"TNBM is incredibly put together and completely awesome"
- King Diamond
"Peter Beste represents the next generation of documentary photographers. His images reflect passion, creativity, and technique. When I first saw his Norwegian Black Metal photographs I was totally blown away. It takes a special kind of photographer to go deep into uncharted lands and capture compelling images without fear. Peter is that person, and I am confident that he will continue to expose us to new and intriguing worlds as his career takes off."
- Jamel Shabazz
"Peter Beste, a Houston photographer with a knack for penetrating popular music subcultures, shows a different side of the idyllic northern paradise"
- LA Times
"What makes True Norwegian Black Metal, a collection of essays and the work of American photographer Peter Beste intriguing is that it resists tabloid urges and lets the images and artists speak for themselves."
"Offering rare images of the members of such black metal acts as Darkthrone, Mayhem, Emperor, Satryicon, Enslaved and Immortal, the book seeks to uncover more about this secretive, often violent world"