Monday, June 23, 2014

Giveaway - Extremity Retained: Notes from the Death Metal Underground

The giveaway is over. See who won at the bottom of the post.

Metal Bandcamp has reached 1.000.000 pageviews. Not the most important thing about the blog, but damn, that is a nice big number isn't it? And I'll admit that I probably stare more at these pageview numbers than I should (if you're curious have a look here). So let's celebrate shall we: Enter the first Metal Bandcamp giveaway and you may win a copy of Jason Netherton's book Extremity Retained: Notes From the Death Metal Underground.

Art by Matt "Putrid Gore" Carr,

Quoting the press material the book is "an exhaustive 480 page contribution to the oral history of death metal music and culture. Comprised entirely of first-hand stories, anecdotes and memories, the book reflects on such diverse areas as the early fanzine and tape trading culture, regional 'scene' reports, death metal performance and technique, the recording process, as well as life on tour". Read more (including the long, long list of contributors) on Handshake Inc.'s webshop page. Also check out Craig Hayes review for Hellbound.ca in which he calls it
"an overdose of geek heaven (or hell, take your pick). The book is a hugely enjoyable account of death metal’s history, and Netherton knows a thing or two about that world himself, being a founding member of Misery Index, and instrumental in getting Dying Fetus off the ground too".
For a chance to win simply write a comment to this post and include your email address. Please obfuscate it a little, like "yourname AT gmail DOT com" (or similar), to prevent spammers from picking it up. Anyone (except for Metal Bandcamp contributors) can enter. And should. I mean, you do want to know how this encounter between Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) and Glen Benton ends, right?


The giveaway is over. Thanks to all who entered, and for all the nice comments. I'm giving away an extra copy of the book. The randomly selected winners are:
HD - skingraph4u (@) hotmail dot com
akubar the seer - Orkishmetal AT hotmail DOT es
The books have now been sent to Shane from Canada and Pablo from Spain. Congratulations to both of you!

Tagged with 2014, Handshake Inc.
41 comments:
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  37. The giveaway is now over, and the two winners have been selected.

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  38. Awesome. Thanks Max! Sent you an email.

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