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The definitive history of the first 30 years of heavy metal, containing over 100 interviews with members of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Slipknot, Kiss, Megadeth, Public Enemy, Napalm Death, and more.

More than 30 years after Black Sabbath released the first complete heavy metal album, its founder, Ozzy Osbourne, is the star of The Osbournes, TV's favourite new reality show. Contrary to popular belief, headbangers and the music they love are more alive than ever. Yet there has never been a comprehensive book on the history of heavy metal - until now. Featuring interviews with members of the biggest bands in the genre, Sound of the Beast gives an overview of the past 30-plus years of heavy metal, delving into the personalities of those who created it. Everything is here, from the bootlegging beginnings of fans like Lars Ulrich (future founder of Metallica) to the sold-out stadiums and personal excesses of the biggest groups. From heavy metal's roots in the work of breakthrough groups such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to MTV hair metal, courtroom controversies, black metal murderers and Ozzfest, Sound of the Beast offers the final word on this elusive, extreme, and far-reaching form of music.

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Known as a leading expert on all things hard rock and heavy metal, Eddie Trunk continues to entertain fans on the radio and as the host of VH1 Classic's hit television program That Metal Show with his passion for music. In his debut book, Eddie discusses his most essential bands, his unique personal experiences with them, his favorite "Stump the Trunk" anecdotes and trivia, as well as his favorite playlists. Whether you're a classic Metallica or Megadeth metalhead or prefer the hair metal of old-school Bon Jovi or Poison, Eddie Trunk's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal salutes all who are ready to rock!

About the Author

Ian Christe grew up in the metal strongholds of Switzerland, NewMexico, Indiana, Germany, and Washington. He moved to New York Cityin 1992, and has covered emerging technology and fringe culture forReuters, Wired, and Salon.com. His hundreds of articles on heavymetal have appeared in Spin, AP, CMJ, Metal Maniacs, and the Trouser Press Guide to '90s Rock and been cited by The New York Times.

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lukas, February 16, 2007 (view all comments by lukas)
An exhaustive and entertaining history of the equally beloved and reviled genre. The book begins with Black Sabbath (named after a Boris Karloff film), the bedrock of heavy metal, and covers the increasing arcane subgenres like death metal, doom metal, and Norwegian black metal, the latter of which resuled in deaths and church burnings. Author Ian Christie deals with both important bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden as well as the glammy, flashy L.A. bands like Motley Crue. A must for all true believers. 3 devils' horns up!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380811274
Subtitle:
The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal
Author:
Christe, Ian
Author:
by Ian Christe
Author:
Trunk, Eddie
Author:
Bussell, Andrea
Publisher:
It Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Heavy metal (music)
Subject:
Rock groups
Subject:
Heavy Metal
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Heavy Metal
Subject:
Heavy metal (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Rock Songbooks
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no 401
Publication Date:
20040217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color photographs
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.00 x 8.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , Known as a leading expert on all things hard rock and heavy metal, Eddie Trunk continues to entertain fans on the radio and as the host of VH1 Classic's hit television program That Metal Show with his passion for music. In his debut book, Eddie discusses his most essential bands, his unique personal experiences with them, his favorite "Stump the Trunk" anecdotes and trivia, as well as his favorite playlists. Whether you're a classic Metallica or Megadeth metalhead or prefer the hair metal of old-school Bon Jovi or Poison, Eddie Trunk's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal salutes all who are ready to rock!
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