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Death Metal Epic (Book Three: Sinister Synthesizer) by Dean Swinford


Death Metal Epic (Book Three: Sinister Synthesizer)
Dean Swinford

266 pages
ISBN: 978-1957504018

“Extremely extreme.”—Decibel

Desekration attained elite status when they released Infernö, a genre-defining meditation on the black death that ends with fifteen minutes of keyboards.

Hard-working guitarist David Fosberg helped make the album into a masterwork for the ages. With speed and skill, he played all the best riffs he could steal.

But it didn’t matter.

Desekration ditched him. Replaced David with someone less normal … and more evil.

Now alone in Belgium, his ultralimited money slipping away one Trappist ale at a time, David faces a cold and friendless winter.

Stuck in a bandless limbo, David can’t shake the feeling—something more than a feeling—that he should stop listening to metal. And move on with his life.


“Handled with a pleasing mixture of sardonic humour and deep-seated reverence . . . it’s clear that Swinford is onto something special here.”


“An epic hero’s journey directly inspired by the music, imagery, and unity of death metal . . . Any metalhead out there who thinks they’re alone or an outcast should pick up this book.”

Indy Metal Vault


Book Riot

“A fun tale, engaging, interesting and Metal to the core!”


“The character development is amazing . . . go read it now.”

—CLASH Media

“A worthy sequel . . . engaging and charming.”

—CCLaP: Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

“I highly recommend the series. Where else are you going to read death metal fiction?”

Kingdom of Noise

“Vlot geschreven/Fluently written.”

Lords of Metal