Weekend Black Metal Symposium Hideous Gnosis Graduates to the New York Times



“Brandon Stosuy, a Brooklyn music critic, read from his oral history in progress of American black metal: a welcome demystification, cast in normal-dude voices.” Way more where this came from over at Ben Ratliff’s critical dissection of Saturday’s Hideous Gnosis symposium on black metal at Public Assembly. Topics covered include the difference between black and death metal (David Carr is grateful), the genre’s roots in crypto-Roman Catholicism, and ludicrousness of trying to have a serious conversation about corpse paint. Recommended for this photo alone (grimmer than you think, my friend!). [NYT]

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