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Misfits / Samhain / Danzig photo book
MISERY OBSCURA by Eerie Von
Expanded Death Metal / Grindcore history
CHOOSING DEATH by Albert Mudrian
w/ foreword by John Peel
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 8×10 full-cover lobby card
Beginning 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 Samhain were.”
– 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 others.
“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 offspring.”
“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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