This is a story of two school friends from the outskirts of the big city determined to carve their own path in the music world. In the end, they succeed but not without great consequence.
The book aims to give a more holistic approach to how Hetfield’s past, especially his relationship with his mother and his upbringing as a Christian Scientist, left lasting scars and marks on his psyche.
Call Me Chris: A Tale of Healing, Recovery, Selfishness and Resolve is a story of perseverance, endurance, and the indomitable will of the human spirit to push on against all odds.
This first issue of Slayers Repentless comic run is sure to satisfy the Slayer fans and collectors of their various projects and merch, as well as comic nerds in general.
Aside from the drugs and alcohol, this book tells the story of a young boy who goes from working at his father's bait store to creating some of the most influential counter culture music in history.
Authored by Sarah Jensen (a longtime friend of Mr. Keenan’s) "with" Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, this book is a revelation in its existence, yet still exactly the kind of semi-autobiography you would expect from the enigmatic singer.
Overall, the Best Food Writing 2016, is a fantastic read. Whether you are a foodie like me or a casual reader I think you will definitely find something to please your pallet.
I think the book does an accurate and phenomenal job of capturing the feel and the essence of the times.
Play It Loud is a captivating book covering the history of the electric guitar with a foreword by guitar legend, Carlos Santana. If you are a guitar aficionado and like to learn about history, this book is a must-buy. It will keep you entranced, page after page.
Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos is a fatal dose of horrifying yet, amusing black metal, horror-filled comic bookery.
A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the new photo book from photographer Joe Giron, is a Pantera fan's wet dream.
The Beauty of Horror is ghoulish yet gorgeous, sinister but with a sensual sensation, creepy and cool, sadistic yet stunning; it is certainly morbid but it is no doubt a masterpiece of beautiful brutality.
When liner notes/lyrics and music are not enough, and you want to experience a whole new level of rawness, this is the perfect way to do it.
"You're Making Me Hate You," the hot new book from enigmatic Slipknot/Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor, is a hilarious, at times offensive, extremely politically incorrect diatribe that I could not put down.
If you're looking for a somewhat definitive explanation (like this writer was) of Nergal's intellectual philosophy that acts as the driving force of Behemoth, you're not going to find it in Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors. What you will find, though, are plenty of words about the band's history. Lots and lots of them.
"Mayhem: 2008-2013" is a massive 300-plus page, over-sized book created by famed Los Angeles photographer Strati Hovartos, documenting the first six years, and capturing the essence of The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The festival has become one of the most popular and successful Summer tours and is the highlight of the Summer for metal heads across North America. Each Summer some of the biggest bands in the business hit the road for this memorable festival which is defined by heavy music, snapping necks, and swirling pits.
On its surface, "Songs Only You Know" is a memoir that functions as a detailed look inside the Detroit hardcore punk scene during the '80s. It is the story of a young man with a dream and desire to play hardcore punk for the most honest of reasons; artistic expression. Although he does eventually land a record deal, Sean Madigan Hoen is not interested in being famous, popular or rich, and actually his goals are quite the opposite, staying true to the tenants of the early hardcore movement.
"Sierra Court Blues" is the debut novel from Lawrence Parlier; a former front man for the heavy metal group The Malevolent. Parlier taps into his music background and constructs a detailed drama based around the troubles and exploits of an up-and-coming heavy metal band. The book's main character and front man for the band Bo Kineally attempts to juggle family, work, and music with varying degrees of success and soon learns that something has to give.
As a lifelong metal head, and someone that has been involved in the scene in one way or another for more than twenty years, I was excited to dig into this book. Authors Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman have done a terrific, if not exhausting, job of chronicling the rise and evolution of the metal scene using quips and comments from the artists in the trenches.
"Entartete Kunts," the title of which is a play on the German phrase "entartete kunst" (degenerate art) is a new book that is being released by the Ajna Offensive on June 21st. The book, written and curated by Dennis Dread is a 340 page read filled with the glories of underground art. Now why, you may be asking, is an art book being even written about on a music site? Well, mainly due to the fact that many of the paintings, portraits, and artists themselves have been vastly important in underground punk and metal music. For example art by musicians such as Chris Reifert (Autopsy), Erik Danielsson (Watain), Michel Langevin (Voivod), and Rob Miller (Amebix) are all featured. In addition, album covers from bands such as Voivod, Darkthrone, and others are strewn about the book.