“Cosmic-pessimism is Peak’s speciality, and when you combine that with the brutal aggression of a black metal band recording an album with a strange cult act, you know things are going to get pretty weird.”
Don’t call it a come back. After years of bad decisions and a revolving door of musicians, black metal rocker Strigoi of Angelus Mortis is getting the band back together. At his record label’s request, Strigoi, or Max to those who know him personally, travels to the Ukraine with his new drummer to collaborate with the Wisdom of Silenus, a somewhat famous yet reclusive cult act. What follows with this strange musical blend defies expectations, and imaginations, and music becomes a weapon unto itself.
Why we’re excited about this book:
David Peak is known for his speculative non-fiction books covering the philosophy of horror, or what he calls, the ‘horror reality’ that we all live in. Cosmic-pessimism is Peak’s speciality, and when you combine that with the brutal aggression of a black metal band recording an album with a strange cult act, you know things are going to get pretty weird. Peak is the author of The River Through the Trees, Eyes in the Dust, and The Spectacle of the Void, with additional writing in Denver Quarterly, 3:AM, Black Sun Lit, Electric Literature, and The Collagist. Corpsepaint is available for pre-order and will be released by Word Horde 30 April 2018.