Judging by the the Deutsche edition of GQ, the pinnacle of men’s style in Germany seems to be sweaty, sneering thrashers drooling beer from their snarling lips. They’ve published a handful of early ’80s photos this month by old school metaller Brian Lew, including shots of Kirk Hammett in Exodus, Kerry King in Megadeth (above), Armored Saint, and the sainted Cliff Burton. Maybe there was a mix-up at the printer’s between GQ and Whiplash mags?
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UPDATE [11/19/12]: The bad news is that GQ Germany no longer hosts these amazing early thrash metal photos. The 10,000X better news is that old-school S.F. thrash lords Brian Lew and Harald Oimoen have united their archives and over 400 pics of unbelievable historic proportions now appear in their book MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter.