After 26 years behind and in front of the camera, EERIE VON is releasing his long-awaited book "Misery Obscura," a photographic record of his life (published by Dark Horse Books). Von began his career as the unofficial photographer for punk legends the Misfits, and later played bass as a founding member of underground pioneers Samhain and metal gods Danzig.
Click through our gallery for an exclusive look at 10 of his many great photos that document this pivotal time in music history -- and read Von's memories of each pic, beginning with this iconic 1982 shot of Danzig:
"Glenn said, 'Make sure you shoot us during the first 3 songs, cause after that we get all messed up.' I wanted that sweat, that emotion, that intensity. This is a personal favorite, from that show, at my favorite venue. First song, looking good, ready to rip the place apart."
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »