“Portraits Of SLAYER” Photo Book Coming From Rufus Publications

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“Portraits Of Slayer” is a photographic celebration of Slayer, which need no introduction as one of the premier thrash metal bands. This upcoming coffee table photobook in the new “Portraits” series from Rufus Publications, traces the career of Slayer with rare and unseen photographs from some of rock’s greatest photographers.

Grammy Award-winning Slayer was one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history, crucial to the development of thrash which became the foundation of many different sub-genres. The band’s 1986 album “Reign In Blood” is considered a genre-defining classic with its razor-sharp articulation, tightness and extraordinary riffs. In 2006 Metal Hammer declared it to be the best metal album of the last 20 years. Between 1991 and 2013, Slayer sold almost five million albums in the U.S. alone and as Dave Grohl said, “Me and my friends, we just wanted to listen to fucking SLAYER and take acid and smash stuff.”

“Portraits Of Slayer” also features a career-spanning essay by journalist Dave Ling.

This unofficial book is 230mm square, case-bound, 240 pages, printed on luxury 170gsm matt-coated paper. The book comes with a fold-out poster and is presented in a black slipcase with a blood red foil logo. The main edition comes in 666 numbered copies and sells for £55 plus shipping.

In addition to this, there will be a much larger, ultra-limited black leather and metal edition measuring 375mm square and presented in recycled leather and a hand welded aluminum metal slipcase with a screen-printed logo in a run of 50 numbered copies. This will sell for £500.

The book will be available to pre-order Friday, October 13 at 3 PM U.K. time.

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