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Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries Hardcover – July 19, 2011
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The best metal book of 2011, possibly ever Bazillion Points is known for putting out top-quality books, but they’ve outdone themselves here.” MSN.com
Among Kristiansen’s stunning portraits (and humorous Arne Babb” cartoons), the exhaustive text practically forms the unholy black and death metal bible.” NPR
Metalion is the best book about heavy metal ever released. A stunningly comprehensive historical and cultural record Bazillion Points has outdone itself in terms of artistic forethought and comprehensive content. ”PopMatters
Metalion and his Slayer Mag are responsible for me (and a lot of other Swedes) getting into the death metal underground I clearly remember how proud I was when Grotesque got a mention in the classic magthis meant more to me than anything else at the time!” Tomas Lindberg, Grotesque/At the Gates/Disfear
"An exhausting and wonderful diorama of the evolution of heavy metal across the quarter century. It's as engaging as it is informative, and vice versaequally necessary assets for a book about something that champions it's grim and enigmatic tendencies."Pitchfork
For countless metalheads, the zine Slayer was a lifeline to a global scene. Founder Jon Kristiansen was deep into the scene in Norway, and is, to this day, one of the best primary sources for facts and stories about Mayhem, Varg, and what really happened back in the day.” The Onion AV Club
Not only a chronicle of death and black metal at their births but also a personal coming-of-age story” Chicago Reader
The legendary Slayer zine gets its long overdue anthology” Decibel
The extreme metal fanzine  pages of rabid frankness ” The New York Times
The raw essence of the early black metal scene”Metal Hammer [UK]
A unique Norwegian book, both physically with all its kilos, but especially for its content. In one hundred years, this will be a book about what once was.”The Oslo Public Library
Presiding over the birth of extreme metal from its Scandinavian heartland, the first issue of the legendary Slayer fanzine was cranked out in 1985 and over the years shifted its coverage to provide an insider view of Swedish death metal and Norwegian black metal through their formative and most controversial years.” Terrorizer
If you have even a passing fancy for thrash, death, and especially early black metal, this is a mandatory read.” Montreal Mirror
It’s best savored slowly, absorbing two decades of metal history and learning something new in every issue this collection will be primary material for those exploring the history of metal.” About.com [5/5 star review]
Metalion is essential reading for anyone interested in pieces of wood with six strings played by men with long hair.” Vice Literary
Best idea since sliced bread.” Fenriz
Top customer reviews
over 700 pages of various Death, Black, and Thrash Metal bands from the 80's - 2000, as well
as the earliest Heavy Metal bands, even I never heard of. Like the one reviewer stated, there is
no way anyone could read every word of this monster book in one sitting. You would need plenty
of time on your hands to do it. Even though I've never read Slayer Mag before, from what I've seen
so far, Metalion is a Metal God. This book is hard to put down, it's heavy, this is a Metal fan's
dream come true. All of my favorite bands are in here. Morbid Angel, Morbid, Mayhem, Immortal,
Darkthrone, U.S. Death/Black bands, Swedish, Norway, etc., they're all in this behemoth of a book.
I'm taking my time reading and looking at the rare photographs, believe me, you'll get your money's
out of this book. The best book on Extreme Metal period!
p.s wah wah wah to the people complaining about how small the font is on some parts of the book, it's 700ish pages can you imagine how ridiculous it would become if he blew up the font?! It's clips of the zine, this is how they looked (and still do!) small font crammed together! Grab your glasses and stop your bitching! It's hardly anything to truly rate this book or respect it any less for.
And yeah, to the reviewer who wrote that it reads like a drunk 16-year old wrote it -- that's true, and one did. Tons of typos in the zine content itself, but you don't do something like an underground extreme metal 'zine (pre-internet no less) unless you REALLY love metal. This guy does, and it shows.
While the print is a little small, it is still very legible.
A great resource for understanding underground metal.