Holland's Metalphoto has set an October 16 release date for "Chants Of Evil: The Visions Of The Breathing Darkness" a photobook on the art of black metal. The first book on the current generation ("third wave") of black metal from the 21st century contains many beautiful live concert photos taken by the Dutch photographer Chrie. It describes and shows how black metal, originating in the 1980s, has spread from Norway all over the world. English-language texts accompanying the photos were written by the portayed artists and by internationally renowned connoisseurs of the genre.
"Chants Of Evil: The Visions Of The Breathing Darkness" contains unique concert photos of more than 60 black metal bands from around the world. The pictures were taken between 2008 and 2011 at famous summer festivals in Europe, such as Metalfest, Party.San Open Air, SWR Barroselas, Under The Black Sun, Wacken Open Air, as well as in dark underground concert venues, from Finland to Portugal but primarily 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: The Visions Of The Breathing Darkness" contains photos of the following black metal bands:
DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT
THRONE OF KATARSIS
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
Check out a digital preview of the book at this location (PDF file).
For more information, visit www.metalphoto.org.