“Damn The Machine – The Story of NOISE Records” – out this Friday!

Posted on March 22, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Only two days away, one of the most expected Heavy Metal books will see the light of day.

At 504 pages, »Damn The Machine« tackles the history of Germany’s Noise Records, one of the most influential European independent heavy metal record company of the 1980s. The creation of Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise was responsible for signing and developing the likes of Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Coroner, Gamma Ray, Grave Digger, Helloween, Kreator, Running Wild, Skyclad, Tankard, and many more, assembling a roster whose impact reverberates throughout the metal scene today.

Reviews and features are coming in looking like this:

The Void Report: “I requested this book for review because I was genuinely interested in learning more about the legendary German label Noise Records. However, I had no idea it would be so damn entertaining. Damn the Machine is recommended reading for anyone interested in the history of heavy metal.”

With over 75 exclusive interviews from every main Noise band member, manager, and industry personality, along with countless never-before-seen photos, »Damn The Machine« provides a thorough, balanced look into a record company that helped establish mainland Europe as a global force in metal.

You can read excerpts here:

Authored by American metal journalist David E. Gehlke, the book features cover art by Voivod drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin, and a foreword penned by Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kürsch.

An interview with David can be read here:

SPV GmbH is responsible for the europeanwide distribution of this book, which will be released March 24th 2017, via music retailers.

More infos at:

Infos about the book:
Release Date: March 24th, 2017
Pages: 504
Pictures in the book: 225
Author: David E. Gehlke
Publisher: I.P. Verlag
Print Edition: 1. Edition (24.03.2017)
Language: english
Size: 148 x 210 mm

Promotion contact UK:
Print: Dagmar (Dagmar@Gordeonmusic.de, +49-30 / 284 960-27)
Online: Tymon (Tymon@Gordeonmusic.de, +49-30 / 284 960-20)