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Decibel Books is proud to announce the publication of The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life in Death Metal 1987 – 1997, a massive 460-page oral history of the celebrated Morrisound recording career of iconic extreme metal producer and engineer Scott Burns.

Synonymous with the rise of death metal in the late ’80s and early-to-mid ’90s, Burns was the man behind the boards for the essential works of Death, Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura, Obituary, Deicide, Napalm Death and Terrorizer, turning their raw, chaotic sounds into something not just listenable but legendary.
The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life in Death Metal 1987 – 1997 looks individually at over 100 extreme metal albums, by nearly 70 bands, that Burns recorded throughout his career. This lavish hardcover by David E. Gehlke—author of Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of Obituary, No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost and Damn the Machine: The Story of Noise Records—goes deep inside the hallowed halls of Morrisound Recording for exclusive, detailed, in-studio accounts from Burns and the bands that made death metal history, accompanied by never-before-seen photos from Tampa music scene photographer Tim Hubbard. 
Packed with tons of rare and never-before-seen photos—highlighted by a glossy 16-page photo section—as well as a foreword from acclaimed extreme metal producer/engineer Dan Swanö, the 480-page The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life in Death Metal 1987 – 1997 is exclusively available for pre-order now via Decibel. Copies are expected to ship in late October/early November.
Read an excerpt on the making of Death's Human here
The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life in Death Metal 1987 – 1997 includes new interviews with current and former members of:
Cannibal Corpse • Death • Sepultura • Obituary • Deicide • Suffocation • Cynic • Gorguts • Terrorizer • Atheist • Six Feet Under • Malevolent Creation • Exhorder • Pestilence • Massacre • Assück • 
Coroner • Atrocity • Morgoth • Cancer • Loudblast • Hellwitch • Solstice • Disincarnate • Monstrosity • Sadus • Vital Remains • Demolition Hammer • ...and dozens more!

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