This November, Bazillion Points Books will expand its lethal library with a revised and expanded 400-page "death-luxe" edition of Decibel editor Albert Mudrian's morbid modern classic "Choosing Death: The Improbable History Of Death Metal & Grindcore". Due on November 22, "Choosing Death" will join Daniel Ekeroth's "Swedish Death Metal", Tony Rettman's "NYHC", and dozens of other essential Bazillion Points volumes detailing extreme underground happenings.
Preorder the book and receive a color woven patch featuring new cover artwork by celebrated painter Dan Seagrave.
Mudrian's widely praised blow-by-blow history of metal's most relentless strains was first published in 2004, leading to seven further translated editions (plus a limited edition hardcover in 2015). Picking up the gruesome path over a decade later, Mudrian leaves no tombstone unturned, delivers three new chapters, and expands existing material with the results of 50 new interviews.
Bazillion Points has completely rebuilt the book in a larger, heavier 130gsm format offering new introductions and afterwords by Mudrian; a foreword from forefather Scott Carlson of REPULSION; new artwork and photographs; and a brutal new 16-page color section featuring raw, bloody early photos of DEATH, REPULSION, OBITUARY, DEICIDE, MORBID ANGEL, THANATOS, AT THE GATES, NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS, DISMEMBER, NIHILIST, and many others.
Says Mudrian: "The only reason Bazillion Points didn't release the original version of 'Choosing Death' back in 2004 is because they wouldn't exist for another four years! That minor delay ultimately couldn't prevent this unholy union of print-minded forces. In fact, the extended courtship provided me with an extra dozen years to fashion this ultimate edition of 'Choosing Death'. Only the Bazillion Points' 'Choosing Death' is real…"
Says Publishers Weekly: "Mudrian, editor in chief of Decibel magazine, condenses painstaking and lengthy interviews to create this informative history of death metal, covering the genre's origin in small clubs and basements on two continents; its spike in popularity and major-label interest circa 1992; the relative obscurity that followed; and the music's rebirth in recent years."
Learn more about the book and preorder at Bazillion Points.