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Mysticum

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Mysticum is an industrial black metal band from Asker, Norway. They have released a few demos, a couple of splits, most notably with Ulver and Audiopain, and 2 full-length albums, namely "In the Streams of Inferno" and in 2014 "Planet Satan".

"In the Streams of Inferno" was supposed to be released on the infamous "Deathlike Silence Productions" label, run by the godfather of Black Metal, Euronymous, but because of the obvious history that had occurred this has never happened. Read more on Last.fm

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The Month in Black Metal with Cheryl Carter – November 2014

November 27th, 2014

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Last week we kicked off our new series of genre-specific columns with Prog, and this week we’re turning our attention to things a little nastier. We’ve asked Cheryl Carter to give us her insight to the past month (well, month and a bit – we’re just getting into the swing of this whole “regular schedule” thing, after all) in Black Metal…

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Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult – we speak to Dayal Patterson about his forthcoming book

July 29th, 2013

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The world needs yet another book about black metal as much as Varg Vikernes needs to buy another gunrack, right? Well, Dayal Patterson doesn’t agree (about the book part, at any rate). A regular writer and photographer to Metal Hammer (as well as an occasional contributor to Record Collector and The Quietus), Dayal has penned Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult, a mammoth 600+ page book on “the progress of the genre, from its infancy in the early eighties through to its resurrection in the nineties and onwards to the fascinating scene we see today” (cheers, for that, PR blurb). Blimey.

With all that in mind, we gave Dayal a buzz to ask him our usual mix of awkward, annoying, and ever-so-slightly insightful questions about his book, the musicians he interviewed in order to write it, and just why British black metal bands look so silly in corpse paint.

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