Mortiis annonce une réédition du livre "Secrets of My Kingdom"
Mortiis a annoncé une réédition de son livre "Secrets of My Kingdom", publié il y a environ une quinzaine d'années.
Cette première version comprenait une collection de différents écrits, illustrés par plusieurs artistes, expliquant l'univers du musicien ainsi que de sa musique.
La nouvelle édition, portant le nom de "Secrets of My Kingdom: Return to Dimensions Unknown", comprendra non seulement le précédent contenu, mais aussi des interviews avec l'artiste, de nouvelles illustrations ainsi qu'une analyse du mouvement du Dungeon Synth.
Cet ouvrage paraîtra en mars prochain via Cult Never Dies.
Retrouvez ci-dessous la description complète, en anglais :
"Originally released in a highly limited form over a decade and a half ago – with the content actually created back the 90s – 'Secrets Of My Kingdom' proved an utterly unique and compelling book. A collection of writings accompanied by illustrations from a number of talents, this immersive work significantly fleshed out the universe Mortiis had drawn upon in his early musical releases, revealing a dark vision that drew upon the likes of Tolkien while also introducing an unusually obscure and melancholy atmosphere. Considered a rare and legendary tome by fans, it changes hands for hundreds of dollars today.
Now considerably expanded, 'Secrets Of My Kingdom; Return To Dimensions Unknown' sees this utterly unique work made available once more, thanks to a collaboration between publisher Cult Never Dies and Mortiis himself. The result is a work that provides both a time capsule of the artist’s early vision while also examining its context, legacy and surprisingly broad influence. The original writings are presented once more, this time with previously unseen illustrations, while extensive interviews with Mortiis himself explain the genesis and evolution of the Mortiis concept, both musically and conceptually. Meanwhile the immense impact upon the ‘dungeon synth’ movement – a genre that is curiously at the height of its popularity today – is also examined.
The book is due to appear in March 2018 and will be released by Cult Never Dies publishing, who have already issued a number of acclaimed titles on black/underground metal and art."