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A Blaze in the Northern Sky is the second studio album by Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone.
Aborym are an Italian industrial black metal band from Taranto, Apulia, formed in 1993.
Abruptum is a black metal and dark ambient solo side-project band from Sweden.
Absurd is a German black metal band, and has been classified as a "right-wing extremist" group by the Thuringian Landesbehörde für Verfassungsschutz.
Aftenposten (Norwegian for "The Evening Post") is Norway's largest printed newspaper by circulation.
Agalloch was an American heavy metal band from Portland, Oregon.
Akercocke are an English death metal band from London, formed in 1997 by Jason Mendonca and David Gray.
Alan Averill (aka A.A. Nemtheanga) is an Irish musician most notable for his vocal duties for the folk/black metal band Primordial.
Alcest is a French post-metal band from Bagnols-sur-Cèze, founded and led by Neige (Stéphane Paut).
Alexander von Meilenwald is a German multi-instrumentalist and vocalist known for his former band Nagelfar and his project The Ruins of Beverast.
All Souls (German:Allerseelen) is a 1919 German silent film directed by Erik Lund.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Altar of Plagues was an Irish black metal band.
Alternate picking is a guitar playing technique that employs alternating downward and upward strokes in a continuous fashion.
Amebix were an English hardcore punk band.
Amesoeurs was a French post-punk/black metal band.
Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates self-governed societies based on voluntary institutions.
Ancient is a Norwegian black metal band from Bergen, formed in 1992.
Ancient Rites is a Belgian black metal band formed in 1988.
Andrew Harris is an American vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from DeKalb, Illinois, who recorded and performed under the pseudonym "Akhenaten" (after the Egyptian Pharaoh of the same name).
Antaeus are a French black metal band.
Antestor is a Norwegian unblack metal band formed in 1990 in Jessheim.
Antireligion is opposition to religion of any kind.
Arallu is an Israeli extreme metal band.
Archgoat is a Finnish black/death metal band formed in 1989 by brothers Ritual Butcherer on guitar and Lord Angelslayer on bass and vocals.
Arckanum was a Swedish black metal project formed in 1993 by Johan "Shamaatae" Lahger, who was the only constant member.
Arkhon Infaustus is a blackened death metal band from Paris, France.
Aske (Norwegian for "ashes") is an EP by Norwegian black metal solo project Burzum.
Authenticity is a concept in psychology (in particular existential psychiatry) as well as existentialist philosophy and aesthetics (in regard to various arts and musical genres).
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms.
Autopsy is a death metal band, founded in 1987 in the United States by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler.
Averse Sefira was a black metal band from Austin, Texas.
Ayat are a black metal band from Lebanon.
Åke Edwardson (born March 10, 1953 in Eksjö, Småland) is a Swedish author of detective fiction, and was previously a lecturer in journalism at Gothenburg University, the city where many of his Inspector Winter novels are set.
Bahrain (البحرين), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (مملكة البحرين), is an Arab constitutional monarchy in the Persian Gulf.
Barathrum is a Finnish black-doom band, formed in 1990.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
Bathory is the debut studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory.
Bathory were an extreme metal band formed in Vällingby, Sweden, in 1983 named after Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory.
Bazillion Points is a book publishing company owned and operated by author Ian Christe.
Behemoth is a Polish extreme metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991.
Beherit is a black metal band from Finland.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Belphegor is an extreme metal band from Salzburg, Austria.
Berg Publishers was an academic publishing company based in Oxford, England that was founded in 1983 by Marion Berghahn.
Bill Zebub is the manager of Bill Zebub Productions.
Blabbermouth.net is a website dedicated to heavy metal and hard rock news, as well as album and music DVD reviews.
Black Funeral is an American black metal band from Houston, formed in 1993 by Michael W. Ford, also known outside the black metal environment as an industrial music musician and occultism/esotericism author.
Black magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for evil and selfish purposes.
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
Black Metal is the second album by English heavy metal band Venom.
Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne.
Blackgaze is a fusion genre combining elements of black metal and shoegazing.
Blacklodge is an industrial black metal band from France, founded in 1998 by Saint Vincent in Grenoble.
Blake Judd (born November 13, 1982) is an American musician and co-founder of now-defunct Battle Kommand Records.
Blasphemy are a Canadian black metal band based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A blast beat is a drum beat that originated in hardcore punk and grindcore, and is often associated with certain styles of extreme metal, namely black metal and death metal,Adam MacGregor, PCP Torpedo by Agoraphobic Nosebleed review, Dusted, June 11, 2006.
Blood Fire Death is the fourth studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory.
Blut Aus Nord is a black metal band from Mondeville, Calvados, France, which has incorporated avant-garde elements in its music.
Bones is an American crime procedural drama television series that aired on Fox in the United States from September 13, 2005, until March 28, 2017, for 246 episodes over twelve seasons.
Borknagar is a progressive black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1995 by Øystein Garnes Brun.
Bosse-de-Nage is an American black metal band, formed in San Francisco, California.
Brian Edmund Posehn (born July 6, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor, musician, writer, and comedian, known for his roles as Jim Kuback on The WB's Mission Hill and Brian Spukowski on Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program.
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
Bulldozer is an extreme metal band from Milan, Italy, that was active from 1980 until 1990.
Burzum was a Norwegian music project founded by Varg Vikernes in 1991.
Carach Angren is a symphonic black metal band from the Netherlands, formed by two members of the now-defunct bands Inger Indolia and Vaultage.
Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology.
Carpathian Forest is a Norwegian black metal band formed by Nattefrost and Nordavind in 1992.
The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a string instrument.
Celtic Frost were a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich.
The Chicago Reader, or Reader (stylized as ЯEADER), is an American alternative weekly newspaper in Chicago, Illinois, noted for its literary style of journalism and coverage of the arts, particularly film and theater.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
Chronicles of Chaos (shortened as CoC) was an extreme metal webzine.
The Church of Satan is a religious organization dedicated to Satanism as codified in The Satanic Bible.
Collectivism is a cultural value that is characterized by emphasis on cohesiveness among individuals and prioritization of the group over self.
In music, consonance and dissonance are categorizations of simultaneous or successive sounds.
Consumerism is a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts.
Corpse paint or corpsepaint is a style of black and white makeup used by black metal bands for concerts and band photos.
Coven is an American rock band with occult lyrics formed in the late 1960s.
Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band, formed in Suffolk, England in 1991.
Craft is a Swedish black metal band, originally formed under the name "Nocta" in 1994.
Crimson Moonlight is a Swedish unblack metal band.
Criticism of Islam has existed since its formative stages.
Criticism of Judaism refers to criticism of Jewish religious doctrines, texts, laws and practices.
The Cross of Saint Peter or Petrine Cross is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol, but in recent times also used as an anti-Christian or Satanic symbol.
Cruachan is a folk metal band from Dublin, Ireland that has been active since the 1990s.
The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
Dani Filth (born Daniel Lloyd Davey; 25 July 1973, Hertford) is the lyricist, vocalist and founding member of the metal band Cradle of Filth.
Daniel Rostén is a Swedish black metal vocalist, guitarist, and bassist, known as the frontman for Funeral Mist and singer/guitarist of Triumphator under the stage name Arioch, and for having been the vocalist for renowned Swedish black metal band Marduk since 2004 under the stage name Mortuus.
Dark Funeral is a Swedish black metal band from Stockholm, Sweden, founded by guitarists Blackmoon and Lord Ahriman in 1993.
Darkthrone is a heavy metal band from Kolbotn, Norway.
Dawn of the Black Hearts is a bootleg live album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.
Dødheimsgard (also known as DHG) is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed in 1994.
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is the first full-length studio album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.
Deafheaven are an American heavy metal band formed in 2010.
A death growl (or simply a growl) is a vocal style (an extended vocal technique) usually employed by death metal singers but also used in other heavy metal styles, such as metalcore.
Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
Death SS (later also intended as a contraction of In Death of Steve Sylvester) is an Italian heavy metal band.
Deathlike Silence Productions was a Norwegian independent record label founded in Oslo in the late 1980s that focused on black metal.
Deathspell Omega is a French black metal band.
Decibel is a monthly heavy metal magazine published by the Philadelphia-based Red Flag Media since October 2004.
Deinonychus is a Dutch doom metal band formed in 1992 by Marco Kehren.
Demoncy is an American black metal band formed in 1989 by guitarist Ixithra (also known as Wicked Warlock in Profanatica).
Desaster are a black/thrash metal band formed in Koblenz, Germany in 1988.
Deströyer 666 is an Australian extreme metal band formed in 1994 by vocalist and guitarist K. K. Warslut.
Destruction is a German thrash metal band, formed in 1982.
Dethklok is a virtual death metal band featured in the Adult Swim animated television series Metalocalypse.
Die Zeit (literally "The Time") is a German national weekly newspaper published in Hamburg in north Germany.
Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993.
Discharge are a British musical group formed in 1977 by Terence "Tezz" Roberts and Royston "Rainy" Wainwright.
Dissection was a Swedish extreme metal band from Strömstad, formed in 1989 by guitarist, vocalist and main songwriter Jon Nödtveidt and bass guitarist Peter Palmdahl.
Distortion and overdrive are forms of audio signal processing used to alter the sound of amplified electric musical instruments, usually by increasing their gain, producing a "fuzzy", "growling", or "gritty" tone.
"Do it yourself" ("DIY") is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.
Doom metal is an extreme style of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other metal genres.
Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.
A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.
The early 1990s Norwegian black metal scene is credited with creating the modern black metal genre and produced some of the most acclaimed and influential artists in extreme metal.
The Eastern Bloc was the group of socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe, generally the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
An electroshock weapon is an incapacitating weapon.
Emperor is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991, regarded as highly influential by critics and emerging black metal bands.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
Enslaved is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson in Haugesund in June 1991.
Enthroned is a black metal band formed in Charleroi, Belgium, in 1993 by Cernunnos.
The environmental movement (sometimes referred to as the ecology movement), also including conservation and green politics, is a diverse scientific, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues.
Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the impact of changes to the environment on humans, animals, plants and non-living matter.
Erik Brødreskift (a.k.a. Grim) (December 23, 1969 – October 4, 1999) was a Norwegian drummer, who played in several black metal bands during his career.
In religious studies, an ethnic religion (or indigenous religion) is a religion associated with a particular ethnic group.
Øystein Aarseth (22 March 1968 – 10 August 1993), better known by his stage name Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist.
Exclaim! is a monthly Canadian music magazine that features in-depth coverage of new music across all genres with a special focus on Canadian and cutting-edge artists.
Extreme metal is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
Falkenbach is a pagan black metal group from Germany that is signed to Prophecy Productions.
Fallen Angel of Doom is Blasphemy's first full-length album, released in 1990.
Fantoft Stave Church (Fantoft stavkirke; Nynorsk: Fantoft stavkyrkje) is a reconstructed stave church in the Fana borough of the city of Bergen, Norway.
Far-left politics are political views located further on the left of the left-right spectrum than the standard political left.
Bård Guldvik "Faust" Eithun (born 21 April 1974) is a Norwegian drummer and convicted murderer.
Fen is a British post-black metal band formed in 2006 from the Fens of East Anglia signed to the label Code666.
Gylve Fenris Nagell (born 28 November 1971), better known as Fenriz, is a Norwegian musician and politician who is best known as being one half of the metal duo Darkthrone.
Feral House is a book publisher owned and operated by Adam Parfrey.
Fidelity is the quality of faithfulness or loyalty.
Filosofem (Norwegian for "philosopheme") is the fourth studio album by Norwegian black metal solo project Burzum.
A folk instrument is a musical instrument that developed among common people and usually does not have a known inventor.
Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s.
Forgotten Tomb is an Italian black metal band, originating in the city of Piacenza.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
Frost is the second studio album by Norwegian heavy metal band Enslaved.
Fuck Me Jesus is the first demo by Swedish black metal band Marduk.
Kristian Eivind Espedal (born 7 August 1975), better known by his stage name Gaahl, is a Norwegian vocalist and artist.
Gallhammer is a Japanese extreme metal group that draws on black metal, doom metal, and crust punk.
Garage rock (sometimes called 60s punk or garage punk) is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced various revivals in the last several decades.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
Glam rock is a style of rock that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s performed by musicians who wore outrageous costumes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter.
A global catastrophic risk is a hypothetical future event which could damage human well-being on a global scale, even crippling or destroying modern civilization.
Globalization or globalisation is the process of interaction and integration between people, companies, and governments worldwide.
Gnosticism (from γνωστικός gnostikos, "having knowledge", from γνῶσις, knowledge) is a modern name for a variety of ancient religious ideas and systems, originating in Jewish-Christian milieus in the first and second century AD.
Gods of the Blood: The Pagan Revival and White Separatism is a book by Swedish scholar Mattias Gardell discussing neopaganism (in particular Asatru) and white separatism, neo-fascism, and antisemitism.
Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen.
Gospel of the Horns is a black metal band that was formed in 1993 by guitarist Shane Transvaal D (also of Deinonychus) & Mark Howitzer.
Gothic metal (or goth metal) is a fusion genre combining the heaviness of heavy metal with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock.
Grand Belial's Key (GBK) is a black metal band founded in Oakton, Virginia in 1992 by guitarist Gelal Necrosodomy and vocalist Lord Vlad Luciferian.
Graveland are a Polish pagan metal band which was formed in 1992 by Rob Darken (born Robert Fudali).
Green anarchism (or eco-anarchism) is a school of thought within anarchism which puts a particular emphasis on environmental issues.
Grindcore is an extreme fusion genre of hardcore punk and heavy metal that originated in the mid-1980s, drawing inspiration from the most abrasive-sounding musical styles: hardcore punk, extreme metal, industrial and noise rock.
Grotesque was a Swedish death metal/black metalDaniel Ekeroth:.
A guitar solo is a melodic passage, instrumental section, or entire piece of music written for a classical guitar, electric guitar or an acoustic guitar.
Guitar tunings assign pitches to the open strings of guitars, including acoustic guitars, electric guitars and classical guitars, among others.
Hades Almighty is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway.
Hammerheart is the fifth studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory.
Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.
Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
Havoc Unit, formerly known as...and Oceans, is an industrial black metal band from Finland.
Headbangers Ball was a music television program consisting of heavy metal music videos airing on MTV, MTV2 (its sister channel), MTV Australia, MTV Rocks (formerly known as MTV2 Europe), MTV Adria (the MTV subsidiary covering the former Yugoslavia), MTV Brand New, MTV Portugal, MTV Finland, MTV Arabia, MTV Norway, MTV Sweden, MTV Denmark, MTV Greece, MTV Türkiye, MTV Hungary and MTV Japan.
Heathenry, also termed Heathenism or Germanic Neopaganism, is a modern Pagan religion.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
Heel-toe technique is a foot technique that drummers use to be able to play single strokes or double strokes on the bass drum, hi-hat, or other pedals.
Hellhammer was a Swiss extreme metal band from Nurensdorf, active during 1981–1984.
Hellig Usvart is the debut album by Australian unblack metal band Horde, released in 1994 on Nuclear Blast Records.
Herd mentality, mob mentality and pack mentality, also lesser known as gang mentality, describes how people can be influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors on a largely emotional, rather than rational, basis.
Hobbs' Angel of Death are an Australian thrash metal band that began in 1987 in Melbourne, and are one of the first Australian groups to perform in that genre.
Holmenkollen Chapel (Holmenkollen kapell) is located in the neighborhood of Holmenkollen in the Vestre Aker borough of Oslo, Norway.
In music, homophony (Greek: ὁμόφωνος, homóphōnos, from ὁμός, homós, "same" and φωνή, phōnē, "sound, tone") is a texture in which a primary part is supported by one or more additional strands that flesh out the harmony and often provide rhythmic contrast.
Horde (originally called Beheadoth) is the unblack metal solo project of Australian musician Jayson Sherlock, formerly of Mortification and Paramaecium.
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.
Humanitarianism is an active belief in the value of human life, whereby humans practice benevolent treatment and provide assistance to other humans, in order to better humanity for moral, altruistic and logical reasons.
Hvis lyset tar oss (Norwegian for If the Light Takes Us) is the third studio album by Norwegian black metal solo project Burzum.
I Shalt Become is a black metal musical project of Mainman S. Holliman formed in the United States in 1995.
I.N.R.I. is the debut album by the Brazilian extreme metal band Sarcófago.
Ihsahn (born 10 October 1975 as Vegard Sverre Tveitan) is a Norwegian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist.
Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1991 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta (Olve Eikemo) and guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta (Harald Nævdal).
Impaled Nazarene is a Finnish extreme metal band that started as black metal but have incorporated grindcore elements, and have grown more towards hardcore punk.
In Battle is an extreme metal band from Sundsvall, Sweden.
In Sorte Diaboli (Latin for "In league with the devil") is the eighth studio album by Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, released in 2007.
In the Nightside Eclipse is the first studio album and fourth official release by Norwegian black metal band Emperor, released in 1994 through Candlelight Records.
In the Woods... is a Norwegian avant-garde metal band from Kristiansand, formed in 1992.
An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.
Individualism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that emphasizes the moral worth of the individual.
Industrial metal is the fusion of heavy metal music and industrial music, typically employing repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals.
Industrial music is a fusion genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.
Infernum is a black metal band founded in 1992 in Wrocław, Poland by Grzegorz Jurgielewicz ("Anextiomarus" and "Karcharoth") and Tom Balrog playing also in Oppressor and, at present, in Baphomet's Throne.
Roger Tiegs (born on 18 June 1972 in Nordfjord), better known by his stage name, Infernus, is a Norwegian black metal musician and Satanist.
In music theory, an interval is the difference between two pitches.
Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.
The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, and Gulf War II.
Irish traditional music (also known as Irish trad, Irish folk music, and other variants) is a genre of folk music that developed in Ireland.
Iskra is a Canadian blackened crust band founded in Victoria, British Columbia in 2002.
Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg (born 2 August 1969) is a Norwegian heavy metal drummer.
Jayson Sherlock (born 1970) is a Christian metal musician from Australia.
Jørn Inge Tunsberg (born 4 December 1970 in Bergen, Norway) is a death/black metal musician.
Jerusalem (יְרוּשָׁלַיִם; القُدس) is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea.
Jon Andreas Nödtveidt (28 June 1975 – 13 August 2006) was a Swedish musician.
Judas Iscariot was an American black metal band.
Katatonia are a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström.
Katharsis are a German black metal band.
The Keillers Park murder is a famous Swedish criminal case.
Kerrang! is a UK-based magazine devoted to rock music, currently published by Wasted Talent (the same company that owns electronic music publication Mixmag).
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
Khold is a Norwegian black metal band formed in Oslo in 2000 after the split-up of Tulus.
Kim Bendix Petersen (born 14 June 1956), better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish musician.
Tom Cato Visnes (born November 27, 1974), better known as King ov Hell or simply King, is a Norwegian musician.
Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.
Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad (stage name Frost) was born on 28 June 1973 in Øyer, Oppland, Norway, and is the drummer in the black metal bands Satyricon and 1349.
Krallice is a black metal band formed by New York City musicians Colin Marston, Mick Barr, Nick McMaster and Lev Weinstein.
Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen, formed in 1982.
Kvelertak is a Norwegian heavy metal band from Stavanger, formed in 2007.
LaVeyan Satanism is a religion founded in 1966 by the American occultist and author Anton Szandor LaVey.
Lebanon (لبنان; Lebanese pronunciation:; Liban), officially known as the Lebanese RepublicRepublic of Lebanon is the most common phrase used by Lebanese government agencies.
Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy.
Les Légions Noires (also known as The Black Legions in English, or simply abbreviated to LLN) was a group of French underground black metal musicians and their bands, centered mostly around the city of Brest, in Britanny.
Leviathan is an American ambient black metal solo project that started in 1998 by Jef Whitehead, using the pseudonym Wrest.
The lists of black metal bands that have articles available on Wikipedia can be found at.
Liturgy is an American black metal band from Brooklyn, New York.
Live in Leipzig is a live album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.
Live Legacy is a live album by the Swedish black metal band Dissection.
Lo-fi (originally spelled low-fi and alternately called DIY) is an aesthetic of recorded music in which the sound quality is lower than the usual contemporary standards (the opposite of high fidelity) and imperfections of the recording and production are audible.
Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground is a book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind.
A magical formula is generally a word whose meaning illustrates principles and degrees of understanding that are often difficult to relay using other forms of speech or writing.
Malcolm Dome is an English music journalist.
Marduk is a black metal band from Norrköping, Sweden.
Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.
Master's Hammer are a black metal band from the Czech Republic.
Hans Bertil Mattias Gardell (born 10 August 1959) is a Swedish scholar of comparative religion.
Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo.
Mütiilation is a French ambient black metal solo project, consisting of William "Meyhna'ch" Roussel.
McFarland & Company, Inc. is an independent book publisher based in Jefferson, North Carolina that specializes in academic and reference works, as well as general interest adult nonfiction.
Melechesh is an ethnically Assyrian and Armenian black metal and Mizrahi metal band that originated in Jerusalem, Israel and is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Mercyful Fate are a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.
Mesopotamia is a historical region in West Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq, Kuwait, parts of Northern Saudi Arabia, the eastern parts of Syria, Southeastern Turkey, and regions along the Turkish–Syrian and Iran–Iraq borders.
Metal Hammer (sometimes known as MetalHammer) is a monthly heavy metal music magazine, published in the United Kingdom by Future Plc and in several other countries by different publishers.
Metal Injection is a heavy metal music-themed news website.
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey is a 2005 documentary film directed by Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen and Jessica Wise.
Metalocalypse is an American adult animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006, and concluded on October 27, 2013 on Adult Swim.
MetalSucks is a heavy metal music-themed news website.
Michael Jenkins Moynihan (born 17 January 1969) is an American journalist, publisher, and musician.
The Middle Easttranslit-std; translit; Orta Şərq; Central Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی ناوین, Rojhelatî Nawîn; Moyen-Orient; translit; translit; translit; Rojhilata Navîn; translit; Bariga Dhexe; Orta Doğu; translit is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa).
In visual arts, music, and other mediums, minimalism is an art movement that began in post–World War II Western art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Misanthropy is the general hatred, dislike, distrust or contempt of the human species or human nature.
The Misfits are an American punk rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
A mockumentary (a portmanteau of mock and documentary) or docucomedy is a type of movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.
Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida formed in 1983 by guitarist and sole remaining original member Trey Azagthoth, vocalist and bassist Dallas Ward, and drummer Mike Browning.
Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen, who is also known as the namesake of the band.
Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Mulhouse (Alsatian: Milhüsa or Milhüse,;; i.e. mill house) is a city and commune in eastern France, close to the Swiss and German borders.
Murder Music: A History of Black Metal is a heavy metal music documentary aired on British pay-per-view channel Rockworld TV.
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.
The music of France reflects a diverse array of styles.
Norway is a rather sparsely populated country in Europe (5 million inhabitants in an area of some excluding Svalbard and Jan-Mayen), but even so its music and its musical life are as complex as those of most other countries.
The Music of Poland covers diverse aspects of music and musical traditions which have originated, and are practiced in Poland.
The Music of Sweden shares the tradition of Nordic folk dance music with its neighboring countries in northern Europe, including polka, schottische, waltz, polska and mazurka.
MusicMight (formerly Rockdetector) is a rock music website which provides artist and product information through a global website and an ongoing book series.
Mysticism is the practice of religious ecstasies (religious experiences during alternate states of consciousness), together with whatever ideologies, ethics, rites, myths, legends, and magic may be related to them.
Mysticum is a Norwegian industrial Black metal band from Asker, Norway.
N.K.V.D. is a French industrial black metal project, formed in 2005.
Nachtmystium is an American psychedelic black metal band formed by Blake Judd, formerly known as Azentrius, and Pat McCormick.
Nagelfar were a German black metal band.
National Socialist black metal (NSBM), sometimes called Aryan black metal or neo-Nazi black metal, is a political philosophy within black metal music that promotes Nazism or similar ideologies.
Jørn Stubberud (born April 13, 1968) is a Norwegian musician.
Necromantia is a Greek black metal band that was founded in 1989 in Athens, Greece.
Necropolis Records was a record label founded by Paul Thind in 1993, mainly providing an American home for extreme black metal.
Neo-Nazism consists of post-World War II militant social or political movements seeking to revive and implement the ideology of Nazism.
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke (15 January 195329 August 2012) was a British historian and professor of Western Esotericism at University of Exeter, best known for his authorship of several scholarly books on esoteric traditions.
Nidaros Cathedral (Nidarosdomen / Nidaros Domkirke) is a Church of Norway cathedral located in the city of Trondheim in Trøndelag county, Norway.
Nidingr is a Norwegian black metal band from Borre.
Nifelheim is a Swedish black metal band.
Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.
Niklas Olsson, known as Niklas Kvarforth, (born 7 December 1983) is a Swedish musician.
Nordic folk music includes a number of traditions in Northern European, especially Scandinavian, countries.
Régis Lant (aka Nornagest, born 10 June 1977) is a Belgian black metal vocalist and writer, best known for his vocal works with the black metal band Enthroned and Absu's self-titled release.
Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the official language.
The Norwegian News Agency (Norsk Telegrambyrå; abbreviated NTB) is a Norwegian press agency and wire service that serves most of the largest Norwegian media outlets.
NRK (an abbreviation of the Norwegian: Norsk rikskringkasting AS, generally expressed in English as the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway.
Nuclear Blast is an independent record label and mail order record distributor with subsidiaries in Germany, the United States and Brazil.
Oathbreaker is a Belgian band from Flanders, formed in 2008 and currently signed to Deathwish Inc. on Deathwish Inc. The band consists of guitarists Lennart Bossu and Gilles Demolder, drummer Wim Coppers (who replaced founding member Ivo Debrabandere in 2016), and vocalist Caro Tanghe, who performs both growled and sung vocals.
The term occult (from the Latin word occultus "clandestine, hidden, secret") is "knowledge of the hidden".
Ofermod are a black/death metal band formed in Sweden in 1996.
Oi! is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s.
Old Åsane Church (Åsane gamle kirke) is a parish church in Bergen municipality in Hordaland county, Norway.
Old Norse religion developed from early Germanic religion during the Proto-Norse period, when the North Germanic people separated into a distinct branch of the Germanic peoples.
Olve Eikemo (born 27 June 1973), better known by his stage name Abbath Doom Occulta or simply Abbath, is a Norwegian musician best known as a founding member of the black metal band Immortal.
Ondskapt (Swedish for "created of evil") are a Swedish black metal band.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) ('Order of the Temple of the East' or 'Order of Oriental Templars') is an international fraternal and religious organization founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Carl Kellner and Theodor Reuss.
Organized religion (or organised religion—see spelling differences), also known as institutional religion, is religion in which belief systems and rituals are systematically arranged and formally established.
Oslo (rarely) is the capital and most populous city of Norway.
Osmose Productions is a French independent record label created in 1991 by Hervé Herbaut, after he had spent three years running a small mail order company.
The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east.
Pagan metal is a genre heavy metal music which fuses extreme metal with "the pre-Christian traditions of a specific culture or region" through thematic concept, rustic melodies, unusual instruments or archaic languages",Wiederhorn 2009, p. 62.
Paganism is a term first used in the fourth century by early Christians for populations of the Roman Empire who practiced polytheism, either because they were increasingly rural and provincial relative to the Christian population or because they were not milites Christi (soldiers of Christ).
The palm mute is a playing technique for guitar and bass guitar, executed by placing the side of the picking hand below the little finger across the strings to be plucked, very close to the bridge, and then plucking the strings while the damping is in effect.
Panopticon is a heavy metal band created by Austin Lunn.
Parabellum were a Colombian extreme metal band from Medellín active in the 1980s.
Parole is a temporary release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions before the completion of the maximum sentence period, originating from the French parole ("voice, spoken words").
A pentagram (sometimes known as a pentalpha or pentangle or a star pentagon) is the shape of a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes.
Per Yngve Ohlin (16 January 1969 – 8 April 1991), better known by his stage name Dead, and referred to by others as Pelle, was a Swedish heavy metal musician, best known as the vocalist and lyricist of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem from 1988 until his death in 1991.
The persecution of Christians can be historically traced from the first century of the Christian era to the present day.
Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.
Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country located in Central Europe.
The term political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated to PC or P.C.) is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.
PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture.
A "poseur" (or "poser") is someone who "poses for effect, or behaves affectedly", who "affects a particular attitude, character or manner to impress others", or who pretends to belong to a particular group.
Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983.
Post-black metal is a subgenre of black metal that emphasizes more experimentation and creative expression than other forms, as well as molding different music genres into black metal.
Post-rock is a form of experimental rock characterized by use of rock instruments primarily to explore textures and timbre rather than traditional song structure, chords or riffs.
Primordial is an extreme metal band from Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland.
Profanatica is a black metal band from New York.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Thomas Börje Forsberg, known by the stage name Quorthon (17 February 1966 – 3 June 2004), was a Swedish musician.
Red and Anarchist black metal (often shortened to RABM or anarchist black metal), is a political philosophy of black metal in which the artists have various far-left and environmentalist ideologies such as anarchism, Marxism, and green anarchism.
Reinkaos (stylised as REINKAΩS) is the third and final studio album by Swedish black/melodic death metal band Dissection.
Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.
Repulsion is an American grindcore band from Flint, Michigan, founded in 1984.
Richard Lederer (born 10 June 1971) is an Austrian metal musician most notable for being a member in the bands Summoning, Die Verbannten Kinder Evas, and Ice Ages.
Ritual. is the debut album by Czech black metal band Master's Hammer, initially released through independent label Monitor in 1991.
Rock Against Communism (RAC) started out as series of political rock concerts in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s, and is also a name for the subsequent music genre.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
Romantic nationalism (also national romanticism, organic nationalism, identity nationalism) is the form of nationalism in which the state derives its political legitimacy as an organic consequence of the unity of those it governs.
Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.
Root are a Czech black metal band.
Rotting Christ is a Greek extreme metal band formed in 1987.
Sabbat were a thrash metal band from Nottingham, England, consisting of Martin Walkyier (vocals), Andy Sneap (guitars), Simon Jones (guitars), Gizz Butt (bass) and Simon Negus (drums).
is a Japanese black metal band, formed in the early 1980s.
Sacramentum was a melodic black metal band from Falköping, Sweden, formed by Nisse Karlén (vocals/guitar) in the summer of 1990 under the name of Tumulus.
Salem is an Israeli extreme metal band, pioneers of the oriental metal movement and of the Israeli heavy metal scene in general.
Sam Dunn (born 20 March 1974) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, Canadian musician, and anthropologist best known for his series of documentaries on heavy metal music.
Samael is a Swiss symphonic black/industrial metal band formed in 1987 in Sion, Switzerland.
Samoth (born Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen; 9 June 1974) is a musician and multi-instrumentalist in the Norwegian black metal scene.
Sarcófago was a Brazilian extreme metal band.
Sarke is a metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 2008.
Satan rir media (Satan Rides the Media) is a 1998 Norwegian documentary by Torstein Grude.
Satanicide is a New York City-based mock metal/glam metalLindgren, Hugo.
Satanism is a group of ideological and philosophical beliefs based on Satan.
Satyricon is a Norwegian black metal band, formed in 1991 in Oslo.
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.
In music theory, a scale is any set of musical notes ordered by fundamental frequency or pitch.
Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties.
Scorn Defeat is the first full-length album by the Japanese black metal band Sigh, released in 1993 by Deathlike Silence Productions.
Self-harm, also known as self-injury, is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, done without suicidal intentions.
"Selling out" is a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person's integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money.
Sepultura ("grave")Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 17.
Shining is a Swedish black metal band formed in 1996 by Niklas Kvarforth in Halmstad, Sweden.
Shock value is the potential of an action (as a public execution), image, text, or other form of communication to provoke a reaction of sharp disgust, shock, anger, fear, or similar negative emotions.
Shoegaze (or shoegazing, originally interchangeable with "dream pop"Nathaniel Wice / Steven Daly: "The dream pop bands were lionized by the capricious British music press, which later took to dismissing them as "shoegazers" for their affectless stage presence.", Alt. Culture: An A-To-Z Guide to the '90s-Underground, Online, and Over-The-Counter, p. 73, HarperCollins Publishers 1995) is a subgenre of indie and alternative rock that emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s.
A shotgun (also known as a scattergun, or historically as a fowling piece) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug.
is a Japanese extreme metal band from Tokyo, formed in 1989.
Satyr (born Sigurd Wongraven on November 28, 1975) is the vocalist, lead and rhythm guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Norwegian black metal band Satyricon.
Silencer was a Swedish black metal band.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.
Skitsystem (Fucking System or Fucking Society, literally "Shit System") is a Swedish crust punk band formed in early 1994.
Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981.
Song structure or the musical forms of songs in traditional music and music are typically sectional, repeating forms used in songs, such as strophic form and is a part of the songwriting process.
Speed metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in the late 1970s from new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) roots.
Spin is an American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine.
Sputnikmusic is a music community website offering music criticism and music news alongside features commonly associated with wiki-style websites.
Stereogum is a daily Internet publication that focuses on music news, song premieres, and irreverent commentary.
Storm was a Norwegian Viking metal band that originally included Fenriz of Darkthrone and Satyr of Satyricon.
Striborg is a black metal / ambient project of Australian musician Russell Menzies.
Originally known as Malfeitor from 1991 to 1992, Strid is a Norwegian black metal band commonly recognized as a major pioneer within the depressive black metal scene.
Stylus Magazine was an online music and film magazine launched in 2002.
A suicide attack is any violent attack in which the attacker expects their own death as a direct result of the method used to harm, damage or destroy the target.
Sun and Shadow (Sol och skugga) is a 1999 novel by Åke Edwardson, part of the Inspector Winter series.
Sven Erik Kristiansen (born 4 February 1969) is a Norwegian musician.
Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
Symphonic black metal is a subgenre of black metal that emerged in the mid to late 1990s, and incorporates symphonic and orchestral elements.
A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most often written by composers for orchestra.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
Taake is a Norwegian black metal band from Bergen, formed in 1993 and originally named Thule.
The Misanthropic Luciferian Order (MLO) is an occult order founded in Sweden in 1995 and later renamed to Temple of the Black Light.
Terrorizer is an extreme music magazine published by Dark Arts Ltd.
Tha-Norr were a German black metal band from Lower Saxony.
The Atlantic is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher, founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Axis of Perdition was a British industrial black metal band from Middlesbrough.
The Gospel of Filth (also known with its extended titles: The Gospel of Filth: A Black Metal Bible and The Gospel of Filth: A Bible of Decadence & Darkness) is a book by Dani Filth and Gavin Baddeley, documenting the history of the band Cradle of Filth and straying further afield to explore their influences and "lay bare the fascinating underworld of contemporary culture".
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Kovenant is a Norwegian black metal band from Hamar.
The Local is an English-language digital news publisher with local editions in Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Austria and Italy.
The New Inquiry is an online magazine of cultural and literary criticism, established by Mary Borkowski, Jennifer Bernstein, and Rachel Rosenfelt in 2009 and administered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Principle of Evil Made Flesh is the debut studio album by English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth.
The Return…… (full title The Return of the Darkness and Evil) is the second studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory.
The Siege of Lachish is an EP from Melechesh.
TheGuardian.com, formerly known as Guardian.co.uk and Guardian Unlimited, is a British news and media website owned by the Guardian Media Group.
Theism is broadly defined as the belief in the existence of the Supreme Being or deities.
Theistic Satanism or spiritual Satanism is an umbrella term for religious beliefs that consider Satan as an objectively existing supernatural being or force worthy of supplication, with whom individuals may contact, convene and even praise, rather than him being just an archetype, symbol or idea as in LaVeyan Satanism.
Thomas Gabriel Fischer (born 19 July 1963), also known by his stage names of Tom G. Warrior and Satanic Slaughter, is a Swiss metal musician.
Thorns is a Norwegian black metal band that formed in 1989 and was part of the early Norwegian black metal scene.
Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo.
Tiamat is a Swedish band that formed in Stockholm in 1987.
Tormentor is a black metal band formed in 1986 in Budapest, Hungary. They recorded their first album, Anno Domini, in 1988, but were unable to release it until the end of communism. The album reached Norway through the tape-trading community. Following the suicide of Per Ohlin, Mayhem invited Attila Csihar from Tormentor to join the band; he was to perform the vocals on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. Tormentor split up in 1991. After a long break they reformed and released the more experimental Recipe Ferrum through Avantgarde Music in 2001.
Bjørn Olav Telnes (* 05.06.1972 in GeiloProfile: Tormentor (Gorgoroth). In: Jon Kristiansen: Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries. Brooklyn, NY: Bazillion Points Books 2011, p. 485.) is a black metal musician who is best known for his work as guitarist with the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth.
Toulon (Provençal: Tolon (classical norm), Touloun (Mistralian norm)) is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base.
Transcendentalism is a philosophical movement that developed in the late 1820s and 1830s in the eastern United States.
Transilvanian Hunger is the fourth studio album by Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone.
Treble refers to tones whose frequency or range is at the higher end of human hearing.
In music theory, the tritone is defined as a musical interval composed of three adjacent whole tones.
True Norwegian Black Metal is a 2007 5-part documentary produced by VBS/Vice Magazine.
Ukrainian metal is the heavy metal music scene of Ukriaine.
Ulver (Norwegian for wolves) are a Norwegian experimental musical collective founded in 1993, by vocalist Kristoffer Rygg. Their early works, such as debut album Bergtatt, were categorised as folklore-influenced black metal, but have since evolved a fluid and increasingly eclectic musical style, blending genres such as rock, electronica, symphonic and chamber traditions, noise, progressive and experimental music into their oeuvre. 1997 marked their international debut with the release of their third album Nattens madrigal through German label Century Media. However, following discord with the label, Kristoffer Rygg formed his own imprint Jester Records in 1998. British composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel O'Sullivan joined the collective in 2009, and the band performed some of their first live concerts in their 15-year lifespan, including the prestigious Norwegian National Opera. Ulver have sold in excess of half a million records, been twice nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Awards, Spellemannsprisen, in different categories, won Album of the Year at the Oslo Awards for Shadows of the Sun in 2008, won the NATT&DAG award for Best Live Act in 2011, and earned a global reputation for stylistic unpredictability. Harmony Korine, the controversial director of films like Gummo, commented: "There's a real lineage from a composer like Wagner to a band like Ulver." Author and musician Julian Cope has said, "Ulver are cataloguing the death of our culture two decades before anyone else has noticed its inevitable demise.".
Unblack metal (or Christian black metal) is a religious philosophy within black metal whose artists are either directly against the Satanism prevalent in black metal, or promote Christianity in their lyrics and imagery.
Under the Sign of the Black Mark is the third studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory.
Underground music comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture.
Until the Light Takes Us is a 2008 American documentary film about Norwegian black metal by the directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell.
Louis Cachet (born Kristian Vikernes, 11 February 1973), more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, blogger and YouTube personality.
Vaura is an experimental band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2009 by singer, guitarist and primary songwriter Joshua Strawn and featuring Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, Gorguts) on lead guitar, Toby Driver (Kayo Dot, Maudlin of the Well, Secret Chiefs 3) on bass and Charlie Schmid on drums.
Velvet Cacoon is a black metal band from Portland, Oregon, United States.
Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1978 in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Verdens Gang ("The course of the world"), generally known under the abbreviation VG, is a foreign-owned Norwegian tabloid newspaper.
Vice is a Canadian-American print magazine focused on arts, culture, and news topics.
The Viking Age (793–1066 AD) is a period in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age.
Viking metal is a style of heavy metal music characterized by a lyrical and thematic focus on Norse mythology, Norse paganism, and the Viking Age.
The Viking revival was a movement of interest and appreciation for Viking history and culture in the 18th and 19th centuries, often with romanticized heroic overtones.
Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate", Danish and vikinger; Swedish and vikingar; víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of northern, central, eastern and western Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.
Vlad Tepes was a French black metal band which was formed in Brest in 1993.
Von is an American black metal band formed in 1987 in O'ahu, Hawaii; although they later relocated to San Francisco, California.
Vreid is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 2004 after the breakup of Windir following the death of lead singer and founder Valfar.
Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist.
Watain are a Swedish black metal band from Uppsala, formed in 1998.
Wolves in the Throne Room is an American black metal band formed in 2003 in Olympia, Washington by brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver.
Woods of Ypres were a Canadian doom metal band from Ontario.
Worship Him is the first full LP from the Swiss heavy metal band Samael.
Wrapports LLC is the American-based privately owned former publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Reader.
Xasthur is the project of American musician Scott "Malefic" Conner. Conner formed Xasthur in 1995 and released eight studio albums of black metal by 2010, when he announced the end of the project. However, he revived it in 2015 to focus on acoustic neofolk music, releasing a ninth album, Subject to Change, in 2016.
Xerox art (sometimes, more generically, called copy art, electrostatic art, or xerography) is an art form that began in the 1960s.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
Zyklon-B was a Norwegian black metal band founded in 1995.
1349 is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1997.
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