Monday, October 19, 2009

Hellbent for Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook

Sometimes a piece of news comes along that, although it may not be directly guitar-related, still holds enough significance to heavy metal as a whole that it can't help but be shared here. This is one of those news pieces. It may sound odd at first glace, but what metal fan wouldn't be at least mildly curious at the prospect of a metal cookbook? Add the fact that the recipes of said book come from metal musicians from thirty-two counties, and you've got something that's bound to tweak some interest.

The cookbook is entitled Hellbent for Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook and is compiled by Annick "The Morbid Chef" Giroux. The 224-page, full-colour book brings together favourite dishes from metal bands spanning the globe, such as the U.S., Canada, Japan, Brazil, France, Germany, Malaysia, and Pakistan. It features 101 recipes, all of which were submitted by members of over a hundred metal bands. Among the contributors are members of the pioneering death metal bands Death, Slaughter, Possessed, Autopsy, Master, Obscurity, and Repulsion.

Hellbent for Cooking is slated for a November 24 release and will feature an array of recipes, including Richard Christy's (Death/Control Denied) Viking Testicle, Matt Olivo's (Repulsion) Mushroom Steak à la Jack Daniel's, Dave Hewson's (Slaughter) Incinerator Chicken Wings, and Jeff Becerra's (Possessed) Strawberry Jell-o Pretzel Salad Cake.

The book showcases recipes in a number of categories, including appetizers, breakfast, lunch, beef, poultry, lamb, pork, seafood, vegetarian, desserts, and drinks, all contributed by members of:

Abigail, Abscess, Accept, After the Bombs, Alcoholic Rites, Amebix, Anthrax, Anvil, Armored Saint, Arphaxat, Atomizer, Autopsy, Bastardator, Bëehler, Blackfire, Blasphemy, Brutal Truth, Budgie, Bulldozer, Cauldron, Children of Technology, Control Denied, Countess, Cruachan, Dantesco, Deadmask, Death, Death SS, Deiphago, Denial of God, Desolation Angels, Destruction, Devastation, Dissection, Doro, Dusk, Electric Wizard, Elixir, Envenom, Exciter, Eyehategod, Faustcoven, Funerot, Goat Horn, Gorgoroth, Grimorium Verum, Gwar, Hidden Hand, Holocausto, Impaler, Inepsy, Judas Priest, Killers, Kreator, Lamp of Thoth, L’Impero Delle Ombre, Lord Vicar, Mantak, Master, Master’s Hammer, Mayhem, Melechesh, Messiah, Midnight, Minotaur, Mortal Sin, Mütiilation, Necromantia, Necrosadist, Nuclear Assault, Obituary, Obscurity, Orodruin, Pagan Altar, Pentagram, Piledriver, Possessed, Procession, Repulsion, Reverend Bizarre, Rigor Mortis, Rotting Christ, Sadistik Exekution, Saint Vitus, Sepultura, Shackles, Sigh, Sir Lord Baltimore, Skyforger, Slaughter, S.O.D., Spirit Caravan, Stiny Plamenu, Tankard, Thanatos, The Gates of Slumber, The Obsessed, The Rods, Lord Weird Slough Feg, Thin Lizzy, Toxic Holocaust, Trench Hell, Trouble, Tygers of Pan Tang, U.D.O.. Uriah Heep, Warlock, Warpig, Weapon, Wino, Witchfynde, Witchtrap, Xibalba, and Zemial.

To learn more, visit Bazillion Points Books.


Curlee said...

That looks fantastic! The selection of bands alone is unreal.

I'm sure I'll be getting this for Xmas, and I promise to Satan to put extra hot sauce on everything.

Antaura Zed said...

This one's definitely on my Xmas list too!