Decibel Books is proud to announce the publication of The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life in Death Metal 1987 – 1997, a massive 480-page oral history of the celebrated Morrisound recording career of iconic extreme metal producer and engineer Scott Burns. Fans can pre-order their copy now here – with an expected ship date in late October/early November.
“It was awesome to take a trip down memory lane with David and reminisce about all the great bands I was privileged to work with at Morrisound and abroad,” says Burns. “David did a fantastic job capturing the essence of the late ’80s and ’90s death metal scene. I think Tim Hubbard and the other photographers provided excellent pictures that add a powerful visual element to those great stories.”
Synonymous with the rise of death metal in the late ’80s and early-to-mid ’90s, Burns was the man behind the boards for the essential works of Death, Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura, Obituary, Deicide, Napalm Death and Terrorizer, turning their raw, chaotic sounds into something not just listenable but legendary.
For an exclusive preview of Scott Burns Sessions, fans can read the first excerpt online, which takes readers inside the control room during the 1991 recording of Death’s landmark Human LP, where Chuck Schuldiner’s completely reconstructed Death lineup is about to reimagine the genre: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2023/09/11/pre-order-the-scott-burns-sessions-a-life-in-death-metal-1987-1997-from-decibel-books-read-an-exclusive-excerpt-now/
Packed with tons of rare and never-before-seen photos (highlighted by a glossy 16-page photo section!) as well as a foreword from acclaimed extreme metal producer/engineer Dan Swanö, the 480-page The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life in Death Metal 1987 – 1997 is exclusively available for pre-order now via Decibel.