Unlike some popular music fans, who can be fickle and transitory, heavy metal music devotees tend to embrace their favourite bands and follow them over decades, sometimes obsessively. Metal is not just a pastime for these people - it's a lifestyle.
For all these metalheads comes LOUDER THAN HELL, featuring interviews with the world's biggest names in heavy metal music, from Black Sabbath and Judas Priest to Medadeth and Iron Maiden. It also includes 'softer' metal bands embraced by commercial radio stations including AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Pearl Jam.
Unprecedented access to these bands has resulted in candid and confessional commentary on traumatic upbringings, musical histories, substance abuse battles and sexual exploits. The book also includes analysis of the metal scene from the '60s to the present, examining how it has not only stood the test of time, but has changed with each new generation of bands and audiences. Love it or hate it, heavy metal is responsible for millions upon millions of record sales worldwide. A warts-and-all portrait of metal music, this is the definitive volume for head bangers, fans of tell-all music biographies and anyone curious about this much-maligned and sometimes misunderstood music genre.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2013
- 153 x 230mm