Book of Sand is a one-man lo-fi (ish) black metal act from Minnesota that has incorporated elements of drone into his experimental array. I've personally supported this dude's music since the beginning, though I'm not sure I've written on it here before. Very interesting music - black metal is there, but not as you may expect to hear it. It may be the biggest influence on the music, but it almost takes a back-seat to the experimentation and incorporation of other sounds going on. Can be very disquieting if you're not prepared, and that doesn't happen with a lot of black metal anymore. In any case, check out the new CD, Mourning Star, now up for pre-order from our friends at Music Ruins Lives. Should be shipping within the next two weeks.