Simply in time to your summer time studying lists, Steel Blade Information founder and writer Brian Slagel has introduced a model new guide, Swing of the Blade, written by Slagel together with writer Mark Eglinton, who beforehand labored on memoirs written by Behemoth‘s Nergal, former Judas Priest guitarist Okay.Okay Downing, and others.
The impartial writer Sandman Books might be bringing Swing of the Blade to readers in all places on Could 9, and in a synopsis, the guide is described as “part memoir, part music-business primer, and all metal.” That sounds superior! A pre-order for the guide is obtainable right here.
“[Swing of the Blade] follows Brian Slagel’s critically acclaimed 2017 book, For the Sake of Heaviness, which delivered a compelling inside look at how a metal-obsessed California teen built Metal Blade Records,” reads the overview from Sandman Books. “Rabid readers demanded more anecdotes, more bands, and more of Slagel’s musical wisdom. With Swing of the Blade, he delivers.”
Informed from the vantage level of the last word insider, Swing of the Blade affords 40 years of heavy steel historical past seen by the eyes of an innovator, providing fly-on-the-wall perception into to steel’s essential early moments, unpacking the eventual nurturing of the scene till it is final explosion, and the navigation required to stay on the forefront of a worldwide motion.
The guide additionally encompasses a ahead by Slayer’s Kerry King and is chock full with Slagel‘s favourite recollections and recollections of iconic moments, whereas detailing his continued enterprise and private relationships with steel titans reminiscent of Metallica, Armored Saint, and King Diamond.
In 2017, Steel Injection sat down with Slagel and others for a documentary celebrating the label’s thirty fifth anniversary. The Historical past of Steel Blade Information, that includes commentary from Slagel, Cattle Decapitation, Whitechapel and extra might be watched slightly below.
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