Record stores are a perfect refuge on a rainy day. And later this afternoon at 5 PM at Vacation Vinyl, you can both shop for new/used vinyl and indulge your intellectual side by meeting and greeting the author of Mean Deviation, another book made possible by one of our favorite purveyors of musicology, Bazillion Points. And don't forget that next door is The Secret Headquarters, your source for literary goodness. If you can't find gifts for your friends and family at one of those two stores, it's about time you replace them.
Saturday Dec 18th
Four Decades Of Progressive Heavy Metal
In Mean Deviation, Jeff Wagner details four decades of deviant brain-metal, from the quirky math magic of King Crimson and Meshuggah to the cranium crunch of Queensryche, Rush and Voivod. Charting the vectors from bizarre Texas tech metallers Watchtower to Sweden's refined Opeth, Mean Deviation tears the heavy metal beast from its cave and thrusts the mutant wild-eyed into a weird world of dangerous time signatures, bitter suites and killing technology.
High-quality 364pp trade paperback, w/Index
Illus. w/over 100 images + 16pp full-color insert
6.75″ x 9.5″ x 1″ // 2 lbs (170mm x 240mm x 25mm // .75 kg)
Original cover artwork by Michel “Away” Langevin (Voivod)
Foreword by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
Just found out there will be some special guests at the store along with Mr. Wagner, including members of FATES WARNING. No Exit has withstood the test of time.