A-Z of Death Metal (Rockdetector)


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A-Z of Death Metal (Rockdetector). Reviled and revered in equal measure since its inception over a decade ago, Death Metal and its bastard offspring Grindcore have pushed hard rock to the very edge of acceptability—and far beyond.

But despite its unceasing growth and increasing legions of fans around the globe, the phenomenon has never been fully documented until now.

This encyclopedia-style book includes full histories and detailed discographies of over 2,000 bands—from the founding fathers Napalm Death, Carcass, Incantation, Impetigo, and Morbid Angel, to the rise of Swedish Death Metal legends In Flames, Carnage, and At The Gates, the Black Death Metal of Marduk, the Christian Death Metal of Mortification, and the political Noisecore of Agathocles.

A-Z of Death Metal (Rockdetector)

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.


Recommended Book: Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture

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Weight 710 g