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Insane or illuminated? With coverage of underground from black metal to raves, Stalaggh to Barack Obama, who can tell?


Above is the FREE PDF download link to Ryan Bartek’s long-anticipated road
book/music journalism expose “THE BIG SHINY PRISON,” covering all forms of
extreme metal, punk, industrial, experimental, rock, electronic, psychedelia,

This book is packed with interviews – from Brutal Truth to Millions of Dead
Cops, Impaled to DWARVES, Repulsion to Cephalic Carnage. AxCx to Pig Destroyer,
Kylesa to STALAGGH, Genghis Tron to Abysmal Dawn & beyond. Even USA President
Barack Obama makes the most bizarre appearance of his entire career. Yet that’s
just scraping the surface & below you will find a comprehensive list of

The following statement comes directly from the author: “My name is Ryan Bartek.
For the past 3 years I’ve sacrificed everything for the successful completion of
this project. I spent a year on the road, another year completing & shopping it,
and another year of total rejection. It is only karmically fitting that both the
demise of magazine & book publishing come in one fell swoop.

I was never in it for the money, nor the aspect of celebrity. I have spent an
upwards of $10,000 on it, which I remark only to underline my absolute
sincerity. No one would deny its quality -- but the raw nature of the work, as
well as its excessive length, made it impossible to pigeon hole or successfully
shop. Nothing quite like it has ever surfaced, at least not in the format I’ve

After this seemingly endless struggle, I have decided to offer it to the public
domain. While I retain the copyright/trademark, I both encourage and support
file sharing. It is my only wish that this manuscript be circulated &
appreciated. Perhaps when all is said and done, someone might offer a physical
print run.

“THE BIG SHINY PRISON” can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.mediafire.com/?bxmozxt4jom

If you cannot view a PDF file, either I or June Mansfield from Anomie PR will resend it as an MS Word Document or RTF File upon request.

If anyone wishes to circulate this PDF to their contacts, I hereby give full
permission. If anyone runs a zine or label and wants to post the PDF on your
site, I also endorse this action.

The HTML embed code for the book is: http://www.mediafire.com/?bxmozxt4jom

If anyone should so kindly post this announcement on their news blog, review the book, or send interview questions, I’d also be much appreciative.

Since there is no “official release” slated as of yet, the “time-sensitive”
aspect of promotion is rendered moot (i.e. whenever you feel like getting around
to it).

Also available for download are the front cover and promotional logo.

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I wrote this book to prove that no answer is ever “the answer,” and that all of
us – no matter our vocation – are part of something larger then we might ever
consider. “THE BIG SHINY PRISON” is my ultimate thesis.

Readers may be horrifically alienated/insulted by the views of some in this
book. I endorse none but my own, and I think it’s fairly obvious where I stand.
Anyone who knows me well enough realize that if I “explain the joke” then the
jokes not funny. In “BSP,” I am relegated to the status of a ping-pong ball
gathering information. I am a clown, land pyrate & gutter philosopher – nothing

That much said, welcome to “THE BIG SHINY PRISON.”

Dr. Ryan Bartek
Mabusvanian Consulate of Inter-Communal Affairs

ryanbartek@hotmail.com – myspace/bigshinyprison
myspace/akamabus -- myspace/ghostnomadlives


June Mansfield: Anomie PR

“THE BIG SHINY PRISON” features appearances & interviews with members of

Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, DWARVES, Barack Obama, MDC (Millions of Dead Cops),
Repulsion, Psyopus, Abysmal Dawn, Cephalic Carnage, Kylesa, Deathlist 5,
Ludicra, RATT, Lesbian, HIMSA, Job For A Cowboy, Atheist, Sol Evil, Impaled,
Diverje, Light This City, PHOBIA, Kettle Cadaver, Scorched Earth, Foxy Shazam,
Otesanek, In Memorium, Duff’s Brooklyn, EXITIUM, The Angelic Process, ANAL CUNT,
Blood Stained Dusk, Screaming Mechanical Brain, Fre-Ne-Tik, Zeke, Peppermint
Creeps, Genghis Tron, Intronaut, Downtown Brown, Solger, Friends of Dennis
Wilson, PHALLUS, Chinese Work Ethic, Melechesh, Vile, STALAGGH, Beefcake In
Chains, SINDIOS, OCTAGON, The Gracchi, My Uncle The Wolf, Apocryph, Salt Lick,
Amish Noise, Street Crime, 7000 Dying Rats, Churchburner, The Jet City Fixx,
Alchemical Burn, Crematorium, Waco Jesus, Snotrokitz, Suicide Holiday, Galway
Arms, Vertigo Venus, Severed Savior, Kill The Precedent, Kill The Client,
Dreaming Dead, They Live, Brian Botkiller, Quinta Essentia, Alt
 ernative Tentacles, Whorehouse of Representatives, DSBP Records, RU-486,
Mathematicians, Anal Pudding, Nihilistik Terrorist, Nihilistic Outlaw Criminal
Order, A.K.A. MABUS, Onyx, Disgorge, Jack Cassady, Beer Metal Records, The
Crashing Falcon, Lysia Gori, Stormdrain, The Dingbatz, Bu Hao Ting, Potty Mouth
Society, Funeral Age, Uranium Death Crow, High Intensity Discharge, Stahlmantel,
Hymns of The NeedleFreak, Hammers of Misfortune, The Plankton Beat, Ron of
Japan, Jakked Rabbits, SASQUATRCH AGNSOTIC, The STD’s, The Plankton Beat, The
Slashers, We Both Know, Hunab Ku, Black Flame Records & many others.

* * * * *

“One of the most interesting, and perhaps honest, books of the last decade." --

“This deeply personal memoir, one of many, as well as his views on racism,
abortion, and drugs speak volumes about Bartek’s ability to analyze society from
the perspective of someone who isn’t from the privileged class. From his
disadvantageous upbringing, he has developed a brutal style of analysis,
buttressed by an in-depth knowledge about innumerable subjects, qualifying him
to speak for his generation… An opus that would send Freud to the asylum, if not
straight to hell.” –The Satanic Inquisition

“In many ways, ‘The Silent Burning’ reads like a counter-culture manifesto, an
underground guide to the rebellion. Paranoia, anger and self-preservation guide
Ryan Bartek’s decrees, which he operates in the same clobbering, sarcastic vein
of Kerouac as he does Chuck D. Bartek rants to his hearts content, and his heart
is blackened like the underbelly of hell.” - PIT Magazine

“The reader is a visitor at his or her own risk; Bartek slams you upon entering
and like the ball in a pinball machine you are flicked aggressively from
heartrending childhood story to barely coherent hate filled manifesto to
disjointed poem to intelligently articulated commentary… This book is for those
who are simmering with the anger of repression and persecution, and for those
who want to understand them without judging. It also touches those of us who
maintain a less hostile attitude towards society, but are just as disgusted with
the mainstream version of reality.”
–Clamor Magazine

“Bartek’s voice isn’t gentle, easy, or subtle. ‘The Silent Burning’ is a
postmodern polemic, a schizophrenic society, and an hyper charged imagination
reflected in a funhouse mirror, populated by a narrator looking for something
approaching understanding, but finding a head-on-collision with the world
instead. ‘The Silent Burning’ is what you’d get if you had a literary cage
grudge match to the death between Henry Miller, Lautreamont, Louis-Ferdinand
Celine, and Kathy Acker. You’re left with blood on the floor and screams ringing
in your ears- but also a great deal of truth, if you can stand to look at it.”

“I was incredibly moved by this work. A very brave piece on Bartek’s part, as it
attacks the mass media and our society in such an honest and straight forward
fashion, that it would be practically impossible for any major publishing house
to push the book without cutting half of it completely out… His words swell like
flames on the underbelly of the American lie… Hands down, this is one of the
most important readings of the 21st Century. Practically functioning as a
bi-polar survival guide for anyone that operates outside of the ‘norm,’ and a
must-have for all that find themselves active in the underground.”

“Bartek’s writing is like a welding of Alan Ginsberg and Bukowski...
Inflammatory...” – Outsight Radio

“Written from a bi-polar viewpoint, ‘The Silent Burning’ encompasses everything
we as a society find obscene, distasteful and just plain wrong. Follow me here -
a book written during the height of a manic depressives worst battles, a book
written at the lowest point of one mans bipolar syndrome, a book written during
the recovery process -- all put in words and written as self-therapy.”

“Comprised largely of fragments written in a variety of different styles,
Bartek’s predominant form is the rant – the preferred mode of lunatics,
psychotics, drug fiends, and confused angsty teens. He aims his gun at the usual
targets – television, racism, organized religion, conservatives, liberals,
rednecks, freaks, junkies, yuppies, rapists, pro-lifers and losers – beneath
sectional subheadings such as ‘Bob Saget Raping the Olson Twins on PCP;’ a
ranting that is by its very nature as inconsistent as it is somehow endearing in
its callousness… While there is a lot wrong with this book, not the least of
which is the author’s self-diagnosis masquerading as a climax – a bit too
pathetically American for my tastes – what pisses me off most of all is the fact
that it’s barely available…” -The Prague Literary Journal

”A Misanthropik Monument of Hatred, Pain, and Disgust.” –STALAGGH