The English translation of Tero Ikäheimonen’s comprehensive Finnish black metal book, Pirunkehto – Suomalaisen black metallin tarina, is coming out September 15th on Svart Records with the English title The Devil’s Cradle. The book features interviews and career retrospectives of Beherit, Impaled Nazarene, and a bunch of other bands who do not count and have no reason to be in the same book as they suck and play crossover thrash with high-gain guitar pedals and RAC/oi themed pop-punk . These modern black ‘n’ roll bands aren’t even from the same era; they are just poseurs.
I wonder just how acid casualty the Cosmic Church interview will be? Will the book interview Desecresy and Serpent Ascending, the best of modern Finnish metal, or will it kowtow to the scenester black ‘n’ roll bar crowd? Probably the latter. Everyone knows that Beherit are the only Finnish black metal from way back when who really mattered. Impaled Nazarene were very good of course but no Beherit. This book will probably be funderground trash as based on the list below most of it will be fellating funderground bands bitching on about how they continue Beherit’s legacy despite Marko Laiho still being alive and kicking. We shall wait and see.
“The Devil’s Cradle: The Story of Finnish Black Metal” by Helsinki-based journalist Tero Ikäheimonen is a definite history of one of the most uncompromising and brutal music scenes in the world: the Finnish Black Metal.
Based on over 50 interviews done between 2014 and 2016, the book unravels the story from late 80’s to modern days featuring such bands as: Beherit, Impaled Nazarene, Barathrum, Archgoat, Azazel, Diaboli, Darkwoods My Betrothed, Horna, Vornat, Thy Serpent, Wanderer, Urn, Black Dawn, …And Oceans, Musta Surma, Alghazanth, Azaghal, Warloghe, Behexen, Clandestine Blaze, Satanic Warmaster, Ride for Revenge, Goatmoon, IC Rex, Charnel Winds, Cosmic Church, Saturnian Mist, Rienaus and Abyssion…
Beherit’s back catalogue would be a better buy than The Devil’s Cradle. Here’s At the Devil’s Studio 1990:
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