Continuing with the cataloging of the underground’s great publications, Bazillion Points follows up their Touch & Go collection with Metalion: the Slayer Mag Diaries. From Slayer Mag creator / editor / publisher Jon Kristiansen comes this epic chronology of metal – be it black, death, or beyond.
Metalion is a 720-page hardcover that reproduces over 600 pages from the original Slayer Mag, as well as its precursor, Live Wire. In addition, this massive tome contains previously unreleased interviews, photos, and the story of Kristiansen’s own life.
From the press release:
“Founded in 1985 in Sarpsborg, Norway, Slayer Mag quickly rose to prominence by championing countless unsigned death metal pioneers. The pages of Slayer Mag exploded along with the extreme metal underground, and as black metal rose to prominence in Norway in the 1990s, Slayer Mag remained the final word on the moods and motivations of those dark times.”
Pre-order the book from Bazillion Points and get a free Arne Babb patch, in addition to the Metalion patch that comes with every order. The book is due out June 6.