Norway's Bloody Black Metal History Is Being Turned Into A Comic Series
Maybe you're a little bitter about the 1998 book Lords Of Chaos being turned into a feature-length film because it commercializes what happened a little too much. Maybe you're afraid they won't stay true to history either, but now we've got something you really shouldn't be afraid of –Tales From The Black Circle.
Tales From The Black Circle is an upcoming three-part comic series that tells the stories of murder and church burnings from the 90s Norwegian black metal scene in all their historical, bloody glory. Here's how the comic series described the issues in their IndieGoGo, which you really should donate to.
As innovative as it was horrific, Norway’s contribution to the underground metal scene in the late 80s and early 90s left classic albums, charred churches and real corpses. While these sadistic Scandinavian stories have been told many times in documentaries and online blogs – Tales From the Black Circle is the first of its kind to tackle these tales in ghastly graphic fashion.
Paying homage to EC’s landmark line of horror comics – Tales From the Black Circle contains three tales of true life terror – all torn out of the pages of Norwegian Black Metal history. Rigorously researched using both primary and secondary sources (roughly 50% of written material is based upon direct quotes from the individuals and interviews we conducted for research purposes), these stories of frightful non fiction will educate as well as entertain the reader who has an interest in black metal, EC horror, music history, crime and comic books.
You can also check out the trailer and some of the artwork for the comics below!