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
[Large-format materials]
2007 - 2008
Large-format Peter Beste proofs; 2007 New York Times article on Enslaved