This is something that has been stewing for quite a long time. Once thought to be released last year, here is an update on Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and his first book,Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection. It will be released this October via Abrams Image. Kirk’s love of all things horror is well known throughout the Metallica community. All the Metclub members either know of or had a sneaky peaky of his immense and legendary collection of horror memorabilia. Like most of us, he has been a collector since he was a kid! Too Much Horror Business is a gobsmacking 228 page, hardback, large format coffee table book featuring well over 300 full color images from Kirk’s private collection and exclusive set photography by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs. Longtime scribe and staunch Tottenham Hotspur supporter Steffan Chirazi contributes three conversations wiht Kirk covering the importance of collecting in Hammett’s life from childhood, plus written captions by Kirk for many of the items displayed in the book.
“This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me,” says Kirk, “it’s been made with great love for all the many characters and movies which guided me through childhood, into adulthood and which still keep me on track today.”
Metallica comes to And Jersey For All's backyard on June 23rd-24th, for the Orion Music + More Festival. This is the festival promised by Lars back in December at the 30th Annivarsary shows when he told everybody to keep June 23 and 24 open. Many anxious clubbers fretted and speculated over what it meant. Now we know - a two day festival founded by Metallica that takes place in Atlantic City, NJ. There fans will see a preview of some of the content of Too Much Horror Business. Hammett will be hosting Kirk’s Crypt and offering fans an extraordinary glimpse into his collection. More information onKirk’s Crypt and Orion Music + More can be found by visiting www.orionmusicandmore.com.
If writing a book isn't enough, in addition to Too Much Horror Business, Hammett is also producing collectible items through his Kirk Von Hammett line. Each of the collectibles will be a strictly limited edition, with the first one being available on October 1st at www.kvhtoys.com. In the meantime, Too Much Horror Business t-shirts are now available, with other surprises due as the publishing date gets closer.
“I’ve spent my life collecting toys, so what could be more fun than making a series of toys which indulge my childhood fantasies AND which people can collect! “It’s more about fulfilling a huge ambition than anything else, and I hope I get the first one!”
Preorder NOW wherever books are sold or atwww.kvhtoys.com
About the Book:
Too Much Horror Business
By Kirk Hammett
Pub Date: October, 2012
224 pages / 300 color and B&W photographs
U.S. $29.95 / CAN. $32.95