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It was announced today that Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for the rock group Metallica, will be publishing Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection this October via Abrams Image. His first book, Too Much Horror Business documents not just Kirk's love of all things horror, but also the collection of horror memorabilia he has accumulated over the years. At 228 pages, the hardback contains over 300 full color images from his private collection, with photography by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs. There is also three conversations with Steffan Chirazi discussing the "importance of collecting in Hammett's life from childhood, plus written captions by Kirk for many of the items displayed in the book."

From the press release:

"This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me," says Kirk, "it's been made with great love for all the many characters and movies which guided me through childhood, into adulthood and which still keep me on track today."

On June 23rd-24th, at Orion Music + More, the new annual festival founded by Metallica and taking place in Atlantic City, NJ, fans will see a preview of what's to come in
Too Much Horror Business.  Hammett will be hosting Kirk's Crypt and offering fans an extraordinary glimpse into his collection.   More information on Kirk's Crypt and Orion Music + More can be found by visiting www.orionmusicandmore.com.

In addition to
Too Much Horror Business, Hammett will also commence producing collectible items through his Kirk Von Hammett line, specifically toys. Each of the collectibles will be a strictly limited edition, with the first one being available on October 1st at www.kvhtoys.com. In the meantime, Too Much Horror Business t-shirts are now available, with other surprises due as the publishing date gets closer.

"I've spent my life collecting toys, so what could be more fun than making a series of toys which indulge my childhood fantasies AND which people can collect!  "It's more about fulfilling a huge ambition than anything else, and I hope I get the first one!"

Links: Kirk Von Hammett Toys | Abrams Image | Orion Music + More


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