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Judas Priest: Heavy Metal Painkillers - An Illustrated History

Judas Priest: Heavy Metal Painkillers - An Illustrated History

by Martin Popoff
     
 

When the world thinks of heavy metal in its pure, potent, undiluted form, it is none other than the Metal Gods, Judas Priest, that instantly come to mind. Chrome and black leather, studs and whips and chains, a chopper on stage … these are the tools of the trade for Rob Halford and his legendary band of Birmingham bashers. Back stronger than ever, Judas

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When the world thinks of heavy metal in its pure, potent, undiluted form, it is none other than the Metal Gods, Judas Priest, that instantly come to mind. Chrome and black leather, studs and whips and chains, a chopper on stage … these are the tools of the trade for Rob Halford and his legendary band of Birmingham bashers. Back stronger than ever, Judas Priest, in 2005, issued their acclaimed Angel of Retribution album. It is long overdue that their story be told. Published to coincide with a new album in fall 2007, Martin Popoff’s book, Judas Priest: Heavy Metal Painkillers, examines the band’s rich legacy album by album, anthem by anthem, recounting the band’s shocking split with Halford in the mid ’90s and his triumphant return in 2003. Having interviewed all the principals in the band repeatedly over the years, Popoff gives a firsthand account of the Priest’s rocky, often comical ride through the ‘70s, through the gold and platinum records of the ‘80s, detailing the long road back to the status the band now enjoys as heavy metal’s proudest ambassadors. Accompanying Popoff’s lively text are more than 500 full-colour images, the band’s gleaming steel imagery springing to life through a myriad of photos from the stage, memorabilia shots, cover graphics, and all manner of Priestly feast for the electric eye.

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"Martin has the most thorough knowledge of heavy metal of anybody I've ever met."  —Dee Snider, Twisted Sister frontman

"Popoff is a blast to read with an acute style as cerebral as it is from the gut . . . you can't help but be impressed by the furnace level of this wordsmith."  —MaximumMetal.com

"A must-have for Priest fans."  —About.com

"A highly enjoyable book for any Judas Priest or heavy metal fan, and quite mandatory."  —SeaofTranquility.org

"Martin Popoff has positioned himself as quite possibly the world's most prolific metal journalist. . . . In true Popoff fashion [this book] is utterly exhaustive."  —Decibel magazine

"For metal fans, this will not disappoint."  —Vintage Guitar

Decibel Magazine
"Martin Popoff has positioned himself as quite possibly the world's most prolific metal journalist. . . . In true Popoff fashion [Heavy Metal Painkillers] is utterly exhaustive.
Vintage Guitar
For metal fans, this will not disappoint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550227840
Publisher:
ECW Press
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author


Martin Popoff is the author of 18 books, including Black Sabbath: Doom Let Loose; Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away; and Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time. He also reviews albums and interviews bands for Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Guitar World, Hardradio.com, and Record Collector.

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