ANTHRAX’s Scott Ian Auto-Biography To Be Released Via De Capo Press

Monday, 25th November 2013

Scott Ian, co-founder of thrash metal band ANTHRAX, sold his memoir, I’m The Man, to Ben Schafer at Perseus’s Da Capo Press.

ANTHRAX is known as one of the “Big Four” thrash bands (along with METALLICA, SLAYER, and MEGADETH), and the book will offer a complete history of the group. Ian will be cowriting with Jon Wiederhorn, and will also, Da Capo said, get into into his upbringing “in a dysfunctional home, and his escapism through the turbulent world of heavy metal.”

The book will feature “full-color autobiographical comic book inserts”. Jim Fitzgerald, who has eponymous agency, brokered the world rights deal with Schafer.