The complete book, Fortress Europe (The Big Shiny Prison Vol. II), is now online as a free PDF download.
10 years in the making, Fortress Europe is the long promised beast of nonfiction journalism from underground US journalist Ryan Bartek. Clocking in at 222 pages, this career defining and genre bending work details the author's travels throughout the European Underground in summer 2011.
Refuting every stereotype of traditional journalism, Fortress Europe combines the classic autobiographical road novel with the current state of European counterculture. The result is an odyssey of monumental scope featuring face-to-face interviews with a number of legends in extreme metal, hardcore punk, industrial, experimental, psychedelic and good old rock n' roll.
Appearances include LAIBACH, WOLFBRIGADE, ROTTING CHRIST, KILLING JOKE, FUNERAL WINDS, ENOCHIAN CRESCENT, MOONSORROW, FONDLECORPSE, DEFEATED SANITY, FIRST BLOOD, HELLO BASTARDS, ARMED RESPONSE UNIT, MELTING WALKMEN, ABORTION, PANTHIEST, CNK, ARKANGEL, HATE, REPULSIONE, DEHUMAN, DICKLESS TRACY, GENERAL SURGERY, GRIND THE ENEMY, FIDES INVERSA, EXCAVATED, TERRI BOMB, FLOWERS OF FLESH & BLOOD, KNUCKLEDUST, CHIENS, VANGUARD, SPLITTER, PYRAMIDO, FEN, BLACK BREATH, INGURGITATING OBLIVION, SCAVENGER BRATS, EL SCHLONG, SPACEMEN 3 and legendary Detroit writer/60's radical, Mr. John Sinclair.
Fortress Europe also includes a bonus section featuring commentary by members of BRUTAL TRUTH, MASTER, AGATHOCLES, BATTLELORE, CORPUS CHRISTII, MANZER, SEITA, CRUADALACH, LIVSTID, NAHEMAH, DER BLUTHARSCH, MINCING FURY and PRIMORDIAL.
The free PDF Download can be found at this location