Murder In The Front Row Documentary To Premiere Next Month

Loosely based on the book of the same name from Bazillion Points and a lyric inspired by Exodus, Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story will première next month on Saturday, April 20 at AMC Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, CA at 1pm. Directed by Adam Dubin (Beastie Boys ‘Fight For Your Right to Party’ & ‘No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn’), the film contains over fifty interviews with metal legends such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel, and animation and narration by comedian Brian Posehn. Watch/Share the trailer for Murder In The Front Row below.Continue reading

Eerie Von’s Photobook From Misfits, Samhain, And Danzig Years To See Deluxe Reissue

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Eerie Von, best known as the bassist for Danzig and Samhain, will see the rerelease of his 2009 photography book Misery Obscura The Photography of Eerie Von (1981-2009), this fall via Bazillion Points Publishing. Von who was The Misfits photographer during their heyday before later playing in his own band Rosemary’s Baby, and on seminal Danzig releases, continued to mine his keen eye for photography throughout his performing career and beyond. Now a 160 page hardcover book, the deluxe edition of Misery Obscura features hundreds of color and black and white photos of the Misfits and Eerie’s bands Samhain and Danzig across the 1980s and 1990s.

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Hardcore Legends to Attend Symposium at NYU to Release NYHC Book


New York University will be host to New York Hardcore Legends on Tuesday, February 24th to celebrate the release of NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990 (Bazillion Points). Author Tony Rettman (Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979–1985) will be on hand, along with NYHC legends Richie Birkenhead (Underdog, Into Another, Youth of Today) and Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Youth of Today) for a discussion. Kelefa Sanneh (New Yorker, New York Times) will be the moderator. The event is FREE to the public and the book will be available for purchase.



NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990 will tell the definitive story of the scene, through the eyes of people who lived it. Forward by Freddy Cricien of Madball.

Press Notes:

Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at NYU & Bazillion Points Present:

NYHC: Dancing in the Frontlines
Tuesday, February 24
6:30 PM
Fourth Floor, 20 Cooper Square (East 5th and Bowery)

NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990 author Tony Rettman puts heads together with NYHC veterans Richie Birkenhead (Underdog, Into Another, Youth of Today) and Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Youth of Today) for a discussion of the unique time, place, sound, and mindset of New York hardcore. Kelefa Sanneh (New Yorker, New York Times) will moderate the discussion.

Tony Rettman is the author of NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990 (Bazillion Points, 2014) and Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979–1985 (Revelation, 2010)

Richie Birkenhead has been the vocalist of Into Another and Underdog, and a guitarist in Youth of Today.

Walter Schreifels was a key member of Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Warzone, and Youth of Today.

Moderator: Kelefa Sanneh is a staff writer at the New Yorker. From 2000 to 2008 he was a writer at the New York Times

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Heavy Metal Movies – by Mike “Beardo” McPadden





Heavy Metal Movies (Bazillion Points), written by Mike “Beardo” McPadden is a project the likes of which any metal geek-movie geek fusion would be proud to have accomplished in their lives; proof that they have indeed seen more movies than you, and can tell you how headbangingly awesome each is in their own way. Indeed, this titanic titanium tome does indeed show, rather than tell the sheer amount of neck-snapping cinematography observed by one man needed to even dare a book of this lethal thickness. From A to Z, it’s an outpouring of movie mayhem and magick from teenage stoner boners to Nordic loners; rockumentaries and mockumentaries; canon appearances by the metal gods on screen and on record; from swords to spaceships, and from monsters to Manson (Editor’s note: both Charles and Marilyn), this book packs it all in, dating from the silent era Nosferatu (1922) to the modern Hollywood bombast of The Hobbit (2012) and a whole hell of a lot of stuff in between that inspired distortion, patched denim, leather, and poor hygiene worldwide.

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