Guys, back cover text below, but just a few opening words. This was going to
be two separate books, but at the last minute, I just rolled a fattie: 152,180
words of Mega-metal.
Basically, it’s the story in detail of ever accursed Megadeth opus, featuring
a ton of fresh interview footage, my usual track-by-track analysis, talk of
all the tours, the hirings, the firings, the chemicals, but mostly the metal.
It’s 340 pages and more text than usual (but still lot of pictures), in my
usual style, namely live shots mixed with all manner of memorabilia.
It’s a tiny bit more expensive because of increased layout and printing and
costs, more postage at this weight, plus the months and months of writing that
almost killed me. I actually started this thing almost two years ago and it’s
got stuff from 32 of my own interviews plus the usual smattering of archival.
It’s an epic, and I’m sure even the most dedicated Mega-fan will learn a bunch
of stuff. Seriously, it’s the material of two standard books for sorta $4 more
than one. And as the back sez:
My Darkest Hour...
Megadeth’s run of thrash classics from the mid ‘80s and up through the ‘90s
continue to be celebrated in the metal community long after Dave Mustaine’s
band mates have been discarded to the sands of time—save one, Dave “Jr.”
Along the way, there’s Mustaine’s pathology with his ex-friends in Metallica
but also a helluva lot of killer metal, as the band works its way up through
Peace Sells and So Far, through to the pair of superlative
American metal classics, namely Rust In Peace and Countdown To
Later came Cryptic Writings and Risk, which threatened to kill
the band dead. And yet... the reconstitution of Megadeth after their
demoralizing decline and then deflating dispersal at the destructive hand of
its leader Dave Mustaine is a story not told ‘til now. But it is a tale worth
telling for many reasons, perhaps starting with: a) its instructiveness on how
to rebuild and maintain a career in metal and b) the revelations of so much
good music to be discovered by metal fans the world over. Quite simply, the
recent half of the Megadeth story, spanning the records The World Needs A
Hero through Super Collider, includes some of the best and
heaviest Megadeth music ever committed to shiny silver, with this author’s
personal favourites arriving all over the Endgame album of 2009 and the
Thirteen album of 2013.
Come celebrate Mustaine’s vision, track-by-track, as Martin applies his tried
and tested methodology to a head-crunching canon of work that is truly as
strong at the recent end of the spectrum as it is with the classics you all
know and love.
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