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Tonight It’s a World We Bury is a radical re-writing of the history and politics of black metal music.
Challenging the commonly-held perception that black metal is a genre of the right — full of wannabe Vikings, Nazis, skinheads and other unsavoury characters — Tonight It’s a World We Bury looks at an array of black metal artists to re-affirm the genre as radically anticapitalist, revolutionary and left-wing.
Utilizing an eclectic range of black metal bands, including Darkthrone, Burzum, Liturgy and Deathspell Omega, and taking in the works of Marx, Nietzsche, Deleuze and more, Tonight It’s a World We Bury is a book on black metal like no other.
“Peel incisively juxtaposes disturbing examples of metal culture and capitalist excess with one hand, and offers black metal assemblage with the other. This work is an exciting addition to metal studies for its focus on the culture’s non-musical potential.”
“As bone-shakingly impactful and brutally straight to the point as one’s first exposure to Mayhem’s Chainsaw Gutsfuck (although slightly more theory heavy)… Bill Peel asks us to reconsider our entire world view when it comes to black metal.”
“This book is not just for the true believers, but for the sincere heretics: those who recognise that there is something both destructive and beautiful beneath the noise. An astounding read!”
“With Tonight It’s a World We Bury, Bill Peel has produced a lucid, briskly written and eminently readable manifesto for the present and future of metal’s darkest extremes.”
“Black metal today is a hotly contested cultural battleground, and a musical genre that must be reclaimed from the far right. As this brilliant book ingeniously argues, black metal is also a tool that can be used against the greatest enemy of our time: capitalism.”