BLACK METAL: The Cult Never Dies Vol .1 (by Dayal Patterson)
300 pages and over 150 photos, many previously unpublished. Features exclusive and definitive interviews with:
Satyricon, Manes, Kampfar, Solefald, Wardruna/Jotunspur/Gorgoroth, Xantotol, Arkona, Mastiphal, Evilfeast, Mgła/Kriegsmaschine, Strid, Silencer, Bethlehem, Forgotten Tomb and Total Negation.
Includes a chapter on the art of Theodor Kittelsen
Price: 17,99 €
SORCERY and RELIGION in Ancient Scandinavia (by Varg Vikernes)
Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia is a book from Varg Vikernes, one of the most controversial musicians of all time and the mastermind behind one of the most acclaimed Black Metal bands in the world Burzum. Convicted in 1994 of the murder of band-mate Euronymous, Vikernes has since spent 15yrs studying the traditions and beliefs of the Ancient Scandinavians and their influence on modern Europeans. That research has culminated in a book in which the outspoken and often divisive author challenges many of the widely held views of contemporary culture and its history. The passionate and in-depth text provides an absorbing insight into the thoughts of this most notorious of musicians. Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia makes fascinating reading and will be of interest not only to Black Metal and Burzum fans, but also to those with an interest in Norse mythology or European history and social commentators
Price: 15,00 €
The Death Archives: Mayhem 1984-94 (hardcover) by Jorn “Necrobutcher” Stubberud
In this unique documentary book, Stubberud shares the first groundbreaking years of Mayhem’s existence including their first photo-sessions in full corpse regalia; recording sessions, and exclusive stills from live video footage of their earliest gigs. In Necrobutcher’s Death Archives he shares rarely seen photos of the band before death of singer Pelle “Dead” Ohlin and murder of guitarist Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth.
Once Mayhem established their unique sound, The Norwegian Black Metal scene grew ferociously and globally finding common ground in violent imagery, horror iconography, fierce anti-Christian views, which ultimately led to over fifty church fires, among them the iconic Fantoft Stavkirke in Bergen. The violent nature of the music also led to the brutal murder of Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth in 1993 by Varg “Count Grishnak” Vikernes internationally known as Burzum. Today, Norwegian Black Metal is one of the most distinct and controversial sub-cultures in the music world, its popularity spanning globally from China to Mexico. The book is not only a documentation of a band- it is also a story about Norway, and a unique Norwegian subculture where a deep fascination for authentic Nordic culture and nature is deeply immersed.
The Death Archives: Mayhem 1984-94 was listed as one of Rough Trade’s top books of 2016.
Price: 69,99 €