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Lords of Chaos by Michael Moynihan
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Feb 07, 2008

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This might as well be called "Everything you wanted to know about Satanism in music but were afraid to ask." It's ridiculously comprehensive, and I would recommend that you skim some sections (unless you're fascinated about the late 1990s state of death metal worldwide, detailed on a country by country basis). After a while, you stop noticing that the authors have chosen to capitalize many words that you wouldn't necessarily think deserve it - Rock Music, Rapper, Punk, etc.

An excellent resource for learning about the 1990s Norwegian Death/Black Metal scenes - should you be looking for that - it includes interviews with Varg Vikernes (stabbed to death Euronymous, a founder of the scene and of the seminal band Mayhem) and others.

Now I'm just waiting for someone to ask me about the history of Satanism in rock music so I can go on at length about the influences of Bathory and Venom and the differences between Death Metal and Black Metal and how Norse gods fit into the whole scene. C'mon, you know you want to ask...
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