Brooklyn, New York: Vice Books, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. Photography by Peter Beste. Edited by Johan Kugelberg. Introduction by Jon "Metalion" Kristiansen. First edition, #111 of 666 copies signed by Beste on a printed slip that is laid in alongside a numbered and signed photographic print and poster. Over the course of eight years, Beste traveled to Norway thirteen times to photograph the blackest of the black: apolitical and anti-Christian separatist self-preservationists. He came away with more than 200 images of both the absurd and the deadly serious, real and fake blood, church crosses and inverted ones worn as the jewelry de rigeur, all set against the country's idyllic landscape. This unprecedented photographic journey is accompanied by a black metal history timeline, from Norway's conversion to Christianity to the arrival of every classic band and landmark album; additional photographs and articles from Norway's Slayer Mag, and tabloid stories on some of the infamous events associated with the movement. Folio. Original pictorial boards; issued without a dust jacket. A fine copy in the publisher's slipcase. Accompanied by a numbered and signed poster (24" x 18") for the 2008 exhibition of Beste's work at Zune LA. Fine. Item #63605
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