The Lords of Chaos

The Lords of Chaos was an American magazine that focused on heavy metal music and its subgenres. magazine-cover-not-available.png

Founded in 1984 by metal enthusiasts Gavin Baddeley and Dave Collins, The Lords of Chaos quickly gained a reputation for its in-depth coverage of the metal scene, including interviews with musicians and reviews of albums and concerts.

The magazine was also known for its provocative and controversial content, including articles on Satanism, violence, and other taboo subjects related to the metal subculture.

Despite its controversial reputation, The Lords of Chaos was highly influential in the metal community, introducing readers to new artists and subgenres and helping to shape the direction of the genre in the 1980s and early 1990s.

The magazine ceased publication in 1999, due in part to declining readership and financial difficulties. However, its legacy lives on, with many fans and musicians still citing it as an important influence on the metal scene. A book with the same name, which chronicles the early Norwegian black metal scene in the 1990s, was published in 1998, based partly on an earlier article by the magazine's writer Michael Moynihan, and has since become a cultural touchstone.

Today, The Lords of Chaos remains a subject of interest to fans of metal music, and its controversial and influential legacy continues to be debated by music critics and scholars.{{Categories}}

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