Stray From The Path – Only Death Is Real

Politics and music have always gone hand in hand and the current state of unrest in America is hard to ignore, no matter which side of the coin you choose. No band in metal are therefore more prepared to highlight and the ongoing issues than Long Island New York’s Stray From The Path (SFTP) whose new album Only Death Is Real (Sumerian) is a statement of intent from band that have never and will never pull any punches.Continue reading

Editor of the Beast – An Interview With Ian Christe of Bazillion Points

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If you grew up in the early days of metal, there were no books about the genre. After Ian Christe wrote Sound of the Beast in 2003, he was still surprised at the lack of good books about underground music written or found anywhere. Undeterred, he founded Bazillion Points Publishing in Brooklyn, NY in 2008 and has helped put out the most authoritative books on thrash, black metal, death metal, prog, metal, glam and hardcore punk ever. Also he has put out other books that examined the cultural and political impact of metal on society, giving our community the respect few mainstream publishers ever would dare to. Ian is also well known as an authority on metal, often interviewed for documentaries, and for his own Sirius XM Radio shows. With Bazillion Points celebrating five years of existence, we chatted with him to get the inside story. Continue reading