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Around the World in 80 Decibels: Otto's Full Moon Black Metal Magic


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The Earth's moon was full as we arrived at the medieval castle for the OpenFields Festival, in the Belgium village of Rêves.The Bermuda Triangle's Flamingo prince, Otto von Schirach, instinctually quenched the crowd's thirst for his signature style of alien beats, playing for close to two hours.

As Otto performed under that blistering moon, which he credits as being fuel for madness, something unearthly began to happen. I stared out at the enormous crowd and it seemed to me that people were in the process of losing their minds.  Proof of that madness was evident all around us as people began to believe themselves to be from another planet, a planet of my friends, inhabited by a race of Mongolian Bass people. It was utter mayhem and pure pandemonium within that sea of thousands, nestled between that moon and this towering black metal castle in Belgium.

Once Otto began to perform his final track, "Chango," it was clear he had channeled that full moon's energy, infectiously spreading madness through the crowd. Maybe it was the 500-year-old castle, jet lag, or the kief, but I seem to remember aliens there to witness Otto von Schirach, Miami's own Triangular Disciple of Bass.

Your boy,
The Notorious Nastie

Above is a tour video where you see the full infectious reality of the Mongoloid tendencies, as it pertains to Otto von Schirach.

For more info, visit ottovonschirach.com.

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