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Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries

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Founded in 1985 in Sarpsborg, Norway, Slayer Magazine quickly rose to prominence by championing countless unsigned death metal pioneers. The pages of the magazine became a written gospel for the fledgling extreme metal underground, combining eye-ripping graphics, brutally honest writing, and a relentless and sick sense of humor. As black metal rose to prominence in Norway...more
Hardcover, 744 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Bazillion Points (first published July 1st 2011)
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an essential document for anyone remotely interested in the extreme metal. contains full reprints of issues 1-20 of slayer magazine as well as commentary which gives primary documentation of the earliest demo bands, the explosion in the late 80s, the shift towards black metal in the mid 90s and aftermath of the events in norway
Marko Seppä
Slayer Magazine was in the right place, in the right time, around right people.

Contains a ton of historical value, a very interesting read. Altough sometimes the interviews are not so interesting and the 'zine does not go so deep into the ideological etc views of the bands like some recent 'zines go (Call from the Grave, The Sinister Flame etc).

Kristiansen's introductions for every chapter were very interesting to read and added a lot to book (instead of just being a collection of slayer magazin...more
Very heavy, as far as the original magazine articles go. The addendums to them, in which Jon tell about the time he made it, what he went through and his views on the situation are very good tho.

Only few of the interviews or reviews were interesting enough for me to read them properly, most of them I just scanned through and read snippets here and there.

Collectors item, for sure.
So glad this is put together, a great collection with some excellent insights.
Nils Blotgrop
riktigt jävla bra!
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