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Choosing Death book. Read 90 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This exciting history, featuring an introduction by famed DJ John Pe. DECIBEL WEBSTORE EXCLUSIVE! Decibel editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian's renowned underground metal chronicle gets new pages, 50 new interviews, . Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore is a book by Albert Mudrian, the founding editor-in-chief of Decibel, a monthly magazine.
This exciting history, featuring forewords by famed DJ John Peel and Repulsion cofounder Scott Carlson, tells the two-decade-long history of grindcore and death metal through the eyes and ringing ears of prominent artists, music producers, and record label owners.
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So because of that I remember being pretty nervous when I was leaving messages on the answering machines of some of my teenage heroes. Writing letters and tape trading were complete natural. By the time I got into that stuff, Death Metal and Grindcore records were readily available in most cool record shops throughout the world.
When the people featured in Choosing Death tape-traded, they do so out of pure necessity. This was the only way they could possibly get to hear these types of bands. In a way it seems that this whole movement means a lot for many persons.
You and I are both 31, so we probably had very similar experiences getting into this music - likely obsessing over the same bands and same records. So beyond Decibel and Choosing Death, my only connection to the music is just being a fan! As you talked to so many bands about their careers what did you discover what some of them did wrong or what their main mistake was?
Many of these groups were signing their first record deals when they were 17 years old.
In most cases you can argue that record labels took advantage of these kids who were just excited by the chance to record and release a record. But, on the other hand, no one was forcing these kids to sign the contracts.
Although I think, to most people, this reflects more poorly on the labels than the bands.
I thought many, many times of letting it go. But what else am I gonna do, go work at Checkers? How passionate he is about the band is another story - you can listen to every Deicide record since "Serpents Of The Light" and make up your own mind.
I think Cannibal Corpse are the best example of a Death Metal band that continues to work extremely hard and rewards their fans with solid albums and constant, quality touring. Nile are another. What do you think was the reason for that, probably a matter of growing older and less wild? They all raised the bar in terms of extremity.
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So the later records were fine, but I guess you could you say some of the innocence was lost. Which story affected you the most?
They guy has so many great, vivid memories and is an excellent storyteller. You could literally sit on one end of the phone and not say a word for ten minutes at a time. Boy, there are so many others.
The entire chapter dealing with that ill-fated union might actually be my favourite part of Choosing Death. And, obviously, it was simply awesome to speak with and develop a working relationship with John Peel.
Guess you have plenty of unused material left? I really hoped we could do a hardcover version at some point. Or are there plans of another book and if yes with which topic?
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No plans for another book at the moment, however. Decibel keeps me plenty busy these days. 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 additional pages in three new chapters; 50 additional interviews; a grisly 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.
The book is easy to carry in your luggage wherever you go; to read while waiting on your plane, train, or automobile; when having a fight with your man or woman; or to use as your guide while finishing your study at Harvard. Affordable, and a must to everyone who calls him- or herself a true metalhead. Mudrian has taken up the most brave and selfless task of attempting to write the most accurate, compelling, and insightful history of extreme music.
Some might say this is breathtaking in his belief that the audience of said music is actually literate, articulate, and educated enough to read it.
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I downloadd this directly from Bazillion Points Books https: The death metal albums were awful; I hated them all, thinking how could such rabid noise be considered music, and I actually tossed the tapes away.
John Peel Introduction. Mar 11, Vish Singh rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperback , pages. Most of the new information concerns the business side of how things worked behind the scenes, as well as the usually negative impact the music careers of the interviewed artists had on their private lives.