True Norwegian Black Metal (Hardcover)

True Norwegian Black Metal By Peter Beste (By (photographer)), Johan Kugelberg (Editor) Cover Image
By Peter Beste (By (photographer)), Johan Kugelberg (Editor)
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In the last two decades, a bizarre and violent musical subculture called "Black Metal" has emerged in Norway. Its roots stem from a heady blend of horror movies, heavy metal music, Satanism, Paganism, and adolescent angst. In the early-mid 1990s, members of this extremist underground committed murder, burned down medieval wooden churches, and desecrated graveyards. What started as juvenile frenzy came to symbolize the start of a war against Christianity, a return to the worship of the ancient Norse gods, and the complete rejection of mainstream society.

About the Author

American documentary photographer Peter Beste has spent the last eight years working in the milieu of this insulated and secretive community. Beste's access and insight has been absolutely without precedent, resulting in an amazing photographic journey.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781576874356
ISBN-10: 1576874354
Publisher: Vice Books
Publication Date: May 20th, 2008
Pages: 208
Language: English