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    Fri, 14 Jan 2011 14:25:38

    Metal Authors Looking For Photos For Their Book - They are sponsoring the "Photos From Hell" fan contest

    Calling all metal fans! You are needed for a very important task. The upcoming Harper Collins book Louder Than Hell: The Unflinching Oral History of Metal, penned by seasoned and incredibly talented journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, is a comprehensive chronicle of metal told by the people who created it and features thousands of facts, anecdotes and jaw-dropping stories that exemplify the power and insanity of one of rock most long-lived music genres. Each chapter will be accompanied by exclusive portraits and concert photos, many shot by experienced professionals.

    But since some of the best metal moments are captured by fans, not magazine staffers, these authors are giving amateur photographers a chance to have their pictures published in this one-of-a-kind book. You can be a part of heavy metal history, if you have been a part of heavy metal history, and here's how!

    The "Photos from Hell" contest is the author's way of recognizing the contributions of the fans and they will reward their efforts on the Web site and possibly in the book. Anyone with quintessential metal images, killer crowd shots or pictures of recognizable bands rocking onstage or raging behind the scenes is encouraged to contribute. The winners of the contest will have their shots published in the book with photo credits, and many others will be featured on www.louderthanhellthebook.com.

    This is not a call for onstage pictures of Ozzy and Metallica, even though those are welcomed. Rather, the writers are interested in images of bands from all genres: (classic metal, NWOBHM, thrash, crossover, death, black, grunge, industrial, metalcore, deathcore, etc…) The top five entries in the "Photos From Hell" contest will also receive a copy of Louder Than Hell: The Unflinching Oral History of Metal and memorabilia signed by Alice Cooper. Stop reading and head over to your archives from your concert experiences and enter the contest. Unearth some photo gems.

    This is a rare opportunity for aspiring photographers to have their work featured and credited in a book by a major publishing company.

    Other guidelines: The photos MUST be of hard rock/metal bands (i.e., Jonas Brothers concert pics won't be looked at), audiences or metal scenes. They must be digital and you MUST own them.) For more information and to submit your greatest shots, go to www.louderthanhellthebook.com. The contest will run through March 1st and winners will be notified by email. In addition, winners will be announced on the book website and published in 2011/2012 in Louder Than Hell: The Unflinching Oral History of Metal.

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