Defenders of the Faith is a fun photo book centered around metal festival attendees and the battle vests they wear. Peter Beste is a talented photographer and there’s plenty of images to pour over in the book. The pictured concert-goers are large and small, mostly white but also people of color, male and female, very young and old. There’s a couple of dogs with their own battle vests and a few music celebrities featured as well. There’s also an index in the back of which festival and who’s pictured.
It’s out now on Sacred Bones Records, which is offering some pretty special limited-edition packages that include a companion 7″ EP, the latter of which you can also pick up at Bandcamp.
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Photo of the author: Martine Petra