Lords Of Chaos: The Bloody Rise Of The Satanic Metal Underground
The 2003 edition is revised and expanded, adding fifty new pages, detailing outbreaks of Black Metal crime in Finland, Germany and the United States; and includes the secret history of occult Rock, a new section on Varg Vikernes' promulgation of bizarre Aryan UFO theories, and material on the career of Hendrik Mobus, an international neo-Nazi fugitive.
This award-winning expose features hundreds of rare photos and exclusive interrogations with priests, police officers, Satanists, and leaders of demonic bands who believe the greater evil spawns the greatest glory.
At the close of the last millennium, more than 100 churches in Europe were torched and desecrated by adherents to Black Metal, the most extreme form of underground music on the planet. In an escalating unholy war, Black Metal bands and their obsessive fans have left a grim legacy of suicide, murder and terrorism that continues to spread from Norway to Germany, Finland, America, and beyond...
Written by two journalists with unique access to the hellish demimonde, the acclaimed cult bestseller Lords Of Chaos has now been revised and expanded, with startling new revelations. This award-winning expose features hundreds of rare photos and exclusive interrogations with priests, police officers, Satanists, and leaders of demonic bands who believe the greater evil spawns the greatest glory.
'Lords of Chaos is a brilliantly interwoven, if unlikely, bundle of journalistic branches-music, true-crime, occult, and subcultural anthropology. [It] benefits immeasurably from the authors' commitment to long-term study, and the care they've taken to convey the contradictions and differences within the scene, demolishing the oversimplified coverage in the sensationalistic press.' -BRUTARIAN
'Paints a grim picture of the infamous Norwegian death metal scene in the early '90s ... Testimonies reveal a lethal brand of childish, psychopathic obsession vastly more scary than the ponderous and deliberately offensive music scene that spawned them.' -BIZARRE
'A riveting read, equal parts history, sociopolitical analysis, and true crime.' -SPIN
Author: Michael Moynihan / Didrik Soderlind
Publisher: Feral House Books
Page Count: 404pp
Size: 6 x 9
Notes: softcover, new edition
Date of Publication: November 3, 2003