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The Merciless Book of Metal Lists
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Howie Abrams is a former record label owner and longtime A&R and music marketing guy. Sacha Jenkins started the influential 90's era subculture magazine, Ego Trip; is a former music editor; and has produced shows for MTV. Both guys love their hard rock and The Merciless Book of Metal Lists is their irreverent and illuminating tribute full of some of the most random, funny and challenging information about heavy metal music from the last 40 years. You want to know who are the fattest or shortest metal musicians? Interested in what Judas Priest's Rob Halford was really saying with his lyrics now that he's come out as a gay man? Dying to know which 250 album covers look like they were drawn by epileptic 4 year olds? Look no further. Howie and Sacha will also reveal their choices for non-Metal bands that Metalheads love, the weirdest cameos in Metal videos, the sad history of Rap Metal and the unfortunate original names Metal bands started with. Also featuring interviews, short essays, iconic 4 colour photography, and memorabilia from fans and band members alike.
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Howie Abrams is the former owner of In Effect Records, working with bands such as Bad Brains, Scatterbrain and 24 7 Spyz, among others. Over the past two decades, he's held A&R and Marketing positions at record labels including Jive Records, Warner Music Group and Roadrunner Records. Sacha Jenkins is the former music editor at Vibe Magazine and the co-author of ego trip's Book of Rap Lists (St. Martin's) and ego trip's Big Book of Racism (Reagan Books). Recently, Jenkins has worked as a television producer on such shows as The Boondocks (Cartoon Network), The White Rapper Show (MTV) and Miss Rap Supreme (MTV).

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