Nine years ago this month, author Steven Blush released the hardcore book-of-books, American Hardcore: A Tribal History. Because he's a glutton for punishment, he updated the book to include a load of new material: The author has updated all of the chapters, added a new one titled "Destroy Babylon," which explores the mutant forms of spirituality that came from the movement, and interviewed over twenty-five new subjects. Blush also has unearthed over a hundred new pieces of artwork, drafted two hundred plus new band bios, and radically expanded discography. Most significant, he has offered a new conclusion which is an anomaly within the realm of period studies. The original book was 328 pages, and the revised edition is now 408.
We're giving away an autographed copy as soon as we stop bleeding from the eyes. Details—and more photos—after the jump.
To enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of the book, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, November 2 at midnight EST.