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Evil Overtones

This is the group for overtone singing in punkrock, techno, daring experiments and crazy shit. Bizarre behaviour and strange stories of overtoners? This is the place to share and enjoy! ...yes, it´s me in the picture.

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Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2017

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throat singing and black magick rituals !?? 4 Replies

just found this and thought it belongs here...!!!warning - real crazy crowley stuff! do not follow this links if you can´t stay in your own healthy mental focus! never fear the evil! fear is the dark…Continue

Started by Felix Mönnich. Last reply by Gisbert Schürig Feb 19, 2016.

Evil Overtones 23 Replies

Overtone Singing can be so controversial, uncompromising, ugly, it can have very strange overtones and evoke seriously freaky reactions.Come along with your stuff.And, of course, watch the my page…Continue

Started by Gisbert Schürig. Last reply by Danibal Jan 10, 2016.

Sounds like Throatsinging - crazy enough?

Found this on youtube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPEXEBoh5uoContinue

Started by Detlef Sellenriek Jan 10, 2016.

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Comment by Gisbert Schürig on April 20, 2016 at 12:05am

Cats and Overtones, what else?

Comment by Felix Mönnich on January 19, 2016 at 7:07pm
Comment by robert hessel on December 29, 2013 at 5:14pm
Comment by Gisbert Schürig on September 9, 2013 at 10:22pm

New stuff I just recorded.

Comment by robert hessel on January 19, 2013 at 3:27pm
Comment by Gisbert Schürig on April 21, 2011 at 12:38am
Hi John,
the article is on 'classic' metal. Of course the tritone and minor second were also important then, but mostly as melodic intervals and not as chordal structures.

Of course dissonance plays an important role in metal, and bands like Slayer make frequent chordal use of the tritone, still I´m pretty sure that jazz musicians use dissonant intervalls much more often as parts of chords.

I love the way Andreas Kisser of Sepultura uses beatings on their album 'Roots'.
Comment by geil groovin on February 20, 2011 at 3:47pm
geile geschichte supper!
Comment by Gisbert Schürig on December 16, 2010 at 9:27pm
Comment by Gisbert Schürig on December 16, 2010 at 1:59am


Generally, I´m bored by esoteric overtones, but this video is so over the top, it´s just great. I saw Rollin Rachele a few years ago at an overtone festival in Belgium. I was fascinated by his enigmatic presence and this video deepens this fascination.

Thanks for making this.

Comment by Gisbert Schürig on December 15, 2010 at 7:16pm

I found an article by Esa Lilja on

Characteristics of Heavy Metal Chord Structures



Among other things, it analyzes the 'acoustics of the loud an distorted' - distorted electric guitar sounds, which has a lot to do with the harmonic partials and their combination tones.


It explains the the richness and complexity of the distorted guitar sound and it´s use by bands such as Judas Priest or Black Sabbath.


Because of the complexity of the sound, these bands guitar players mostly use dyads of fith or fourth, because other intervalls cause to much beating - unwanted combination tones.


I noticed similarities between distorted  guitar sounds and throat singing before, here comes the academic insight into these matters.




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