I'm a musician, DJ, and music journalist, so music is definitely the main influence in my life, specifically DARK music.
I know that other forms of art, mythology, and literature have drawn me over to the dark side from an early age, but I honestly don't think I'd be anything close to who I am today if it wasn't for music.
Also, I'm one of those few who aren't satisfied with what I already know.
I need to hear new dark artists (or more importantly, older important and influential artists I've still yet to discover) every day to keep the inspiration fresh in my mind. Therefore, dark music is a lifelong study and obsession for me......
As Dr. Chanard said, "We need to see.... we need to know!!!"
I need to know every dark chord emanating from the abyss of nightmares, so that I may better learn and do it better!!!
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
- Aleister Crowley