Great news for all you Metallica fans, because Kirk Hammett has just announced that he will publish his first book, Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection.
The book will feature Kirk’s love of all things horror, and the legendary collection of horror memorabilia he has amassed over the years.
Too Much Horror Business will be a stunning 228 page, hardback, large format coffee table book featuring well over 300 full color images from Kirk’s private collection and exclusive set photography by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs. – Flip and get all the details…
The best part is that the book will have three extensive conversations with writer Steffan Chirazi covering the importance of collecting in Hammett’s life from childhood, plus written captions by Kirk for many of the items displayed in the book.
Kirk reveals; “this is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me,” and being such a fan of the horror genre, the book had ”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.”
“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!”
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 is set to host the Kirk’s Crypt, offering fans an extraordinary glimpse into his collection.
In addition to Too Much Horror Business, Hammett will also commence producing collectible items through his Kirk Von Hammett line, specifically toys.
For horror and Metallica fans, Hammett’s collectibles will be a strictly limited edition with the first one being available on October 1st at www.kvhtoys.com. And for die-hards who can’t wait till October, Too Much Horror Business t-shirts are now available, with other surprises due as the publishing date gets closer.
Fans wanting to pre-order the book can do so by visiting www.kvhtoys.com.
The book will be hit stores in October via Abrams Image.