Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

“Choosing Death” Book Out, Excerpt Unveiled


Coinciding with today’s release of Choosing Death, author Albert Mudrian has posted an exclusive extensive excerpt from the book on Decibel Magazine’s website.  It can be viewed HERE.


Originally released on Feral House in 2004, Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore, is widely recognized as the definitive history of its titular extreme music subgenres. For its (more or less) 10-year anniversary, Mudrian-editor-in-chief of Decibel Magazine-has chosen life after death in the form of an expanded and revised edition, which flaunts a whopping 100 additional pages of new content.  Now the day has come and Choosing Death is available now!


This fully redesigned hardcover version is the inaugural release of brand-new imprint Decibel Books, and is limited to 3,000 hand-numbered copies. It boasts three new chapters (with new material interspersed among the original 10 chapters), over 50 new interviews (for a total of 200) and a new cover painting by legendary death metal artist Dan Seagrave, recalling elements of his classic Entombed and Morbid Angel album covers.   Of the 3,000 hand-numbered copies, one third of them were sold via pre-order.  If you have not ordered the book yet, don’t miss your chance and grab up a copy HERE

Justen Bieber