[Cover image Dayal Patterson]
A much expanded and enhanced version of a significant Black Metal book is on the way. Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult – Restored, Expanded & Definitive Edition, written by Dayal Patterson, is returning as a 700+ page hardcover book. It will be available exclusively in North America for pre-order via Decibel Books.
Patterson, who is also the founder of Cult Never Dies publishing, says:
I first worked with Decibel’s Albert Mudrian some 20 years ago when I interviewed him for my fanzine, Crypt. We’ve kept in touch since then, and Cult Never Dies and Decibel have collaborated on multiple projects, with us printing editions of their books for European readers and them creating U.S. editions of their books for ours. It was therefore a no-brainer that we would work together in bringing this mammoth new title to U.S. readers and we are extremely happy to have what is probably our most important title in safe and trusted hands.
This edition of Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult includes 120,000 words of new content, consisting of over 20 new chapters and 20 expanded chapters, over 60 new interviews, meaning over 130 in total, and an 80-page color photo section as well as a new illustrated cover.
Artist interviews you’ll find in the book include: Venom, Mercyful Fate, Bathory, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Sodom, Destruction, Sepultura, Vulcano, Holocausto, Mystifier, Blasphemy, Samael, Rotting Christ, Necromantia, Deviser, Agatus, Zemial, Tormentor, Master’s Hammer, Von, Mayhem, Thorns, Darkthrone, Burzum, Immortal, Emperor, Gehenna, Gorgoroth, Trelldom, Beherit, Impaled Nazarene, Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Les Legions Noire, Marduk, Dissection, Vinterland, The Black, Watain, Shining, Strid, Forgotten Woods, Bethlehem, Silencer, Forgotten Tomb, Lifelover, Graveland, Infernum, Behemoth, Hades, Helheim, Isengard/Storm, Kampfar, Windir, Primordial, October Falls, Enslaved, Satyricon, Ulver, Mortem, Arcturus, Fleurety, In The Woods…, Manes, Ved Buens Ende, Dodheimsgard, Sigh, Deathspell Omega, Mysticum, Aborym, Blacklodge, Black Witchery, Hecate Enthroned, Winterfylleth, Fen, Profanatica and many more.
Books are scheduled to ship in early December 2023. European customers can order the Cult Never Dies edition of the book directly from Cult Never Dies right here.