The image and aesthetic of black metal has always been an integral element of the notorious genre and its…
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.