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'Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries' Book Cover Revealed

'Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries' Book Cover Revealed

The final cover artwork has just been unveiled for  Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries (Bazillion Points Books), the 744-page hardcover journey into extreme metal and beyond by Norway's metal godfather Jon Kristiansen. Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries will be available June 6, 2011. Go here for more info.

Part anthology, part memoir, and years in the making, Metalion includes over 600 reproduction pages from every issue of Slayer Mag, spanning from the early 1980s through 2010. In addition, author Jon Kristiansen recounts his life's story, from alienated outsider to central figure in Norwegian black metal to world-weary metal survivor. The book also features over 100 rare photographs, including two color sections and a portrait gallery of photographs taken by Kristiansen himself.

This collection includes tons of historic interviews with the extreme metal luminaries, including Mayhem, Emperor, Slayer, Kreator, Nihilist, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Cathedral, Entombed, Morbid, Napalm Death, Metallica, Opeth, Cradle of Filth, Sadistik Execution, Usurper, Nifelheim, Darkthrone, Sodom, Destruction, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Exodus, Dissection, Candlemass, Carcass, Sepultura, Gorgoroth, Death, Watain, Sadus, Satyricon, Enslaved, Pentagram, Jarboe, Immortal, Possessed, Overkill, Ulver, Dark Angel, and countless others.

"From the start, I made Slayer Mag as honestly and as well as I could," says Kristiansen. "I never knew any other way. I hope that I have produced something that will stand the test of time.