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White Rabbit

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Publisher: White Rabbit
Author : Dan Franklin
HARDCOVER
Pages (Weight) : 336 pages (700g)
Dimension : 6.4" x 9.5" x 1.6"

This is the tale of a band that was synthesizing heavy levels of doom metal, cannabis and psychedelics, biker culture and black magic rituals -- the story of the world of Electric Wizard. This book is also an exploration of the subculture it brought in, created, and spat out like a witchy hex in and of its own existence. For fans of heavy metal music history, doomers be they boomers or boomers -- the influence that Electric Wizard had spans generations. 

About Electric Wizard :

In 1993, in the market town of Wimborne Minster in Dorset, England, the heaviest band in the world was born.

Led by guitarist and singer Jus Oborn, Electric Wizard began as an untameable power trio. They inhaled the iniquity of their lives and vomited it out in colossal waves of doom metal, synthesising the forbidding local landscape, biker culture, video-nasties, black magic rituals and titanic doses of psychedelics. In 1997 they released their revolutionary second album, 
Come My Fanatics... Then, after triumphant and calamitous tours of the USA and following the release of arguably the heaviest rock album ever recorded, 2000's Dopethrone, Electric Wizard all but imploded, destroyed by the very reality they were fighting against.

However, when guitarist Liz Buckingham joined Oborn on guitar for 
We Live, they drew a magic circle around themselves in a new line-up that went on to explore deeper occult horrors on modern doom classic Witchcult Today onwards.

Come My Fanatics is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the subculture the band has absorbed and, in turn, created. From seventies exploitation cinema, through the writers of Weird Tales magazine and a panoply of the marginal and downright sinister, to the band's own live ceremonial happenings - this is Electric Wizard's world. We're just dying in it.