“For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records” a new book written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel is due out on August 29th. The book celebrates the label’s 35 year history from it’s beginning release, an album featuring California bands Steeler, Malice, Ratt and Metallica. Slagel also shares his history with other bands like Think Lizzy, Alice Cooper. Motley Crue, Mother Love Bone, Alice In Chains and more. Plus, Lars Ulrich wrote the book’s forward.
Those who collect vinyl, especially colored vinyl, here’s a good one to add to your collection! Ume just announced the release of David Bowie’s “Labyrinth” soundtrack. The vinyl will be available in green and lavender vinyl, but only 1500 copies will be made available wordwide and will only be available through the labels UDiscover online store and available on August 4th.
During this year’s Seattle Arts Fair, August 3rd through 6th, a pair of the late Kurt Cobain’s paintings will be shown. One of the pieces included is the canvas that features the cover of Nirvana’s “Incesticide” release. An article in the New York Times said that the artwork showing is part of a bigger plan being put together by United Talent Agency, the estate of Cobain and his widow Courtney Love.