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Misery Index’s Jason Netherton Wrote a Book About the History of Death Metal

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Cover Art by Matt "Putrid Gore" Carr
Cover Art by Matt “Putrid Gore” Carr

Misery Index’s The Killing Gods is a #$@&%*! monster, one of the best 2014 releases I’ve heard thus far and easily an early contender for the year’s strongest metal album. So assuming that bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton’s new book, Extremity Retained: Notes from the Death Metal Underground, is also awesome — and is sure does sound awesome — well, that motherfucker is having a very good year indeed.

The book, described as “an exhaustive 480 page contribution to the oral history of death metal music and culture,” is being released by David Hall’s Handshake Inc., and features “first-hand stories, anecdotes and memories” from pretty much every living death metaland/or grindcore legend you could hope for. Here’s a PARTIAL list of participants… PARTIAL!!! Jesus fucking Christ on the inverted cross.

  • Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
  • Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
  • King Fowley (Deceased)
  • Stephan Gebidi (Thanatos, Hail of Bullets)
  • Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity)
  • Doug Cerrito (Suffocation)
  • John McEntee (Incantation, Funerus)
  • Marc Grewe (Morgoth)
  • Ola Lindgren (Grave)
  • Paul Ryan (Origin)
  • Kam Lee (ex-Massacre, ex-Death)
  • Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates, Lock Up)
  • Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation)
  • Robert Vigna and Ross Dolan (Immolation)
  • Jacob Schmidt (Defeated Sanity)
  • Esa Linden (Demigod)
  • Dan Seagrave (Artist)
  • Rick Rozz (ex-Death, Massacre)
  • Steve Asheim (Deicide)
  • Jim Morris (Morrisound Studios)
  • Terry Butler (Obituary, Massacre, ex-Death)
  • Mitch Harris (Napalm Death, Righteous Pigs)
  • Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer)
  • John Gallagher (Dying Fetus)
  • Robin Mazen (Derketa, Demonomacy)
  • George Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)
  • Ed Warby (Gorefest, Hail of Bullets)
  • Rob Barrett (Cannibal Corpse, ex-Solstice)
  • Donald Tardy (Obituary)
  • Moyses Kolesne (Krisiun)
  • Takaaki Ohkuma (Necrophile)
  • Paul Speckmann (Master, Abomination)
  • Anders Jacobson (Nasum, Necrony)
  • Carl Fulli (Epidemic)
  • Matt Harvey (Exhumed)
  • Steve Goldberg (Cephalic Carnage)
  • Ben Falgoust (Soilent Green, Goatwhore),
  • Tony Laureno (ex-Nile, ex-Angelcorpse)
  • Alan Averill (Primordial, Twilight of the Gods)
  • Jason Fuller (Blood Duster), Alex Okendo (Masacre)
  • Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, Human Remains)
  • Lee Harrison (Monstrosity)

Some guy I’ve never heard of named Phil something or other is also in the book.

ANYWAY, you can order the book here. The first five-hundred orders also get — in true old school DM fashion — a cassette, featuring songs by Napalm Death, Nokturnel, Defaced Creation, Gorguts, Solstice, Krabathor, Exhumed, Monstrosity, Masacre, Mordicus, Torture Killer, and Dying Fetus. NOICE.

Thanks: Jeff D.

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