Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mortals





Draft cover and sample chapter header for "Only Death Is Real", July 2008.


I just returned from Berlin, where I continued work on the design of "Only Death Is Real", the illustrated history of Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost, with the book's layouter, Hendrik Hellige. If all goes according to plan, the book will be in print in 2009 as a large-format and very detailed biography covering the years 1981 to 1985. It also features artwork, flyers, memorabilia, and hundreds of photos, most of which have never been published before. The material we have compiled during the past three and a half years is simply stunning. Even if one is only marginally interested in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, the book will provide a truly unique glimpse at the early days of extreme metal.