Defenders of the Faith: The Heavy Metal Photography of Peter Beste | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
Monday, December 16th, 2019  

Johan Kugelberg, ed.

Defenders of the Faith: The Heavy Metal Photography of Peter Beste

Published by Sacred Bones

Dec 04, 2019 Bookmark and Share


Photographer Peter Beste and editor Johan Kugelberg have published photography books on Norwegian black metal, Houston rap, and Scandinavian danseband. Defenders of the Faith focuses on heavy metal and specifically the patch-festooned jackets with which metalheads worldwide profess their allegiance to their favorite bands.

Documenting not only the jackets themselves but also the people and the subculture behind them, Defenders of the Faith portrays what can only be described as a lifestyle. The detail in the jackets is put on full display here. The familial atmosphere of the fans wearing the jackets is evident. This coffee table book is overall a wonderful document of what it is to be metal through and through. Defenders of the Faith rocks hard.

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