Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground

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Feral House, 2003 - Music - 405 pages
The 2003 edition of LORDS OF CHAOS 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 exposé 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.

"An intense, scary book about an intense, scary scene: black metal, which in the 1990s took heavy metal's obsession with darkness and evil to its logical conclusion. Moynihan and Soderlind chronicle a world of murder, hatred and madness; even if you don't have any interest in the bands (or in the 2018 Jonas Åkerlund film based on this book), you may come away with a new appreciation for what it means for music to be truly extreme." Kelefa Sannah, The New Yorker


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This gives you the gory details along with the shocking intelligence of the worlds most feared people in the black metal scene. Everything from murdering thier own band members, church burnings, and ... Read full review

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Lords of Chaos is an intriguing read. They authors do an even and thorough job of chronicling the history and psychology behind the Black Metal scene. The book slows considerably in the second half ... Read full review


Chapter 01
Chapter 02
Chapter 03
Chapter 04
Chapter 05
Chapter 06
Chapter 07
Chapter 08
Chapter 09
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
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