NOW IN STOCK: SLAYER BOOK
PATAC has books! Now in stock: “Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years, A Metal Band Biography.” This full-length thrash epic is the second Slayer book by D.X. Ferris, a veteran entertainment writer and lifelong metalhead who was named Best Reporter of the Year by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists.
This exhaustively researched rock bio answers burning questions, shatters popular myths, and uncovers new truths about Slayer over 59 chapters, 400 endnotes and two appendices. 33 exclusive photos include soul-capturing pictures by ace photographers including Harald O (of Murder in the Front Row renown). And 11 exclusive illustrations include previously unreleased drawings by Slayer cover artist Albert Cuellar, plus Jeff Hanneman’s original sketch of the Live Undead album cover. (Spoiler: It’s stick figures.)
The full title is “Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years, A Metal Band Biography. From Birth to Reborn, Including Slaytanic Profiles, a New History of the Thrash Kings’ Early Days, Reign in Blood Tours, a European Invasion, the Palladium Riot, the Seat Cushion Chaos Concert, the Whole Diabolical Discography, Newly Unearthed Details From Dave Lombardo’s Turbulent History With the Band, Artwork and Some Photos You’ve Probably Never Seen Before, Jeff Hanneman’s Hard Times, the Big Four’s Big Year, Lombardo’s Final Exit, the Top 11 Hanneman Tributes, the Mosh Memorial Service, Untold Stories, Updates, Relevant Digressions, and More Scenes From the Abyss.”
Any questions? A must-read for all Slayer heads.
“D.X. Ferris’ engrossing Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years tells the real story behind the greatest modern metal band’s most crucial era. Enter to the realm of Satan!” — Steven Blush, author/filmmaker, American Hardcore
“This book is the biography the band has always deserved. Slayer 66 2/3 goes in deep, covers an enormous amount of ground, and it was clearly a labor of love. Metal is an important part of music history, and Slayer will always be one of the most important bands in the genre. A book documenting the good, the bad, and the ugly without spin or sensationalism has been long overdue, and hats off to D.X. Ferris for getting it all down in this remarkable volume, which no Slayer fan should be without.” — David Konow, author of Bang Your Head and Reel Terror
“A crucial Slayer bio, a coffee table book, and an a Slayer history TV channel all in one.” — Metal Sucks Podcast host Godless (about the the e-book version, which features hyperlinks to non-copyrighted material)
“When I hosted Mohr Sports on ESPN, Slayer was the only musical act that needed the entire stage to play their music. I wound up interviewing Sugar Ray Leonard in a tiny corner of the studio in small director’s chairs. Once Slayer started playing, we knew why. We were tiny, small and insignificant compared to the hurricane that came out of Slayer‘s city of amplifiers. Slayer kicks other metal bands in the nuts. Finally someone like D.X. Ferris puts down on paper how Slayer never sold out, never compromised and never, ever turned it down.” — Jay Mohr, Jay Mohr Sports & Mohr Stories
“This book should sit on your shelf alongside Led Zeppelin tome Hammer of the Gods and [Mötley Crüe tell-all] The Dirt.” — Michael Nirenberg, Huffington Post
About the Author:
D.X. Ferris is an Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Reporter of the Year. He is also the author of “Slayer’s Reign in Blood,” which is part of Bloomsbury Academic’s prestigious 33 1/3 series. Ferris writes for the A.V. Club (a little bit). His work has appeared in RollingStone.com, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, Decibel, Metal Sucks, and other outlets. His Heavy Metal Game of Thrones Reviews run on Diffuser.fm. Popdose hosts his ongoing webcomic, Suburban Metal Dad. His Pentagrammarian.com collects thoughts on grammar, usage, ethics, writing, and the business thereof. He was thrown out of the South of Heaven tour when a misdirected crowd surf landed him onstage.