Who We Are
Slaughter In Art is an industrial music label, also called “New European Music”. Founded in 2004 as a presentation platform for different activities in the European Music Style.
Industrial, Neo-folk, Martial, Power Electronic, Pagan Folk, Death-Industrial, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Minimal, Black Industrial, Ambient, Orchestral, Neoclassical, Noise.
Our logo forms S, I, A. (The A formed by the S and the I in the center – Slaughter in Art). It is composed of the runes Sowilo and Isa. Significance of colors is mastered with white, red and black as representative colors.
Germanic – sowilo = Sun
Gothic – saugil = Sun.
Old English – sigil = Sun.
Old Norse – sol = Sun.
Esoteric meaning: The Sun wheel. Sowilo is the 16th rune of the Futhark alphabet. As the rune of the Sun and sunlight, Sowilo represents the spiritual force that guides you through the paths of life. Also known as the “rune of victory”, Sowilo also announces great success, long-awaited individual victory, a goal in life that will be finally achieved. Reversed – Sowilo refers to a bad advice, trouble and even self-destruction. In Norse mythology, Sol is the God of Sun.
Even it doesn’t represent a major deity of the pantheon, Sol is nevertheless mentioned several times in the Poetic Edda. (A collection of poems written in Old Norse, the Poetic Edda is today our main source of information on Norse mythology).
Germanic – Isa = Ice
Gothic – Eis = Ice
Old English – Is = Ice
Old Norse – Iss = Ice
Isa is 11th rune of Futhark alphabet, rune of concentration of things in a static or frozen state. Rune of stillness, Ego-Self and purity of ice. Ice is representative of the feminine principle in Norse philosophy. A stillness of contemplation and a preparation for new life: new hope and rebirth. It is geometrically made up of a single vertical line, which itself is an image of unity and simplicity. Isa is powerful ice rune, it symbolizes crystallization, materialization, or densification. As well as it symbolizes the independence of the “I” (Ego-Self) from the group, and the isolation from it. The “I” symbolizes a return to the earth, i.e. to the physical world, and the need for the “I” to return to the physical world. It symbolizes the need for the “I” to focus again on itself in order to find its unity, to become autonomous and independent entity.
Isa is static: it simply “is.” Its purpose is to preserve things as they are, that is, to hold the present in immutability.
White/Red/Black – Significance of colors – The primordial tradition
Indo-European peoples share a similar mental schema, whether they are Greeks, Celts, Indo-Iranians, Balts, Germans, Slavs or Latins. In each the organization of society depends on three primordial functions. This structure can be found in the myths, but also in the narrative structures, and in the social organization like the theory of the orders of Adalberon of Laon. This schema is also found in the three orders of medieval society: laboratores (workers), oratores (those who pray) and bellatores (warriors).
The three functions:
The first function, called the priestly function, is linked to the sacred. (White)
Also called Sovereignty function, it belongs to the class of priests: Hindu Brahmins, Roman Flamines, Celtic Druids, Persian Dervishes or Slavic Volhvs. This function corresponds to the deities linked to magic on the one hand, and to justice and contract on the other. In the sacral dimension it is represented by Hindu gods Mitra and Varuna, Persian Mithra and Ahura, Greek Zeus and Uranus, Roman Jupiter and Dius Fidius or god-like mythical-historical figures of Romulus and Numa Pompilius, Tyr or Tiwas and Odin or Wodnaz of German tribes (in honor of whom we have names for the days of week Tuesday and Wednesday), and Slavic Svarog and Veles.
Among the living its symbol is a man’s head, and among the objects its symbol is a cup.
The second function, called the Warrior function, is related to the defense of the people. (Red)
Based on Force, Honor and Bravery, it is the function of Kings, Rajas, Nobility, Heroes and the Warrior gods: Hindu Indra and Vishnu; and incarnations of the latter Krishna and Rama. Greek Heracles and Achilles and their patrons Athena and Apollo, Scandinavian-German Thor or Thunaraz, Slavic and Baltic Perun or Perkunas. In ancient Rome, in order to be an emperor, one had to have been a senator, and for that to be a Roman citizen – which does not necessarily mean being a resident of Rome, but above all enjoying the status of a free man of the Roman Empire, and therefore having the right to vote. To be a citizen, one must have been a soldier, therefore a warrior. This function corresponds to the deities linked to physical strength (Ares) on the one hand, and to command, victory and wisdom on the other (Athena).
Among the living its symbol is a horse’s head, and among the objects its symbol is the aegis.
Based on Wellbeing, Productivity and Fertility it is function of artisans, travelers, healers, craftsmen, herdsmen and farmers. It corresponds to the third class of Hinduism: the vaisya (also – ârya). Also to the deities related to peace, physical beauty, crops, herds, prosperity, wealth, love and sensuality. In a Heavenly domain it is represented by ancient Indo-European Divine Twins, the Riders of Solar Chariot and their sister Dawn, the Daughter of the Sky, who gave rise to Hindu Ashvin twins and their sister Ushas, Greeko-Roman Dioscuri and Helen, German Freyr and Freya, Slavic Jarilo and Marzanna.
Among the living its symbol is a bull’s head, and among the objects it is an agricultural tool.
Philosophers say that you can see nothing that is not clothed with light and color.
This is why there is a very great kinship between colors and lights which makes it possible to see.
We understand the importance of the fact that, if the light dies, the colors also die and when the light returns, the colors are restored at the same time as the force of the lights.
(Leon Battista Alberti – De Pictura / De la peinture1435.)
Combination of white, red and black is the oldest combination, passed through the millenniums, and has retained its relevance, significance of colors, prevalence and popularity to the present. In “archaic” civilizations, the perception of color is permeated with symbolism and symbolism is the one under which conditions colors are used. The role of white, red and black colors for Indo-European cultures was very significant. Their semantics was associated with the most important phenomena of life itself, reflecting the deep mythological ideas about it and beliefs.
Significance of colors from old perspective
In primitive tribes significance of colors has been high ranked. White meant light, sacredness, purity, clarity, good, health, and life itself. Meanwhile, red – a symbol of strength, courage, protection from hostile forces, and fire. And black color represented the personification of hostile forces and evil. Just as night time made a man vulnerable to the forces of nature. Accordingly, the symbolism of black personified the unknown, chaos, darkness and death. Since this triad of white-red-black reflects the main phenomena of human nature itself and the nature surrounding man (white – the light of day and milk, red – blood and fire, black – night and earth), then its symbolism remains practically unchanged for many cultures of the world. And above all, this color symbolism, reflected in the folk costume, up to the XX century, preserved an archaic combination of red pattern on a white background, rooted in the Paleolithic times.