Featuring Richard Christy of CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED/The Howard Stern Show


Howie Abrams Appearing on the Black N Blue Takeover Radio Show on April 2nd at 8pm ET


Hitting Stores April 9, 2013 — Written by NYC Music Scene Veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins – Featuring Exclusive Photography by Iconic East Coast Photographer Frank White


THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is set to be released on April 9, 2013.  Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the DamnedThe Howard Stern Show) and Howie Abrams released a sweet testimonial video exclusively on the THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTSofficial Facebook page. Richard Christy talks about his involvement in the book and why ALL metal fans should own it! Stay tuned for more testimonial videos coming soon.


Author Howie Abrams will appear on the Black N Blue Takeover online radio show on April 2ndfrom 8-10pm ET to discuss lists from the book and more. Howie appeared on a recent edition of the show and had so much fun, he’s coming back for more! Listen to Part II on April 2nd on



Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. called it, “the ultimate look at the world of heavy metal via the ease and convenience of a list.” The book also features dozens of never-before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.


The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo. The book also features numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like Scott Ian(Anthrax), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly), Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show), and more.


Presented in the form of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS dares to call many out for being the worst instead of being the best. You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What Motorhead icon Lemmy’s warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band? Well then, this book is for you.


To pre-order THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, please visit You can learn more about the book at the official Facebook page or Abrams Books.image001 (2)