A-Z of Doom, Goth & Stoner Metal (Rockdetector) + CD. Labored, mournful, and crushingly heavy, the anesthetizing, sloth-like riffs of Doom Metal and the melancholy strains of Gothic Metal are all here.
With a wealth of historical detail and a full global discography of each listed band, including a full account of Black Sabbath’s tortured history, and spanning Stoner, Gothic, and Darkwave, this encyclopedia-style book is the first to chronicle the underground world wide phenomena that is Doom.
Pentagram, Atomic Rooster, The Obsessed, Trouble, My Dying Bride, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, November’s Doom, Candlemass, Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Alabama Thunderpussy, Ironboss, Rain Fell Within, Autumn’s Tears, Black Sabbath (of course), and many more bands are covered.
It includes a CD with 16 tracks!
A-Z of Doom, Goth & Stoner Metal (Rockdetector) + CD
Garry Sharpe-Young Author short bio:
Sharpe-Young wrote over 20 books, including the 2007 reference manual ‘Metal: The Definitive Guide’ which featured a forward by Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, the 2007 thrash encyclopedia ‘Thrash Metal’ and the unauthorized biographies ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle For Black Sabbath,’ and ‘Ozzy Osbourne: The Story of the Ozzy Ozbourne Band.’
He also wrote for British, American and German rock magazines and launched the Web metal database Rockdetector.com.
In addition to being a prolific writer, Sharpe-Young served in Taranaki as the events business development manager at the New Plymouth District Council. There, he helped revolutionize Taranaki as a leading events center in New Zealand, securing major events for the district, including performances by Motorhead, Fleetwood Mac and Sir Elton John.
Garry Sharpe-Young died on Friday May 12 at his home in Taranaki, New Zealand after suffering an aneurysm. He was 45.
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