the current candidates.

          • Óðinn

            Fair enough. But why? What are you looking for that’s lacking? I’d certainly agree that the Republican Party has been dragged way too far to the right, and are not presenting any attractive candidates.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            so, throw away your vote to Trump?

          • COAL ROLL

            All I can think about when I picture trump as president is the guitars riff from Idiocracy

          • DVRKBEVRD

            its got electrolytes.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m not voting Trump.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            Not voting is voting for trump

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot
      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        Name me one person running for president that isn’t a full blown nutcase.

        Sanders is the most sensible, but then again that’s not saying much. You got Trump, who’s a cross between Idiocracy and General Franco, Ted Cruz, who pretty much wants a Christian version of Sharia law, Clinton the self serving opportunist, and Rubio, the real life version of Marvin The Paranoid Android (from Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy).

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I hate Cruz, Trump, Sanders and Rubio. I’d rather see Hillary as president and I hate her too.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            You’re fucking insane, dude.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    The creepiest fucking alien sounds I’ve ever heard were those radio bits in Half Life 2. Those sounds have haunted me forever. Shivers every fucking time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46bF5oFF1YI

  • Óðinn
    • Waynecro

      A two-disc set even. Goddamn.

      • Óðinn

        I Want to Bone Eve

        • Waynecro

          I’m not much of a porn fan, but I do love all the clever titles.

        • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

          If These Balls Could Talk is another classic. Lol, gotta love pornofied movie title remakes (Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Poon, Full Metal Strap On, Jackie Browneye, Fistful Of Dongers, Hang ‘Em Low, Invasion Of The Booty Snatchers, The Pud People, The Ass Of Our Fathers, Bung Runner, etc).

          • Óðinn

            Driving Miss Daisy, Eating Raoul, My Giant (Cock), Homo Alone….

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Lord Of The Wangs, For A Few Humps More, Total Rectum, Life Of Creampie, Malcolm XXX, Do the Tight Thing, Poundhog Day, Splooged (Scrooged remake), Good Night And Gooey Butts, Texas Strap On Massacre, Charlie And The Cock And Balls Factory, Let Me Lick It And A Series Of Unprotected Sex, Lorenzo’s Oil Rub

          • Óðinn

            Lord of the Cock Rings

  • Super off topic here, but I listened to the last Blood of Kingu album while on my run and was completely blown away by the drum performance. It’s been probably a year since I last heard the album, so glad I listened again.

    • DVRKBEVRD

      i bought dat lp

      • I know if I wait it will sell out. Fuck.

        • DVRKBEVRD

          no, i know of a couple places to get it

          • DVRKBEVRD

            i dont mean if you planned on waiting a long time

          • Good to know. I’ll hold off for now.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            i take that back, bandcamp has 3 left (and theyre more expensive), eroding winds has 2, but i bet HH got a decent amount.

          • Yeah, Hells has it for fairly cheap. Under $20 is good.

        • RJA

          Ominous Domain has both Blood of Kingu records (is there 2 or 3?)
          They usually have a lot of stuff that can be hard to find but they are generally more expensive.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Excellent album!

      • Pretty much takes off where Hate Forest left off. Reminds me a lot of “The Most Ancient Ones” album.

        • DVRKBEVRD

          it has the same style vocals. i think its the messaging needed to change because the two are p similar

          • Yeah, the name change was a good plan. Moving away from the NS label was a good call for them.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            oh, at some point, HH restocked Eternum’s albums as well. just fyi

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          Ah, I had no idea it was the same guys / shared members.

          • Yup! Same 2 dudes that are in Drudkh as well. Hate Forest was first though.

    • i know right! i wish people around here would bring up good bands like that more often. (listens for the slight rustling in the wind in Dubs’ general vicinity)

      • Dubs

        *rustling intensifies*

  • Fuck, have any of you seen the line-up for Prague Death Mass III?

    Line-up:

    ABSU (USA)
    PROFANATICA (USA)
    DARK SONORITY (Norway)
    ARCHGOAT (Finland)
    HELHEIM (Norway)
    IRKALLIAN ORACLE (Sweden)
    ABYSMAL GRIEF (Italy)
    OCCULTATION (USA)
    BATUSHKA (Poland)
    DIABOLICUM (Sweden)
    SINMARA (Iceland)
    MISTHYRMING (Iceland)
    WHOREDOM RIFE (Norway)
    20:11 (Czechoslovakia)
    SLIDHR (Ireland)
    SHIBALBA (Greece)
    DARVAZA (Norway/Italy)
    LVTHN (Belgium)
    LAMIA VOX (Russia)
    SHRINE OF INSANABILIS (Germany)
    SHEOL (United Kingdom)
    RAVENTALE (Ukraine)
    GOAT TORMENT (Belgium)
    ULVDALIR (Russia)

    • RJA

      Looks pretty ridiculous – few bands I haven’t heard of also.
      The new Irkallian Oracle I just went to listen to on Bandcamp and it seems you can’t preview it, only buy it – but hey, it’s only $5.

    • holy fuck.

    • BobLoblaw

      Wish I was in Europe…. Also thanks for reminding me inadvertently to check out Sinmara.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Speaking of black metal and Satan and stuff, has Ryan Forster left Blasphemy? Maybe he’s just shrunk.

      http://youtu.be/watch?v=Tqq-pRGLV3E

  • Janitor Jim Duggan
    • Sir Tapir The Based

      This was extremely sad to see. I’m hoping Gira is innocent.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I am too.

      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        Same here. 🙁

      • DVRKBEVRD

        i hope he’s guilty

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          I hope you are guilty

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

      Damn. It’s always been well known that he’s had some major problems, but never thought it’d be that bad. Hoping like hell that he’s innocent.

  • Lacertilian

    Lame Lizard Story Time : Back in high school we had an old hostile science teacher who believed he’d seen aliens and had a weird eye, everytime he’d walk into the room we’d all whistle the X-Files tune.
    As a group we became amazingly good at it over a few years with each table doing the different overlapping layers.
    Completely unplanned and always covert as his menacing stare went in two different directions, to this day I don’t think he knew what the weird ‘music in his head’ was or where it originated from.

  • Eliza

    This show is pretty long, should I start watching it now? It seems really interesting.

    • Boss the Ross

      It is 10 seasons long with 208 episodes. So, yes, the show is pretty long, but it is also pretty good.

      • Eliza

        Do you know a site where it can be streamed online?

        • Boss the Ross

          Netflix and hulu have it.
          More beer knows of a site where you can watch just about everything, but i cant remember the name…

          • Eliza

            I’ll ask him about it.

  • DVRKBEVRD

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    im about to get carpet bombed w vinyl . . my gf is gonna be pissed

  • Dagon

    How many satans does this outfit get? Comment on twitter now!

    http://i1.wp.com/i.imgur.com/BPR6C.jpg?resize=322%2C430

    #satan #satanic #soevil

  • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

    Never could get into X-Files, oddly enough. More of Fringe fan myself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPix9hN5rGo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMtid9Oy2Yg