During the early 1980s,San Francisco’s small community of dedicated headbangers scorned image and instead risked life and limb in search of the ultimate in musical thrills.
and Los Angeles transplants
reigned in small clubs like the Old Waldorf, The Stone, and the infamous Ruthie’s Inn.
Thrash metal upstarts
found a second home in the Bay Area, while a homegrown breed of tempo-crazed teenagers like Legacy, Possessed, Death Angel, Heathen, and Vio-lence brought Bay Area thrash metal to critical mass.
Photographers Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew's friends in Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth became legends.
In conjunction with the book and the upcoming documentary film we are proud to be involved with supplying the merch!
BONDED BY BLOOD! - THRASH!!
, (Metal Blade Records)
“Fucking awesome”—Kerry King, (Slayer)
“Great”—Lars Ulrich, (Metallica)
“AMAZING”—Alex Skolnick, (Testament)
“Thank you for writing this book! It’s the definitive story of the scene and what we managed to make of it here in the Bay Area.”—Kirk Hammett, (Metallica)
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