Judas is known by many people as Jesus’ betrayer, from the village of Kerioth. He is the only Judean apostle out of the Twelve, according to the Gospel of John. Judas went to the chief priests and offered to betray Jesus, for this he was paid 30 pieces of silver. After the Last Supper he led an armed group to Gethsemane and there identified Jesus to the soldiers by kissing him. Later, according to the Gospel of Matthew, he repented of this act of betrayal and killed himself. Then the money went to buy a potter’s field. In the gospels it mentions that he hung himself. Other sources, such as the “Acts of the Apostles,” say that he fell off a cliff, landed on a rock, and split open. We don’t really know for sure. Because of Judas’ crime, he did not become a saint. In that case he doesn’t have a feast day, but his symbol, of course is 30 pieces of silver.
>>By Katie (Friday, 22 Nov 2002 03:36)
judas iscariot was stupid because he made jesus a martya
>>By bob (Tuesday, 3 Dec 2002 11:41)
Judas Iscariot was a betrayer of Jesus , yes, but he still should have became a saint. Jesus tell us that every one who has followed me or loved me will go to heaven and deserves a place of saintship. According to you, you think that he killed himself and regreted what he did. If he regreted what he did, he must have said sorry to God. Therefore he should have became a saint, heis also one of the most mentioned apostles even though he did betray Jesus. So you are telling me that, just because Doubting Thomas doubted Jesus at one time he shouldn' t have become a saint. Yes, Judas betrayed Jesus which was wrong, but seriously, everyone makes mistakes!
>>By Meghan (Wednesday, 4 Dec 2002 22:18)
My apologies. I thought this would be a discussion about the BM band not the actual person. Oh well.. I'm already here... I find the real Judas Iscariot to be a man of little honor. Regardlesss of my feelings about Christ I consider Iscariot weak-weaker than Christ(the man). If you dissent from your supposed leader take action yourself . To live as a traitor is an empty life. We see that Iscariot realized this himself, yet even in his death he took the cowards way out and wasted any good his actions had .
>>By Cathach (Friday, 17 Jan 2003 17:25)
But what about the one-man band???????????????????????
>>By kantararcanum (Thursday, 30 Jan 2003 12:06)
I cant believe that you are all talking about christianity and judas here when you can talk about the cult black metal made by Akhenaten.
I really adore his work, especially Heaven in flames is a classic.
A lot of people say moonlight butchery (his last work) wasnt a good album to end his career with, but I still think it's very grim , very Judas Iscariot.
I have never seen him live and that is something I will always regret, for Judas Iscariot is a very important part of my life!
>>By Shewolf (Monday, 24 Feb 2003 21:34)
I think that he is an jewish-american gay who hates his roots.Stick your rotten dicks in the remains of the wtc or something.True blackmetal comes from Scandinavia and not from an inferior country with a population full of bastards,niggers etc. Hail Scandinavia!
>>By Dood (Wednesday, 16 Apr 2003 00:27)
True, Scandinavia is the kings of BM bands as it originated there and has bands like Bathory, Marduk and Dark Throne but there is still some great stuff like Judas Iscariot and Celtic Frost. I say who gives a rat's ass where it came from it's good shit! and Judas Iscariot is some of the best
>>By Tom (Sunday, 27 Apr 2003 22:48)
Ok Dood so Marduk is from Scandinavia: look what happend to them, Mayhem is from Norway : look what happened to them, judas iscariot is from America, he stopped his project because it got to well known, Bloodstorm is from America, they make faster black metal than Mayhem ever did. Scandinavian black metal from the first and second generation is fucking dead, get over it.
It doensnt matter where a band comes from, or even a one-man project like Judas Iscariot, that it admirable. So dont you judge bands on where they come from, but on the music they make!!!
>>By Shewolf (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 12:01)
Firstly, why were people discussing the real Judas Iscariot? Fuck Christianity in any form. The fact of historically correct matter is that Judas Iscariot never in fact 'betrayed' (or for that matter followed) Jesus Christ. He betrayed the brother of Jesus, a man by the name of Judas Thomas, who was then sentenced to be crucified - but (as was common practice at the time) being a man of nobility, he picked a fellow off the street and had him hang in his place. So following a religion of lies, based upon the life of two Arab brothers, one a esoteric convert to Judaism and rabbi, and the other an incredible drunkard, is fucking stupid.
As far as music goes - it's only the incredibly lame faggots that only know of a band like Mayhem from 'Grand Declaration ...' that say stupid shit about how 'only Norwegian BM is true and blah blah blah'. Why judge a band based on where they're from? I mean Dimmu Burgers are Norwegian ... and they aren't exactly ... whats the word I'm looking for ... heterosexual. Judge a band based on their music and their ideology. Fuck Dimmu, and other faggots of their breed (aka CoF and Abyssos) who use this bullshit satanic image as a tool to get themselves plastered across the covers of every issue of Kerrang and Metal Hammer. Fuck bands with affiliations to weak ideologies such as the faggot LaVeyan's (Kult Ov Azazel, Black Funeral, Acheron, etc.) or stupid pagan earth-loving crap (Grom, Absurd, etc.). Hail total nihilism in music!! (provided that it is GOOD music) People always talk about how great the first wave of BM was - fuck the old BM. the only good music to come out of that scene were the first four Burzum albums, and Mayhem's 'De Mysteriis...'. I mean have you listened to 'Deathcrush' lately? A song like 'Chainsaw Gutsfuck' sounds like something a nigger would write. I send praises to Judas Iscariot for being one of the more uncompromising acts from the current BM scene.
My piece has been said - may the next hijacked planes crash land upon the vatican.
>>By Lycanthrope (Thursday, 1 May 2003 21:26)
Good point there lycanthrope. I aint ot much of fan myself of bM first wave. I prefer stuff like Marduk, Summoning, limbonic art, Bathory etc. CoF really fuck me off tho. Everyone considers them BM except for true BM fans. So many 12 year olds keep going on about how amazing they are etc. They used to be BM a long time ago but now they have joined a mainstream crowd. They must be mentioned in every metal hammer isue for a long time now. Since they mention a fair few BM bands I woulda thought they would have realised that they suck but I gues they want to appeal to all the gormless young teens.
P.S its Dimmu Borgir :P
>>By Tom (Thursday, 1 May 2003 22:33)
No, it really is Dimmu Burger, maybe with some Cradle of Fries with Tartaros? and a Fishtick Circle?
>>By Shewolf (Sunday, 4 May 2003 15:31)
The way I see it, we have some people here wanting to be TRUE like Dood(=Flemish for death) and a few who stay kind of a in the middle of things...
I think that Scandinavia shouldn't take ALL the credits from these 'roots' of Black Metal and where it should came from.I follow the scene now for about 15 years and I know that there are many bands wich are NOT from Sweden,Norway,Finland or even Denmark that made good and some even better, so called 'true' Black Metal,or Occult Metal,Heavy,Thrash,depending on what they wanted to name it.For example look at Ancient Rites from Belgium, they go along far before True Mayhem started out as a band.I can give many band-names, but I don't feel the urge to proof anything here.I think Judas Iscariot is great but not the best.I don't care about where they come from or better HE comes from.If America is a Jew-area, okay, the whole world has become a mix of people, real childlish to argue that. (Grishnack=in jail anyway)It's the music and the meaning behind it.But I guess that a black man doesn't belong in a BM-band or any form of metal.That opinion I share.Though, that beside this subject.
>>By Sniper (Saturday, 17 May 2003 14:47)
SUPPORT THE CULT JUDAS ISCARIOT!!!!
>>By Skargnakh (Wednesday, 21 May 2003 01:09)
Judas Iscariot is Jesus Christ's best friend, and he HAS been since their childhood together. Yes, Judas grew up with Jesus and he was the only apostle who came from Judah with Jesus. More than that, Judas, from a spiritual sense, is the Second of Four brothers of light, told about in the Book of Ezekiel as one of the Four Living Beings who, before being sent into the flesh, stood at the four sides of the throne of God. Jesus Christ is the First of these Four. The Third and Fourth of these Four are alive and well in the 21st century, they are the keyboardist and the drummer of the most incredible rock and roll band the world will ever hear!
Judas was Jesus' first disciple, as well as His closest confidant; and Judas was the only person Jesus could trust to "betray" Him. Jesus was certainly aware that His first destiny was to die on the cross, to give us all something more powerful than "sin" to believe in. No one can argue the fact that Judas was, to say the least, an important principle factor in the fulfillment of that destiny.
Another important, but unknown fact until now, about Jesus Christ, is that He happens to be one of the most accomplished guitar players in the world. Actually, that's putting it mildly, after all, He happens to be CHRIST on guitar! The REAL (not the guy who uses his name as a gimmick to try to be interesting) Judas Iscariot is a bass guitarist. Almost two thousand years ago Jesus and Judas played the most amazing rock and roll music together for the three years before Jesus' crusifixion and resurection. Unpluged, of course, but they still kicked ass! All of Jesus' deciples were sworn to secrecy, not to breath or write a word about Jesus being a master guitar player, or about the music Jesus and Judas played together. You see, healing the sick and lame, casting out demons and spreading the Good News was only Jesus' day gig!
Jesus Christ is coming, soon, to join The Third One and The Fourth One! And guess what? He's bringing His bass player with Him!
It has been suggested that Judas hanged himself. That's a really good story, except there is a problem with it. His body was never found. So, in the Book of Acts, Peter suggests another story, that being that Judas' body exploded. Uhhhhh....OK.
A BETTER known story is that JESUS' body was never found either!
If you are kind of interested in learning much more about all this, as well as the name of the rock band which happens to be the VEHICLE for the SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST, as well as hear their debut album, turn yer knob to godrox.com
I am not a lunitic, nor a twerped-up dolt. I have provided this information to this site because it is now time for these truths to be made perfectly clear to anyone who happens to be concerned about these facts concerning The Second One, Judas Iscariot, who's name has been litterally "drug through the slime and the mud" for almost two thousand years now. Despite the way the story has been spun, rest assured, Judas Iscariot did NOT betray his best friend. Why would he? For thirty lousy pieces of silver?
As to how do I know all this? Because I am one of the two of The Four who are already here. The Third One to be exact. I am a MAJOR spiritual entity. But someone is coming, so mighty is He, that I am not worty to plug in His patch cord!
>>By T3rd1 (Thursday, 22 May 2003 10:24)
Wow T3rd1! GODRock on!
>>By Dashnell (Thursday, 22 May 2003 21:53)
FUCK YOU T3rd1, and FUCK GOD!!!!!! Black metal RULES!
>>By Alice (Thursday, 22 May 2003 21:55)
All this analogy with the bible gives me a headache lol. Anyone know any decent places where I can order judas iscariot's music? Its impossible to find even on hmv import and they have everything else i can think of on there. I live in the uk btw. (Thursday, 22 May 2003 22:25)
Judas Iscariot is a F*****G Legend. True dark blasphemous music. This is a must for any fan of the genre.
Come talk about your fav metal bands at http://www.ancientfears.tk/
>>By Dissection (Monday, 26 May 2003 13:11)
Just wanna know what you people think about the neo-socialist black metal phenomenon. Akhenaten founded the U.S. Totalitarian Front who preach "black metal for white people". What's your opinion about it.
And by the way, im getting bored of trendies with their "fuck god" and "hail satan" Varg asked Raines to close burzum.com for getting shit posts like those.
>>By Cromlech (Tuesday, 3 Jun 2003 18:33)
Judas Iscariot>>> cult black metal!!!
one man, but what music, what speed..incredible
i can't say that it is the best bm band but anyhow it rules!!!!!
>>By SaboTageR (Saturday, 14 Jun 2003 17:34)
Judas Iscariot is king of U.S. Black Metal. His albums can be bought at Red Stream or Evil Music.com. My favorite is Moonlight Butchery, but all the other albums he has are awesome. Even the ones he plays drums on are excellent, though I personally like the rough style he has. Yes he plays in the style of Darkthrone, Burzum, and Graveland, but he's not doing covers, but very original music. His are my favorite vocals. I'm curious as to what he is doing now, I hear he stopped his band. Hopefully not, he is just getting started as far as I'm concerned. T3rd1 is an idiot, dood a dipshit. The original Judas Iscariot of the bible betrayed Jesus for money, most people betray him in every act they do, he was no worse. Of course no one actually reads the bible since society is evil, and you won't find truth without reading it for yourself. So I guess you are all going to hell. I'm a Christian and still love Black Metal. But you have no direction, except down. Just like before the flood, the world was filled with so much violence and evil that God repented for having created man.
Your end is near, God doesn't lie. Pick the bible up and read it all the way through, then make you mind up. Don't listen to man, he will fail you. God is real.
>>By Locust (Sunday, 15 Jun 2003 00:21)
Locust, are you preaching Christianity in here? that's what it sounds like to me. Christianity is so weak.
>>By BroodingDane (Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 04:27)
thats what my nickname will be because some of you guys are bashing christianuty for NO POINT whatsoever...who the fuck would start a post with "fuck christianity"?! what the fuck is wrong with you guys...i understand if u said something like "i dislike christian heavy metal" that would be fine...but if you bash a whole religion...then you are ignorant, and fuckin braindead...and take you fuckin devil worshipping music out of here...assholes
>>By UPWITHGOD YOU ASSHOLES (Sunday, 22 Jun 2003 03:15)
You are all gay. Fuck off and die.
>>By Akhenaten (Sunday, 29 Jun 2003 17:45)
Akhenaten of Judas Iscariot has issues dating back to his childhood and the environment he was raised in. He doesn't understand true christianity or God. He is just reacting to how people have failed him while at the same time representing christianity. It is a lesson to us all how important it is to be true to the Lord- which we have all failed at. However God forgives and knows our plight on this evil earth. But we can only get to know him by reading his word- the Bible. I pray that Akhenaten reads the word of God and recieves understanding. Such a man would be amazing on the side of the Lord. Instead he does what he thinks is right and instead joins himself to the thing he hates the most.
>>By Azag Grond (Thursday, 3 Jul 2003 20:40)
agrees with Akhenaten
>>By Raventongue (Thursday, 17 Jul 2003 03:00)
By joining yourself to satan you advocate all manner of evil including homosexuality.
>>By gog (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 16:19)
Judas Iscariot é uma das melhores hordas de black metal que ja existiu
Hail Black Metal Warriors!
Hail Judas Iscariot!!!!!!
>>By Satan"s Krieger (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 22:21)
By believing in Satan, you accept that God exists. Therefore you are just foolish young idiots. Satan doesn't care about you or your program, he will do what he can to deceive you so that you lose out on God's blessings and guidance. Your end is already foretold in the Bible. Though you have eyes, you cannot see. Though you have ears, you cannot hear. Good luck in hell where the smoke of your burning will rise up forever.
>>By Azag Grond (Saturday, 19 Jul 2003 18:13)
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