Although the resolution is still being investigated, the authorities said that Matthews' interest in black metal music may have influenced his behavior.
"Intelligence investigators have found, and Matthews has said that there is a potential link to a genre of music called 'black metal' and its associated history with church fire in other parts of the world, which is documented. made them in movies and in books, "said the state's marshal's office in a statement.
Here's what you need to know about this genre of music.
A black metal is a sub-set of heavy metal music that usually takes anti-Christian, satanic and pagan themes. Black metal songs, heavily choked guitars and abnormal singing structures tend to have fast speeds and vocal features
First wave musicians took to geometry personalities, imitation names and body paint that continued with iterations of black metal.
In the early 1990s, Norwegian bands like Mayhem, Darkthrone and Immortal created a second metal metal wave, which had a particular impact on the nihilistic and misanthropic tone taken by the genre with them.
After the second wave, black metal increased more than a sub-genre like atmospheric black metal and melodic black metal, with icross scenes of the universe. Some black metal sub-genres show ugly ideologies, such as National Socialist Black Metal, which promotes Nazis and similar views.
This genre is linked to church fire
Black early metal bands used bad slogans and satin images for value shock, but the reality of Norwegian black metals in the 90s brought these themes to fruition .
The most striking example is Norwegian black metal artist Varg Vikernes, the former mayor of the band Mayhem, who was a major player in the black metal and in the new Nazi movement.
Vikernes spent 15 years in prison for arson and murder in his Euronymous bandmate in 1993.
But although there are subcategories of black metal which show racist or neo-Nazi views, extremist views do not constitute the whole genre or the black metal community.