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THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is out NOW! Today, is exclusively hosting a new testimonial video for the book, this time featuring SOULFLY’s Max Cavalera! Max took a brief break from writing the new SOULFLY record to read the “The 10 Hardcore Punk Albums that Shaped Thrash Metal” list and comment on the book. Check out the video here:

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS Co-Author Howie Abrams will be teaming up with VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, on Friday, May 10th at 12:00pm ET to host their Metal YouTube channel! Howie also picked and reviewed his five favorite Metal videos available across VEVO. You can tune into that channel here: and read more about his picks here:

In its first week, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS has landed at #1 on the Heavy Metal Book list on! Pick up the book at your nearest major book retailer or online at now! The E-Book version of THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS will be available later this month with an official date being announced soon.

Written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins and touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. The book also features dozens of never-before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.

The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo. The book also features numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like Scott Ian (Anthrax), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly), Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show), and more.

You can learn more about THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS at the official Facebook page or Abrams Books.

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