Decibel Books is proud to announce the release of the U.S. edition of Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. 1. From the author of the authoritative black metal history book Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult, Dayal Patterson’s The Cult Never Dies series digs deeper into the black metal underground for the untold story of the scene’s most compelling, influential and often enigmatic artists. 

The Cult Never Dies Vol. 1 is the sequel to 2013’s Evolution of the Cult and the second book in the ‘Black Metal Cult’ series,” says the author. “In many ways it is my favorite book in the series thus far, not only in terms of my own writing but because of the unusually candid (and sometimes even disturbing) nature of many of the final interviews, as well as the fact that many of the artists that appear had never spoken as openly or extensively about the experiences before. Seeing the skillful way Decibel has reinterpreted the design of the book (including brand new sleeve art) is particularly satisfying and I am very happy that more U.S. readers will now be able to dig into this work.” 

This fully redesigned and edited hardcover version of Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. 1 is limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies and features original cover art from Decibel art director Michael Wohlberg.

Pre-orders for Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. 1 are exclusively available right here. Books will ship in late August.