"Dødsarkiv" is a 256-page photography book about the infamous norwegian Black Metal band, Mayhem.
THE ORIGIN "Dødsarkiv" is a documentary photo book which provides exceptional insight on how a small subculture founded in Follo in 1984 evolved into one of Norway’s largest export products. The origin of Black Metal stems from the band Mayhem – the band of the now deceased Øystein Aarseth who was killed by Varg Vikernes in 1993. Over the years, the Black Metal community has exploded internationally. But Mayhem is and will remain the scene’s most important band. They tour all over the world and have an extremely large following.
The book can be seen as a depiction OF adolescence. Not particularly bleak.. rather quite cozy.
The book contains unique pictures of the band and other stories that bassist Jørn "Necrobutcher" Stubberud has accumulated in over thirty years. "Dødsarkiv" documents an exceptional era in Norwegian history. This is first time one of the founders of the infamous Norwegian black metal scene tells himself about what actually took place in these influential years. From monsters own belly, so to speak.
The book is released by publishing house Aschehough.
Design and layout by Anti. Text by Svein Strømmen and Jørn "Necrobutcher" Stubberud. Photo editor, Christian Belgaux.