Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

VBS: True Norwegian Black Metal

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Peter Beste, one of the brightest photographers in all of music, served as producer for this Vice production surrounding Norwegian black metal and in particular Gaahl of the band Gorgoroth. It is as beautifully shot a piece as it is frightening. Gaahl has served imprisonment on numerous occasions for assault and in this short series he likened the brutality of his crimes to the nature of art, “It’s like a painting you cant stop until its finished.” While Dimmu Borgir looks to become the country’s first black metal act to reach #1 on the charts with its upcoming album In Sorti Diabola, Gorgoroth still remains one of the most honestly feared acts in the nation and the genre.

[This post was first published by Culture Bully.]