NYC Metal 2013
We present a pictorial cross section of the local scene, featuring bands, venues, broadcasters, bloggers and more
Tue May 28 2013
Photograph: Jimmy Hubbard
A decade ago, the idea of a viable metal-oriented publishing imprint would’ve seemed absurd. But in the wake of his still-definitive 2004 genre overview, Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, Ian Christe built a literary mini-empire that caters exclusively to the discerning mosh-pit denizen. Whether your taste is ghoulishly raw Swedish death metal, eggheaded prog metal or the racial politics of the scene, the Greenpoint-based Bazillion Points has you covered.
What defines NYC metal?
"Hands down, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister is the papa emeritus of NYC metal. He's seen and done it all, from the wild and heavy times as a 1970s club act when the drinking age was 18, to achieving platinum-selling superstardom as the ugliest glam act of all time, to defending heavy metal before a Congressional committee, to spearheading the creation of MTV Headbanger's Ball, to appearing on Broadway. Can somebody get Dee a key to the City of New York already?"
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