Dimebag book due
This just in:
“Mistress Juliya, formerly of Uranium on Fuse called “A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa” a “beautiful thing” for metal fans.
Over the span of 14 months, author Chris A. has researched the people, places and circumstances leading to the horrific murders of beloved guitarist, Dimebag Darrell Abbott, bodyguard Jeffery “Mayhem” Thompson, professional roadie Erin Halk and fan, husband and father, Nathan Bray. The result is an insightful, thought provoking book that induces a powerful range of emotions. While the book explores the background and motive of the killer who callously took the lives of these four innocent people, the focus goes far beyond the specifics of the crime.
“A Vulgar Display of Power” crosses many genres; its part rock ‘n’ roll history, part true-crime and part biography. The result is a modern-day inspirational chronicle of good versus evil. At times graphic in its content, its intention isn’t to shock or sensationalize, but rather to clearly articulate the raw courage and selflessness of those who paid the ultimate price. Above all, the author placed great emphasis on recounting the events with accuracy and taste.
The book has been meticulously researched and the author has personally interviewed and corresponded with hundreds of people involved. Augmented by 240 photos, most never published, readers will meet the heroes, the police officers, paramedics, fans and venue employees who worked together to try to save lives and demonstrate compassion. It was five minutes of terror that turned 30 years worth of ‘heavy-metal’ stereotyping on its head. You don’t have to be a metal fan to find merit in “A Vulgar Display of Power” it has something for everyone and its powerful, inspirational and educational message will touch all who turn its pages.