True Norwegian Black Metal

True Norwegian Black Metal

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 292 x 368 x 22.86mm | 2,177.24g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1576874354
  • 9781576874356
  • 52,242

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About Peter Beste

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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