THE NECROMANCER OF ROCK: The Origins of DEATH SS by Steve Sylvester
THE NECROMANCER OF ROCK: The Origins of DEATH SS (1977-1982) by Steve Sylvester
208 page paperback (including colour/gloss pages at the centre of the book) with wraparound cover covering every step of the band's early history, The Necromancer of Rock: The Origins of Death SS (1977-1982) tells the insane story of the legendary Italian heavy/doom metal band Death SS.
Experimentations with witchcraft and the occult, bizarre rituals, orgies in cemeteries, and the creation of the band's unique and theatrical sound and aesthetic.
"This book is the final answer for those who thirst for every detail, background history, or bit of spicy gossip related to the circumstances which lead five suburban teens to incarnate as the Kings of Evil…" Steve Sylvester
"It was not that much about music… well, sure, the art of music had more than willingly been chosen for this form of expression, but Death SS could have been a theatre company, a string quartet, any kind of music, and I can assure you that it would have been equally as devastating. Behind the Death SS phenomenon stands a certain type of philosophy, a theatrical and visual avant-garde, a mingling of real life and the art of representation… We surely were very driven and motivated." Thomas 'Hand' Chaste [Andrea Vianelli]
"…it's basically Steve Sylvester's autobiography from his birth up until the demise of the first incarnation of the band, in 1982. So you have the origins of Death SS, their meddling with the occult and witchcraft, bizarre rituals, orgies in cemeteries and ossuaries, along with the struggles of being such an original and out-of-place band in the yet still quite rural centre of Italy. There's the music, of course, but it's much more about what the band actually was and did, and they did crazy things!" Max Baroni, Tsunami Edizioni
Why choose Cult Never Dies:
• Quick service and careful packaging.
• Each order comes with a free fanzine & catalogue with exclusive interviews.
• Responsive customer service - if you have any problems during the ordering process, or at any other time, just email email@example.com
• This webstore will always show you the total to be paid (shipping and item cost) before taking any payment, you will never be charged without first confirming your purchase.
• You don't have to register to order, it's optional!
• Shipping price is calculated by weight. As with most mail orders the price of shipping per item drops the more you are ordering (ie. the shipping for 2 shirts is only a little more than for 1 shirt and so on).
• We are based in the United Kingdom.
- If you wish to pay by paypal you will be taken to the paypal site when you are ready to add postage and pay. You will be taken here to see your total before confirming - again, don't worry, you haven't committed to buying until you actually then click to confirm payment.
• If you want tracking, please click the tracking option.
[Item type: doom metal book / Death SS book]