Black Metal Music Collection, 1985-2008.

Collection Number: 8031

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Black Metal Music collection, 1985-2008.
Collection Number:
8031
Creator:
Johan, Kugelberg
Quantity:
3 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Audio Recordings, Memorabilia, Printed Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Original fanzines, magazines, sound recordings, photographs, and posters documenting Black Metal music.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Original fanzines, magazines, sound recordings, photographs, and posters documenting Black Metal music, including the production files for the book "True Norwegian black metal: we turn in the night consumed by fire" with photographs by Peter Beste.
6 vinyl records by Ulver/Mysticum, Burzum, Abruptum, and Mayhem.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kugelberg, Johan,
Beste, Peter.

Subjects:
Black metal (Music).
Black metal (Music)
Satanism in music.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Black Metal Music collection, #8031. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Fanzines & Magazines
Boxes 1-5
Series II. Video & Audio Recordings
Boxes 6-7
Series III. Manuscript/ Typescprit & Ephemera
Box 8
Series IV. Printed Ephemera & T-Shirts
Boxes 8-9
Series V. True Norwegian Black Metal production materials
Boxes 10-13, mapcase

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Slayer
1985 - 2004?
14 issues
Box 2
Aberration
ca. 1994?
1 issue
Box 2
Ancient Ceremonies
1998-2003
3 issues
Box 2
Antithesis Megazine
1998
1 issue
Box 2
Avalanche Magazine
1995
1 issue
Box 2
Bast Magazine
ca. 2005
1 issue
Box 2
Black Flame
2000
1 issue
Box 2
Bloodshed
1993
1 issue
Box 2
Calmant
1996
1 issue
Box 2
Chainletter
ca. 1994?
1 issue
Box 2
Chaos
1997-1999
3 issues
Box 2
Chord
late 1990s?
1 issue
Box 2
Corpse Gristle
late 1990s?
1 issue
Box 2
Cycle of Flesh
1996?
1 issue
Box 2
Dark Shivers
1993?
1 issue
Box 2
Descent
1997
1 issue (2 copies)
Box 2
Eclipse
late 1990s?
3 issues (two duplicates)
Box 2
Goats of Pandemonium
1994
1 issue
Box 2
Grimoire of Exalted Deeds
ca. 1997-2000
5 issues (10, 13, 14, 16, 23)
Box 3
Hellfrost
1996-1999
3 issues (one duplicate)
Box 3
Helvete Katalog
1992-1993
2 issues Catalog from the store Helvete, owned by Euronymous (of Mayhem)
Box 3
Highwire Dze
1999
1 issue
Box 3
Lachrymose Zine
mid-1990s?
1 issue
Box 3
Legacy
1999-2001
3 issues
Box 3
Mandrake Magazine
2000-2001
2 issues
Box 3
Metal-Core
1998
2 issues
Box 3
Mysticism Magazine
late 1990s?
1 issue
Box 3
Nagual
1994
1 issue
Box 3
Nekrologium
1996
1 issue
Box 4
NGF
1994?
1 issue
Box 4
Nocturnal
1994
2 issues
Box 4
Oskorei Magazine
1999
1 issue
Box 4
Petrified 'Zine
1993
1 issue
Box 4
Promethean Crusade
ca. 1997
1 issue
Box 4
Requiem
ca. 1993-1997
3 issues
Box 4
Sloth
1999
1 issue
Box 4
Transcending the Mundane
ca. 1998
1 issue
Box 4
View into the Abyss
1993-1994
2 issues
Box 5
Kerrang!
1993 - 1994
9 issues + (1 duplicate) - Their complete contemporary coverage of Mayhem- and Burzum-related crimes.
Box 5
Arkitip
ca. 2005?
1 issue - Peter Beste issue packaged with a T-Shirt
Box 5
Bant
ca. 2006?
1 issue (#35, Peter Beste cover story)
Box 5
Hit List
1999
#1; Black Metal cover story
Box 5
Photocopied articles on black metal
n/a
3 articles from mainstream pulications
Box 6 SR-6350
Side A: Ulver, "Ulverytternes"; Side B: Mysticum, "Mourning" 7" vinyl record
1993
Box 6 SR-6351
Burzum, "Aske" 12" vinyl record
1993
Box 6 SR-6352
Abruptum, "Obscuritatem advoco amplectère me" 12" vinyl record
1993
Box 6 SR-6353
Mayhem, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" 12" vinyl record
1994
Box 6 SR-6354
Mayhem, "Deathcrush" 12" vinyl record, includes inserts
1987
Label: Posercorpse Music
Box 6 SR-6355
Mayhem, "Deathcrush" 12" vinyl record
1993
Label: Deathlike Silence Productions
Box 7
Embrace the Hate
ca. 1999
6 volume VHS videorecording
Box 7
Black Metal: Norsk Metal Documentary
n/a
DVD Documentary
Box 7
Abruptum: From Hell
2002
Bootleg cassete w/book
Box 7
CDs
1993 - 2006?
7 CDs by Mayhem, Satyricom, Sigh, Absalom, Ulver
Box 8
Original Euronymous material
ca. 1990 - 1992
2 Letters (typescript w/ manuscript signatures), w/ English Translations; 1 Audio cassette (in envelope w/ manuscript) sent to It (of Abruptum) containing early rough mixes of Mayhem music.
Box 8
Original Dead materials
1992?
1 Mayhem flyer w/ Dead manuscript
Box 8
Original Vesa Iitti Materials
1991
1 Letter from Vesa Iitti (of Xysma?) to "Jon" (Metalion): typescript w/ manuscript signature
Box 8
Related Typescript
ca. 2005
1 Letter from "Warren" to Johan Kugelberg
Box 8
Photocopied Euronymous material
ca. 1991 - 1992
6 Photocopied letters, 4 in English, 2 in Norwegian (w/ English translations attached)
Box 8
Photocopied Dead Materials
ca. 1991
1 six page manuscript document, 4 letters, 2 drawings, 1 funeral card
Box 8
Hváll typescript
ca. 2005
1 printed e-mail from Hváll (Jarle Kvåle of Windir to Peter Beste)
Box 8
Rock Ministries
1989
Photocopied letter on Satanic metal from Jeff L. Godwin of "Rock Ministries" to "Reuben"
Box 8
Photocopied black metal ephemera
Photocopies of letters and assorted ephemera in the collection
Box 8
Digitized black metal ephemera
Two DVD-ROMS containing scanned letters and assorted ephemera in the collection
Box 8
Black Metal pioneer photos
ca. 1988 - 1993
100 4x6 prints of Black Metal Pioneers
Box 8
Posters & flyers
ca. 1991 - 2006
8 Posters, fliers & press releases
Box 9
2004 Black Metal calendar
2004
Calendar using Peter Beste images
Box 9
T-Shirts
ca. 2004
3 Peter Beste T-Shirts
Box 10
True Norwegian Black Metal Binder proofs
ca. 2007
2 proofs of True Norwegian Black Metal by Peter Beste in black binders
Box 11
True Norwegian Black Metal mockup
2008
1 full-size, hardcover mockup with 2 prototype slipcases. This is a blank prototype of the size and page count of the final book, with 4x6 prints tipped in and many manuscript notes.
Box 12
True Norwegian Black Metal promotional material
2008
postcards, presskit, prospectus
Box 13
True Norwegian Black Metal proof pages
2008
Additional loose proof pages of True Norwegian Black Metal
Box 13
Production materials & Miscellaneous
2008
Used transfer lettering & mockups of promotional material
Box 13
Metalion text drafts
2007
2 drafts of Metalion text
Box 13
Johan Kugelberg drafts
ca. 2007 - 2008
2 Drafts of Johan Kugelberg text
Box 13
True Norwegian Black Metal notes
ca. 2007 - 2008
Assorted notes & interview quotes for True Norwegian Black Metal text
Box 13
Ephemera & fanzine photocopies
ca. 2007 - 2008
Photocopies of fanzine pages and ephemera used in production of True Norwegian Black Metal text
Box 13
Unpublished Peter Beste Images
ca. 2002 - 2007
42 4x6 prints of images not used in True Norwegian Black Metal
Box 13
DVD-ROM of notes for True Norwegian Black Metal
ca. 2003 - 2007
DVD-ROM of preliminary images, notes, and other materials for True Norwegian Black Metal
Mapcase Folder 1
Large-format materials
2007 - 2008
Large-format Peter Beste proofs; 2007 New York Times article on Enslaved