SWEDISH DEATH METAL (Daniel Ekeroth) BOOK
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The ultimate blow-by-blow account of Sweden’s legendary death metal underground.
• 450 densely-illustrated pages
• Heavy-duty 130gsm paper
• Extensive 300pp history PLUS 150pp highly opinionated band encyclopedia, gallery, and fanzine bibliography
• Written by Daniel Ekeroth (of Insision, Tyrant, Dellamorte, Diskonto, Usurpress, Third Storm; and author ofViolent Italy and Swedish Sensationsfilms)
Book of the Year 2008, Decibel Magazine
Starred Review/Pick of the Week, Publishers Weekly
Sweden is a remote country in the freezing northern Europe, with less
than nine million inhabitants and a reputation for Volvos, hockey
players, cheap furniture, vodka, and blonde women. Since the late 1980s,
however, Sweden has produced over a thousand extreme heavy metal bands,
creating one of the most respected regional music scenes in the world.
This is the improbable history of how a marginalized teen movement
crawled from Sweden's small towns and suburbs, and found a lasting place
on the world stage. Daniel Ekeroth captures the epic tale with
enlightening detail, beginning with Sweden's violent loss of innocence
in the 1980s, through the metal's virtual chokehold on the country
during the 1990s into the lasting legacy and influence in the turbulent
2000s of the Sunlight guitar tone, the "Gothenburg Sound," and the
countless offshoots of Sweden's most lethal cultural export.
ultimate blow-by-blow account of Sweden’s legendary death metal
underground is based on exclusive interviews with members of Nihilist/
Entombed, In Flames, At the Gates, Dismember, Grave, Hypocrisy, Opeth,
Unleashed, Marduk, Morbid, Mob 47, Deranged, Edge of Sanity, Merciless,
Therion, Liers in Wait, Carnage, Carcass, Tiamat/Treblinka, Afflicted,
Repugnant, and the Haunted.
”Finally, the true story of Swedish death metal! This book brought me back to the good old days”—Tomas Lindberg, At the Gates
“Death metal ruled my adolescent years. The problem is I don’t remember half of it! This tome of dark recollections is the chance to set things straight.”—Nicke Andersson, Nihilist/Entombed/The Hellacopters
“Read this book if you are willing to be subjected to the story behind the extreme face-melting, flesh-ripping, ear-slaying, gut-blasting phenomenon known as Swedish death metal!”—Chris Reifert, Death/Autopsy