Helvete: A Journal of Black Metal Theory
Issue 2: With Head Downwards: Inversions in Black Metal
Winter 2015
Edited by Niall Scott and Steven Shakespeare
Go HERE to download entire issue, and to also order print copies of the issue.
Issue 2: Table of Contents
Editors’ Preface: The Swarming Logic of Inversion and the Elevation of Satan [PDF]
Steven Shakespeare and Niall Scott
Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Medievalism, Satanism, and the Dark Illumination of the Self in the Aesthetics of Black Metal [PDF]
Brenda S. Gardenour Walter
The Way of the Sword: Christianity, Fascism, and the Folk Magic of Black Metal [PDF]
Reuben Dendinger
A Sterile Hole and a Mask of Feces [PDF]
Bert Stabler
Eccentricities and Disorientations: Experiencing Geometricies in Black Metal [PDF]
*includes artwork by Dimitris Foutris, Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert, Andrew McLeod, Sandrine Pelletier, and Stephen Wilson
Elodie Lesourd and Amelia Ishmael
Giving Life Harmoniously: Animal Inversion in Cattle Decapitation [PDF]
Erik van Ooijen
Contempt, Atavism, Eschatology: Black Metal and Bergson’s Porous Inversion [PDF]
Louis Hartnoll



Helvete: A Journal of Black Metal Theory
Issue 1: Incipit
Winter 2013
Edited by Amelia Ishmael, Zareen Price, Aspasia Stephanou, and Ben Woodard
Helvete Cover_Small
Go HERE to download entire issue, and to also order print copies of the issue.
Issue 1: Table of Contents
Editor’s Preface: Dilation [PDF]
Zareen Price
Open a Vein: Suicidal Black Metal and Enlightenment [PDF]
Janet Silk
At the Edge of the Smoking Pool of Death: Wolves in the Throne Room [PDF]
Timothy Morton
Baptism or Death: Black Metal in Contemporary Art, Birth of a New Aesthetic Category [PDF]
Elodie Lesourd
The night is no longer dead; it has a life of its own [PDF]
*includes artwork by Alexander Binder, Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert, Ibrahim R. Ineke, Alessandro Keegan, Irena Knezevic, Allen Linder, Gean Moreno, and Nine Yamamoto-Masson
Amelia Ishmael
Frostbite on My Feet: Representations of Walking in Black Metal Visual Culture [PDF]
David Prescott-Steed
Black Metal Machine: Theorizing Industrial Black Metal [PDF]
Daniel Lukes
This Is Armageddon: The Dawn Motif and Black Metal’s Anti-Christian Project [PDF]
Joel Cotterell
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