Check Out a New Excerpt from Matt Pike’s (High on Fire, SLEEP) Book “Head on A Pike”


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Spanning the entire career of a metal icon, Head On A Pike:The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike, but the iconic Stoner doom legend Matt Pike of bands such as High on Fire and Sleep is releasing on November 9th, 2021, via Rare Bird Books. Beginning with the 1998 album ‘The Art Of Self Defense’, and through to 2018’s ‘Electric Messiah’, each chapter of Head on A Pike features Matt’s distinctive lyrics flanked by one-of-a-kind artistic interpretations — specifically inspired by each album — straight from the minds and hearts of an incredible cast of illustrators, tattooers, print makers and painters that Pike has trusted since the beginning to depict his unique musical vision. Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike is scheduled for worldwide release in hardcover and e-book, and the trade edition will retail for $20. Signed hardcovers and signed limited edition bundles are available at the link below.

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Check Out an Excerpt from Matt Pike’s (High on Fire, SLEEP) Book “Head on A Pike”


Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/16/19

Spanning the entire career of a metal icon, Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike, but the iconic Stoner doom legend Matt Pike of bands such as High on Fire and Sleep is releasing from n November 9th, 2021, via Rare Bird Books. Beginning with the 1998 album ‘The Art Of Self Defense’, and through to 2018’s ‘Electric Messiah’, each chapter of Head on A Pike features Matt’s distinctive lyrics flanked by one-of-a-kind artistic interpretations — specifically inspired by each album — straight from the minds and hearts of an incredible cast of illustrators, tattooers, print makers and painters that Pike has trusted since the beginning to depict his unique musical vision. ‘Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike’ is scheduled for worldwide release in hardcover and e-book, and the trade edition will retail for $20. Signed hardcovers and signed limited edition bundles are available at the link below. Check out an excerpt right now, over at Decibel Magazine’s website.

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Frank Bello of Anthrax to Release his Autobiography “Fathers, Brothers, And Sons” Due Out This Fall


Anthrax bassist Frank Bello will release his memoir Fathers, Brothers, And Sons will be released this October 12th via Rare Bird Literature. The full title is Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax written by Bello and Joel McIver. The foreword was written by KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons.

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BOOK REVIEW: Jeremy Saffer – Daughters of Darkness – Rare Bird Books



Daughters of Darkness is the result of a twelve-year labor of love from Jeremy Saffer, one of the most iconic concert and celebrity photographers of our time. His lifelong love of Metal and all its sub-genres, specifically Black Metal as well as his mastery of lighting, have transformed a powerful collection of fine art female nudes in corpse paint into a coffee table book work of art in his first-ever coffee table book, Daughters of Darkness (Rare Bird Books).

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Photographer Jeremy Saffer and Rare Bird Books Announce “Daughters of Darkness” Coffee Table Photo Book


Noted celebrity and music photographer Jeremy Saffer has joined forces with Rare Bird Books for the release of the coffee table book Daughters of Darkness, a photographic love letter to the iconography of Black Metal and Doom. Having independently published two previous photography books, Saffer knew that Daughters of Darkness’ potential could be better realized through a collaboration with a dedicated publisher. Saffer has also inked a deal with The Oracle Management, led by Devildriver leader Dez Fafara and his wife Anahstasia. Jeremy commented on the project:Continue reading