Category Archives: Books

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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Corey Taylor’s still angry, announces new book for 2017

Posted by on November 2, 2016

In addition to fronting Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor is quickly becoming the metal version of Andy Rooney. He’s always complaining about something, but doing it in an entertaining enough way that we keep wanting to hear what he has to say. Last year’s You’re Making Me Hate You was a fun read, and he’s […]

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Maynard James Keenan talks military service’s application to music

Posted by on October 6, 2016

Ok, so we get it: there won’t be a Tool album coming for a while yet. Or hey, who knows, it could come out tomorrow. Regardless, it’s in the oven and we’ll eventually have a hot, steaming helping of Tool that the band’s been slaving over in a hot studio for ten years now. In the time […]

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