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In August 2017, Metal Blade Records and BMG released ‘For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records’ – written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. Now, fans are able to purchase the book through PledgeMusic, with exclusive bundles and memorabilia! See below for the ‘For the Sake of Heaviness’ cassette track-listing (which is available for purchase with the book):

SIDE A
1. Fates Warning “Guardian”
2. Lizzy Borden “Lord of the Flies”
3. Omen “Holy Martyr”
4. Cirith Ungol “Black Machine”
5. GWAR “Gor-Gor”
6. Cannibal Corpse “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled”
7. Six Feet Under “War Is Coming”
SIDE B
1. Mercyful Fate “Egypt”
2. King Diamond “Voodoo”
3. The Black Dahlia Murder “Funeral Thirst”
4. Unearth “Black Hearts Now Reign”
5. Amon Amarth “Twilight of the Thunder God”
6. Visigoth “From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy”

Celebrating the storied label’s 35th anniversary, ‘For the Sake of Heaviness’ is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom’s non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today. The book pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they’ve accomplished, and where they’re going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue’s career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist – twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper re-issues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, GWAR, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads – from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show’s Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer.

For a preview of ‘For the Sake of Heaviness’, please visit Billboard.com for an exclusive excerpt of the book: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7934137/metal-blade-founder-metallica-bassists-exclusive-book-excerpt

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Deluxe Bundle

Deluxe Bundle
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  • Box set with book Personalized to purchaser Book Plate (Signed by Brian and Mark)
  • 35th Anniversary Shot Glass
  • 35th Anniversary plastic Axe
  • 35th anniversary t shirt
  • Metal Blade Slip Mat

Book Box Set

Book Box Set
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Book box set with cassette box, including book, Brian Slagel signed bookplate, metal bookmark, cassette

Signed Book + T-Shirt

Signed Book + T-Shirt
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Book with signed bookplate and 35th anniversary t shirt.

35th Anniversary T-Shirt

35th Anniversary T-Shirt
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35th Anniversary T-Shirt (sizes S – XXXL)

Book with Signed Book Plate

Book with Signed Book Plate
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Book with book plate signed by Brian Slagel

Framed Bitch Poster

Framed Bitch Poster
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Framed Bitch Poster

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Framed Black Dahlia Murder Poster

Framed Black Dahlia Murder Poster
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Framed Black Dahlia Murder poster – live shot.

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Framed and Signed Fates Warning Poster

Framed and Signed Fates Warning Poster
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Framed Fates Warning Inside Out poster.

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Framed Fates Warning Still Life Poster

Framed Fates Warning Still Life Poster
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Framed Fates Warning Still Life Poster

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Framed Job For A Cowboy Tour Poster

Framed Job For A Cowboy Tour Poster
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Framed Job For A Cowboy Tour Poster

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Framed Cannibal Corpse Poster

Framed Cannibal Corpse Poster
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Framed Cannibal Corpse Poster.

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Nasty Savage tour poster 1988

Nasty Savage tour poster 1988
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Nasty Savage tour poster 1988

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Super Deluxe 35th Anniversary Bundle

Super Deluxe 35th Anniversary Bundle
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  • Metal Blade turntable
    **Box set with book Personalized to purchaser Book Plate (Signed by Brian and Mark)
  • Personalized Metal Blade 35th Anniversary Plaque
  • 35th Anniversary Shot Glass
  • 35th Anniversary Plastic Axe
  • 35th anniversary t shirt
  • Metal Blade Slip Mat

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**For international customers, please note that the Orbit requires 60Hz to work properly. The turntable will run ~15% too slow in countries with 50H

Metal Blade Branded Turntable

Metal Blade Branded Turntable
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Orbit Plus Turntable. Discover more detail with an upgraded platter and cartridge.
Acrylic platter provides improved speed consistency and clearer, more detailed playback.
Ortofon OM5E cartridge with elliptical diamond stylus.
Precision gimbal tonearm for accurate tracking and low distortion.
Features internal anti-skate and adjustable counterweight.
External belt drive eliminates motor noise and ensures speed consistency (33/45 RPM).

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Cannibal Corpse Award

Cannibal Corpse Award
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Cannibal Corpse Award

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