Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies: Volume 1 is the second full-length book in Dayal Patterson’s ‘Black Metal Cult‘ series of books and like the others, can be read completely independently.
Comprised entirely of new and exclusive interviews with:
SATYRICON/STORM/MOONFOG, MANES, KAMPFAR, SOLEFALD, WARDRUNA/JOTUNSPUR/GORGOROTH), XANTOTOL, ARKONA, MASTIPHAL, EVILFEAST, MGLA/KRIEGSMASCHINE, STRID, BETHLEHEM, SILENCER, FORGOTTEN TOMB and TOTAL NEGATION as well as a chapter on artist Theodor Kittelsen and his impact on black metal aesthetics.
Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies: Volume 1
Reviews and testimonials:
“The Black Metal scene needed this book. Dayal Patterson’s TITANIC work collects all the materials and interviews under one flag; ‘Cult Never Dies’. This is the testimony of OUR existence.”
“Patterson focuses on three strands of black metal – an expanded Norwegian chapter, plus the Polish scene and the depressive/suicidal black metal subgenre – dissecting each thread in minute detail with the assistance of the musicians themselves. This is where your value for money comes in: most of these headbangers have never opened up before about their music and the philosophy that drives it… It’s a mighty achievement and may Satan usher in a second volume before too long…through a series of exclusive interviews Patterson gives ample space to bands who though underground were able to make a mark in the extreme scene.”
Joel McIver (RECORD COLLECTOR magazine)
“Dayal is asking the right questions and definitely has a hand for weaving it all together tastefully.” C (TOTAL NEGATION)
“In the latest years I often detest to reply to interviews since they’re usually very boring and it seems like writers do not really know the band that well, resulting in stupid or boring questions. It was the actual opposite with Dayal, since all the questions were challenging and gave me a chance to finally speak my mind about several points in the history of my band. The way the whole chapter was put together is very entertaining, honest and exhaustive. If someone wants to know more about Forgotten Tomb this is certainly the proper way to do it.”
Herr Morbid (FORGOTTEN TOMB)
Recommended Book: Black Metal : Evolution of the Cult