Guide to the Black Metal Music Collection,
1985-2008.

Collection Number: 8031

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
Johan Kugelberg
Date completed:
August 2009
EAD encoding:
Evan Fay Earle, August 2009

© 2009 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.

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

Date
Description
Container
1985 - [2004?]
Slayer
Box 1
14 issues
ca. 1994?
Aberration
Box 2
1 issue
1998-2003
Ancient Ceremonies
Box 2
3 issues
1998
Antithesis Megazine
Box 2
1 issue
1995
Avalanche Magazine
Box 2
1 issue
ca. 2005
Bast Magazine
Box 2
1 issue
2000
Black Flame
Box 2
1 issue
1993
Bloodshed
Box 2
1 issue
1996
Calmant
Box 2
1 issue
ca. 1994?
Chainletter
Box 2
1 issue
1997-1999
Chaos
Box 2
3 issues
late 1990s?
Chord
Box 2
1 issue
late 1990s?
Corpse Gristle
Box 2
1 issue
1996?
Cycle of Flesh
Box 2
1 issue
1993?
Dark Shivers
Box 2
1 issue
1997
Descent
Box 2
1 issue (2 copies)
late 1990s?
Eclipse
Box 2
3 issues (two duplicates)
1994
Goats of Pandemonium
Box 2
1 issue
ca. 1997-2000
Grimoire of Exalted Deeds
Box 2
5 issues (10, 13, 14, 16, 23)
1996-1999
Hellfrost
Box 3
3 issues (one duplicate)
1992-1993
Helvete Katalog
Box 3
2 issues [Catalog from the store Helvete, owned by Euronymous (of Mayhem)]
1999
Highwire Dze
Box 3
1 issue
mid-1990s?
Lachrymose Zine
Box 3
1 issue
1999-2001
Legacy
Box 3
3 issues
2000-2001
Mandrake Magazine
Box 3
2 issues
1998
Metal-Core
Box 3
2 issues
late 1990s?
Mysticism Magazine
Box 3
1 issue
1994
Nagual
Box 3
1 issue
1996
Nekrologium
Box 3
1 issue
1994?
NGF
Box 4
1 issue
1994
Nocturnal
Box 4
2 issues
1999
Oskorei Magazine
Box 4
1 issue
1993
Petrified 'Zine
Box 4
1 issue
ca. 1997
Promethean Crusade
Box 4
1 issue
ca. 1993-1997
Requiem
Box 4
3 issues
1999
Sloth
Box 4
1 issue
ca. 1998
Transcending the Mundane
Box 4
1 issue
1993-1994
View into the Abyss
Box 4
2 issues
1993 - 1994
Kerrang!
Box 5
9 issues + (1 duplicate) - Their complete contemporary coverage of Mayhem- and Burzum-related crimes.
ca. 2005?
Arkitip
Box 5
1 issue - Peter Beste issue packaged with a T-Shirt
ca. 2006?
Bant
Box 5
1 issue (#35, Peter Beste cover story)
1999
Hit List
Box 5
#1; Black Metal cover story
n/a
[Photocopied articles on black metal]
Box 5
3 articles from mainstream pulications
1987 - 199(3)?
[Vinyl recordings]
Box 6
5 vinyl sound recordings by Mayhem, Abruptum, Ulver, Mysticum
ca. 1999
Embrace the Hate
Box 7
6 volume VHS videorecording
n/a
Black Metal: Norsk Metal Documentary
Box 7
DVD Documentary
2002
Abruptum: From Hell
Box 7
Bootleg cassete w/book
1993 - 2006?
[CDs]
Box 7
7 CDs by Mayhem, Satyricom, Sigh, Absalom, Ulver
ca. 1990 - 1992
[Original Euronymous material]
Box 8
2 Letters (typescript w/ manuscript signatures), w/ English Translations; 1 Audio cassete (in envelope w/ manuscript) sent to It (of Abruptum) containing early rough mixes of Mayhem music.
1992?
[Original Dead materials]
Box 8
1 Mayhem flyer w/ Dead manuscript
1991
[Original Vesa Iitti Materials]
Box 8
1 Letter from Vesa Iitti (of Xysma?) to "Jon" (Metalion): typescript w/ manuscript signature
ca. 2005
[Related Typescript]
Box 8
1 Letter from "Warren" to Johan Kugelberg
ca. 1991 - 1992
[Photocopied Euronymous material]
Box 8
6 Photocopied letters, 4 in English, 2 in Norwegian (w/ English translations attached)
ca. 1991
[Photocopied Dead Materials]
Box 8
1 six page manuscript document, 4 letters, 2 drawings, 1 funeral card
ca. 2005
[Hváll typescript]
Box 8
1 printed e-mail from Hváll (Jarle Kvåle of Windir to Peter Beste)
1989
[Rock Ministries]
Box 8
Photocopied letter on Satanic metal from Jeff L. Godwin of "Rock Ministries" to "Reuben"
[Photocopied black metal ephemera]
Box 8
Photocopies of letters and assorted ephemera in the collection
[Digitized black metal ephemera]
Box 8
Two DVD-ROMS containing scanned letters and assorted ephemera in the collection
ca. 1988 - 1993
[Black Metal pioneer photos]
Box 8
100 4x6 prints of Black Metal Pioneers
ca. 1991 - 2006
[Posters & flyers]
Box 8
8 Posters, fliers & press releases
2004
2004 Black Metal calendar
Box 9
Calendar using Peter Beste images
ca. 2004
[T-Shirts]
Box 9
3 Peter Beste T-Shirts
ca. 2007
[True Norwegian Black Metal Binder proofs]
Box 10
2 proofs of True Norwegian Black Metal by Peter Beste in black binders
2008
[True Norwegian Black Metal mockup]
Box 11
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.
2008
[True Norwegian Black Metal promotional material]
Box 12
postcards, presskit, prospectus
2008
[True Norwegian Black Metal proof pages]
Box 13
Additional loose proof pages of True Norwegian Black Metal
2008
[Production materials & Micellaneous]
Box 13
Used transfer lettering & mockups of promotional material
2007
[Metalion text drafts]
Box 13
2 drafts of Metalion text
ca. 2007 - 2008
[Johan Kugelberg drafts]
Box 13
2 Drafts of Johan Kugelberg text
ca. 2007 - 2008
[True Norwegian Black Metal notes]
Box 13
Assorted notes & interview quotes for True Norwegian Black Metal text
ca. 2007 - 2008
[Ephemera & fanzine photocopies]
Box 13
Photocopies of fanzine pages and ephemera used in production of True Norwegian Black Metal text
ca. 2002 - 2007
[Unpublished Peter Beste Images]
Box 13
42 4x6 prints of images not used in True Norwegian Black Metal
ca. 2003 - 2007
[DVD-ROM of notes for True Norwegian Black Metal]
Box 13
DVD-ROM of preliminary images, notes, and other materials for True Norwegian Black Metal]
2007 - 2008
[Large-format materials]
Mapcase
Large-format Peter Beste proofs; 2007 New York Times article on Enslaved