Extremity Retained: Notes From the Death Metal Underground. Jason Netherton, the founding member, vocalist and bass guitarist of the American death grinders Misery Index and a founding ex-member of Dying Fetus, participated in our MHM artist interview series. He has been an active writer on metal and oversees the online metal fanzine archive called “Send back My Stamps!”
Extremity Retained: Notes From the Death Metal Underground is an exhaustive 480 page contribution to the oral history of death metal music and culture. The outcome of three years of research and over 100 interviews, Extremity Retained is intended to capture the experience and ethos of the international death metal scene from its origins in the late 1980s, through thearnations and evolutions that made it the subcultural force it is today.
Contributors include (but are not limited to): Luc Lemay (Gorguts), Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), King Fowley (Deceased), Stephan Gebidi (Thanatos, Hail of Bullets), Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity), Doug Cerrito (Suffocation), John McEntee (Incantation, Funerus), Marc Grewe (Morgoth), Ola Lindgren (Grave), Paul Ryan (Origin), Kam Lee (ex-Massacre, ex-Death), Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates, Lock Up), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Robert Vigna and Ross Dolan (Immolation), Jacob Schmidt (Defeated Sanity), Esa Linden (Demigod), Dan Seagrave (Artist), Rick Rozz (ex-Death, Massacre), Steve Asheim (Deicide), Jim Morris (Morrisound Studios), Terry Butler (Obituary, Massacre, ex-Death), Mitch Harris (Napalm Death, Righteous Pigs), Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer), John Gallagher (Dying Fetus), Robin Mazen (Derketa, Demonomacy), George Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Ed Warby (Gorefest, Hail of Bullets), Rob Barrett (Cannibal Corpse, ex-Solstice), Donald Tardy (Obituary), Moyses Kolesne (Krisiun), Takaaki Ohkuma (Necrophile), Paul Speckmann (Master, Abomination), Anders Jacobson (Nasum, Necrony), Carl Fulli (Epidemic), Matt Harvey (Exhumed), Steve Goldberg (Cephalic Carnage), Ben Falgoust (Soilent Green, Goatwhore), Phil Fasciana (Malevolent Creation), Tony Laureno (ex-Nile, ex-Angelcorpse), Alan Averill (Primordial, Twilight of the Gods), Jason Fuller (Blood Duster), Alex Okendo (Masacre), Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, Human Remains), Lee Harrison (Monstrosity) and many more.
Extremity Retained: Notes From the Death Metal Underground
About the author:
Originally from Maryland, USA, Jason Netherton is a founding member of the band Misery Index, as well as a founding ex-member of the band Dying Fetus. Additionally, he is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Additionally, he oversees the online metal fanzine archive Send Back My Stamps! and enjoys copious amounts of hot sauce.
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