Choosing death (revised and expanded)


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Choosing death (revised and expanded). Choosing Death is widely recognised as the definitive history of extreme music subgenres.

For this revised and expanded edition, author Albert Mudrian (editor-in-chief of Decibel magazine) reveals there is life after death metal; the book now flaunts a whopping 100 additional pages in three new chapters; 50 additional interviews; a grisly 16-page color insert; and a new cover painting by legendary death metal artist Dan Seagrave (known for his classic Entombed and Morbid Angel album covers).

This head-rushing history also features forewords by famed BBC DJ John Peel and Repulsion cofounder Scott Carlson.

Albert Mudrian’s renowned underground metal chronicle gets 100 new pages, 50 new interviews, three new chapters and jaw-dropping throwback cover art from none other than Dan Seagrave. ”

Albert Mudrian, our disciple of all that is heavy and extreme, definitively documents this period of blissful cacophony for all to behold. Play fast or die!”—Shane Embury, Napalm Death

Choosing death (revised and expanded)


“The most informed and comprehensive document on death metal…the ultimate overview of heavy metal’s ugliest, most obnoxious, bastard offspring.”—Terrorizer ”

Mudrian, editor-in-chief of Decibel magazine, condenses painstaking and lengthy interviews to create this informative history of death metal, covering the genre’s origin in small clubs and basements on two continents.”—Publishers Weekly

“Choosing Death is like a timetravel machine, so damn honest and real. It is a rare heartfelt document of a special underground musical movement, a trip back to the formative years of my life. Dive in and enjoy the proper story of this passionate international scene.”—Tomas Lindberg, At the Gates

“This is the Bible right here.”—Scott Hull, Pig Destroyer

Hardcover, hand-numbered and limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.

Recommended Book: Extremity Retained: Notes From the Death Metal Underground

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Weight 880 g


Limited Edition