Description : In the early 1990s, Swedish death metal revolutionized the international music scene. Suddenly, the mild-mannered Scandinavian country found itself at the forefront of a new movement with worldwide impact thanks to bands such as Entombed, Dismember, and At the Gates. The birth of black metal drove the culture to even greater extremes, featuring a rawer, darker sound and non-ironic death-worship. Soon churches in both Norway and Sweden were aflame, and be- fore long Satanism emerged as more than just an image. But how did it all start? Why did Sweden become a hotbed for such aggressive, nihilistic music? And who are the people and bands that brought it all about? Blood, Fire, Death: A Swedish Metal Story recounts the evolution of the genre from the massive amplifier walls of 1970s rock, through the church-burning Satanic 1990s, to the diverse and paradoxical manifestations of the scene today. This book focuses on the phenomena that have propelled the scene forward in an evolution that has not only been musical, but aesthetic and ideological as well. This is a story about grotesque logos and icons that invoke death and darkness, but also a story of dedication, friendship, community, and a profound love for music.
Description : The second half contains original resources circulated within the movement, each prefaced and placed in scholarly context by the editor."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : SUPERANNO Since the late 1980s, Sweden has produced over a thousand extreme heavy metal bands, spawning an unrivalled and respected regional music scene. Improbably, this marginalized teen movement crawled from small towns and suburbs to find its lasting place on the world stage. Combining personal accounts and in-depth research, the epic tale of Swedens most lethal cultural export arrives in full enlightening detail. Starred review, Publishers Weekly. Book of the Year, Decibel Magazine.Original.
Description : Metal is a form of popular music. Popular music is a form of leisure. In the modern age, popular music has become part of popular culture, a heavily contested collection of practices and industries that construct place, belonging and power.
Description : En un peu plus de vingt ans de carrière, BATHORY a acquis le statut de légende et a donné ses lettres de noblesse au metal extrême, dont il est un pionnier et une référence incontournable. Depuis ses débuts en 1983 jusqu’au décès de son leader charismatique Quorthon en 2004, le mystérieux combo suédois a en effet laissé une empreinte indélébile dans la scène underground, posant les bases du Black Metal moderne avant de s’imposer comme le fer de lance du Viking Metal épique, ce qui constitue un véritable tour de force lorsqu’on connaît les incessants changements de line-up qui l’ont privé très tôt d’activité scénique et les contraintes matérielles auxquelles il a dû faire face tout au long de son incroyable carrière. Contre vents et marées, le groupe et son maître à penser ont composé d’innombrables morceaux devenus des hymnes et publié quantité d’albums qui sont considérés comme autant de classiques, n’hésitant pas à innover sans cesse et à explorer avec succès des styles musicaux très différents sans jamais faire de compromis ni renoncer à son intégrité ou trahir ses hordes de fans. Découvrez ici, à travers de nombreux extraits d’interviews et une analyse détaillée de sa riche discographie, l’histoire de BATHORY, groupe mythique qui a changé la face du metal extrême.
Description : The result of an extensive poll asking heavy metal fans to list their favourite high-octane albums, this compendium combines those survey results with Popoff's original interviews with world famous rockers who reveal recording session secrets in addition to their own heavy classics and ear-splitting faves. When all of this is melded with Popoff's unique and celebrated insights into the metal of yesterday and today, an essential resource becomes a rock-writing standard. From AC/DC to ZZ Top and from Black Sabbath to Pantera, both headbanging chart-toppers and lesser-known gems are catalogued and critically appraised. With reviews of early metal albums of the 1960s, as well as the latest hits, The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time blends praise with criticism to produce an honest assessment of the most influential and important heavy metal recordings. Also featured are photos and appendices that revel in mountains of metal minutiae. "Martin Popoff has no doubt supplied the raw material for all manner of intense debates among the former denizens of basement bedrooms everywhere." 'The Toronto Sun.
Description : NUCLEAR LEGACY Life in twenty-second-century America is an odyssey of pain and death. Savagely transformed by atomic fallout, what remains of humanity endures an internecine war against those who thrive on chaos and bloodshed. A legend in a violent land, Ryan Cawdor lives and fights by his own rules as he and his companions traverse the grim world of Deathlands. For as long as the future remains out of reach, survival means living long enough to face a new day. CITY OF THE DEAD Hearing a rumor that the Trader, his old teacher and friend, is still alive, Ryan and his warrior group struggle across the treacherous Texas desert to find the truth. But an enemy with a score to settle is in hot pursuit—and so is the elusive Trader. The preDark city of Sonora—preserved for a century in the salt and sand of the nukescape—becomes the staging ground for a showdown between mortal enemies, where the scales of revenge and death will be balanced with brutal finality. In the Deathlands, the only law is lawlessness.
Description : The epic Harbinger of Doom saga continues in Blood, Fire, and Thorn, the exciting fifth volume in the series. When the black elf king comes calling, Hide your children and your gold, When dead men hunger, outside, the bitter cold, When trolls venture down from mountain peak, Hold tightly your bones, for them they seek. Beware they who thirst on island bleak, The Regent to come and scourge your keep, The Black Hand will stalk you, their ranks ever deep, And Thetan will be there, of his wrath you will weep, The Harbinger of Doom, your soul to reap. BOOKS BY GLENN G. THATER THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA GATEWAY TO NIFLEHEIM THE FALLEN ANGLE KNIGHT ETERNAL DWELLERS OF THE DEEP BLOOD, FIRE, AND THORN GODS OF THE SWORD THE SHAMBLING DEAD MASTER OF THE DEAD SHADOW OF DOOM VOLUME 10+ forthcoming HARBINGER OF DOOM (Combines Gateway to Nifleheim and The Fallen Angle into a single volume) THE HERO AND THE FIEND (A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) THE GATEWAY (A novella length version of Gateway to Nifleheim) THE DEMON KING OF BERGHER (A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) keywords: fantasy; epic fantasy; dark fantasy; sword and sorcery epic fantasy fiction books best top novels series kindle ebooks, metaphysical & visionary dark fantasy gods demons wizards adult top best novels books series kindle ebooks, horror thriller action & adventure fantasy top best novels books series kindle cheap teen ebooks, myths & legends norse & Viking urban paranormal sword & sorcery fantasy top best novels books series kindle ebooks Similar to books by: George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, David Gemmell, Steven Erikson, Michael Moorcock, David Eddings, Glen Cook, Joe Abercrombie. bella forest; fiction; fantasy book; game of thrones; science fiction; mystery; fantasy; george r.r. martin; a shade of vampire; harry potter; stephen king; dungeons and dragons; horror books; game of thrones' books; fantasy books; vampire; fiction books; dragons; paranormal; brandon sanderson; zombie; wheel of time; lord of the rings; j.k. rowling; bella forrest; diana gabaldon; jack thorne; john tiffany; jeff wheeler; george r.r. martin; d.k. holmberg; charlene hartnady; charlie n. holmberg; shannon mayer; patricia briggs; k.f. breene; g.l. breedon; neil gaiman; emma l. adams; jasmine walt; brandon sanderson; jaymin eve; black crouch; bernhard hennen; james sullivan; jonathan moeller; melissa f. olson; terry brooks; linsey hall; j.r. rain; dima zales; james maxwell; rebecca hamilton; jim butcher; j.r.r. tolkien; tim pratt; robert jordan;
Description : ***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD*** THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman The quest for the long-lost Elfstones has drawn the leader of the Druid order and her followers into the hellish dimension known as the Forbidding, where the most dangerous creatures from the Four Lands are imprisoned. Now the hunt for the powerful talismans that can save their world has become a series of great challenges: a desperate search for kidnapped comrades, a relentless battle against unspeakable predators, and a grim race to escape the Forbidding alive. Following Wards of Faerie, this is the second novel in the powerful new Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy - set to delight both seasoned fans and those discovering Shannara for the first time. Praise for Terry Brooks: 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon The Dark Legacy of Shannara: VOL. 1: WARDS OF FAERIE vOL. 2: BLOODFIRE QUEST VOL. 3: WITCH WRAITH
Description : The Bloody Rise of the Black Metal Mafia Murder, suicide, occult sacrifices, church-burnings and fascism terrorism preoccupy the musicians and followers of Black Metal: a dark and psychotic version of heavy metal music. This extraordinary book penetrates the inner circle of the Black Metal leaders, reveals the truth behind the stories, and includes an interview with Varg Vikerness of the group Burzum, currently imprisoned for the murder of another Black Metal musician. Illustrated.