Swedish Death Metal

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Bazillion Points Books, 2008 - 447 páginas
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Sweden is a small country in 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 global influence in the turbulent 2000s of the Sunlight guitar tone, the Gothenburg Sound, and the countless offshoots of Sweden s most lethal cultural export. Bazillion Points has extensively revised and updated a classic for this expanded edition. The ultimate insider's account of the rise of Sweden's legendary extreme metal scene, the book boasts over 450 pages, over 500 images, and scores of 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, the Haunted, and other central characters. Original cover artwork by Nicke Andersson. Introduction by U.S. death metal pioneer Chris Reifert of Autopsy/Abscess/Death. Includes 120-page A-Z of Swedish Death Metal with hundreds of band histories and discographies. Rare photos and galleries of logos, band art, demo tapes, and classic Swedish death metal fanzines. Specs: 7 x9.5 x1.5 , 3lbs., 101% addictive.
 

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When explaining my love of Swedish death metal to non-fans, I always fall back on one main point that suddenly piques their curiosity. Death Metal is to Sweden what hardcore punk was to American music ... Leer reseña completa

Swedish Death Metal

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Death Metal musician and author Ekeroth (Violent Italy) shows a true fan's dedication in this oral history/band index of the thunderous music scene that emerged from frozen, sparsely-populated Sweden ... Leer reseña completa

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PREFACE
1
FOREWORD by Chris Reifert
9
SWEDISH METAL GETS BRUTALIZED
27
THE BIRTH OF SWEDISH DEATH METAL
56
THE SCENE GETS GOING
94
THE UNDERGROUND BREAKS THROUGH
140
THE REIGNING YEARS OF SWEDISH
185
THE DEATH METAL EXPLOSION
222
THE END OF THE ORIGINAL SCENE
240
THE DEAD LIVE ON
262
AZ OF SWEDISH DEATH METAL BANDS
279
SWEDISH DEATH METAL
423
CAST OF CENTRAL CHARACTERS
442
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Daniel Ekeroth is a death metal musician. He plays in the bands Insision and Tyrant, and is a past member of Dellamorte and Diskonto. He is also author of Violent Italy and Swedish Exploitation Cinema.

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