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Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult

by Dayal Patterson

An epic, definitive history of the extreme and controversial genre of black metal, from its pioneers in the early 1980s pioneers to its rebirth in Scandinavia and through to today's increasingly diverse groups of performers and fans. Includes lots of photos and new and archival interviews. Learn about bands and personalities as Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem, Behemoth, Tormentor, Emperor, Darkthrone, Samael, Gorgoroth, and many dozens of others. If you want to learn everything there is to know about black metal, this book is an excellent place to start.