By Eugene Thacker, Reza Negarestani, Niall Scott, Nicola Masciandaro, Steven Shakespeare, Erik Butler, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Joseph Russo, Benjamin Noys, Evan Calder Williams, Brandon Stosuy, Aspasia Stephanou, Anthony Sciscione, Scott Wilson
Essays and records concerning Hideous Gnosis, a symposium on black steel concept, which came about on December 12, 2009 in Brooklyn, manhattan. improved and Revised.
"Life is a hideous factor, and from the historical past in the back of what we all know of it peer daemoniacal tricks of fact which make it occasionally a thousandfold extra hideous." - H.P. Lovecraft
"Poison your self . . . with thought" - Arizmenda
CONTENTS: Steven Shakespeare, "The mild that Illuminates Itself, the darkish that Soils Itself: Blackened Notes from Schelling's Underground." Erik Butler, "The Counter-Reformation in Stone and steel: religious Substances." Scott Wilson, "BAsileus philosoPHOrum METaloricum." Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, "Transcendental Black Metal." Nicola Masciandaro, "Anti-Cosmosis: Black Mahapralaya." Joseph Russo, "Perpetue Putesco - forever I Putrefy." Benjamin Noys, "'Remain actual to the Earth!': feedback at the Politics of Black Metal." Evan Calder Williams, "The Headless Horsemen of the Apocalypse." Brandon Stosuy, "Meaningful Leaning Mess." Aspasia Stephanou, "Playing Wolves and pink driving Hoods in Black Metal." Anthony Sciscione, "'Goatsteps at the back of My Steps . . .': Black steel and formality Renewal." Eugene Thacker, "Three questions about Demonology." Niall Scott, "Black Confessions and Absu-lution."
DOCUMENTS: Lionel Maunz, Pineal Eye; Oyku Tekten, Symposium pictures; Scott Wilson, "Pop Journalism and the eagerness for Ignorance"; Karlynn Holland, Sin Eater I-V; Nicola Masciandaro and Reza Negarestani, Black steel remark; Black steel idea weblog reviews; Letter from Andrew White; E.S.S.E, homicide consume I.
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