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Murder in the Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter Hardcover – January 24, 2012
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Awesome” Robb Flynn, Machine Head
Awesome” Brian Slagel, Metal Blade Records
"Awesome"Phil Demmel, Machine Head
F------ awesome” Kerry King, Slayer
Great” Lars Ulrich, Metallica
"Great book!"Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault, Voivod
AMAZING” Alex Skolnick, Testament
Thank you for writing this book! It’s the definitive story of the scene and what we managed to make of it here in the Bay Area.” Kirk Hammett, Metallica
Murder in the Front Row captures the true essence of thrash metal in its embryonic stage. These photographs take me on a tour down memory lane, bringing back many laughs and prompting comments like: I don’t remember that!’” Dave Lombardo, Slayer
"I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in the early days of California thrash metal. It's great looking at pictures of myself with that poodle perm I had in 1982!"Ron McGovney, Metallica
"Serious Pulitzer material."Creative Loafing
"By far, the greatest photo book on any music scene I've ever seen. The bands themselves couldn't have put out a more exhaustive and detailed account of the period."The Huffington Post [CA]
A photographic odyssey through the inception of Bay Area thrash” San Francisco Chronicle
Gorgeous” SF Weekly
A collection of stunning, intimate photographs from the infancy of thrash metal.” SF Bay Guardian
Vivid images of thrash bands onstage, backstage, at drinking binges and essentially everywhere else” Metro Silicon Valley
The authentic, heads-down attack of a raft of seminal bands is superbly captured”PopMattters
"This is a gift from the metal gods themselves... you need this book in your life right now."Terrorizer [5/5 review]
"Gaze ye into Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew's tome of the Bay Area's thrash breeding grounds and you might never wake up. It's mostly early Slayer and Metallica gunning, but it still feels like a window onto Asgard."Metal Hammer
"Probably the best photographs of thrash metal's mythic birthing that have ever existed. You should do yourself a favor and pick up Murder In the Front Row immediately."Noisey
"Perhaps the final word on thrash metal’s humble beginnings... a true joy"The Montreal Mirror
"Pure gold for metal fans" Decibel Magazine
"A thick, beautiful book that captures a special moment in time"A.P.
"KILLER photos [a] must read book."AOL Noisecreep
"Granted, much of what’s being shown is beer bottles, sneers and middle fingers, but it sure does tell a story."The Maine Edge
Enormous historic intensity on every page every image in Murder in the Front Row hits you like brass knuckles.” Sweden Rock [10/10 review]
"Awesome... I give this book my highest rating."MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL
Harald O., the craziest photographer of all” BAM
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The write-ups were incredible, I enjoyed reading the stories of Harold O., Brian Lew, Ron Quintana, Alex Skolnick, and Gary Holt. It's actually something worth reading as opposed to just some boring random inserts. There are also some pics of old flyers, postcards and set lists as well. This really is the bible of these bands in their infancy, if you were part of this as an old fan, you will have to own this, you probably already do. If you love these bands now and weren't around then, you must buy this and see how it all started. It really did come out of a love for a new kind of music, this was long before stretch limos, Rolling Stone interviews and music awards; I don't even think the members themselves knew how big it would all eventually be. I think that is part of what makes this book so incredible, the purity of it all. I highly recommend it, tons of glossy photos, a nice sturdy binding, something you'll enjoy.
Well done. "bang the head that doesn't bang". I give this book two fists!
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The good news was that the Amazon returns was great! I let them know about the damage and the return was easy. The replacement book came in less than a week and it was in perfect condition. BF was thrilled.
As for the book itself, it is full of behind-the-scenes photos, concert pics and stories that a thrash metal fan will love.