NEWS: Hellbent for Cooking – The Heavy Metal Cookbook

Thanks to Peta Pledger for alerting me to this most awesome of publications: HELLBENT FOR COOKING: The Heavy Metal Cookbook, by Annick Giroux “The Morbid Chef.”

Now, it’s actually my contention that the most metal food in the world is the Portuguese BBQ Chicken Burger from Nando’s, but that hallowed peri peri masterpiece is given a run for its fistfuls of metal by this book, which is released November 24.

From the blazing stovetop of Montreal’s Annick Giroux comes an inspired international heavy metal cookbook full of favorite recipes from members of Thin Lizzy, Mayhem, Anthrax, Kreator, Sepultura, Destruction, Possessed, Obituary, Accept, Doro, Gwar, Toxic Holocaust, Saint Vitus, Amebix, Uriah Heep, Budgie, and many more. Hellbent for Cooking features ravishing recipes for ravenous appetites with a varied menu of over a hundred recipes from thirty countries, including Yorkshire Pudding from England, Beer Pizza Crust from Germany, Spaghetti Barracuda from Italy, Farikal from Norway, Country Lamb Exohiko from Greece, Churrasco from Brazil, and Mushroom Steak a la Jack Daniel’s from the United States.

The dishes are legendary, and so are the bands. Feel the heat of thrash metal pioneers Sepultura, Kreator, Anthrax, and Nuclear Assault; devour the proto-metal heavy rock of Thin Lizzy, early Judas Priest, and Uriah Heep; savor the slow-cooked doom of Pentagram and Saint Vitus; and revel in the extreme cuisine of underground pioneers Autopsy, Death, Repulsion not to mention Norway s infamous black metal chefs Mayhem and Gorgoroth.
Afterwards, Doro Pesch of Warlock serves her Black Forest Cake, and Richard Christy from Death pours his trademark cocktail, the mighty Viking Testicle.

The full flavorful menu of appetizer, breakfast, lunch, dinner, vegetarian, seafood, dessert, and drink recipes includes contributions by members of:

Abigail, Abscess, Accept, After the Bombs, Alcoholic Rites, Amebix, Anthrax, Anvil, Armored Saint, Arphaxat, Atomizer, Autopsy, Bastardator, Beehler, Blackfire, Blasphemy, Brutal Truth, Budgie, Bulldozer, Cauldron, Children of Technology, Control Denied, Countess, Cruachan, Dantesco, Deadmask, Death, Death SS, Deiphago, Denial of God, Desolation Angels, Destruction, Devastation, Dissection, Doro, Dusk, Electric Wizard, Elixir, Envenom, Exciter, Eyehategod, Faustcoven, Funerot, Goat Horn, Gorgoroth, Grimorium Verum, Gwar, Hidden Hand, Holocausto, Impaler, Inepsy, Judas Priest, Killers, Kreator, Lamp of Thoth, L Impero Delle Ombre, Lord Vicar, Mantak, Master, Master s Hammer, Mayhem, Melechesh, Messiah, Midnight, Minotaur, Mortal Sin, Mutiilation, Necromantia, Necrosadist, Nuclear Assault, Obituary, Obscurity, Orodruin, Pagan Altar, Pentagram, Piledriver, Possessed, Procession, Repulsion, Reverend Bizarre, Rigor Mortis, Rotting Christ, Sadistik Exekution, Saint Vitus, Sepultura, Shackles, Sigh, Sir Lord Baltimore, Skyforger, Slaughter, S.O.D., Spirit Caravan, Stiny Plamenu, Tankard, Thanatos, The Gates of Slumber, The Obsessed, The Rods, Lord Weird Slough Feg, Thin Lizzy, Toxic Holocaust, Trench Hell, Trouble, Tygers of Pan Tang, U.D.O., Uriah Heep, Warlock, Warpig, Weapon, Wino, Witchfynde, Witchtrap, Xibalba, and Zemial.

For anyone with a taste for metal: The kitchen gates are open, so grab your weapons of mass nutrition, and let the feast begin!

NEWS: Buy one of Dave Mustaine’s personal guitars!

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine is going to auction off some of his personal guitars. If anyone wants to show their appreciate for I Heart Guitar by buying me one of these, I won’t be offended, hehe. Dave is going to sell his Korean-made Dean VMNTs and replace them with more US-made ones. I guess it says a lot about the quality of the Korean construction that Dave has been using them for so long, and because they’re his personal guitars I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve benefited from a custom shop fret-dress or two. I’m not sure yet which guitars will be sold, but the picture above is the VMNT Rust In Peace just for kicks. CLICK HERE for my recent interview with Dave.

Here’s a post by Dave on the official Megadeth forum on

With the incredible demand, and the constant orders being filled with DEAN guitars for the Dave Mustaine Signature Line, we had decisions to make in keeping up with the orders. This is a great problem to have, and because the ‘Korean made’ DEAN guitars are so remarkable, I agreed to play these while the USA models were being made, and to give my complete support and understanding as we got this new venture with DEAN underway, and I have been so happy with any and all of the guitars they have presented me with, that it wasn’t until recently that I even remembered there was a difference!

However, being one of the more finicky guitarists, I wanted to have the USA guitars for my collection, which is made up of several other brands I have in storage, and the rest are my quiver of DEAN guitars.

I have several of these incredible DEAN Korean models, and I have conferred with Elliot Rubison that we are going to replace this arsenal of six-string weaponry – the Korean guitars – with the USA guitars.

Here’s where you come in: we are going to auction off all of my Korean ones. We are also going to take the winning bid and donate all the winnings (after the auction is closed and shipping and handling charges are deducted) to a (unnamed as of yet – deciding between two recipients still) charity this year. Dave McRobb will be working with DEAN and many of our partners to bring awareness of this auction before the Holidays, and I encourage you, if you can’t afford to bid for these KILLER KOREAN GUITARS, then you can show your support by just spreading the word (banners, fliers, whatev!) and drawing as much success for these menacing war toys, to benefit some needy children this Christmas. Until then, have a great Holiday Season, God Bless you all, and thank you for your support.

CLICK HERE for the Megadeth eBay store which is where I’m guessing the guitars will be auctioned when the time comes.