Rockdetector

Rockdetector

by Garry Sharpe-Young
     
 

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Power Metal is Heavy Metal taken to the absolute limit. When the major Metal institutions staked their claim, they engendered a legion of up-and-coming followers, who took the genre in a new, extreme direction. Riffs became labyrinthine, vocals scorched higher altitudes—and they even managed to crank out some more volume. This encyclopedic book documents the

Overview

Power Metal is Heavy Metal taken to the absolute limit. When the major Metal institutions staked their claim, they engendered a legion of up-and-coming followers, who took the genre in a new, extreme direction. Riffs became labyrinthine, vocals scorched higher altitudes—and they even managed to crank out some more volume. This encyclopedic book documents the Power Metal phenomenon, with exhaustive, unique histories, detailed discographies, and many photos. It covers the British guard such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest; American metal such as Queensrÿche, Attacker, Jag Panzer, Iced Earth, Liege Lord, and Savatage; European bands such as Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, Running Wild, and Grave Digger; plus Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal, and more. It also includes a 16-track CD.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781901447132
Publisher:
Cherry Red Books
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Rockdetector Series
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Garry Sharpe-Young is an author, artist, and heavy metal journalist. The founder of Rockdetector, his titles include A to Z of 80s Rock, A to Z of Black Metal, A to Z of Thrash MetalBlack Sabbath: Never Say Die!, Metal: The Definitive Guide, and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.

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