A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa

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Mjs Music & Entertainment, Mar 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 340 pages
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A modern, true story of good vs. evil. Heavy Metal guitarist, Dimebag Darrell Abbott, was attacked and murdered on stage, December 8th, 2004 at the Alrosa Villa Nightclub. Erin Halk, Jeff Thompson and Nathan Bray each lost their lives trying to help Dimebag and others from the attack of an armed madman. While Dimebag is certainly a part of the story contained within the book, the focus is squarely on the background of Halk, Bray & Thompson, in addition to the killer, his motives and the actual incident at the venue. "A Vulgar Display Of Power: Courage And Carnage At The Alrosa Villa" is a deep, moving story which does an amazing job of honoring the memories Jeff, Nate, Erin, and Darrell. Of the victims who lost their lives, Nathan Bray is the only person who is survived by a wife and child. MJS Music Publications is contributing proceeds from every copy sold to a college fund set up for his son, Anthony. Music History/True Crime/Biography 352 pages, 240+ pictures.

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User Review  - Michael Twardowski - Goodreads

A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa feels like a very accurate account of the happenings at the Alrosa Villa on December 8th, 2004. The book shines with comprehensive ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Chris A., whose full name Chris Armold, is a writer, photographer, guitar player, businessman and retired USAF Security Police Master Sergeant. Chris served 20 years in the USAF. He has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a dual-masters degree in Public Administration and Human Resources Development. While stationed in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Chris covered the Green Bay Packers as a free-lance writer and photographer for "The Packer Report." In 1999 Chris retired from the military and started a small business in Miamisburg, Ohio. In 2004, Chris became a free-lance writer and photographer for the Ohio publication "Guitar Digest." Chris has interviewed and or photographed the likes of Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Zakk Wylde, Yngvie Malmsteen, Rob Zombie, B.B. King, Mark Knopfler, Godsmack, Disturbed and many, many more. "A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa" is his third book. Chris uses the abbreviated "Chris A. for his music writing & photography work. He uses his full name when writing about military subjects. Other titles by Chris Armold include "Steel Pots, The History of America's Steel Combat Helmets" and "Painted Steel, Steel Pots Volume II.

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