Publishers Blurb, “Mayhem are the most influential Black Metal band in the world, and obviously no strangers to controversy. Death Archives offer never before seen photographs and unique insight into one of music’s most extreme subcultures. The Death Archives is a ravishingly illustrated first-person account of the birth of black metal in the Norwegian scene by Jorn “Necrobutcher” Stubberud, the founding member and ongoing bass player in Mayhem. During the band’s ongoing career, now spanning thirty years, bass player and only surviving band member from the original line-up, Jorn “Necrobutcher” Stubberud, has collected enormous amounts of photographs, video diaries and memorabilia. In this unique documentary book, Stubberud shares the first groundbreaking years of Mayhem’s existence including their first photo-sessions in full corpse regalia; recording sessions, and exclusive stills from live video footage of their earliest gigs. In Necrobutcher’s Death Archives he shares rarely seen photos of the band before death of singer Pelle “Dead” Ohlin and murder of guitarist Oystein “Euronymous” Aarseth.”
Condition as new : Out of Print 1st edition Hardback. Signed by both Jorn “Necrobutcher” Stubberud (what a nice guy!) and Thurston Moore (another truly nice guy) at the launch at Tenderbooks, opposite Pleasures of Past Times. As a result one copy was signed to the shop, this is accompanied by the 1 page press release and 1 page list of photo exhibited in the basement.
At the time of posting , no hardback copies were available for sale online , and therefore no signed copies.
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- Book Dimensions : 26.8 x 2.9 x 20 cm
- Publisher : Ecstatic Peace Archive (1 Jan. 2016)