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Contract in Blood
Contract in Blood

Contract in Blood

A History of UK Thrash Metal

MUSIC

650 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9781909454675

Rights: US & CA

Reynolds Hearn (Cherry) (Sep 2018)
Cherry Red Books

Price: $24.95
 
 

Overview

The definitive account of UK thrash, packed with hundreds of new and exclusive interviews, unseen photography and firsthand accounts of the scene, from artists spanning over 35 years of fast, aggressive and inescapable music

For decades, UK thrash metal has been the most underrated and overlooked member of the metal family. Criminally ignored, and considered secondary to its American, German and Brazilian equivalents, the genre has nevertheless continued to survive and thrive, rising from the ashes on more than one occasion. The UK's thrash scene has generated a wealth of amazing music, often in the face of adversity and apathy, and Contract In Blood tells the whole story—warts 'n' all. From humble DIY beginnings in backstreet pubs to misrepresentation in the music press and being misunderstood by major labels on the world stage and beyond. Featuring Venom / Onslaught / Sabbat / Evile / Xentrix / Slammer / Gama Bomb / Acid Reign / Re-Animator / Lawnmower Deth / English Dogs / Mutant / Virus / D.A.M. / Sacrilege / Deathwish / Toranaga / Warfare / Pitiful Reign / Hydra Vein / Shrapnel / Hellbastard / Sylosis / Metal Messiah / SSS / Purgatory / Send More Paramedics / Warhammer / Tortoise Corpse / Anihilated / Suicide Watch / Cerebral Fix / Seventh Angel / Holosade / Metal Duck / Atomkraft / Decimator / Pendemia / Reign of Fury / Amnesia / Obliteration / Drunken State / Adrenicide and more than 50 other unsung UK metal anti-heroes.  

Author Biography

Critically acclaimed music historian Ian Glasper's name has become synonymous with documenting the UK's thriving, aggressive musical underground. His previous titles, The Day the Country Died, Burning Britain, Trapped in a Scene, and Armed with Anger have all become cult classics, and the last words on their respective genres.