UNDERGROUND WEB WORLD
Lords of Chaos is one of the most popular books today among the world's metal fans. We created this page to give people more information about matters related to the book.
This is a controversial book by a controversial author about a very controversial subject. The main character of the book is Varg Vikernes, probably the most controversial person in the world of heavy metal music. He gained global fame by killing Euronymus, the key figure in Mayhem, a legend in the world of black metal. (It should be noted that Vikernes insists that he acted in self defense.)
In our view, the subtitle of the book, "THE BLOODY RISE OF THE SATANIC METAL UNDERGROUND" is highly misleading since the main focus of Vikernes is not satanism at all but a revival of ancient paganism.
The subject matter of this revival of paganism is a key part of the agenda for the key author of the book Michael Moynihan, who has published a whole series of books related to both paganism and National Socialist Germany. Moynihan himself has been accused of pro-Nazi ideas.
We do not plan to sort out all the charges and countercharges related to this book, Varg Vikernes and Michael Moynihan. What we do plan to do is to add a series of related links so you, the reader, can read more material about this subject and see it in a wider perspective. We have directly links to Vikernes writings, including his very critical review of the book. We also list Michael Moynihan's other books so you can get a better picture of him.
In this way you can hear directly from various people involved and reach your own conclusions.
Varg Vikernes's review Of Lords of Chaos:
Varg Vikernes was not happy with this book about him. Here is his response.
Varg Vikernes - A review of M. Moynihan & D. Søderlind's Lords Of Chaos (From Burzum.org)
Varg Vikernes Analyses On The Book Lords Of Chaos (From Burzum.com)
BLACK METAL DOCUMENTARY: UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US
Main Bands Featured
The two main bands in the book are Burzum and Mayhem. Mayhem is a legend in the world of black metal. Varg Vikernes was briefly a part of Mayhem and founded Burzum.
News Articles (Some very good older articles.)
Articles by Vikernes (Similar to Library above.)
Burzum - Wikipedia
Mayhem - Official web site
Mayhem - Wikipedia
Mayhem (band) members -WikipediaMAYHEM LYRICS - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994)
Author: Michael Moynihan
Michael Moynihan (journalist) Wikipedia
Dominion Press Michael Moynihan's Publishing House
Critical article on Moynihan's ties to the extreme right. Note: We cannot verify the charges in this article but the author Kevin Coogan is also the the author of a book on the postwar extreme right, Dreamer of the Day.
Books By Michael Moynihan
MICHAEL MOYNIHAN AND STEVEN FLOWERS
NAZI GERMANY AND ANCIENT PAGANISM
Amazon.com: The Secret King: Karl Maria Wiligut, Himmler's Lord of the Runes (Note this book is superceded by the next book listed.)
Stephen E. Flowers
Books By Stephen E. Flowers in his own name
Amazon.com: The Secret of the Runes (Book on Guido von List, a far right mystic at the turn of the century)
Amazon.com: The Secret King: The Myth and Reality of Nazi Occultism (co-author Michael Moynihan)
Books By Stephen E. Flowers in pen name of Edred Thorsson