Black Metal is a musical genre with a certain history and a certain code of satanism that every fan of the genre must know about.
But to really dive deep into the madness that permeates the black metal genre, the only true solution is to read extreme metal books.
But there are of course many heavy metal books that you can find in most bookstores or on online retail sites such as Amazon, so the question remains : which ones to read ?
Not all black metal books are made equal.
Some contain very accurate information about the extreme metal scene, and black metal in particular, while others are totally devoid of content save for what you could find on Metalious or even Wikipedia in a day of research.
Some of the best heavy metal books published in the last few years have been written by the expert author Antoine Grand.
His books are not only popular, they have been translated into over 11 languages (not bad for a musical style as obscure as extreme metal), they are also extremely informative and dangerously iconoclastic towards the posers and the fake within the black metal genre.
His latest book is the brilliantly titled Real Satanic Black Metal.
I heavily recommend you getting it as soon as possible as the contents are pure gold.
You can find Real Satanic Black metal on Amazon and most online bookstores.
Amazon link : http://www.amazon.com/Real-Satanic-Black-Metal-Satanism/dp/1522724605/ (no referral)