Version 1.9 re-edited and proofread May 2014: This timely rock biography answers burning questions, shatters popular myths, and uncovers new truths about Slayer, the iconic group that became the embodiment of heavy metal. The full-length, exhaustively researched account of the thrash kings' career recaps and reevaluates the years guitar hero Jeff Hanneman and drum legend Dave Lombardo were in the group. Over the course of 59 chapters, 400 footnotes and three appendices, it profiles the members and presents dramatic scenes from 32 years in the Abyss: A fresh look at the group's early days. Reign in Blood tours. A European invasion. The Palladium riot. The seat cushion chaos concert. Newly unearthed details from Lombardo's turbulent history with the band. Historical artwork and photos never seen in public before. The entire diabolical discography. Hanneman's hard times. The Big Four's big year. Lombardo's final exit. The top 11 Hanneman tributes. The mosh memorial service. Untold stories. Updates. And relevant digressions, including a contrasting look at other contemporaries and cutting-edge extreme bands. Over decades, Slayer experience triumph and loss, but never defeat, whether it's at the hands of rivals, peers, America's most infamous church, or the United States government itself. In addition to extensive archival material, this book features original content from the band, key affiliates, and firsthand witnesses, including Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel, former tour manager Doug Goodman, engineer Bill Metoyer, former Metal Blade exec William "DJ Will" Howell, and cover artist Albert Cuellar (who went on to work with Tim Burton, Sublime, and Sir Mix-A-Lot). It also includes Jeff Hanneman's original diagram for the Live Undead picture disc (spoiler: it's a stick-figure sketch). Slayer fans will never see -- or hear -- the thrash metal champions the same way. 33 photos and 11 illustrations include lost artwork by Hell Awaits artist Albert Cuellar and stunning exclusive pictures by Harald Oimoen (of Murder in the Front Row renown).
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D.X. Ferris is an Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Reporter of the Year. He is also the author of "Slayer's Reign in Blood," which is part of Bloomsbury Academic's prestigious 33 1/3 series. Ferris writes for the A.V. Club (a little bit). His work has appeared in RollingStone.com, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, Decibel, Metal Sucks, and other outlets. His Heavy Metal Game of Thrones Reviews run on Diffuser.fm. Popdose hosts his ongoing webcomic, Suburban Metal Dad. His Pentagrammarian.com collects thoughts on grammar, usage, ethics, writing, and the business thereof. He was thrown out of the South of Heaven tour when a misdirected crowd surf landed him onstage.Review:
"D.X. Ferris' engrossing Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years tells the real story behind the greatest modern metal band's most crucial era. Enter to the realm of Satan!" -- Steven Blush, author/filmmaker, American Hardcore
"This book is the biography the band has always deserved. Slayer 66 2/3 goes in deep, covers an enormous amount of ground, and it was clearly a labor of love. Metal is an important part of music history, and Slayer will always be one of the most important bands in the genre. A book documenting the good, the bad, and the ugly without spin or sensationalism has been long overdue, and hats off to D.X. Ferris for getting it all down in this remarkable volume, which no Slayer fan should be without." -- David Konow, author of Bang Your Head and Reel Terror
"A crucial Slayer bio, a coffee table book, and an a Slayer history TV channel all in one." -- Metal Sucks Podcast host Godless (about the the e-book version, which features hyperlinks to non-copyrighted material)
"When I hosted Mohr Sports on ESPN, Slayer was the only musical act that needed the entire stage to play their music. I wound up interviewing Sugar Ray Leonard in a tiny corner of the studio in small director's chairs. Once Slayer started playing, we knew why. We were tiny, small and insignificant compared to the hurricane that came out of Slayer's city of amplifiers. Slayer kicks other metal bands in the nuts. Finally someone like D.X. Ferris puts down on paper how Slayer never sold out, never compromised and never, ever turned it down." -- Jay Mohr, Jay Mohr Sports & Mohr Stories
"This book should sit on your shelf alongside Led Zeppelin tome Hammer of the Gods and [Mötley Crüe tell-all] The Dirt." -- Michael Nirenberg, Huffington Post
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Descrizione libro 6623 Press, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 615920306
Descrizione libro 6623 Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 320 pages. 8.90x5.75x0.94 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0615920306