BLACK METAL: EVOLUTION OF THE CULT - Signed by author (plus art print) [Published late 2013]


BLACK METAL: EVOLUTION OF THE CULT - Signed by author (plus art print)   [Published late 2013]

The book that started it all - 215,000 words, over 300 pictures and almost 600 pages.  

Published by Feral House, 31st December 2013.

Includes an exclusive art print only available from this site.

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Full Description:

Offering an unparalleled level of detail, and spanning 600 pages, Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult captures the progress of the genre, from its infancy in the early eighties through to its resurrection in the nineties and onwards to the fascinating scene we see today. Combining interviews with the key individuals involved with editorial insight and iconic photography this epic tome examines the artistic, musical, spiritual development of the genre and the creative work, ideologies and often colourful lives of some of its most significant bands including:

Venom, Mercyful Fate, Bathory, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Sodom, Slayer, Kreator, Destruction, Vulcano, Sarcofago, Blasphemy, Samael, Rotting Christ, Necromantia, VON, Tormentor, Master’s Hammer, Beherit, Mayhem, Vomit, Thorns, Darkthrone, Burzum, Thou Shalt Suffer and Emperor, Gehenna, Gorgoroth, Trelldom, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Mütiilation, Vlad Tepes, Belketre and the Black Legions, Dissection, Watain, Marduk and Funeral Mist, Shining, Graveland, Infernum, Behemoth, Enslaved, Satryricon, Isengard/Storm, Ulver, Windir, Negura Bunget, Hades, Primordial, Arcturus, Manes, In the Woods..., Ved Buens Ende, Fleurety, Sigh, Dødheimsgard, Mysticum, Aborym, Blacklodge, Amesoeurs/Alcest, Fen, Wolves in the Throne Room, Lifelover

Included throughout the book are a wealth of images, many of which are previously unpublished, and in some cases, never seen before, with unseen images dating right back to Mayhem's Deathcrush sessions in the eighties.

Alongside archive interviews, Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult includes extensive and exclusive interviews with: 

  • Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski (Behemoth)
  • Alan ‘AA Nemtheanga’ Averill (Primordial)
  • Attila Csihar (Mayhem / Tormentor)
  • Benny ‘Cerastes’ (Mysticum)
  • Conrad ‘Cronos’ Lant (Venom)
  • Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth)
  • Edmond ‘Hupogrammos’ Karban (Negura Bunget)
  • Eirik ‘Pytten’ Hundvin (Producer for Emperor, Gorgoroth, Mayhem)
  • Fabban ‘Malfeitor’ (Aborym)
  • Frank ‘The Watcher’ Allain (Fen)
  • František Štorm (Master’s Hammer)
  • George ‘Magus Daoloth’ Zacharopoulos (Rotting Christ / Necromantia)
  • Gerald ‘Black Winds’ (Blasphemy)
  • Greg ‘Damien’ Moffit (Cradle Of Filth)
  • Gylve ‘Fenriz’ Nagell (Darkthrone / Dødheimsgard / Isengard / Storm)
  • Hans ‘Mortuus’ Rostén (Marduk / Funeral Mist)
  • Håvard ‘Mortiis’ Ellefsen(Emperor)
  • Ian ‘Tjodalv’ Åkesson (Dimmu Borgir)
  • Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved)
  • Jarle ‘Hvall’ Kvåle (Windir / Vreid)
  • Jason ‘Venien’ Ventura (VON)
  • Jon ‘Metallion’ Kristiansen (Slayer Mag / Head Not Found Records)
  • Jonas ‘B’ Bergqvist (Lifelover)
  • Jonas Åkerlund (Bathory)
  • Jørn ‘Necrobutcher’ Stubberud (Mayhem / Kvikksølvguttene)
  • Jorn Tunsberg (Old Funeral / Immortal / Hades)
  • Kai ‘Trym’ Mosaker (Emperor / Enslaved)
  • Kim ‘( )’ Carlsson(Lifelover)
  • Kim ‘King Diamond’ Petersen (Mercyful Fate)
  • Kjetil ‘Manheim’ (Mayhem)
  • Kjetil Grutle (Enslaved)
  • Kristian ‘Gaahl’ Espedal (Trelldom / Gorgoroth / Gaahlskag)
  • Kristoffer ‘Garm’ Rygg (Arcturus / Ulver)
  • Lee Barrett (Candlelight Records)
  • Marko ‘Holocausto’ Laiho (Beherit)
  • Michael ‘Vorph’ Locher (Samael)
  • Mikko Aspa (Clandestine Blaze)
  • Mirai Kawashima (Sigh)
  • Morgan ‘Evil’ Hakkansson (Marduk / Abruptum)
  • Niklas Kvarforth (Shining)
  • Ole ‘Apollyon’ Moe (Aura Noir / Dødheimsgard / Immortal)
  • Paul Ryan (Cradle Of Filth)
  • Peter Tagtgren (Producer for Dimmu Borgir, Marduk)
  • Preben ‘Prime Evil’ (Mysticum, Aborym)
  • Rob ‘Darken’ Fudali (Graveland / Infernum)
  • Robin ‘Graves’ Eaglestone (Cradle Of Filth)
  • Robin ‘Mean’ Malmberg (Mysticum)
  • Roger ‘Infernus’ Tiegs (Gorgoroth / Borknagar)
  • Rune ‘Blasphemer’ Eriksen (Mayhem / Aura Noir)
  • Saint Vincent (Blacklodge)
  • Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ)
  • Shawn ‘Goat’ Calizo (VON)
  • Simen ‘ICS Vortex’ Hestnæs (Arcturus / Dimmu Borgir)
  • Snorre Ruch (Stigma Diabolicum / Thorns / Mayhem)
  • Steffen ‘Dolgar’ Simestad (Gehenna)
  • Svein Egil Hatlevik (Fleurety / Dødheimsgard)
  • Sven ‘Silenoz’ Kopperud (Dimmu Borgir)
  • Sven-Erik ‘Maniac’ Kristiansen (Mayhem)
  • Terje ‘Tchort’ Vik Schei (Emperor / Carpathian Forest)
  • Thomas ‘Pest’ Kronenes (Gorgoroth)
  • Tom ‘King’ Visnes (Gorgoroth / Ov Hell)
  • Tom ‘Warrior’ Fischer (Hellhammer / Celtic Frost)
  • Tomas ‘Samoth’ Haugen (Thou Shalt Suffer / Emperor)
  • Tor-Helge ‘Cernunnus’ Skei (Manes)
  • Vegard ‘Ihsahn’ Tveiten (Emperor / Thou Shalt Suffer)
  • Ville ‘Shatraug’ Pystynen (Horna / Behexen)
  • Willy ‘Meyhna'ch’ Rousell (Mutiilation)
  • Yusaf ‘Vicotnik’ Parvez (Dødheimsgard)
  • Zhema Rodero (Vulcano)

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