In 2002, documentary photographer Peter Beste began working in the milieu of the Norwegian black metal scene. This scene, with its notorious events of murder, church arson, and self-mythology, is absolutely sealed to outsiders. The international black metal fan base is one of the most devoted, fanatical, and proprietary in the world. Beste's access and insight into this world is unprecedented and has yielded an amazing photographic journey, along with a very popular documentary series on VBS.tv, also available on YouTube. Beste, together with Johan Kugelberg, noted writer, editor, and collector of documentary photography, has brought the images into a hermeneutic narrative that makes for a compelling experience.
Deluxe edition in a silkscreened slipcase. Includes an original signed 8x10 b&w photo print and a silkscreened black metal band logos poster. Signed and numbered by the photographer and editor in an edition of 666.