Chants of Evil: Book on Black Metal

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Chants of Evil
Chants of Evil

On October 16, 2011 the book Chants of Evil is released by Metalphoto Publisher in The Netherlands.
Chants of Evil, The Visions of the Breathing Darknessa Photo Book on the Art of Black Metal is the first book on the current generation (“Third Wave”) of Black Metal from the twenty-first century and contains many beautiful live concert photos, taken by the Dutch photographer Chérie.
The book describes and shows how Black Metal, originating in the 1980’s, has spread from Norway all over the world. (English) texts, matching the photo’s, were written by the portayed artists and by internationally renown connoisseurs of the genre.


The book contains unique concert photos of more than 60 Black Metal bands from around the world.
The pictures were taken from 2008 – 2011 on famous summer festivals in Europe like Metalfest Austria, PartySan OA, SWR Barroselas, Under the Black Sun, Wacken OA, but also in dark underground concert venues, from Finland to Portugal and especially many in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Photography on the North American continent was done by Chris Slack (Gravemusic, Seattle).


The book is produced as a full color A4 hardcover. It contains 96 pages of 135 grams deluxe paper and costs € 30, -.


“Chants of Evil” contains photo’s of the following  Black Metal bands: Angantyr, Baptism, Behemoth, Belphegor, Celestial Bloodshed, Chaos Invocation, Cirith Gorgor, Coldborn, Dark Fortress, Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Desaster, Dodenkrocht, Destroyer 666, Endstille, Equilibrium, Enslaved, Glorior Belli, Gorgoroth, Hell Militia, Horned Almighty, Immortal, Impiety, Infernal Majesty, Inquisition, Irrlycht, Kampfar, Malhkebre, Mare, Marduk, Massemord, Mayhem, Monarque, Nachtmystium, Naer Mataron, Nargaroth, Nëhemah, Ondskapt, Orcivus, Paragon Belial, Primordial, Rotting Christ, Sargeist, Satyricon, Sarkom, Satanic Warmaster, Saturnian Mist, Setherial, Shining, Sólstafir, Supplicium, Svarttjern, Taake, Teratism, Throne of Katarsis, Triptykon, Urfaust, Urgehal, Venom, Watain, Wolves in the Throneroom.

It’s a perfect gift for the occasions of Santa Claus or Metalheads’ birthdays.


“With explanatory texts and striking quotes, this Art Photo Book is a travelling companion to the realm of contemporary Black Metal.”

“This book was made by Black Metalheads fór Black Metalheads”


Book Details:
Chants of Evil, First Limited edition, 2011
Author: Cherie, Metal Photo
EAN / ISBN: 9789081673419

Digital preview  of the book:

Similar books:
Fans of Peter’s book “True Norwegian Black Metal ‘from 2008 are also interested in this book, which highlights other aspects of the genre.

Book Presentation / signing:
October 16 – Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL)
27 t / m 29 October – Willemeen, Arnhem (NL)
November 12, 2011 – Halle 101, Speyer (DE)


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