DAMN THE MACHINE - THE STORY OF NOISE RECORDS Available March 2412:42 PM
Authored by American metal journalist David E. Gehlke, the book features cover art by Voivod drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and a foreword penned by Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kürsch.
Gehlke cannot believe the day is finally here:At over 500 pages, Damn the Machine tackles the complicated history of Germany's Noise Records, the most influential European independent heavy metal record company of the 1980s.
"Back when I was staring into the void that is my computer screen on a daily basis, the release of Damn the Machine - The Story of Noise Records seemed far-fetched. But, with some hard work and the help of some really great people, the book finally came together and now is available for release. The book is perfect for anyone who wants to dive into the business side of the metal scene while learning about some fascinating artist/label drama. And let's not forget about in-depth pieces on legendary Noise Records bands such as Celtic Frost, Coroner, Helloween, Grave Digger, Kreator, Running Wild, Voivod and more. Heavy metal is the law."
For the first time, Walterbach goes into elaborate detail on his experiences in the music industry.
"Damn the Machine" takes the reader through Walterbach's early days of getting Noise off the ground, as the metal scene rallied around black/death metal progenitors Celtic Frost, power metal torchbearers Helloween and Teutonic thrash upstarts Kreator.
Priced at $24.95, "Damn the Machine" is a must-have for legions of metal fans worldwide.
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