OK, WHAT IS “EXTREME METAL: 30 YEARS OF DARKNESS (1981-2011)”?
Simply put, it is the largest, most complete book of original material written about Extreme Metal on Earth.
It is a 612 page volume (Spanish Edition) with more than 1,000 bands reviewed in more than 256,000 words, an in-depth analysis with a never-seen-before scope, covering history, musical form, aesthetics, evolution, lyrical themes & more, and studying separately the 10 major styles of Extreme Metal.
HELL! IS THERE AN ENGLISH EDITION? WHAT ABOUT OTHER LANGUAGES?
Currently, only a Spanish Edition has been published, and we are looking for partners for upcoming editions in other languages, specially English, German, French, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Hebrew… you name it!
SOUNDS GOOD. WHAT ABOUT ITS CONTENTS?
I strongly suggest you check the impressive INDEX OF BANDS HERE
You can see some pictures of the Spanish Edition HERE
You also can check the index of contents HERE
And again, should you speak Spanish or just feel curious, have a look at the first pages HERE
WHOA! PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NOT SOME KIND OF ENCYCLOPEDIA/BIBLE/BOOK FULL OF USELESS, BORING, UNREADABLE DATA.
The short answer is no, it isn't.
This is a book meant to be read from cover to cover. I have NOT included in it filler such as full discographies or endless accounts of personnel changes.
"Extreme Metal" includes essays about the ethical and aesthetic nature of Extreme Metal, a formal account of what distinguishes each style and how they are meant to be played, a chronological, style-by-style story of how each kind of Extreme Metal evolved...
LOOKS EVEN BETTER! CAN I DO SOMETHING TO MAKE THE [YOUR LANGUAGE HERE] EDITION A REALITY?
Yes, you can help us by clicking HERE
I KNOW A PUBLISHER AND HE MAY BE INTERESTED IN PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE... OK, ACTUALLY I AM THAT PUBLISHER
As I said earlier, I still own all the rights for every language other than Spanish. My goal is to publish this book in English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Greek, Hebrew… or in any other language in which worldwide metalheads can enjoy the book.
Contact me and we both will try to make your mother language’s edition a reality.
DONE! I’VE EMAILED MY FAVOURITE PUBLISHER. IS THERE ANYTHING MORE I CAN DO? BUT DON’T ASK FOR MONEY, MAN!
I do all this on my own, with no paid-for advertising or promotion. The only way I can let metalheads all around the world know about this book is by you telling them.
LOOK, I SPEAK SOME ESPAÑOL AND I WANT TO BUY IT AS HELL
Click HERE for some shopping and shipping suggestions.
Should you happen to travel to Madrid, check out the city’s biggest bookstore: Casa del Libro at Gran Vía 29 and there should be some copies there. In Barcelona, Lenoir Libros should have it.
MAN, THAT IS A SERIOUSLY AWESOME COVER.
Thank you! And I am very proud of it! I must thank Paul G from Peaceville Records and Nocturno & Fenriz from Darkthrone for allowing us to use the Transilvanian Hunger cover. By the way, Phlegeton did the graphic design.
WAIT, WHO IS THE AUTHOR?
My name is Salva Rubio and I hold a degree in Arts History. I work as a writer and screenwriter and have been listening to Extreme Metal since ‘92. It took me years to research and write this book, and Spanish speakers seem very happy with it.
I am also a metal fan who has devoted years of my life to write this book with the aim of giving back to the scene and to this great music all the good it has given me.
Still curious? Check my personal website HERE.
AND WHAT’S THIS OTHER SITE IN SPANISH ABOUT?
When I finished writing the book in December 2010, I started a blog as a means to narrate how a book is published. With time, it grew to be a place where we can remember stories, interviews and trivia about Extreme Metal and the Spanish scene in particular. Enjoy it!
DO YOU GUYS HAVE A FACEBOOK SITE?
Yes, and it’s HERE.
You can also join groups with great music, such as SPAIN DEATH METAL REMEMBER, MOLESTING THE DECAPITATED, WWW.METALFREAKWEB.COM, DOOM METAL ESPAÑA, UNITED4METAL SPAIN, GRINDCORE IS THE BEGINNING where you can meet great people and listen to great bands.
I RUN THIS ZINE/EZINE/RADIOSTATION/TV/YOUNAMEIT AND I WANT TO INTERVIEW YOU.
Just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll talk. I am fluent in spoken and written English.
WHY DID YOU WRITE ALL THIS IN WHITE CHARACTERS ON BLACK BACKGROUND? MY EYES ARE ALL FUZZY NOW
Plain, simple, pure metalness.
Remember to contact me at email@example.com