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Wim “The Iceman” Hof: How The Coolest Man On Earth Wants To Change The World

“I am just a man on a mission” // Wim “The Iceman” Hof // (c) www.wimhofmethod.com

Wim “The Iceman” Hof: How The Coolest Man On Earth Wants To Change The World

Wim Hof is convinced that we are on the brink of change of awareness and consciousness. He urges us to use the cold and breathe. Because he believes that his method, a combination of cold therapy, breathing techniques and meditation, not only improves our physical and mental health. It can also alter our mindset and transform the way we live. 

Hard Facts, Naked Truths And Dark Secrets: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele

Hard Facts, Naked Truths And Dark Secrets: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele

6’8”, muscles, fangs: In 1996 a journalist described him as a mix of The Kurgan, Glenn Danzig and Count Dracula, but Peter Steele insisted that he looks like Jesus Christ // Press Release (1995) // (c) Roadrunner Records / Joseph Cultice

PAST INTENSE // It’s been almost a decade since Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk better known as Peter Steele has left this mortal coil. To this day the former singer and bass player of American Goth metal legends Type O Negative is dearly beloved and distinctly remembered by many.

Beyond Duality: The Surreal Sculptures Of American Artist Robin Whiteman

Beyond Duality: The Surreal Sculptures Of American Artist Robin Whiteman

© Robin Whiteman // “Shroud” // Porcelain Sculpture (2016)

Sculpture is defined as the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensons. The delicate porcelain pieces of American artist Robin Whiteman operate in more than three dimensions. Her fairytale-like characters and human-animal hybrids devoid of color explain a universal truth: the center of things beyond duality.

S.G. Of German Dark Rockers Secrets Of The Moon Shares His Famous Last Cords

S.G. Of German Dark Rockers Secrets Of The Moon Shares His Famous Last Cords

No fan of the “Gangnam Style”, but frequently playing “God Of Emptiness”: S.G., frontman of Secrets Of The Moon // (c) Oana Marchis

FAMOUS LAST CORDS // Music is the one single subject that no musician will ever get tired of talking about: S.G., vocalist, guitarist and lyricist of the band Secrets of the Moon, reveals his favorite records, most beloved tunes and songs he wishes were never written.

Kat Von D: “My Idea Of Beauty Is A Lot Different Than Most People’s”

Kat Von D: “My Idea Of Beauty Is A Lot Different Than Most People’s”

As Jim Davis might rightfully stated: “Kat rules the world” // Kat Von D // (c) Kat Von D Beauty

She’s just had her first baby with husband Leafar Sayer, singer of Cholo Goth duo Prayers. Together, they reside in an opulent castle like home in Los Angeles that the natural born creator, planned herself. Yet, before that, Kat Von D also designed, built and expanded her own business empire.

Of Dream And Drama… And Poetry: The Writings Of Moonspell’s Fernando Ribeiro

Of Dream And Drama… And Poetry: The Writings Of Moonspell’s Fernando Ribeiro 

Little Black Phillip and Fernando Ribeiro, poet, author and lead singer of Portuguese metal band Moonspell // (c) Napalm Records

He is best known as frontman and lyricist of Portuguese dark metal band Moonspell. However, Fernando Ribeiro has also made a name for himself as a writer. His latest is also his first fictional book “Senhora Vingança” (“Lady Vengeance”) and contains two ruthlessly dark short stories. Yet, prior to that he explored the manifold facets of pain betrayal, hope and healing by means of poetic verse.

The Shit Life Of Former Mayhem Vocalist Sven Erik “Maniac” Kristiansen

The Shit Life Of Former Mayhem Vocalist Sven Erik “Maniac” Kristiansen

The moment you find yourself wishing you’d be a guard, so you could raid his cell: Maniac // Press shoot for Mayhem’s “Grand Declaration Of War” (2000) // (c) Season Of Mist

PAST INTENSE // When a band is called Skitliv (shit life), you can hardy expect bubble gum pop music. Their debut album “Skandinavisk Misantropi”, however, is next level shit – so dark, it may cause self-destructive behavior and long-lasting feelings of emptiness and frustration. A true masterpiece, created by none other than Sven Erik Kristinansen aka Maniac, former vocalist of black metal legends Mayhem.


AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a blogazine for those who find inspiration, pleasure and beauty in darkness. Who search for it in music, art, fashion, literature, places and other people. Who pay attention to obscure details and dare to take a deeper look. Who enjoy being different, but find comfort in knowing that they are not alone. AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a mindset, a cross-referencer and a common denominator – beyond cliché and niche, genre and gender, limits and boundaries. It unites and invites those who share a passion for everything AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK.

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AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK was founded by Anja Delastik. While studying at university, she started writing for a goth music magazine and was appointed editor after completing her master in literature and art. Later, she began working for various mainstream lifestyle magazines and eventually was named editor of German Cosmopolitan. Today, she works as a freelance creative consultant, author and journalist for different publications – and has just curated her first group exhibition for a contemporary art gallery.

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