Sunday, December 13, 2020

Episode 160: Daniel Lake (USBM: The Book)

Here is Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 160, featuring an interview with Daniel Lake, author of USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal.

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Joining the canon of great books about underground metal, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal is a Who's Who (and sometimes just "Who?") of the American black metal scene. Written by Decibel Magazine's Daniel Lake, the book is over 500 pages long, and tells the story of American black metal from the point of view of the bands who defined it - bands like Profanatica, Leviathan, and Xasthur.

I spoke to author Daniel Lake about what led him to write this book, what unifies US black metal bands, and what differentiates them from their European predecessors. We also delved deep into the character and history of American black metal, as well as the diametrically opposed philosophies and approaches that split the scene.

My thanks to Daniel for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.


Von: "Blood Von"
taken from the Satanic Blood 7"

Leviathan: "Fucking Your Ghost In Chains of Ice"
taken from the album The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide

Xasthur: "May Your Void Become As Deep As My Hate"
taken from the album Telepathic with the Deceased

Panopticon: "Bodies Under the Falls"
taken from the album Kentucky

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