The Eve Of Darkness has arrived!

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New Book Documents Toronto’s Lost & Wild Heavy Metal Scene of the ‘80s

In October 2018, UXB Press released Tomorrow is Too Late, the award winning book about Toronto’s hardcore punk scene in the eighties. Having won the 2019 Heritage Toronto Book Award and several international design and print awards, the team behind Tomorrow is Too Late prepares for the release of their companion piece coming in September 25, 2021.

Eve of Darkness – Heavy Metal in Toronto in the 1980s

“The eighties were the global golden age of heavy metal, a decade in which loud guitars and screaming vocals took the world by storm, and Toronto was no exception. Eve of Darkness revisits that era, taking in commercially successful acts (Anvil, Lee Aaron) to influential cult legends (Razor, Slaughter, Sacrifice), to countless forgotten obscurities and defiantly underground maniacs. From denim and leather through garish glam and furious thrash, it’s all here in serious detail. Packed with eye-popping imagery and authentic reporting, this is the real story of heavy metal in eighties Toronto, told by those who lived it.”

The product of hundreds of interviews and a trove of unseen pictures, Eve of Darkness is a true labor of love, coming in at 300+ lavishly illustrated, beautifully printed large format pages.

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