Instigators’ Lives

Tab with book

Woah! It’s Simon ‘Tab’ Elsey from Dewsbury, UK. One time bassist for the Instigators (The original and best ones). No more Splasher’s Amarillo Sherry and Spesh for this man. No siree. It’s all literature and red wine these days. Tab has an important message to impart: the online shop at has closed for our forthcoming Euro book tour and will reopen in November to recommence shipping the few remaining signed copies. You can, however, reserve your copy now to be shipped later. You were warned…

Contributors’ Lives

Danny Lilker with book small

Rock royalty alert! Yes, it’s none other than Danny Lilker (Anthrax, SOD, Nuclear Assault, Extra Hot Sauce, Brutal Truth etc.). Danny has sent this special message from New York: He wants to inform you that due to an upcoming book promo tour of Europe, the online shop at will be closed for all of September and October. Re-opening again in November, if there is any stock left. If you still haven’t got it. Better get it now!

Authors Life


We are super proud to announce that Hammy has been awarded an endorsement deal by Crater Vapes – to use their portable dry herb vaping machines exclusively. This is no simple cash for favours junket, no sir. Hammy has pounded Crater’s products since discovering the Crater Deluxe three years ago. It was a game changer. When the Crater 420 was introduced (left), he switched to that unit and has never looked back. There’s always one on charge somewhere in the house. They’re work horses (and tbh, they need to be). Then came the Crater 420 mini (right). A damn sexy beast of a mini portable vape. All sleek and curvy. We hope this, like the other Premier League products in our life, continues for many a year. Get healthy and get a Crater – or 3!

Contributors’ Lives

Arguably Holland’s top band The Gathering are mentioned on the cover of the book, even though they only appeared on one compilation during our tenure. Why? Because we pursued them several times with an eye to signing them and were eluded on each occasion. We LOVED the band and they were always, in our eyes, a Peaceville act. Here is their wonderful drummer Hans Rutten sporting some classy literature. Dank u Hans!

Hans Rutten with book

Foreworders’ Lives

This clean and serene chap is none other than Ian Glasper. As well as providing one of the forewords for the book, he is also an accomplished author, bassist and guardian of many of the UK underground scenes. Here he is with one of the first copies of the ‘Extended Edition‘ which is literally flying out right now – and destined to go back out of stock before very long. Shop Now. Also, there is a new review here!

Ian with Hammy's book July 18.jpg