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Other: ''Metallica - The Early Years And The Rise Of Metal''

Posted on Saturday, April 21 @ 20:00:00 UTC by nightowl

Metallica - The Early Years And The Rise Of Metal by Neil Daniels. This is the first and only book to look at the massive impact of Metallica’s first four albums on the international metal scene. This book shows the birth and rise of the monster known as Metallica and will link the band – and the American metal scene – with the famed "New Wave of British Heavy Metal" movement in the UK and metal originators such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest.

Metallica's early success was built on strong live performances and fierce thrash metal riffs. The group would eventually become the biggest American metal band in the world and the legacy of those first four albums – Kill 'Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets plus ...And Justice For All – lives on to this day.

American thrash metal produced four major bands – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – dubbed the Big Four, but Metallica are the kings. This book tells the story of how that remarkable global triumph started, complete with examples of very early memorabilia and exclusive interviews from people who saw those early gigs and can provide eye-witness accounts of this incredible story.

THE AUTHOR: Neil Daniels has written about classic rock and heavy metal for a wide range of magazines, fanzines and websites. He has written books on Judas Priest, Robert Plant, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park and Journey.

1. First book to specfically explore the early years of Metallica.
2. Exclusive and original interviews with key players – both musicians, friends and journalists – who were eye-witnesses to this phenomenon.
3. In-depth insights into Metallica’s groundbreaking first four albums.
4. An in-depth exploration of the San Fran Bay Area thrash scene of the 1980s.
5. Interviews with Metallica's "New Wave of British Heavy Metal" heroes.

Title: Metallica: The Early Years and the Rise of Metal
Pub Date: 28th May, 2011
ISBN 13: 978-1-906191-21-4
Pages: 208, including 35 photos and rare memorabilia
Format: £12.99 Paperback; Size: 234 x 153 Format

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[Source: Neil Daniels & Independent Music Press]

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