DiWulf Publishing House and Earth Island Books - The Unholy Alliance
We are very excited to finally announce a literary partnership that has been a long time coming: DiWulf Publishing House will now be carrying titles from independent UK powerhouse Earth Island Books. Two independent publishers specializing in punk rock books are now spanning the globe and crossing the oceans in an effort to bring the best titles to the people who really want them and, in the process, cutting down those shipping costs. It's a perfect fit - two like-minded entities built by authors who understand the craft to create a home and an outlet for the unheard. While Earth Island will be starting with a select few of our books, here are the titles we are currently carrying (and don't worry - we will have more in the future as this partnership grows!). All titles are currently in stock and ready to ship!
We Can Be The New Wind captures the era when bands throughout the world were blending more melodic and experimental styles whilst heading in an alternative rock direction for hardcore punk. It is the early encyclopedia of powerful pop-punk. Including in-depth profiles of both the bigger names and more underground players that helped push this new sound forward and interviews with over 150 bands, such as 7 Seconds, Husker Du, Dream Syndicate, Hard-Ons, Camper Van Beethoven, The Plimsouls, and To Damascus. More than 900 bands from around the world, active from 1980 to 1989, get an interesting and insightful mention. Cover artwork by Brian Walsby.
The Scene That Would Not Die: Twenty Years of Post-Millennial Punk In The UK by Ian Glasper. After covering the UK thrash metal scene of the last forty years with ‘Contract In Blood: A History of UK Thrash’ (2018), Glasper has finally deemed it time to bring his coverage of the ever-evolving UK punk scene to a triumphant conclusion, rounding up the last two decades with ‘The Scene That Would Not Die: Twenty Years of Post-Millennial Punk In The UK’.
Packed with first-hand stories and unpolished nuggets, this book plots a path through UKHC in the ‘90s as it developed into an underground scene. Focusing on the people; artists, promoters, venues, record labels and fanzines, and following the evolution of the author’s bands, it looks at the intricacies of the post-punk genre and bursts with ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’ hardcore anecdotes that’ll keep you turning the pages. You’ll read about touring and gigs with hundreds of bands, including Green Day, NOFX, Alice Donut, Jailcell Recipes, The BBMFs, Majority Of One, Spermbirds, The Babies Three, Understand, Samiam, Down By Law, Alloy, Hot Water Music, Bob Tilton, Tribute, Discount, Blue Tip, Leiah, Leatherface, Spy Versus Spy, Hunter Gatherer, Dismemberment Plan, Burning Airlines, Piebald and many more.
As we said, this is but the beginning of what should be a long and uplifting collaboration between the two houses. In the future we will be carrying more of the EI titles here in the US while our mates across the pond do the same for us! Keep checking the news section of our site for updates and news. For our European friends - check out the Earth Island roster.