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MAYHEM's Teloch: "We are Always Looking Forward Instead of Backwards"

Posted by | February 2, 2015

Into the band comes Teloch, a Norwegian guitarist who played in several other black metal bands and was a touring guitarist with Gorgoroth (another demanding gig, to be sure). I had the pleasure of seeing Teloch perform with the rest of Mayhem over in NYC (well, minus Necrobutcher, who had visa issues to wrap up), and was granted the opportunity to ask him about the band's new album, Esoteric Warfare

Black Metal History Reviews

Essential Black Metal Reading: Black Metal Evolution of the Cult

Posted by | February 2, 2015

ach person has his or her own way of delving into an art form. For me, books and documentaries have a colorizing effect on certain genres. This is the effect that British author Dayal Patterson’s book, Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult, had on me. Being introduced to Mayhem, Emperor and Darkthrone more than ten years ago, I’ve always had an appreciation for the music, along with a set of favorite albums, songs and artists from the black metal set. But my mind had lacked the level of intricate detail on the web of inspiration that brought all the artists together.