For 25 years, Norway’s Slayer Mag published the gospel of extreme underground metal, combining eye-ripping graphics, brutally honest writing, and relentless offbeat humor. Part anthology, part memoir, and part visual archive, METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries (Bazillion Points Books, 2011) is a weighty 744-page tour through this underworld, and Quimby’s welcomes author Jon Kristiansen from Sarpsborg, Norway, for a discussion with the book’s editor, newly-minted Chicago resident Tara G. Warrior. Kristiansen’s life story has taken him from alienated outsider to central figure in Norwegian black metal to party beast to world-weary survivor. The pair will recount some of the hilarious and the tragic episodes contained in the book, and discuss a dedication to self-publishing spawned from the darkest excesses of metal.
Friday, July 8th, 7pm
Bazillion Points Books has posted a preview video of the upcoming “METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries” book. The one-minute clip can be viewed at this location: