Synopses & Reviews
Bands including Dead, Euronymous, and Varg Vikernes along with sociologists, police officers, theologians, and occultists recount how the satanic Black Metal, a spin-off of the heavy metal underground, devolved into acts of church burning, murder, and suicide in Scandinavia. This second edition, fully revised, discusses the crimes committed by Black Metal practitioners since 1997 in one of the strangest sagas in the history of rock and roll. Over 200 photos and illustrations are included.
The bloody rise of the satanic metal underground.
“* * * * * *! The most incredible story in the history of music … a heavyweight book.”—Kerrang!
“An unusual combination of true crime journalism, rock and roll reporting and underground obsessiveness, Lords of Chaos turns into one of the more fascinating reads in a long time.”—Denver Post
A narrative feature film based on this award-winning book has just gone into production.
In Black Metal music, the "most evil" wins.