The Ultimate Testament of a Life Lived Fully for Heavy Metal
Bazillion Points Books has posted a preview video of the upcoming “METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries” 744-page hardcover history/anthology by Jon Kristiansen, the “godfather of Norwegian black metal.” The clip can be viewed below:
Part anthology, part memoir, and years in the making, METALION includes over 600 reproduction pages from every issue of Slayer Mag: Slayer 1 through Slayer XX, plus the precursor Live Wire zine-spanning from the early 1980s through 2010. In addition, author Jon Kristiansen recounts his life’s story, from alienated outsider to central figure in Norwegian black metal to metal party beast to world-weary metal survivor. The book also features over 100 rare photographs, including two color sections and a portrait gallery of photographs taken by Kristiansen himself. Members of Autopsy, At the Gates, Sunn 0))), Darkthrone, and Watain have contributed forewords to the book.
The astonishing combination of archival material includes scores of key historic interviews with the most revered figures in extreme metal, including Mayhem, Emperor, Slayer, Kreator, Nihilist, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Cathedral, Entombed, Morbid, Napalm Death, Metallica, Opeth, Cradle of Filth, Sadistik Execution, Usurper, Nifelheim, Darkthrone, Sodom, Destruction, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Exodus, Dissection, Candlemass, Carcass, Sepultura, Gorgoroth, Death, Watain, Sadus, Satyricon, Enslaved, Pentagram, Jarboe, Immortal, Possessed, Overkill, Ulver, Dark Angel, and countless others.
The publisher is accepting pre-orders for signed copies of the book with two bonus embroidered patches at this location: http://www.metalionbook.com
Bazillion Points is “America’s smallest but heaviest publishing house,” started by author Ian Christe (“Sound of the Beast”, “Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga”). Previous releases include titles by Andy McCoy (HANOI ROCKS), Albert Mudrian (“Choosing Death”), Tom Gabriel Fischer (Hellhammer/Celtic Frost), and Jeff Wagner (Metal Maniacs).