James Kennedy is a Welsh musician, formerly the frontman and founder of rock band Kyshera, and now working as…
It’s been a long time since some of us dabbled in diablo, the esoteric, or quantum physics, but the…
Angelo G. Spenillo’s I Am A Professional Metalhead: How Heavy Metal Guided My Career Journey will make a worthy addition to any headbanger’s bookshelf. It’s a ride that entertains as much as it inspires!
Ministry’s Prescripture: The Visual History (Melodic Virtue) is a beautifully designed, fully authorized visual history of the career of a brilliant band and man (Al Jourgensen), as designed by Aaron Tanner. Every page is lovingly laid out with photos, advertisements, illustrations, and scribbles – many of which have never before seen the light of day.
For those who loved (or who still love) the high-energy music from the arena rock era, and or, those who remain fascinated by the legendary, glitzy LA scene, the debut memoir from Anna-Marie O’Brien, Adventures of a Metalhead Librarian, is a must-read.
Bursting with rapid-fire minutiae, fueled by fascinating insights and brimming with unique conversation, Take it Off: KISS Truly Unmasked, the latest author, Greg Prato is a “must” for those of us who just can’t get enough of “The Hottest Band in the Land.”
Portland-based photographer Peter Beste’s latest book release, Defenders of the Faith (Sacred Bones), is less a photo essay and more an anthropological investigation, interrogating that staple in the heavy metal uniform – the patched and painted battle jacket.
In his exhaustive and impressive new book, Crossover the Edge: Where Hardcore, Punk and Metal Collide (Cherry Red Books), European author Alexandros Anesiadis endeavors to revisit and dissect the global “crossover” music movement — one pissed off band at a time.
It takes courage to self-publish a book, as it takes courage to self-release an album, and Prognosis’ Phil Weller is to be applauded; for baring his soul on the page, for taking a risk, and for reminding us of the hard work and passion that lies behind a metal album.
With the adult graphic novel GRACE: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story (First Second/Macmillan), author Tiffanie DeBartolo has perfectly captured the essence of Jeff Buckley with heart and soul.
“For The Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records,” by Brian Slagel and Mark Eglinton, is a great audiobook primed to satisfy metal fans everywhere with its detailed examination of the illustrious history of metal’s founding record label.
In simple terms, JP Ahonen’s Belzebubs is a mockumentary. Imagine a black metal version of Spinal Tap, with the silliness and humour turned up to 11. If you know anything about metal, though, you’ll appreciate the wry humour, which clearly comes from a deep-seated love of all things kvlt.
Published by Da Capo Press, Forever Nerdy: Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal is a comedic memoir from Brian Posehn about his experience as a nerdy, metalhead kid who grew up to live his dreams as a Hollywood celebrity.