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Last of the Giants: The True Story of Guns N’ Roses – Mick Wall (Orion)

If you’ve been following Guns N’ Roses for the past three decades, like journalist Mick Wall has, the idea of getting it all between the pages of a single tome must have been both thrilling and agonising in equal measure…. Continue Reading →

Sarah Tipper -The Nearly New Millennium Diary Of Cleo Howard 1999 (Fast Print Publishing)

It was only 17 years ago but who remembers 1999? It was not a time as Gerry Anderson envisaged where Moonbase Alpha was flung into the far echelons of space, at least that would have been something historic. Nope we… Continue Reading →

Dayal Patterson – Black Metal Into The Abyss (The Cult Never Dies)

If such honours were bestowed Dayal Patterson is fast becoming the person most likely to be recognised as being an official biographer of the black metal scene. This is now his third book following on from Feral House publication Black… Continue Reading →

Eviscerated Panda – So Far, So Good, So Panda (Sarah Tipper)

I doubt the author or anyone else for that matter expected the entrails of this particular panda to spread so far. Don’t run away if you are of a delicate disposition, this is not a report on a nasty Mondo… Continue Reading →

Lemmy Kilmister: Life Beyond Motorhead Collateral Damage -Alan Burridge (Iron Pages Books)

It’s a bit surreal to be writing a review which has been at least co-created by someone who has had such a large part to play in the formative teenage years of my life. I’m not actually talking about Lemmy… Continue Reading →

Lemmy: The Definitive Biography – Mick Wall (Orion)

Still seems strange, you know; a world where Lemmy no longer lives. I mean he was Lemmy, ferchrissake. If ever there was a character, and a guy, who epitomised the ro…. yeah yeah yeah. I know. We all do. Except… Continue Reading →

Sarah Tipper – The Mega Metal Diary Of Cleo Howard 1998 (Fast Print Publishing)

Do teenagers keep diaries anymore? More importantly do teenagers even know how to write longhand anymore? Before loads of teenage readers of the site (probably around 5 of you) write in to put me in my place for such a… Continue Reading →

Bake in Black – Eve & Dave O’Sullivan (Flood Gallery Publishing)

The concept of Bake in Black was birthed in a kitchen in East London – Eve (a food journalist) and Dave (a musician) began a blog which intertwined the concept of baking with heavy metal; they took a song or… Continue Reading →

Black Metal The Cult Never Dies Volume 1 – Dayal Patterson

There’s a good chance you have already hungrily devoured Black Metal – Evolution Of The Cult, the authoritative tome and the most essential book on the genre in years, released at the tail end of 2013. If not you should… Continue Reading →

Eviscerated Panda – Vol.4 – Sarah Tipper (Fastprint Publishing)

The ever reliable Metal Archives lists five bands with Pandas in their name. Bloody Panda a doom band with a nutty Japanese singer are ace and well worth checking out, I have never clocked any of the others though. Panda… Continue Reading →

The Very Metal Diary Of Cleo Howard – Sarah Tipper

Hopefully you have not just heard of the books about fictional metal band Eviscerated Panda by now but have grabbed and devoured them. If not, well they are about a metal act based in Reading England who have over three… Continue Reading →

Eviscerated Panda Vulgar Display Of Panda – Sarah Tipper

Damn pandas, even when the females put on a vulgar display the males are often too nonchalant and indifferent, that’s why breeding them in captivity is such a difficult task! But this is no sexually explicit nature documentary. I am… Continue Reading →

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