Dead Rhetoric Review: "Choosing Death is of course, recommended."

....the facelift the book received, coupled with new pieces on the retro death metal resurgence, the reunions of At the Gates and the aforementioned Carcass, as well as spotlights on several of the scene’s new bands, makes the rare re-release of a book of this nature such a winner.
— David E. Gehlke, editor of Dead Rhetoric

Recommended by 8 out of 10 mortilinguists. Read the review here. 

Invisible Oranges Talks Editor-to-Editor

In media, if not in record sales, metal is more popular than it’s ever been. People write about the genre in The New York Times and The Atlantic, as well as on music-focused news sites like Stereogum, Pitchfork and Noisey, not to mention surviving magazines like Terrorizer and Kerrang!. That said, the most powerful editorial voice in media in regards to metal probably belongs to Albert Mudrian....
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In support of his book, Mudrian and I got on the phone for a lengthy discussion on the scene, his magazine, the Decibel Tour and the very core nature of extreme music, editor to editor.
— Joseph Schafer, Editor of Invisible Oranges

Billboard Interviews Albert Mudrian on Death Metal's History and Mispreceptions

"Albert Mudrian, longtime editor-in-chief of Decibel magazine, explored the birth of these underground movements in his 2004 book Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore, which is considered essential reading for metalheads. In light of its 10th anniversary, he gave the already impressive tome a 100-page update with new interviews and cover art by revered visual artist Dan Seagrave, who has designed album covers for such acts as Suffocation, Entombed, Morbid Angel and Gorguts. Mudrian discussed the current state of the death-metal scene with Billboard."

Read the full interview at Billboard.