New Details Emerge About ‘Murder in the Front Row’ Thrash Photo Book

With the Big Four show coming up at Yankee Stadium tomorrow, new details have emerged about the photo collection Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter (Bazillion Points), which chronicles the early days of thrash metal.

The book, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew, will feature photos of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett performing with Exodus, as well as Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine rehearsing and performing with Metallica—including the band’s very first practice with deceased bassist Cliff Burton. Some of the other photo highlights promise to be Kerry King soundchecking and performing with Megadeth, during that band’s debut series of shows in 1984, and Anthrax’s modest first-ever Bay Area appearance.

Over 400 photos will be featured in the book, which will be available this December.


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