(Book). This is a comprehensive, illustrated book about one of the most enduringly popular forms of music. Combining biography, critical analysis, and detailed reference sections, it profiles all the major heavy metal artists as well as a huge selection of other niche acts from around the world. Metal: The Definitive Guide includes new firsthand interviews with many major metal musicians and detailed discographies. The definitive metal encyclopedia, with 300+ illustrations including artist photos and memorabilia such as posters, ticket stubs, and much more.