|A Blaze in the North American Skyarticle, by Brandon Stosuy, 2008, The Believer magazine|
Examines to what extent American black metal said to be aggressive and brutal is legitimately so if, unlike Norwegian black metal, its artists don't actually engage in acts of physical aggression and brutality.
|* 'A blaze in the northern sky' – Black Metal music and subculture: An interactionist accountdissertation, by Karl Jones, 2003, University of Manchester|
From a sociological perspective, aims to provide an account of what black metal fans think and feel about the music and subculture, offering various opinions from British fans.
|"A Blaze In The Northern Sky" - The Black Metal Seminarblog column, by Ken Pierce, 2010, PiercingMetal.com|
Talks about a seminar on Norwegian black metal music, culture and origins, held by music journalist Patrizia Mazzuoccolo in 2010 at the Scandinavia House building, New York, USA.
|A Burzum Story: Part VI - The Musicblog column, by Varg Vikernes, Burzum.org|
Vikernes recounts how with his band Burzum in 1991 he rebelled against the notions that it's important for metal bands to focus on instrumentation, production and branding, instead creating with Burzum music that's more spontaneous and organic (and achieving critical acclaim as a result).
|An Inquiry into the History and Evolution of Metaphysical Satanism in Black Metalarticle, by Kilgore Herring, 2011, TinyMixTapes.com|
Using Deathspell Omega as a case study, investigates the nature of metaphysical Satanism in metal, to what extent the musicians hold it as a gimmick or as an authentic belief, and how in the latter case musicians can remain true to their beliefs within a music industry that does not necessarily value authenticity.
|An oral history of Chicago's metal scene: the early years, part 2: Location, location, location, part 3: The ’90s, part 4: A scene resurgent|
column series, by Roger Riddell, 2011, A.V. Club
|Anti-Cosmosis: Black Mahapralayapaper, by Nicola Masciandaro, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
From a 'life-negating' or 'transcendental nihilist' perspective, discusses black metal as a means of realizing enlightening / liberating catharsis or Zen-like direct experience of reality.
|Banks Violette: Black Metal Dreamscolumn, by Franklin Melendez, 2006, SOMA Magazine|
Looks at some of Banks Violette's museum exhibitions based on metal-related themes such as black metal church burning and the murder of a young female student by three teenage boys who sought to seal the notoriety of their metal band Hatred.
|BAsileus philosoPHOrum METaloricumpaper, by Scott Wilson, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
In relation to the structure/limitations of academic discourse, attempts to capture, or more precisely to invoke, the fundamental gist or the essential force of black metal, which is so awkward and cumbersome to express in words.
|Black Confessions and Absu-lutionpaper, by Niall Scott, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
Submits that a confessionist aspect of black metal, unlike confession in Christian religion, involves not fearful denial of the foreboding weight of metaphysical and existential dilemma but rather transforms the fear into philosophical awe of the universe and into a transcendent type of direct experience of reality.
|* Black Metal: A Documentarydocumentary, by Bill Zebub, 2007, Bill Zebub Productions|
Looks at the world of black metal and its underlying influences.
|Black Metal and Anonymity: A Traditionalist Perspectivearticle, 2010, DeathMetal.org|
Considers early black metal musicians as expressing a higher principle and being content to remain in anonymity, in contrast to modern black metal musicians who are less aware and seek more personal recognition.
|Black Metal and the Extreme Right, Part 6blog column, by Graeme, 2010, RoarOfTheMasses.blogspot.com|
Looks at how some black metal bands strongly suggest fascist or prejudiced themes in their music and imagery but turn around and deny it when interviewed, and explores more closely what exactly constitutes 'fascist' music.
|Black Metal as a Medium for Continuing Occult Traditionsarticle, 2009, Esoteriic.com|
|Black Metal as Art: What makes metal connect with your soularticle, 2006, Dark Legions Archive website|
Conservative Revolution in Modern Popular Culture, Part 2article, by Alex Kurtagic, 2010, The Occidental Quarterly Online|
Considers black metal as a revival of the German Conservative Revolution and its "völkisch" ideas.
Conservative Revolution in Modern Popular Culture, Part 3article, by Alex Kurtagic, 2010, The Occidental Quarterly Online|
Explores the revival of "völkisch ideas" in black metal's themes of occultism, the organic, mysticism, paganism, national socialism, and anti-egalitarianism.
|Black Metal History: A brief history of a complex genrearticle, 2005, Dark Legions Archive website|
|Black Metal ist Krieg: The Political Boundaries of Black Metalpaper, by Attila Gyulai, 2010, presented at the third "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Prague|
Using Nargaroth album title and popular slogan "Black Metal ist Krieg" ("Black Metal is War" in English) as a case study, examines black metal politics and the fractured nature of the black metal community.
|Black metal lost its stab at Eurovisionnews article, by Nina Berglund, 2010, NewsInEnglish.no|
Keep of Kalessin runner-up in nomination to represent Norway at Europe's Eurovision Song Contest.
|* Black Metal Satanicadocumentary, directed by Mats Lundberg, 2008, Cleopatra Records|
Explores the black metal sub-genre, with particular focus on second-generation black metal (mid-1990s) and later.
|* Black Metal: The Music of Satandocumentary, by Bill Zebub, 2010, Grimoire|
Interviewing a wide variety of black metal musicians, looks at the music behind all the musician theatrics and media spin.
|Black Metal Theorywebsite, BlackMetalTheory.blogspot.com|
Official website of the Black Metal Theory symposiums.
|Black Metal UKwebsite, BlackMetal.co.uk|
A social network website revolving around black metal, especially in Britain.
|Black Metal, Literature and Mythology: The Case of Cornelius Jakhellnarticle, by Giuliano D'Amico, 2009, Nordicum-Mediterraneum|
In relation to Roger Chartier's views on 'popular' culture and 'high' culture, considers black metal as an art form worthy of scholarly interest and examines black metal's appropriation of literary and mythological discourses and its influence upon those discourses, using as a case study the activity as both a writer and a musician of Cornelius Jakhelln (band Solefald).
|Black Metal? Eh?column, by Alex, 2010, LurkersPath.com|
Talks about black metal as experiencing a resurgence of authenticity following a more difficult period when the scene was filled with unoriginal clone bands.
|Commodified Evil's Wayward Children: Black Metal and Death Metal as Purveyors of an Alternative Form of Modern Escapismthesis, by Jason Forster, 2006, University of Canterbury|
Explores potential negative and positive social effects of black metal and death metal, and argues the message of the music is that people may best overcome their problems not by vainly hoping that justice will prevail but by actively cultivating desensitization and indifference towards the plight and suffering of others thus regaining a sense of power and control of their own lives.
|Corpse Paint on the Runways? Black Metal officially fashionablenews article, 2007, MetalInjection.net|
|Crypto Logo Jihad: Black Metal and the Aesthetics of Evilarticle, by Daniel van der Velden, 2007, Metropolis M|
In context of the illegibility of black metal band logos, discusses black metal as an artform, black metal's negative aspect and its hidden / mysterious aspect, the phenomena of one-man bands, and the importance of the band logo.
|Depressive Black Metal, the Endless Ocean of Darknesscolumn, by Ethan Mittel, 2010, MetalStorm.net|
Looks at the sub-genre of depressive black metal.
|Draft of Interview on Hideous Gnosiscolumn, draft for Miasma|
Nicola Masciandaro, organizer of the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium", talks about the origins, motivations and general nature of the project.
|Enslaved cancel concert rather than play with Christian bandnews article, by Brett Stevens, 2010, Examiner.com|
|Euronymous's Epistles (pt. 2)column, by Valter, 2009, SurrealDocuments.blogspot.com|
Offers for viewing and briefly describes scans of eight letters, collected over several years from various fan sites, blogs, forums, etc, written by renown black metal musician Euronymous aka Øystein Aarseth.
|Euronymous' Epistles (pt. 3) – The political economy of DSPblog column, by Valter, 2009, SurrealDocuments.blogspot.com|
Examines how Øystein 'Euronymous' Aarseth ran his record label Deathlike Silence Productions (DSP) as more of a social than economic device in black metal's vein of doing things not for profit but for the music itself.
|Ex-Gorgoroth Frontman's Appearance In Black Metal Musical Generates Controversynews article, 2010, Blabbermouth.net|
Opponents are concerned over Gaahl's extremist views such as the condoning of church burnings and question his casting in a theater production that's supported by public financing.
|Extreme Blacknessdocument, Dave Hill, 2005, www.TheBlackMetalDialogues.com|
Humorous e-mail exchanges playing on black metal stereotypes, between "Lance, the King of Black Metal" (aka Dave Hill) and Mathias, member of the underground black metal band Mysticum and who does not know the e-mail discussion is a spoof.
|Extreme Music for Extreme People: Black and Death Metal Put to the Test in a Comparative Empirical Studypaper, by Sarah Chaker, 2008, presented at the first "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Salzburg|
Examines black and death metal as two particular kinds of cultural practice in which the sound-phenomena are intimately connected with the cultural and economic contexts.
|Fashion for Metalheads: Black Metal Fashioncolumn, by Steff, 2010, SteffMetal.com|
|Fire linked to death metal followingnews article, by Dean Pritchard, 2006, Winnipeg Sun|
105-year-old Minnedosa United Church set ablaze in Manitoba, Canada on birthday of infamous black metal musician Varg Vikernes (the article incorrectly describes Vikernes as a death metal musician).
|Georges Sorel – Reflections On Violence (pt. 2)blog column, by Valter, 2009, SurrealDocuments.blogspot.com|
Considers Øystein 'Euronymous' Aarseth's socialist ideology in relation to Georges Sorel's, revealing a sort of death wish underpinning Euronymous' involvement in black metal.
|Goatsteps Behind My Steps . . .: Black Metal and Ritual Renewalpaper, by Anthony Sciscione, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
Explores in what capacities and to what extents black metal, as a peripheral and adversarial force, conceives of the destruction it threatens as being productive towards new orders of being in terms of both self and cosmos.
|Gorgoroth Frontman Calls For More Church Burnings; Police To Investigatenews article, 2007, Bergens Tidende Norwegian newspaper|
|Gorgoroth's Gaahl's Gay! Power, Gender and the Communicative Discourse of the Black Metal Scenepaper, by Karl Spracklen, 2009, presented at the second "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Salzburg|
|* Grim Up North: Northern England, Northern Europe and Black Metalarticle, by Caroline Lucas, Mark Deeks and Karl Spracklen, 2011, Journal for Cultural Research |
Examines "the conscious revival of myths and ideologies of an ancient northern European history and nationalist culture".
|Hate Couture: Subcultural fundamentalism and the Serbian black metal music scenethesis, by David Jo Murphy, 2011, NUI Maynooth university|
Examines the Serbian black metal scene's "hospitality, scene myth-making, cathartic effervescence, masculinity and a 'volkish' performance of identity" and sheds light on a strong scene-based Pan-Slavic identity "which manages to regularly contradict and efface many of the tensions that outside observers would typically expect to exist between Serbs, Bosnians, Croatians and their surrounding neighbors in reflexive and surprising ways".
|Helvete - A journal of black metal theorywebsite, HelveteJournal.org|
Official website for Helvete, an open access electronic and print journal of black metal theory.
|How Black is Black Metal?article, by Kevin Coogan, 1999, Hitlist magazine|
In context of the book Lords of Chaos, explores black metal and its relationship with Far Right politics in Europe, how co-author Michael Moynihan (who is an extreme rightist himself) may have tried to exaggerate the extent of the relationship, and how extremist facets of black metal ideology may have more to do with aesthetics than fervent conviction.
|I Am the Black Wizards: Multiplicity, Mysticism and Identity in Black Metal Music and Culturethesis, Benjamin Hedge Olson, 2008, Graduate College of Bowling Green State University|
Explores black metal as an extreme form of music radically different from both traditional metal and from secular modernism, focusing on three central characterizing elements of the music: the presence of conflict between radical individualism and group identity and the attempt to accept both polarities simultaneously; an extravagantly romantic view of nature and an idealized past; and celebration of the irrational and the primal.
|Identity Construction and Class Demonstration in Modern Black Metalarticle, DeathMetal.org|
examines the post-1995 history of black metal, from the collapse of integrity of the scene to the rise of the hipster in the scene
|In the face of deathnews article, by Chris Campion, 2005, Guardian.co.uk|
Chris Campion goes on tour with the black metal band Mayhem and offers a window into their world.
|Interview: Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites (Until the Light Takes Us)interview, Dark Legions Archive website|
regarding the making of the documentary Until the Light Takes Us which examines the origins and underlying influences of the Norwegian black metal scene of the early 1990s
|Inventing Tradition and Mythologising the Nation in the English Black Metal Scenepaper, by Caroline Lucas, 2009, presented at the "RPG Study Day" conference at the University of Leeds and at the "RMA Study Day" conference at the University of Nottingham|
Through examining album covers and imagery used by self-proclaimed English Black Metal bands, explores the myths created by the bands and how they could be perceived as promoting nationalist ideology.
|Liturgy, the black metal intelligentsia and fluffy cloudscolumn, by Matt Sullivan, 2010, NashvilleScene.com|
Talks about how the new wave of United States black metal [USBM] focuses on different thematic topics than the genre's Norwegian pioneers did.
|* Lords Of Chaos: The Bloody Rise Of The Satanic Metal Undergroundbook, by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind, 1998, 2003, Feral House|
|Loving Indolence, Hating Peace - The Strange State of Black Metal Upon Varg Vikernes' Emancipationcolumn, by Thomas Bey Wiliam Bailey, 2009, Furious.com|
Considers the underground nature of black metal and the paradoxical risk of its anti-conformist spirit breeding conformity among its adherents.
|Masculinities within Black Metal: Heteronormativity, Protest Masculinity or Queer?paper, by Mikael Sarelin, 2008, presented at the first "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Salzburg|
|Meaningful Leaning Messpaper, by Brandon Stosuy, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
A brief excerpt from a larger work still in progress at the time of writing, an oral history of American black metal.
|Metal listeners, scholars and journalists understandably fail to grasp the music's complex spiritual potentialcolumn, Transcix, 2011, TheMetalDiscourser.com|
Explores the transcendent spiritual potential of metal for the listener and the difficulties of broaching this topic in the marketplace of ideas due to ignorance of the human condition, using as a case in point the diversity of ways in which different people interpret the black metal growl.
|Milton's infernal majesty: Postmodern poetics within Venom's At War With Satanarticle, by Lee Barron, 2004, Chapter&Verse|
Examines Venom's At War With Satan as striving for a level of musical and lyrical sophistication distinct from their earlier albums, representing something of a curio in black\thrash metal—a rock-opera—and exemplifying the postmodernist erasure of boundaries between 'high' and 'popular'/'low' culture through interweaving popular music and classical literature.
|Murder Music: A History of Black Metaldocumentary, written by Malcom Dome and directed by David Kenny, 2007, Rockworld TV|
Explores black metal's origins in such bands as Black Sabbath and Venom, the controversies surrounding arson and murder committed by musicians in the early Norwegian scene, anti-Christian sentiment, and the paradox of Christian black metal; includes many interviews.
|* Musical Style, Ideology, and Mythology in Norwegian Black Metalessay, by Ross Hagen, 2011, Metal Rules the Globe|
|* Norwegian black metal: Analysis of musical style and its expression in an underground music scenethesis, by William Hagen, 2006, University of Colorado at Boulder|
Establishes a framework of the global black metal scene and a detailed stylistic analysis of black metal's musical and production qualities, particularly in a Norwegian context, and explores the relationship between these qualities and the Norwegian black metal scene's interest in paganism and ritual experience.
|Norwegian Black Metal Poetry: From Church-burning Satanism in the 80s to "Innocent" Idolisation of Viking Valuespaper, by Ernst Åge Johnsen, 2006, presented as a guest lecture at Harvard University|
Discusses black metal in relation to Old Norse and Viking mythology, nationalism, and European anti-Christian sentiment.
|NRK1 Black Metal Documentarytelevision special, 2003, Lydverket television show|
|Occultural Studies 1.0: Black Metalcolumn, by Eugene Thacker, 2010, Mute|
Thacker, one of the presenters at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium", reflects on the symposium and considers the different ways black metal is perceived and engaged by different people.
|On the Importance of Burzumarticle, Burzum.com|
Examines the impact upon black metal made by Varg Vikernes, a central figure in the black metal community who has been at the center of much controversy and media coverage on such topics as murder, church burnings, and racial ideology.
|On the Modern Black Metal Scenearticle, by Noctir, 2010, RitesOfTheBlackMoon.tripod.com|
Looks at the different generations of black metal and argues that much of the music is not authentic.
|On the Venom/Bathory Debatecolumn, by Noctir, 2010, RitesOfTheBlackMoon.tripod.com|
Argues Bathory's sound was heavily influenced by Venom despite insistance to the contrary by Bathory's founder and principle member Quorthon.
|Once Upon a Time in Norwaydocumentary, directed by Pål Aasdal and Martin Ledang, 2007, Grenzeløs Productions|
Deals with Norway's black metal scene, with a particular focus on one of the earliest metal bands in Mayhem, the early development of the scene, and the murder of Øystein Aarseth a.k.a. Euronymous.
|Once Upon the Sleeping Canon: Literary Lustre in Cradle of Filth's Wintry Romancespaper, by Julio Angel Olivares Merino, 2001, Journal of Dracula Studies|
Investigates the delirious state Gothic style branched out into during the 1990s and examines black metal as a subset of gothic metal, using Cradle of Filth as a case study.
|* Only Death Is Real: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost 1981-1985book, by Tom Gabriel Fischer with Martin Eric Ain, 2010, Bazillion Points|
|Orthodox Black Metalwebsite, OrthodoxBlackMetal.com|
Deals with black metal.
|Perpetue Putesco - Perpetually I Putrefypaper, by Joseph Russo, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
Explores the concept of decay in black metal in terms of the relationship between the conceptual themes about decay and the actual direct sound of decay, and how the immediacy of the direct sound of decay is hampered by such human interests as insistence of normativity upon what is aberrant, the presupposition of political agendas, and the demands of the music industry whose most effective means of profit require the formulaic homogenizing of music genres.
|Peter Beste - True Norwegian Black Metalblog column, by Cosmo Lee, 2008, InvisibleOranges.com|
Discusses Beste's critically-acclaimed photo collection of the Norwegian black metal scene. [Examples of the collection can be viewed here.]
|Playing with Madness in the Forest of Shadows: Dissonance, deviance and non-conformity in the black metal scenepaper, by Karl Spracklen, 2010, presented at the third "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Prague|
Examines how black metal plays with concepts of madness, deviance and dissonance and how fans interpret this, and argues that these concepts are utilised in a communicative way in opposition to what Rojek calls the 'new capitalism of leisure'.
|Playing Wolves and Red Riding Hoods in Black Metalpaper, by Aspasia Stephanou, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
Examines in relation to black metal the symbolic concepts of the wolf, of man-becoming-wolf, and of man-becoming-werewolf.
|Red & Anarchist Black Metalblog, r-a-b-m.blogspot.com|
Movement promoting anarchism, communism and other radical leftist ideologies in black metal, and denouncing fascism, other rightist ideologies and Christianity in metal.
|Remain true to the earth!: Remarks on the Politics of Black Metalpaper, by Benjamin Noys, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
Discusses black metal hostility towards the liberal-capitalist institution, the nature of black metal as right-wing rather than left-wing/socialist, and the role of nationalism and racialism in black metal.
|Restored church draws black metal fansnews article, by Jonathan Tisdall, 2004, Aftenposten|
Fantoft stave church in Bergen, Norway that was burnt down in 1992 by reknown black metal musician Varg Vikernes and the charred ruins of which were displayed on the cover of Vikernes' EP album "Aske" has become a pilgrimage site for black metal fans from across Europe.
|Review - Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium (2010) ed. by Nicola Masciandaroarticle, by Tammy L. Castelein and Bram Ieven, 2010, Culture Machine|
Examines and reflects on the papers presented at the "Hideous Gnosis Black Metal Theory Symposium".
|Rise of "red and anarchist black metal"article, 2010, PunkWay|
Discusses the blending of black metal with elements of punk and social activism, particularly in North-West USA and South-West Canada, leading to the conception of the RABM (red anarchist black metal) sub-genre. [True article title unknown, translated from Russian.]
|Satan Rides the Mediadocumentary, by Torstein Grude, 1998 , Subfilm|
Deals with Northern Europe's black metal scene, with a particular focus on Varg Vikernes and his involvement with murder and church burning as well as the media coverage received by black metal
|Satan's Cheerleadersarticle, by Darcey Steinke, 1996, Spin Magazine|
Examines the life of Varg Vikernes in relation to black metal's anti-Christian impulse.
|Schopenhauer's Pessimism: Black Metalcolumn, by Alex, 2011, LurkersPath.com|
Looks at parallels between black metal and the pessimistic philosophy of Schopenhauer.
|* "Sons of Northern Darkness": Heathen Influences in Black Metal and Neofolk Musicarticle, by Kennet Granholm, 2011, Numen|
Examines the influence of heathenism in black metal and neofolk music and how the two scenes and subcultures are converging.
|Suicidal Black Metal (And Other Christlike Art): Black metal moves from heroic values to pity via self-pityarticle, 2004, Dark Legions Archive website|
|Teenagers, Internet and Black Metalpaper, by Natalie Ardet, 2004, presented at the "Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology" in Austria|
Examines an internet discussion forum dedicated to black metal in the aim of clarifying the influence of the internet, especially the capacity for anonymous communication, on the behavior and socialization of the youths who are members of that forum.
|The Angry Black Metal Elitistblog, WaldeMardaninskyJr.blogspot.com|
Deals with black metal parody and satire.
|The Black Satans - The Mutilation Of Christvideo, 2008, Castle Street Productions|
Parody black metal music video.
|The Construction of 'Peoplehood' in the Second Wave of Norwegian Black Metalpaper, by Owen Fung, 2010, Reinvention|
"This paper aims to provide an analysis of the use of various racial discourses within the second-wave Norwegian black metal scene in the construction of a 'Norwegian peoplehood'. Firstly, the analysis will demonstrate how musicians reproduce discourses of monogenism, polygenism and the encoding of culture as 'race' in constructing a particular representation of 'Norwegian peoplehood'. The second part of the analysis will draw comparisons between the racial discourses in second wave Norwegian black metal with discourses on immigration and egalitarian individualism in the wider Norwegian social and political landscape."
|The Counter-Reformation in Stone and Metal: Spiritual Substancespaper, by Erik Butler, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
Examines black metal in a modern context and also in the context of Europe's Middle Ages, and considers the nature of black metal in relation to the history of religion.
|The Evasive Evil Empire - There is no Black Metal scene in New Yorkcolumn, by Adam Wisnieski, 2009, NYpress.com|
Discusses the state of New York's black metal scene.
|The 'Failure' of Youth Culture: Reflexivity, Music, and Politics in the Black Metal Scenepaper, by Keith Kahn-Harris, 2004, European Journal of Cultural Studies|
Examines how youth culture can be challenging and transgressive yet ‘fail’ to produce wider social change, using the black metal music scene as a case study.
|The Gothic Milieu: Black Metal, Satanism, and Vampirismarticle, by Massino Introvigne, 2006, Illuminati-News.com|
|The Headless Horsemen of the Apocalypsepaper, by Evan Calder Williams, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
Discusses black metal ideology as self-defeating and in fact as a prime example of the failure of the very liberal-capitalist institution its ideology rejects.
|Three Questions on Demonologypaper, by Eugene Thacker, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
Considers the meaning of the term "black" in "black metal" as referring to such things as Satanism or paganism or to something more philosophically abstract, considers if demons actually exist and what if so is their nature, and considers demonology and whether or not it is a respectable field of study.
|* Through layers of sound: Power and control in black metal drummingpaper, by C. Azevedo, 2011, presented at "Situating Popular Music", IASPM's 16th Biennial international conference in Grahamstown, South Africa|
|Transcendental Black Metal: A Vision of Apocalyptic Humanismpaper, by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, 2009, presented at the "Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium" in Brooklyn|
Employing a motif common to black metal that boundaries exist to be destroyed and transcended, discusses the genre of black metal as pushing the envelope of its own framework in modern times to evolve in a rather new direction characterized by things like affirmation, the solar, courage, the finite, and penultimacy rather than things like nihilism, the lunar, depravity, the infinite, and purity.
|True Norwegian Black Metaltelevision special, hosted by Ivar Berglin, produced by Peter Beste, Rob Semmer, Ivar Berglin and Mike Washlesky, 2007, Music World television show, VBS TV|
Explores the world of black metal with particular focus on the life of black metal vocalist Gaahl.
|Twilight Heartthrob to Portray Notorious Black Metaller Varg Vikernes in Upcoming Filmnews article, by Keith Carman, 2009, Exclaim.ca|
(After the writing of this news article Jackson Rathbone turned down the role.)
|Twisted Tales: Norwegian Black Metalers Mayhem Take a Literal Stab at Notorietynews article, by James Sullivan, 2009, Spinner.ca|
Discusses the infamous suicide of vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin aka Dead of black metal band Mayhem and how fellow band member Øystein Aarseth aka Euronymous upon finding the body took pictures of it to use as the cover of the band's next album and made a necklace with pieces of the skull.
|U.S. Black Metal (USBM): trailer trash or Western mystery school?column, 2009, DeathMetal.org|
|Uncyclopedia: Black Metalarchive entry, Unencyclopedia website|
Satirical examination of black metal.
|Varg Vikernes Biographyarticle, Burzum.com|
Article about black metal artist Varg Vikernes, a leading and influential figure in the black metal community who has been at the center of much controversy and media coverage on such topics as murder, church burnings and racial ideology.
|Varg Vikernes to Donate Burzum Album Proceeds to Haitinews article, 2010, TwentyFourBit.com|
Money donated to help in context of Haiti's massive earthquake of 2010.
|White Power, Black Metal and Me: Reflections on Composing the Nationpaper, by Caroline Lucas, 2009, presented at the second "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Salzburg|
Examines national / racial heritage in black metal and corresponding narratives of ancient tribal history and mythologised tradition.
|Wikipedia: Early Norwegian black metal scene - Church arsons and attempted arsonsarchive entry, Wikipedia.org|
Includes a partial list of church arsons with over 25 entries.
|Wikipedia: Faust - Murder convictionarchive entry, Wikipedia.org|
Regarding the murder of Magne Andreassen, a gay man stabbed in Norway in 1992 by black metal musician Bård G. Eithun aka Faust because he allegedly came onto Faust sexually.
|Wikipedia: Murder of Øystein Aarsetharchive entry, Wikipedia.org|
Regarding infamous murder of black metal musician Øystein Aarseth aka Euronymous by fellow musician Varg Vikernes.
|* With my Art I am the Fist in the Face of God: On Old-School Black Metalarticle, by Gry Mörk, 2009, Contemporary religious Satanism: A critical anthology|
Examines Satanism in first-generation black metal.
|WormSignpaper, by Nicola Masciandaro, 2011, presented at the "Melancology: Black Metal Theory Symposium II" in London|
From a philosophical or spiritual viewpoint, explores subjects such as decay, hunger and the primacy of desire.