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Greg Prato Releases ‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’

Greg Prato Releases ‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’

Another epic read from Greg Prato

Another epic read from Greg Prato

Since its inception in the late 1960’s, heavy metal has experienced quite a few ups and downs in popularity. But there was one specific decade that sticks out as the most troubling – the 1990’s. In what seemed like one fell swoop, a style of metal that had been popular for much of the 1980’s was rendered obsolete, and in its place, was a much more real, raw, and unique approach – detected in several new metal-based “sub-genres.” Add to it several changes in the music industry and media, and it appeared as if traditional metal may have met its expiration date…before several bands (and a certain traveling festival tour) helped put headbanging rock back on track.

Written by journalist/author Greg Prato, ‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’ is the first book to focus entirely on this decade. Set in an oral history format, ‘Survival’ features over 80 interviews conducted exclusively for this book, including current or past members of Pantera, Sepultura, Fear Factory, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Dream Theater, King’s X, Extreme, Winger, Cinderella, Living Colour, Faith No More, Primus, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Kyuss, Danzig, Clutch, Life of Agony, Biohazard, Type O Negative, Within Temptation, Cradle of Filth, Death, Coal Chamber, and System of a Down (among many others), as well as Eddie Trunk, Riki Rachtman, and Lonn Friend. Also featured is a foreword penned by Pantera bassist Rex Brown.

Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based journalist, who has written for Rolling Stone and Guitar Player, and has authored such books as ‘Iron Maiden: ’80 ’81,’ ‘The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion,’ ‘The Eric Carr Story,’ and ‘Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music.’ ‘Survival of the Fittest’ is his 16th book overall.

Available as a paperback version [616 pages, $24.99], a Kindle download [$9.99], and a Nook download [$9.99], ‘Survival of the Fittest’ helps put the ’90s and heavy metal all into perspective.

Read an exclusive excerpt here:
http://www.songfacts.com/blog/writing/survival_of_the_fittest_heavy_metal_in_the_1990_s/

Ordering info here:
Paperback and Kindle: http://amzn.com/1512073067

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/survival-of-the-fittest-greg-prato/1122273381

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Insane Clown Posse Unleash Infomercial For 15th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

Insane Clown Posse Unleash Infomercial For 15th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

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It’s that time of year! The legendary Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records have released their infomercial announcing the artist lineup and details for the 15thAnnual Gathering of the Juggalos, which will be held at Legend Valley Concert Venue in Thornville, Ohio from July 23 – 27, 2014.

Now in its 15th year, the Gathering of the Juggalos has become one of America’s most exciting and talked-about underground music festivals. The Gathering has become a summer tradition for Juggalos (fans of Insane Clown Posse) and each year draws thousands of participants from all over the world.

This year’s lineup includes Cypress Hill, Biohazard, Cannibal Corpse, Tech N9ne, Dark Lotus, Twiztid, Three 6 Mafia offshoot Da Mafia 6ix, Dizzy Wright, Hopsin, Kottonmouth Kings, Yelawolf, La Coka Nostra, HED PE, Wayne Static, plus comedian Gilbert Gottfried and professional wrestler and Wife Swap participant Mick Foley.

Infomercials for the Gathering of the Juggalos have been parodied on “Saturday Night Live” and always provide plenty of irreverent entertainment for Juggalos and non-Juggalos alike.

The 23-minutes 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial is a tour de force and can be viewed below!

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