Dayal Patterson’s epic tome explores the history and development of black metal from its beginnings in the early 1980s to the present day. Featuring dozens of interviews with and material from the most significant protagonists, integral bands, iconic photographers and hangers-on of the time. The book also includes a wealth of previously unpublished images (including a 64-page color section). Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult is the definitive examination of the black metal genre. Paperback, 550 pages.