This is my heavy metal expression. It’s important I have the right attitude for this book review! Metal Cats is a cool little book full of photos of cats… and the metal dudes that love them!
I think most of you know by now that my human was a rock journalist for many years, and she specialized in loud music. So she was very particular about how we kitties posed with this book. As you can see, Binga failed because she was trying too hard. She looks like she is posing for a book called Hard Rock Cats. But this book doesn’t have poseurs in it. These kitties and their humans are the real, heavy deal!
The whole concept came about when photographer Alexandra Crockett, who has been part of the metal scene since she was a teenager, was doing promo shots of bands and friends — and she realized what a great connection many of these metal guys had with their cats. Cats are metal, after all — we are nonconformists and rule breakers, and we don’t just question authority, we completely ignore it. Plus we’re charming. So it only made sense to put together a photo book that combined the raw power of cats with the powerful metal of these musicians.
The book includes members of Black Goat, Thrones, Lightning Swords of Death, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Harassor, Ludicra, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Napalm Death, and lots of other band guys and cats! Here are some of the photos from the book:
I am especially fond of the last photo because it shows that not only do metal guys take their cats to the vet when they need care, they are willing to put uncomfortable coverings on their heads in sympathy. ‘Cause that is what’s going on there, right?
But I haven’t told you the best part of the book yet: a portion of the proceeds will go to cat rescues! So when you buy a copy, you are helping kitties! There will also be fundraising shows in the Bay Area, Portland, OR and Seattle! Plus a fundraiser/ book release party in Brooklyn.
And in case you didn’t notice my headline, I’ve also got a copy to give away! I made arrangements with the publicist human to send it here so that once I was done posing with it, I could give it away to anyone in the world! That’s right, this giveaway is open to my international and U.S. readers! ‘Cause I know I have international readers who love both metal and cats! All you need to do is comment below and let me know you want to be entered! I will randomly choose a name at midnight on Monday, May 5! Good luck!
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