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Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- And Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever!by Mike Mcpadden
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Heavy metal and high-thrill cinema have been joined together like mutant twins since before the band Black Sabbath adopted the name of a chilling Italian horror film. The unadulterated journey of Heavy Metal Movies spans concert movies and trippy midnight flicks, inspirational depictions of ancient times and future apocalypses, and raw handheld digital video obsessions. As brash, irreverent, and visceral as both the music and the movies themselves, Heavy Metal Movies is the ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience.
Exploding with way over 666 true headbanger classicsand#151;raging with disturbing documentaries, bulging barbarians, Satanic shockers, spluttery slashers, post-nuke dystopias, carnivorous chunk-blowers, undead gut-munchers, midnight mind-benders, concert films, killer cameosand#151;plus witches, werewolves, bikers, aliens, lesbian vampires, and vengeful vikings galore...the heaviest sin-ematic sensations of all time!
Wherever heavy metal has gone, heavy metal movies have followed, blazing ferocious new celluloid trails; from concert movies and trippy midnight flicks at the dawn of heaviosity” through inspirational depictions of ancient times and future apocalypses to the raw hand-held video productions of today. Heavy Metal Movies rounds up, reviews, and canonizes all known incidents of the heavy metal in motion pictures, from performance films, feature documentaries, occult rock 'n' roll horror, and headbanger characters to soundtrack standouts, namesake inspirations, lyrical references, aesthetic archetypes, and more.
As brash, irreverent, and visceral as both the music and the movies themselves, Heavy Metal Movies is the ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience.
About the Author
Brooklyn-born Mike McPadden is the Head Writer of the skinternational online phenomenon Mr. Skin (well-known to fans of Howard Stern and the movie Knocked Up). In addition to years of freelance journalism (Esquire, Black Book, New York Press) and more than a decade as a Hustler editor and correspondent, Mr. McPadden has also been a B-movie screenwriter (Animal Insincts 3) and shock-rock musician (Gays in the Military).
On the book front, Mr. McPadden authored If You Like Metallica (Backbeat Books), edited Mr. Skins Skintastic Video Guide (SK Press) and two volumes of Mr. Skins Skincyclopedia (St. Martins). He also contributed chapter-length essays to Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth (Feral House), The Heavy Metal Book of Lists (Backbeat Books), and The Sex-Drugs-and-Rock-N-Roll Book of Lists (Soft Skull). Mr. McPadden lives in Chicago with his wife, xoJane.com editor Rachel McPadden.
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