UPDATE: check www.extrememetalbook.com!!
OK, WHAT IS “EXTREME METAL: 30 YEARS OF DARKNESS (1981-2011)?
Simply put, it is the largest, most complete book of original material written about Extreme Metal on Earth.
It is a 612 page volume (Spanish Edition) with more than 1,100 bands reviewed in more than 256,000 words, an in-depth analysis with a never-seen-before scope, covering history, musical form, aesthetics, evolution, lyrical themes & more, and studying separately the 10 major styles of Extreme Metal.
HELL! IS THERE AN ENGLISH EDITION? WHAT ABOUT OTHER LANGUAGES?
Currently, only a Spanish Edition has been published, and we are looking for partners for upcoming editions in other languages, specially English, German, French, Finnish, Russian, Portuguese, Hebrew… you name it!
SOUNDS GOOD. WHAT ABOUT ITS CONTENTS?
I strongly suggest you check out the impressive INDEX OF BANDS HERE
You can see some pictures of the Spanish Edition HERE
You also can check out the index of contents (in Spanish for now) HERE
And again, should you speak Spanish or just feel curious, have a look at the first pages HERE
I AM IMPATIENT! CAN I HELP SPEED UP MY MOTHER LANGUAGE’S VERSION?
Yes, you can help us by redirecting this info to your favourite book or/and music book publisher or contacting them to let them know about this book.
It is a simple gesture and it could mean the spark you and I both need to make further editions a reality.
All enquiries and suggestions can be directed at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send publishers a dossier with further info.
I AM FEELING GENEROUS. HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
There is a very simple way, and it doesn’t involve money or donations:
Just spread the word.
I do all this on my own, witn no paid-for advertising or promotion. The only way I can let metalheads all around the world know about this book is by tyou telling them, sharing this info on Facebook or your prefered social network, etc.
I SPEAK SOME ESPAÑOL AND I WANT TO BUY IT AS HELL
Click HERE for some shopping and shipping suggestions.
Should you happen to travel to Madrid, check out the city’s biggest bookstore: Casa del Libro at Gran Vía 29 and there should be some copies there.
WHO IS THE AUTHOR?
My name is Salva Rubio and I hold a degree in Arts History. I work as a writer and screenwriter and have been listening to Extreme Metal since 92.
I am a metal fan who has devoted years of my life to write this book with the aim of giving back to the scene and to this great music all the good it has given me.
AND WHAT’S THIS SITE ALL ABOUT?
When I finished writing the book in December 2010, I started this blog as a means to narrate how a book is published. With time, it grew to be a place where we can remember stories, interviews and trivia about Extreme Metal and the Spanish scene in particular.
CAN THIS BLOG HELP ME?
Mutual help and support are the very foundations of Metal and Extreme Metal. If I can help you support your band or group, tell me and I will add you to my blogroll. Leaving a comment in my FB’s wall is not enough, contact me and tell me exactly how can I help you.
DO YOU GUYS HAVE A FACEBOOK SITE?
Yes, and it’s HERE.
You can also join groups with great music, such as SPAIN DEATH METAL REMEMBER, MOLESTING THE DECAPITATED,WWW.METALFREAKWEB.COM, DOOM METAL ESPAÑA, UNITED4METAL SPAIN, GRINDCORE IS THE BEGINNING where you can meet great people and listen to great bands.
I RUN THIS ZINE/EZINE/RADIOSTATION/TV/YOUNAMEIT AND I WANT TO INTERVIEW YOU.
Just contact me at email@example.com and we’ll talk. I am fluent in spoken and written English.
I KNOW A FOREIGN PUBLISHER AND HE MAY BE INTERESTED IN PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE.
As I said earlier, I still own all the rights for every language other than Spanish. My goal is to publish this book in English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Greek, Hebrew… or in any other language in which worlwide metalheads can enjoy the book.
Contact me and we both will try to make your mother language’s edition a reality.
More info very soon at www.extrememetalbook.com