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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press (15 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711980403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711980402
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 1.2 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 699,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Joel McIver (born 1971) is a British author. The best-known of his 21 books to date is the bestselling Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica, first published in 2004 and selling close to 50,000 copies in nine languages since then. McIver's other works include biographies of Black Sabbath, Slayer, Ice Cube and Queens Of The Stone Age. His writing also appears in many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Classic Rock and Rolling Stone, and he is a regular guest on music-related BBC and commercial radio.

In the introduction to a 2009 collection of rock writing, McIver was described as "probably the top [rock] scribe in the world", and in a book review in April 2012, Classic Rock magazine labelled McIver "by some distance Britain's most prolific hard rock/metal author".

As well as writing his own books, McIver also co-writes the memoirs of rock musicians, notably that of sometime Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes, whose autobiography was published in May 2011, and of Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), whose book will appear in 2013.

Contact Joel at www.joelmciver.co.uk or www.facebook.com/joelmciver.

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Review of Extreme Metal Handbook
The Extreme Metal Handbook is unique. It's the first comprehensive guide ever published to metal in its most uncompromising forms. The genres included are death metal, black metal, thrash metal, doom metal, vampire metal, pagan metal and a host of other smaller variants. With a ton of photographs, and profiles and discographies of over 250 of the biggest and most groundbreaking bands from many countries worldwide, it's a truly innovative look at the extreme music of today. Enjoy!

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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By SweetFreedom on 23 July 2001
Format: Paperback
I was looking very much towards reading this book. This is a subject that I have dedicated countless hours to in my life. From collecting albums, to reading interviews and reviews, to creating a website, to attending concerts, to (attempting to) making music. While the subject matter of this book is great, the content is not so great. I can understand the lack of several of my favorite bands from being included (by the way, not even mentioned in the "extreme metal bands not mentioned in this book" section). MOTORHEAD(!), Destroyer 666, Demoniac, Blackstar, Absurd, Covenant, (The Kovenant), Berserkr, Raism, Squadron, Vengeance Rising, Old Man's Child, Moonspell, etc... are all obvious oversights. But instead are included are obscure bands (Abhoth), not very extreme bands (Queens of the Stone Age) and other bands that do not belong in this book. But, that is not where my problem with book comes from.
The problem is the book is teeming with errors. I will list a few of the first incidents of erroneous information that caught my eye:
Absu - 3rd LP is not "Third Storm of Absu," as it is listed, but is actually "Third Storm of Cythraul."
Arch Enemy - some information listed incorrectly states Daniel Erlandsson "also plays in Cradle of Filth." However, the truth is Adrian Erlandsson is the drummer for the Cradle.
Broken Hope - 3rd LP is listed as "Repulsive" released in 1997, but actually "Repulsive Conception" was released in 1995 , and "Loathing" was released in 1997.
Brujeria - 1st LP is listed as "Brujeria" released in 1997, when it was actually "Matando Gueros" released in 1993. Their 2nd LP is listed as "Razo Odiero" released in 1998, when it was actually "Raza Odiada" released in 1995.
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By A Customer on 27 July 2000
Format: Paperback
An excellent guide to this traditionally "difficult" area of popular music. The enthusiasm of the author for the subject is infectious - despite all the doom, gloom and black death! Ideal present for granny.
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good value , arrived on time
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