Published Oct 16, 2009Just the other day, Exclaim's Aggressive Tendencies section was sitting around pining over the fact that all of these other musical genres have some great cookbooks but here we are stuck with a big, fat zilch.
So, you can imagine our surprise when hearing that Annick "the Morbid Chef" Giroux has created Hellbent for Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook. Slated for release on November 24 by Bazillion Points, the full-colour, 224-page affair compiles dishes for a vast array of diets and boasts some great metal names sharing their secrets.
Over a hundred bands are included, among them the likes of Autopsy, Possessed, Death, Repulsion, Slaughter, Obituary, Thin Lizzy, Mayhem, Anthrax, Kreator, Sepultura, Destruction, Accept, Gwar, Doro, Toxic Holocaust, Saint Vitus, Amebix, Uriah Heep, Budgie... the list goes on.
Recipes include such delicacies as Mummified Jalapeño Bacon Bombs, Mushroom Steak à la Jack Daniel's, Incinerator Chicken Wings, Viking Testicle (we don't want to know either) and the super-metal Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad Cake.
While those names are cool, personally, we were hoping they'd come up with something a bit closer to the names of the bands contributing, not just their favourite recipes. Then it would be along the lines of what Metal Hammer did with their Metal Menu a while back.
Caffeine of Bodom
Hopefully one day all of this will come out on video. Maybe these guys could host it: