“Black Metal: Into The Abyss” from writer and photographer Dayal Patterson will be released on May 31st and is now available for pre-order here.
The new book includes 300 pages and 21 chapters of brand new and exclusive material, with long, detailed and definitive interviews featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord and Mord’A’Stigmata.
The newest full-length book in the Black Metal Cult series follows “Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult” and “Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. One.” Author Dayal Patterson comments about exploring Polish black metal:
“Along with the bands coming out of territories such as Greece, Norway and Sweden, Polish black metal was something that we kept an eye on as fans since the 90s. It has been a pleasure to be able to explore the scene in more detail in this book series and conduct in-depth interviews with such diverse groups as Xantotol, Arkona, Behemoth, Mastiphal, Evilfeast, MGLA/Kriegsmaschine, Graveland – and in the new book ‘Black Metal: Into The Abyss’ – Furia, Massemord, Black Altar, Besatt, Mord’A’Stigmata, Sacrliegium, and Blaze OF Perdition.”
Static of Mord’A’Stigmata adds: “I did hundreds of interviews since I started this journey called Mord’A’Stigmata in 2004. If someone asks me which of those conversations touched the real soul of the band, I definitely should point to my talk with Dayal. The work he did preparing his last book, could not be overrated. It was a challenge to answer all these profound questions, but results are amazing.”
S. of Blaze of Perdition comments: “The simple, yet not that easy, trick of journalism is to ask the right people the right questions and Dayal does just that.”