Artist Listing : Rockdetector (2 products)
Rockdetector - A-Z Of Doom, Gothic & Stoner Metal (Garry Sharpe- Young). Book.
(Cherry Red Books - ISBN1-901447-14)
Laboured, mournful and crushingly heavy. The anaesthetising, sloth like riffs of Doom Metal, the bong fuelled lazy retro Rock that is Stoner and the melancholy strains of Gothic Metal- it’s all here. Rooted in ancient instigators such as Pentagram, Atomic Rooster, Leaf Hound and the mightiest of the mighty- Black Sabbath, Doom has defied all the odds to spawn a huge global fanbase.The impact of Doom can be felt not only in the respect afforded to faithful cult acts such as The Obsessed and Trouble but in burgeoning enormity of both the Black Sabbath legend and sheer scale of album sales. The rude health of those that have been handed on the flame, the new breed such as My Dying Bride, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, November’s Doom and Candlemass, has morphed the genre into one of their own making.In recent years Doom has taken a left turn into the desert wastelands of America and returned as Stoner. Bands like Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Alabama Thunderpussy, Ironboss and hundreds of others pulling in legions of fans. The Europeans meantime added Electronica into the blend to create Darkwave and hordes of Metal bands discovered that adding a female vocalist, a Gothic touch and the introduction of avant garde instrumentation lent a whole new lease of life. Numerous artists placed firmly in genres such as Death Metal and Black Metal readily experiment with Doom and Gothic whilst groundbreaking artists such as Rain Fell Within and Autumn’s Tears lend the whole scene ongoing re-invigoration. Each and every band is included with an enormous wealth of historical detail and full global discography. From the full, weighty and unedited account of Black Sabbath’s tortured history and spanning Stoner, Gothic and Darkwave this book is the first to chronicle the underground world. Free CD included.
Rockdetector - A-Z Of Black Metal (Garry Sharpe- Young). Book.
(Cherry Red Books - ISBN1-901447-30)
Throughout the history of Rock no other genre has pushed the boundaries of aural extremity and social rebellion quite like Black Metal. Many of the bands in this book operate way beyond the parameters of the established rock scene carving their own path in the darkest depths of true underground music. For the first time this ultimate authority documents detailed biographies, line ups, and full discographies with track listing of over 2,000 bands. Included are in depth details of the major artist such as Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Emperor Mayhem, Immortal and Marduk as well as every other band, however small, or distant geographically. Each strain of musical brutality is examined in detail including the Black ambient scene, Viking Metal, Grindcore, Noisecore, and even the ultimate irony of Christian Black Metal.Despite its unceasing growth and increasing legions of fans quite remarkably the phenomenon of Extreme Metal has never been fully documented until now. This along with The Rockdetector A to Z of Death Metal are the first two books in Garry Sharpe-Youngs new extreme metal series. Rockdetector A-Z Extreme Metal series Thousands of bands, hundreds of thousands of dedicated fans, and a truly global reach from a music form that, already a decade old, is thriving and accelerating in growth. From its ancestry of Heavy Metal the myriad of latter day offshoots have prospered to spawn legions of bands globally from the bastions of the U.S.A. and Europe to burgeoning territories such as the Far East, Russia and South America. These are the bands that deal in the very harshest of music forms, that lyrically go beyond the pail in ever renewed attempts to shock the mainstream, and sell ever increasing numbers of records and tour internationally to ever larger audiences yet remain steadfastly out of the public eye. This book is a must for all true metal fans. Ag-Ag-Shagnuraaath- Ragalaaaaaahg-Gnarglethrath (allegedly)
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