Final Excerpt From SLAYER Biography Now Online

Author Joel McIver has placed a third and final excerpt from his forthcoming book, "The Bloody Reign of Slayer", online at www.joelmciver.co.uk. The excerpt, which features the band and associated personnel discussing the ferocious opening tracks of the classic 1986 album "Reign in Blood", has been released three weeks before publication of the book, which will be released globally by the industry leader Omnibus Press on June 9. Its foreword was collectively written by all four members of MUNICIPAL WASTE.

McIver, the author of the best-selling 2004 biography "Justice for All: The Truth about Metallica" and the recent BLACK SABBATH book "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (hailed by the Telegraph as "excellent" and the Sun as "brilliant") previously stated about his new book, "An all-encompassing biography of SLAYER is long overdue. With their profile at an all-time high thanks to their recent Grammy wins and a run of critically-acclaimed DVDs and albums, there's never been a better time to tell their shocking story in full detail."

During research for "The Bloody Reign of Slayer", McIver interviewed a huge number of metal musicians, including the following:

Proscriptor McGovern (ABSU)
Jason Mendona (AKERCOCKE)
David Gray (AKERCOCKE)
Dave Hunt (ANAAL NATHRAKH)
Frank Bello (ANTHRAX)
Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
Tony Dolan (ATOMKRAFT)
Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY)
Luke Kenny (THE BERZERKER)
Sam Bean (THE BERZERKER)
Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
Brd Faust Eithun (BLOOD TSUNAMI)
Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE)
"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA)
Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE)
Fenriz (DARKTHRONE)
Dennis Pepa (DEATH ANGEL)
Glen Benton (DEICIDE)
Steve Asheim (DEICIDE)
Schmier (DESTRUCTION)
Silenoz (DIMMU BORGIR)
Ihsahn (EMPEROR)
Samoth (EMPEROR)
Trym (EMPEROR)
Billy Gould (FAITH NO MORE)
Dan Lorenzo (HADES, THE CURSED)
Katon DePena (HIRAX)
Peter Tgtgren (HYPOCRISY)
Ice-T
Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST)
Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA)
Mille Petrozza (KREATOR)
Jeremy Wagner (LUPARA, BROKEN HOPE)
Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD)
Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
Adam Duce (MACHINE HEAD)
Dave McClain (MACHINE HEAD)
Attila Csihar (MAYHEM)
Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH)
Robert Trujillo (METALLICA)
Lars Ulrich (METALLICA)
Roger Beaujard (MORTICIAN)
Lemmy (MOTRHEAD)
Killjoy (NECROPHAGIA)
Mikael kerfeldt (OPETH)
Jeff Becerra (POSSESSED)
Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST)
Mirai Kawashima (SIGH)
Max Cavalera (SOULFLY)
Mike McKeegan (THERAPY?)
Neil Cooper (THERAPY?)
Justin Wolfe (THINE EYES BLEED)
Matt Heafy (TRIVIUM)
Corey Beaulieu (TRIVIUM)
Johnny Hedlund (UNLEASHED)
Conrad "Cronos" Lant (VENOM)
Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (VENOM)

"The Bloody Reign of Slayer" will be published in hardback and softback with an extensive picture section, which includes rarely seen images shot by renowned Los Angeles photographer Kevin Estrada and other eyewitnesses of the band in their earliest days and in the studio. The book is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and will be stocked in bookstores in all territories.

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