CULT NEVER DIES: THE MEGA ZINE

Published very late 2016. A 268 page book (+ compilation CD) featuring 14 exclusive interviews


Features exclusive interviews with: MYSTICUM • BAL-SAGOTH • IN THE WOODS... • REVEREND BIZARRE • INDESINENCE • NAHTRUNAR • SLEGEST • SCYTHIAN • LYCHGATE • MORK • ANCIENT • JON KRISTIANSEN / HEAD NOT FOUND Records • Black metal photographer ESTER SEGARRA • Illustrator GARETH ELLIOTT

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The newest book from Cult Never Dies is presented in zine format, and is the first of a semi-regular series and is comprised of huge, candid and hopefully definitive interviews. Though continuing to delve into black metal, this tome expands the focus somewhat from our previous books and includes standout artists from the death and doom metal genres, as well as interviews with visual artists involved in underground metal. Guest contributions from writer Frank Allain.



Also includes a full-length Odium Records 20th anniversary CD compilation, featuring tracks from respected bands (in order): Mephorash, Black Altar, Akrotheism, Varathron, Crepusculum, Thy Flesh, Raus!, Taran, Beastcraft, Ars Macabra, Nigredo, Kaoskult, Kriegsgott, Pre-Emptive Stike (feat. Niklas Kvarforth). Including several previously unheard tracks





Reviews and testimonials:

"We had the pleasure to meet Dayal in person in London march 2016, where we had a fantastic conversation and interview lasting over two hours. It soon became very clear that this was interviewing on a completely different level. His knowledge on the black metal scene and its history is without comparison. Highly recomended to anyone looking for more depth and insight than any other media is capable to offer."
Anders Kobro (IN THE WOODS...)


"The latest in the excellent Cult Never Dies series by human metal encyclopaedia Dayal Patterson is packed with in-depth interviews with subterranean metal luminaries like cult Finnish doom figure Albert Witchfinder, British thrash fiends Scythian and notable black metal photographer Ester Segarra. As ever, even non-fans will be fascinated by the tales and insights brought out of its subjects. And as a guide to the very cream of shadowy metal, Dayal once again proved himself peerless."
Nick Ruskell 4/5 (Witchsorrow/Kerrang!)





"Pretty much what the title suggests, it is a Mega Zine: mega in size (a whopping 268 pages!) and zine by nature... Dayal Patterson knows his trade: he has the ancient art of interviewing down to a science... Each and every interview is more a conversation than an interrogation, and most of them work exceedingly well: the REVEREND BIZARRE and MYSTICUM interviews are among the best I have ever read, digging to the core of it all and touching on subjects far greater than the music of a band. Metalion of SLAYER MAG gets to speak up as well again, this time about HEAD NOT FOUND, his label back in the days – something that hardly ever got discussed. Another interview that really nailed it was the one with NAHTRUNAR: a band from my own country that I had never even heard about. And hey, isn't that what a zine should be all about – introducing you to the new good shit? Well done, sir, well done! ...this is a great book. Or zine. Or Mega Zine. You name it. 
Thomas Reitmayer (Voices From The Darkside)


"I give my respect to Dayal Patterson. For his true work, genuine interest and knowledge of the art, Black Metal. Hails for keeping it real!"
Herr General Cerastes (MYSTICUM)


"In the tumultuous and protean world of music journalism it's rare to find publications conceived and executed with genuine insight into extreme metal's myriad sub-genres and the bands which embody them. Dayal Patterson's Cult Never Dies: The Mega Zine is truly one of those rare gems; a collection of perspicacious and incisive interviews which will captivate and enlighten the reader, affording an unparalleled glimpse into the mindsets of the artists interrogated within its pages. The Bal-Sagoth chapter alone represents what is undeniably one of the most comprehensive and meticulously thorough interviews I've answered in more than twenty years."
Byron Roberts (BAL-SAGOTH)


"As a fan of the 'Cult Never Dies' books I have always been fascinated by how Dayal Patterson brings depth and insight to the acts featured. If the story of Slegest should be told, I can't think of any better place to do it than here."
Ese (SLEGEST)






"I have known Dayal personally for fifteen years – in fact, his Crypt zine was one of the first to ever interview Indesinence around 2003. It therefore seemed fitting that he should feature one of our last, and I was humbled when he asked. I can´t say answering it was easy - in my case, I feel great about what the band achieved, but am also burdened by a necessity to close this chapter and move on, which probably runs counter to how detailed and the interview ended up being. Talking to old friend Frank Allain, whom I was lucky to be in a band with when we were both still teenagers, certainly helped make things easier, as we could both just relax and nerd out a bit. I look forward to reading The Mega Zine as a music fan, and hope our ramblings entertain others in the same way."
Ilia Rodriguez (INDESINENCE) 


"Having been blown away by the volume and depth of Dayal's 'Cult Never Dies' books, I was very pleased to hear about the launch of The Mega Zine and it was an honour to be asked to be featured in it. As with everything he puts his hands on, the interview is very thorough, in depth and challenging, as well as showing an understanding of both the craft I work with and the subject matters I deal with. Very pleased with the results!"
Ester Segarra


"Armed with his keen mind and high threshold for boredom, Dayal Patterson has taken his trowel to the dung-heap of underground music, sifting for long lost gems in a sea of turd. Scythian enjoyed being a part of this mucky work, laughing as we remembered the sad era of 'Pagan metal', death metal all-dayers and the cultural void of the early 2000s… the Decline of Western Civilization, part III. This new chapter in music journalism explores a time of saturation and disgust, when the music industry went from decadence to collapse and people sat in record label boardrooms saying: “I dunno much about music mate, but this could be the next Metallica Black! Read on for an essential guide to heavy metal’s lost generation and don't forget your hanky."
A. Von M (SCYTHIAN)

"Another outstanding effort...As a doom metal fan, I was licking my fingers with the interviews of Reverend Bizarre and Indesinence in particular, the first giving insight into one of the most tormented and fascinating minds in the genre, and the second (conducted by Fen's The Watcher) revealing aspects in the life of an old bandmate I wasn't even familiar with after sharing 6.5 years together in the band! As ever highly recommended and I am glad to see Cult Never Dies now slowly expanding their territory to incorporate more and more elements that are of interest to anyone in the extreme metal genre." Kostas Panagiotou (PANTHEIST) 

"I am honoured to be included in one of Patterson's works. He is obviously genuinely into the black metal history, both past and present. I remember picking up his first book in London a while back. Back then I was thinking that one goal for me would be to get included in a book. Now, thanks to Patterson's open mind I finally am."
Thomas Eriksen (MORK)


"It’s a great addition with bands that simply don’t fit the regular categories you imagine ... Interesting fact is that the author adds other interviewers to this book, doing the work he’s pursuing with more knowledge and experience with certain bands. It makes the titanic work of documenting the scene more manageable, but creating a matching format and form of expression does become more daunting. There are no problems with that though in this book, with bands like Reverend Bizarre and Slegest to the strange organ sounds of Lychgate. ... Another great book for the lovers of the dark and heavy music genre"
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