Early this year, Noisecreep contributor Ian Christe's Bazillion Points publishing house released Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, an essential book for any fan of the '80s thrash scene.
Featuring candid and live shots from photographers Brian Lew and Harald Oimoen's personal archives, Murder in the Front Row includes early pics of heavyweights such as Me
Among the many mighty metal milestones of 2012, the 30th birthday of Metal Blade Records stands as an amazing testament to the strength of metal devotion. Label founder Brian Slagel became a businessman almost by accident.
Maryland Deathfest performers Watain and Pentagram have contributed songs to a free digital extreme metal compilation that will be distributed at the event by Metalhit.com. Other artists on the collection are Revocation, the Crinn, Wormrot, Graves of Valor, Hail of Bullets, Nominon, Cardiac Arrest, Sectioned, Diabolic, Colonize the Rotting, Aldaaron, Sacrilegious Impalement, Vulvectomy and Othrus.
EXHUMED: A rare demo from true Norwegian black metallers Urgehal will be seeing a rerelease courtesy of Folter Records. The 'Rise of the Monument' album was originally released in 1995 on tape and then as a limited 2006 picture disc, but will now be seeing the light of day in CD format and feature a bonus 45-minute live set from the Under the Black Sun Festival in 2008...