THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS: New Testimonial Video Featuring Metal Blade Records CEO/Chairman Brian Slagel


See what the press is saying about THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS:

A “Lovingly compiled bible of all things metal.” – Entertainment Weekly

“The lists are literary (“Best Metal Blogs”), humorous (“Completely Unnecessary Heavy Metal Subgenres”) and fight-stirring (“The Best Metal Albums Ever!”).” – New York Times

“The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists, compiled by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is the ultimate look at the world of heavy metal via the ease and convenience of a list. No stone is left unturned here, and I mean no stone. If you think you have a list about metal that isn’t in this book, chances are you’re wrong. Both Jenkins and Abrams have exhaustively researched and brainstormed Merciless and delivered a look at their beloved genre that is informative and fun.” – Iann Robinson,

“If you love metal and you love lists like I do, you must check this book out.” – Richard Christy, Charred Walls of the Damned/The Howard Stern Show

“I love lists and even more than loving them, I love to call them out for being wrong.  Normally it’s the bullshit that Rolling Stone or Revolver puts out that gets me the most angry, but now there’s a real book I can look at with my elitist mindset… There have been a lot of metal books coming out over the last year or so, this one actually has me interested.” – Sam Roon,

“This April, there’s sure to be plenty of arguments coming between metalheads as ‘The Merciless Book of Metal Lists’ arrives in bookstores everywhere.” – Chad Childers,

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is out NOW. In its first week, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS has landed at #1 on the Heavy Metal Book list on! Pick up the book at your nearest major book retailer or online at now! The E-Book version of THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS will be available later this month with an official date being announced soon.

The ball is still rolling – more heavy metal luminaries are coming out of the woodworks to publicly praise the book and its rebellious lists. This week, AOL’s is hosting a new video featuring Metal Blade Records CEO/Chairman Brian Slagel reading the list for ‘Best Metal Zines’. Check out the new video at this location.

TOMORROW, Red Bull and Idle Hands Bar in New York City are pleased to host the official THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS release party! The party will take place at Idle Hands Bar from 7:00-9:00PM with drink specials offered all night. Also, fans will be able to purchase the book at the party. Idle Hands Bar is located at 25 Ave. B, downstairs.

Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. The book also features dozens of never-before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.

The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo. The book also features numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like Scott Ian (Anthrax), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly), Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show), and more.

You can learn more about THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS at the official Facebook page or Abrams Books.