So, if you're looking to pick up some goodies for people in your life that love hardcore, punk, and metal, I tried to make things easier on you by compiling some books that came out this year that will surely go over splendidly.If you think I missed any, please let me know in the comments section below the list!As someone who grew up during the golden age of Shrapnel Records, I especially loved that portion of the book, but even if you don't know who Tony Mac Alpine is, I think there's enough intriguing content throughout covers all of the usual suspects but also includes lesser-known yet important DC bands like Beefeater and Marginal Man.Its coffee table size is also a bonus, making any living room 100% cooler with it in it. "Beyond all of the Agnostic Front-related good and bad times recollections, Miret also reveals the highs and lows of his past relationships," I said in my review of the book.The book is chock-full with mouth-watering insider trivia and the stories behind the early days of some of the label's most recognized acts: Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, and Lizzy Borden.Buy on Amazon is as fun of a read as it is highly informative.
Previous to his deep dive into The Edge, Rettman penned , the label's founder and CEO, Brian Slagel, takes you on a journey through the music and bands that changed his life, and many of you reading this.
As much as I knew about the label going into the book, I realized after reading it that there was so much more to its history, especially the story of Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise Records' outspoken founder.
has garnered critical acclaim since its recent release, and with good reason.
No Maiden collection is complete without this book in it.
Buy on Amazon is an exhaustive look at the late great German label that issued landmark metal releases by Celtic Frost, Helloween, and Kreator, among many other underground giants. Gehlke put in the work here, interviewing not only the musicians who recorded for Noise throughout its history, but also former employees, and other important figures that were impacted by the company's roster.