Ika Johannesson has been one of Sweden's major music journalists for the last 20 years. Mainly as a writer for different publications and editor-in-chief of Tidningen Sex, an interview magazine about alternative popular culture, but also within radio and tv. She is currently the anchor of the culture news on Swedish national television. Jon Jefferson Klingberg combines his writing with a music career. He plays the guitar for Swedish veterans Docenterna, and used to wield the axe in internationally known Whale and several local death metal bands at the end of the 80's. His first novel was published in 2008. He has but one tattoo; the Manowar eagle on his lower arm.
Blood Fire Death: The Swedish Metal Story is not simply one of the best books ever written on extreme metal, it's among the finest, most captivating, stirring, disquieting, intimate, heartening, entertaining rock n' roll tomes period. Seriously. It's smart, nuanced, unpredictable, and teeming with amazing, fully realized character studies which instill a real, grounded humanity in these vessels that brought such otherworldly heaviness into the world. Decibel Magazine