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Murder In The Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter

by Brian Lew Author and Harald Oimoen Author

This photo-heavy book captures the early 1980's San Francisco metal scene, where headbangers turned their noses up at image and instead risked it all for the ultimate musical high. This book collects more than 400 color and b&w images plus personal accounts by Ron Quintana of Metal Mania, Gary Holt of Exodus, Alex Skolnick of Testament, and Robb Flynn of Machine Head.