"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore", written by longtime extreme metal journalist Albert Mudrian, is available in stores now.
The long-awaited book, released via Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. "Choosing Death", which features an introduction by internationally respected DJ John Peel, conquers the lofty task of telling the two-decade-long history of this underground art form through interviews with some of the most esteemed names in these musical genres, from musicians to producers to label heads.
The exhaustively researched book, which saw author Mudrian interview upwards of 100 legendary underground music names, has met to a warm sales response in the days since its release. "After two years of laboring on the book, I'm thrilled that people are finally getting the chance to read it," said Mudrian. "I was surprised how much I learned from writing it and I hope readers learn just as much."
Additionally, Mudrian has announced a series of "Choosing Death" book signings. Mudrian will appear at a host of metal-related events in the coming months to promote the book and meet with metal fans.
Upcoming "Choosing Death" book signings:
Friday, October 15 - New York, NY @ 7:30 p.m.
As Part of the Relapse Records 2004 CMJ Showcase
251 W. 30th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10001
Saturday, October 30 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers: Wilkes-Barre
421 Arena Hub Plaza
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Wednesday, November 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ 5:30 p.m.
Relapse Records Retail Store
608 South 4th
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Relapse Records will release a companion CD compilation to "Choosing Death" on November 9. "Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack" will feature classic tracks from CARCASS, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL, DEATH, AT THE GATES, And many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from NIHILIST (pre-ENTOMBED), SUFFOCATION and PIG DESTROYER.
More information on "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" can be found at the publication's official web portal: www.ChoosingDeath.com.