For the past few years, Martin Popoff has not only written some of the best music bio's out there but has become the biggest influence in my own writing.
His books featuring some of my favorites including UFO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Deep Purple (to name a few)... and RUSH, Ted Nugent, Scorpions and Dio... (ok, i'll stop) have not only taught me more about the groups, but gave me a deeper appreciation for their music. But now, Martin has just released a book that my Secret Identity partner will be freaking out about.... ready Brian?
Here is Martin to tell us all about it!
"Martin Popoff here with at 152,180 words is the fattest, heaviest, most harrowing rock biog I’ve ever done. Indeed, it’s a monster, and it’s called...
Sweating Bullets: The Deth And Rebirth Of Megadeth!"
My Darkest Hour...
Megadeth’s run of thrash classics from the mid ‘80s and up through the ‘90s continue to be celebrated in the metal community long after Dave Mustaine’s band mates have been discarded to the sands of time—save one, Dave “Jr.” Ellefson.
Along the way, there’s Mustaine’s pathology with his ex-friends in Metallica but also a helluva lot of killer metal, as the band works its way up through Peace Sells and So Far, through to the pair of superlative American metal classics, namely Rust In Peace and Countdown To Extinction.
Later came Cryptic Writings and Risk, which threatened to kill the band dead. And yet... the reconstitution of Megadeth after their demoralizing decline and then deflating dispersal at the destructive hand of its leader Dave Mustaine is a story not told ‘til now. But it is a tale worth telling for many reasons, perhaps starting with: a) its instructiveness on how to rebuild and maintain a career in metal and b) the revelations of so much good music to be discovered by metal fans the world over. Quite simply, the recent half of the Megadeth story, spanning the records The World Needs A Hero through Super Collider, includes some of the best and heaviest Megadeth music ever committed to shiny silver, with this author’s personal favourites arriving all over the Endgame album of 2009 and the Thirteen album of 2013.
Come celebrate Mustaine’s vision, track-by-track, as Martin applies his tried and tested methodology to a head-crunching canon of work that is truly as strong at the recent end of the spectrum as it is with the classics you all know and love.
Prices for Sweating Bullets including shipping:
US orders: $39.00 US funds
Int’l orders (all books go air): $48.00 Cdn. funds
Canadian orders: $42.00 Cdn. funds
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