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BMG will release a book on Metal Blade Records’ history in August

Posted by on June 26, 2017

Metal Blade Records recently celebrated its thirty-five year anniversary with a North American tour including bands such as Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing the Stone. It wasn’t too long ago when we found out label and publishing company BMG was starting to get into the book business, and would soon release founder and CEO Brian […]

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6 reasons to pick up new book ‘666 Days of Metal’

Posted by on April 14, 2017

It has been a while since Metal Insider scribe, Chip McCabe, had a byline on the site, but not without good cause. McCabe has just announced the publication of his new book, 666 Days of Metal, via Amazon. 666 Days of Metal is based off of a blog McCabe ran from 2012-2014 where he wrote […]

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Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel to pen a memoir

Posted by on April 6, 2017

If you could be a fly on the wall of Metal Blade founder and CEO Brian Slagel, you’d probably have seen some crazy stuff. Him as a young tape trader that decided to release a compilation of some of his favorite bands, including Slayer and Metallica. Him signing Slayer to their first record deal. Attempting […]

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The new book ‘Heavy Metal Africa’ explores the uncharted metal scene of an entire continent

Posted by on November 30, 2016

  Author/metalhead Edward Banchs decided to combine his education in African Studies and his love heavy metal into a single book he called “Heavy Metal Africa: Life, Passion, and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent”.  Like a hardcore Dr. Livingstone, Banchs’ book is part travel diary, part historical diagram, and part anthropological survey. Banchs weaves socio-economic […]

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Dream Theater have an ‘Astonishing’ book coming next year

Posted by on November 28, 2016

Prog snobs rejoice- Dream Theater is writing a book! It’s based on their latest album, The Astonishing, about a dystopian society where music is used as a weapon against a domineering government.  In an interview with TeamRock, the band’s keyboardist Jordan Rudess shared that it isn’t actually any of the band itself doing the writing. They’ve […]

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