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Genesis' early years detailed in a new book

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Genesis' early years are the focus of a new book due out on May 8 via Kingmaker. Genesis 1967 to 1975: The Peter Gabriel Years has been written by Mario Giammetti and includes exclusive interviews with bandmembers and key associates as well as previously unseen photos.

Kingmaker Publishing was launched last year by Prog journalist Nick Shilton and Big Big Train founder Greg Spawton. Says Spawton: “I've been a huge Genesis fan since my youth and have read every book in existence about the band. However, Mario’s book contains a wealth of details about the Peter Gabriel-era of Genesis that were previously unknown to me. I felt these insights needed sharing with the Genesis fan base and therefore was very keen for Mario’s book to be Kingmaker’s debut publication.”

Italian music critic Giammetti has written 14 books on the progressive rock band and founded the Genesis magazine Dusk in 1991. This is his first English-language book.

Genesis book cover

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Natasha Scharf
Natasha Scharf

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.