Decibel Books has been rightly yapping about the publication of USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal for the past month, but there is another extreme metal genre book dropping late this month as well. Courtesy of our U.K. brothers-in-paper, Cult Never Dies, comes Rotting Ways: The History of Finnish Death Metal. This 300-page hardcover, co-authored by Markus Makkonen (Sadistik Forest, Nerve Saw, Hooded Menace) and Kim Strömsholm (Festerday, …And Oceans, Havoc Unit), offers an deep dive into the Finnish scene of the early 1990s. Packed with rare and never-before-seen photos of and exclusive interviews with multiple members of legendary bands including Amorphis, Sentenced, Phlegethon, Xysma, Thergothon, Funebre, Demilich, Demigod, Purtenance, Mordicus, Disgrace, Necropsy, Rotten Sound and Abhorrence, this sure would look good in any discerning hesher’s library.
Rotting Ways: The History of Finnish Death Metal is officially released on November 30, but you can pre-order it here right now and view a few preview pics included below.