Murder in the Front Row Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter
In the 1980s, the San Francisco Bay Area was heaven for hardcore headbangers. Beginning as teenagers taking snapshots of visiting heavy metal bands during the 1970s, Brian 'Umlaut' Lew and Harald 'O.' Oimoen documented the birth and growth of the local metal scene. Featuring hundreds of unseen live and candid colour and b/w photographs, MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW captures the wild-eyed zeal and drive that made Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth into legends - with over 100 million record sales between them.