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True Norwegian Black Metal by Peter Beste

31 MAR 2009 | Posted By: Luke

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The members of the grotesque and extremist musical genre that has emerged from Norway over the last 20 years Black Metal, are an intimidating bunch. Adorning themselves in a mixture of satanic/pagan symbols, face paint, faux blood and more spikes than Pinhead, they easily rival most horror film bogeymen in shock value any day of the week.

Unfortunately some of them have taken the whole I love Satan thing a little too far though. In the early to mid 90s it's reported that particular members of this subculture completely lost their shit and went on a rampage of desecrating graveyards, burning down churches and even committing murder... definitely not the type of dudes you'd want your daughter/sister/friend bringing home to meet the family. Fascinating to look at in a National geographic kind of way though don't you think.

Photographer Peter Beste has spent the last 7 years photographing this dark world and its inhabitants...

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There are "15" comment(s) on "True Norwegian Black Metal by Peter Beste"

Respect freeak
oooh, I love what they've all done with their hair.
freeak  -  5 years ago
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Respect Luke
i especially love the norwegian wilderness shots... the forests look amazing. seeing something that ugly somewhere that beautiful really works for me.
Luke  -  5 years ago
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Respect freeak
Oh yeah, totally. Juxtaposition.
freeak  -  5 years ago
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Respect JiMBOB
someone needs a hug...
JiMBOB  -  5 years ago
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Respect Luke
or a virgin sacrifice...
Luke  -  5 years ago
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Respect NOTORIOUSJAY
or an abusive father...
NOTORIOUSJAY  -  5 years ago
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Advanced Member 32294DF1
ooh ooh look at how disturbed i am. I'm really really angry underneath all this leather and makeup. Bah! Black metal scenesters for cunts.
32294DF1  -  5 years ago
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Respect freeak
They all look like sad clowns who've been caught in the rain.
freeak  -  5 years ago
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Respect fujiko-san
gorgeous hair, beautiful scenery! I LOVE NORWAY!
fujiko-san  -  5 years ago
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Senior Member ollie
Br00t4lzz
ollie  -  5 years ago
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Respect Jake
I always cringe when metal people bust out an air guitar, just painful! The forests are just stunning in Norway :O I love the inverted crusifix necklaces :D - Jake xooxoxoxo
Jake  -  5 years ago
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Respect Ryzz
Something in the water?
Ryzz  -  5 years ago
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Respect Rens
The midnight sun missed these guys.
Rens  -  5 years ago
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New Lounger DDE1210B
I'm just glad they're not like the faggy emo/metalheads in the states. Those are viking metalheads who can kick some ass. (except that skinny little loseer that looks like he's trying to flex or something.)
DDE1210B  -  5 years ago
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Member E52F97D9
hello KISS
E52F97D9  -  5 years ago
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