Metalion

The Slayer Mag Diaries

by Jon Kristiansen and Tara G. Warrior

Metalion

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Draws on the archives of Slayer Magazine in a photographic treasury that features such classic heavy metal bands as Kreator, Mayhem and Morbid Angel, providing supplemental rare archival material, historical photographs and previously unreleased interviews.

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Jon Kristiansen is a metal scholar with a fanboy's heart. In 20 printed issues over 25 years, Slayer Mag covered the black and death metal scenes with the zeal of teenager repeatedly discovering Black Sabbath for the first time. But Kristiansen's foremost heroes (and friends) were the members of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Morbid and, crucially, the Norwegian ne'er-do-wells in Mayhem, Burzum, Darkthrone and Emperor.

In 744 pages, Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries collects

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