Posted in animals | books | metal | music on December 2, 2013

by Wyatt Marshall

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A couple weeks back we talked about Metal Meowlisha IV: A Headbangers Furball, death metal greats Obituary's fundraiser fest for feral cats in the Tampa area on 12/21 featuring Exhumed and Terrorizer (lineup below). Those in need of further proof of the inborn bond between metal man and kitty cat need look no further than the previously mentioned Metaldudes Cats book titled, fittingly, Metal Cats will be published in April 2014 and is meow available for pre-order. The book, cover art above, contains photos of over 100 metal musicians and fans with their cats, including:

Black Goat, Thrones, Isis, Lightning Swords of Death, Winterthrall, Wizards of Wor, The Cauterized, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Harassor, Akimbo, Aldebaran, Atriarch, Oak, Ghoul, Ludicra, Holy Grail, Xasthur, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Anhedonist, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Gypsyhawk, Nausea, Phobia, Napalm Death.
That's a lot of cats! A portion of the proceeds of Metal Cats will go to no-kill shelters.

In other metal book news, a new Slayer biography has emerged, titled Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years. A Metal Band Biography. The book was written by DX Herris, who previously has written about Slayer in his 33 1/3 series entry, Slayer's Reign in Blood. The book clocks in at a whopping 628 and here's a description:

This timely rock biography answers burning questions, shatters popular myths, and uncovers new truths about Slayer, the iconic group that became the embodiment of heavy metal. This full-length, exhaustively researched account of the thrash kings' career recaps and reevaluates the years guitar hero Jeff Hanneman and drum legend Dave Lombardo were in the group. Over the course of 59 chapters, 400 footnotes and three appendices, it profiles the members and presents dramatic scenes from 32 years in the Abyss: A fresh look at the group's early days. Reign in Blood tours. A European invasion. The Palladium riot. The seat cushion chaos concert. Newly unearthed details from Lombardo's turbulent history with the band. Historical artwork and photos never seen in public before. The entire diabolical discography. Hanneman's hard times. The Big Four's big year. Lombardo's final exit...
And a lot more -- sounds pretty thorough. It's currently available in an interactive e-book edition for... $6.66.

Slayer recently rolled through Madison Square Garden with Gojira on their first tour since the passing of Jeff Hanneman. We'll have photos soon -- did you go?

Meowlisha 2013 line-up below...

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Metal Meowlisha -- 2013 Lineup

Exhumed
Terrorizer
Promethean Horde
Dark Disciple
Heene Boyz
Generichrist
The Last Stone
Druid Lord
Ulcer

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Comments (6)

Show was awesome. Perfect sound. Great pit. Fun crowd. Best thanksgiving eve possible.

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Posted by Debra Somerville | December 2, 2013 7:20 PM

Oh my god, that book looks awesome. I am going to adopt a cat and donate to a no-kill metal band shelter.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:05 AM

METAL + CATS = GENUIS!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 9:04 AM

The situation is not that controllable as what others expect it to be.

Posted by YOR Health | January 20, 2014 4:29 AM

P cool lyrics... too bad the music sounds like shit... Dude's best work was on Sunn 0)))'s black one... Sorry if I'm not being kvlt but there is a difference between low fi and shit.

Posted by Berry | October 28, 2014 11:27 AM

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