'Extreme Metal II' Guide To Thrash/Black/Death Metal Due In April

A new book, "Extreme Metal II", is due for global publication in April 2005 by Omnibus Press. The author is Joel McIver, whose best-selling 2004 opus, "Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica", was the first book to express in depth the disappointment that thousands of metal fans feel about the band's recent music. "Extreme Metal II" is the successor to 2000's "Extreme Metal", which was the first single-volume guide to the international thrash, black and death metal scenes. The new book has expanded the original's coverage to almost 400 of the world's most groundbreaking metal bands: its foreword was written specially by Mille Petrozza of KREATOR and it includes Q&As with metal luminaries such as Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH), Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA) and Andy Sneap (producer for such acts as MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB and EXODUS). The book also boasts over 100 new interviews with members of the following bands:

ABORYM
ABRAMELIN
AGATHODAIMON
AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED
ANAL CUNT
ANNIHILATOR
ANTAEUS
ANTHRAX
BAL-SAGOTH
BATHORY
THE BERZERKER
CADAVER INC.
CEPHALIC CARNAGE
CIRITH GORGOR
CRADLE OF FILTH
DARK ANGEL
DEATH ANGEL
DECAPITATED
DEICIDE
DENIAL OF GOD
DESECRATION
DESTROYER 666
DESTRUCTION
DIABOLIC
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DIMMU BORGIR
DISMEMBER
ENFORSAKEN
ENTHRONED
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
THE GATHERING
GOAT OF MENDES
GOREROTTED
HECATE ENTHRONED
HELL-BORN
HIRAX
IMAGIKA
IN FLAMES
INHUME
INSISION
KATAKLYSM
KATATONIA
KING DIAMOND
KULT OV AZAZEL
LORD BELIAL
MALEVOLENT CREATION
MEADS OF ASPHODEL
MELECHESH
MESHUGGAH
MORBID ANGEL
MORK GRYNING
MORTICIAN
NEURAXIS
NILE
OBITUARY
OPETH
OVERKILL
POSSESSED
RIBSPREADER
SATARIEL
SHADOWS LAND
SLAYER
SOULREAPER
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
SUFFOCATION
SUIDAKRA
TESTAMENT
THANATOS
THYRFING
TSJUDER
VENOM
VILE
WHIPLASH
ZYKLON

"Extreme Metal II" can be pre-ordered from Amazon.co.uk. Send questions to the author via www.joelmciver.co.uk.

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