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Thursday, June 06 2013 00:00

Father's Day Gift Guide and Giveaway: The METAL DAD PRIZE PACK (3 Books for Rock Fathers)

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Father's Day is June 16, and in the interest of helping all of you find a special gift for the METAL-loving Dad in your life, The Rock Father and Adrenaline PR are giving readers a chance to score a METAL DAD PRIZE PACK featuring three new books that are perfect gifts and great summer reading. One lucky reader will receive LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, and Till Death: A Guide to Love and Loss . Details on all three books along with your chance to enter can be found below...

LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal

book1Quench Dad’s thirst for heavy metal knowledge with LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, an excellent 736-page oral history of the heavy metal genre that ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY calls “…as indispensable as a skull-adorned leather jacket.” Take it from Barnes & Noble, the largest book retailer in the United States – LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal is a “Great Read for Dad”!

Compiled from over 400 interviews conducted by respected music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal is a chronological history of heavy metal, told through the words of the men and women who created it, played it, re-invented it, and continue to rock it.

From the creation of Black Sabbath in the late 1960s, to Judas Priest’s development of the leather-and-studs look, to Metallica introducing the world to thrash, to the inception of Ozzfest, to Faith No More accidentally creating the first hybrid of rap and metal, to the provocative exploits of the Sunset Strip scene, to the death and destruction surrounding Norwegian black metal, LOUDER THAN HELL gets to the meat of the metal matter. Features an Introduction by Scott Ian of Anthrax, with an  Afterword by Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

Buy LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com.

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS

book2Now you can make those dinner table debates even more interesting by gifting Dad THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins. Metal fans thrive on debating each and every detail about the music and its performers— from recording production, to album cover art, to band members' appearance. THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is designed for the lot who enthusiastically engage in and thrive on such arguments.

Presented in the form of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists, this book flies the flag for true metalheads, as well as the curious observer. Where others have ventured to simply focus on who is best, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS dares to call many out for being the worst. It points out the triumphs, as well as the miserable failures concerning metal, and recklessly opines on each and every aspect of it, from a diehard fan's point-of-view.

CRAVEONLINE.COM states, “THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is the ultimate look at the world of heavy metal via the ease and convenience of a list… Both Jenkins and Abrams have exhaustively researched and brainstormed MERCILESS and delivered a look at their beloved genre that is informative and fun.”

Forward by Kerry King of Slayer, with Afterword by Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down).

Buy THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS at Amazon.com.

Till Death: A Guide to Love and Loss

book3Appeal to Dad’s artistic flair with “Till Death: A Guide to Love and Loss”: a brand new, 70-page, full color hardcover photo book that combines the creative and twisted minds of world renowned rock photographer JEREMY SAFFER and the to-die-for front woman of New Years Day, Ash Costello, in a goth culture romantic horror-comedy with an axe-sharp sense of humor. Our victim is portrayed by Kriz DK of the Genitorturers and Deadstar Assembly.

Till Death… shows the trials and tribulations of a boy as he tries to win the heart of the girl of his dreams (or nightmares). His misadventures hilariously lead him to torture, beatings, loss of vital internal organs, and worse…all in the name of love. Follow Ash Costello as she (literally) catches the eye and captures the heart of an innocent boy in love!

Till Death… shows what it might be like to date a gothic matriarch, like Morticia, Elvira, Lily, etc. prior to them meeting their Gomez or Herman,” states Jeremy Saffer. “What would a boy would have to go through and endure to win her heart? We really tried to capture the comedic aspects of romantic goth culture and horror, giving the book a Addams/Tales From The Crypt style sense of humor.”

Buy Till Death: A Guide to Love and Loss at  http://jeremysaffer.com/tilldeath/.

Ready for your chance to enter?

Follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter Widget Below (it will guide you), but be sure to complete Step 1: Leave a comment on this article with the name of the most METAL song that reminds you of a special Dad in your life. After completing that mandatory entry, you can attempt to stack the deck through social actions via the Rafflecopter Widget. Good Luck!

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The Fine Print: Promotion open to U.S. residents ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after June 15, 2013, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping addresses. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Shipping address must be a street address - no P.O. Boxes. Prize provided and shipped by Adrenaline PR. Not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.

FTC Disclosure: As noted above, the prizes for this giveaway were provided by Adrenaline PR.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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