ALL Book Review

The Stooges were pioneers and innovators of the early punk scene. To this day the band and its larger than life front man Iggy Pop embody the spirit of punk and the early "do it yourself" attitude. For this book author Brett Callwood goes back to the humble beginnings and documents the band's formative years through in-depth interviews with Iggy, the band members and those close to the band. Through first-hand accounts and interviews the reader really gets up close and personal with this seminal act.
on Sep 29, 2011
The newly spawned band Hail The Villain has been hitting the world hard with their album Population: Decline. To help spread their hatred unto the world, the band has released gnarly comics illustrating their devious story.
on Aug 31, 2011
This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx is a collection of memoirs and photographs from one of the most recognizable musicians in all of hard rock. In his previous book, The Heroin Diaries, Sixx documented his decent into the depths of Hell and his longtime battle with drug and alcohol addiction. Now with many successful years of sobriety under his belt Sixx funnels all of his energy headfirst into his passions; music, photography and living life to the fullest surrounded by family.
on Jun 23, 2011
The Armageddon Chord is the debut novel from music industry veteran, Jeremy Wagner. Combining the world of heavy metal with malevolent supernatural forces Wagner has created quite a fantastic read. The story line revolves around the discovery of an ancient Egyptian song written in Hieroglyphics that if played in its entirety will unleash Hell on earth, ushering in Armageddon. The ensuing struggle between those who wish to bring about the apocalypse and a world famous heavy metal guitar player drive the story along creating a riveting thriller that is sure to keep readers glued to the pages until the very end.
on Jun 13, 2011
With Dolor author Rick Florino has created a world that is as gripping as it is repulsive; kind of like a car wreck, you don’t want to but you're compelled to look. F.B.I Agent Jeffries arrives at the small town of Dolor to investigate a fire that has burned the whole town to the ground with the exception of one lone house. While this remaining, solitary house is completely charred on the outside Investigator Jeffries finds that inside is a much different story and much to his surprise, everything appears normal.
on Jun 08, 2011
Author Mick Wall takes on the task of documenting the rise of what is arguably the biggest heavy metal band of all time, Metallica. As a fan of the band from the very beginning back in the early 1980’s, I was more than ecstatic to dig into this incredibly detailed and lengthy biography. As a personal friend of the band Wall has access to and incredible insight into the musicians and has done a wonderful job of compiling his first hand observations and interviews to construct an unbelievable portrait of the machine that is Metallica.
on Jun 07, 2011
Dave Brockie is also known as Oderus Urungus, the outrageous, over-the-top front man of the equally outrageous heavy metal band Gwar. For years now Brockie has pushed the limits with the band's live show and has always taken entertainment value to the next level. For his first foray into the fiction realm Brockie carries on that same tradition of shock and awe.
on May 05, 2011
The iconic cult figure Nick Cave has been making music, writing novels, making movies and entertaining the masses for more than 30 years now. Through a series of in-depth interviews, "Nick Cave Sinner Saint: True Confessions" takes the reader on a journey into the mind of this legendary figure.
on Apr 29, 2011
The newly spawned band Hail The Villain has been hitting the world hard with their album Population: Decline. To help spread their hatred unto the world, the band has released gnarly comics illustrating their devious story.
on Apr 28, 2011
"Relix The Book: The Grateful Dead Experience - 30 Years Of Mind-Melting Art, Interviews, Anecdotes And More!" What a long title! As a fan of The Grateful Dead for many years now, I found this book to be an incredible read. The book was compiled by Toni Brown, the founder of Relix Magazine and consists of a plethora of articles and interviews taken from the...
on Jan 29, 2010
I’ve never done a book review before, so this was quite the adventure. What better place to start than with local author, Dave Proctor. Dave is from Markham, we went to the same high school and I met him a couple times prior to reading this book, which happens to be his first release. He used to play in a band called The Atomic Drops, among others I’m sure, but...
on Jan 25, 2010
"Do The Devil’s Work From Him" is a straightforward no-nonsense beginner’s guide to getting started in a long lasting career in the music business. Authored by two individuals who have worked their way through the ranks of this cut-throat business, Amy Sciarretto and Rick Florino offer practical advice for those individuals interested in working...
on Jan 19, 2010
If you are a fan of music of any genre then chances are you have probably listened to a CD produced by the legendary Rick Rubin. In The Studio chronicles his rise to being one of the most sought after producers in the music business today. The book begins in the mid-eighties with his partner Russell Simmons; the two co-founded Def Jam Records.
on Aug 05, 2009
As a long time reader of Decibel Magazine, I was quite enthused to find a copy of this book in my mailbox. The stories contained inside the book are intimate insights into the recording and making of some of the most influential and groundbreaking records in the Extreme Metal world. It would seem that there would be an endless list of bands to include...
on Jul 10, 2009

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