Bazillion Points Books
has expanded its comprehensive library with two essential new offerings
from the world of horror punk / hardcore and death metal / grindcore.
These improved editions of two cult books deal authoritatively with
matters near and dear to all dark hearts.
MISERY OBSCURA: The Photography of Eerie Von, by Eerie Von
Forewords by Lyle Preslar & Mike D'Antonio
Hardcover, 160 full-color pages
Ships with a bonus signed 8x10 full-cover lobby card
as the unofficial photographer for punk legends the Misfits and later
taking charge of the bass guitar as a founding member of underground
pioneers Samhain and metal gods Danzig, Eerie Von captured the dark
heart of rock's most vital bleeding edge during a time when rock and
roll was not only dangerous, but downright menacing. Hundreds of
"fly-on-the-wall" photos from the best seats in the house document
everything from the Misfits' humble beginnings in Lodi, New Jersey, to
the heights of Danzig's stadium-rock glory.
"Misery Obscura has
an amazing fly-on-the-wall feel that is mesmerizing but unequivocal. He
puts me right back in the 1980s, in the same space where the Misfits and
- Kirk Hammett, Metallica
"Front row center for some of the most awesomely, brutally
theatrical moments in punk rock history...insane amounts of fake blood,
studded leather, and devil-locked hair."
"A fascinating look-behind-the-curtain at some never-before seen photos from those bygone days"
- VICE Noisey
CHOOSING DEATH: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore, by Albert Mudrian;
Forewords by Scott Carlson of Repulsion & BBC DJ John Peel
400 pages Death-luxe edition softcover
Ships with free limited color woven patch.
Mudrian's widely praised blow-by-blow history of metal's most relentless
strains was first published in 2004. Picking up the gruesome path over a
decade later, Mudrian leaves no tombstone unturned, delivers three new
chapters, and expands existing material with the results of 50 new
interviews. Brutal new 16-page color section features raw, bloody early
photos of Death, Repulsion, Obituary, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Thanatos,
At the Gates, Napalm Death, Carcass, Dismember, Nihilist, and many
"Albert Mudrian, our disciple of all that is heavy and
extreme, definitively documents this period of blissful cacophony for
all to behold. Play fast or die!"
- Shane Embury, Napalm Death
"The most informed and comprehensive document on death metal...the
ultimate overview of heavy metal's ugliest, most obnoxious, bastard
"Mudrian, editor-in-chief of Decibel magazine, condenses painstaking and
lengthy interviews to create this informative history of death metal,
covering the genre's origin in small clubs and basements on two continents."
- Publishers Weekly
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California punk, Norwegian black metal, Swedish death metal, and much,
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