Darkthrone's Fenriz Pens Forward to Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries
Fenriz's connection to Slayer Mag dates to the 1980s, when he was just beginning to play music and Kristiansen was already a respected figure in the Scandinavian underground scene.
"Metalion's bad review of a demo tape by my band Black Death back in '87 was very painful," begins Fenriz. "I had to live with that hurt slowly and daily. And even before Black Death got the painful mention in Slayer Mag, Metalion first sent a letter that kicked my ass. It was devastating-but it served me right..."
Part anthology, part memoir, and years in the making, Metalion includes over 600 reproduction pages from every issue of Slayer mag, spanning from the early 1980s through 2010. In addition, author Jon Kristiansen recounts his life's story, from alienated outsider to central figure in Norwegian black metal to world-weary metal survivor. The book also features over 100 rare photographs, including two color sections and a portrait gallery of photographs taken by Kristiansen himself.
"The greatest heavy metal story ever told" will be available June 6, 2011, wherever books are sold, and is available for preorder now with two bonus limited patches from Bazillion Points Books, "America's smallest but heaviest book publisher."