Contact Us

At the Gates Vocalist Writes Foreword to ‘Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries’

Redferns, Getty Images

In addition to being one of the greatest voices to emerge from the Swedish metal scene, At the Gates/Grotesque vocalist Tomas Lindberg has contributed a foreword to ‘Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries,’ a 744-page hardcore book compiled by Jon “Metalion” Kristiansen to be released by Bazillion Points. Lindberg’s connection to Norway’s Slayer Mag dates all the way back to the 1980s, when he and Kristiansen were part of a core group of Swedish and Norwegian headbangers running amok in Scandinavia.

“Metalion and his Slayer Mag are responsible for me (and a lot of other Swedes) getting into the death metal underground,” writes Lindberg. “I clearly remember how proud I was when Grotesque got a mention in the classic mag — this meant more to me than anything else at the time!”

‘Metalion’ is an eclectic book; the part anthology, part memoir has been in the works for years. The book boasts an astounding 600 reproduction pages from every issue of the original Slayer magazine, ranging from the early ’80s all the way up to 2010. Additionally, the book tells Kristiansen’s life story, from his humble origins as an alienated outsider to his much-respected current role as a central figure in the Norwegian black metal scene. The tome also includes 100 visually arresting and rare photos.

‘Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries’ will be out June 6th.

For more info, go here.

Pre-order ‘Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries’

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!