The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal

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Headbangers rejoice, because this fantastically illustrated encyclopedia includes all things Metal, from influential bands such as Led Zeppelin, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Kiss, and Queen, to Mötley Crue, Black Sabbath (before Ozzy became a family sitcom star), Deep Purple, Twisted Sister, and Aerosmith, right up to Jane's Addiction, Las Cruces, Limp Bizkit, and today's most extreme death metal bands. Not a single sub-genre or band goes uncovered. Well-researched and fact-filled, the witty text befits the ...

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Overview

Headbangers rejoice, because this fantastically illustrated encyclopedia includes all things Metal, from influential bands such as Led Zeppelin, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Kiss, and Queen, to Mötley Crue, Black Sabbath (before Ozzy became a family sitcom star), Deep Purple, Twisted Sister, and Aerosmith, right up to Jane's Addiction, Las Cruces, Limp Bizkit, and today's most extreme death metal bands. Not a single sub-genre or band goes uncovered. Well-researched and fact-filled, the witty text befits the raucous bands that push musical-and all other-boundaries. From obscure groups like Armored Saint and Norway's Mayhem to pioneers Grand Funk Railroad and Iron Maiden to megastars like Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Van Halen, Joan Jett, and Marilyn Manson, each entry contains vital statistics: a description of the band's history and sound; an essential discography; the most current, comprehensive, popular compilations; and much more. Special features cover such important details as "Metal Fashion" and the various metal genres. Def Leppard, Faith No More, Guns n' Roses, Judas Priest, Metallica, AC/DC, Nine-Inch Nails, Poison, Rage Against the Machine, and Japan's Loudness: all of the favorite (and not so favorite) adrenaline-pumped, bizarre bands that make heavy metal the unique form it is appear in all their glory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760742181
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 634,862
  • Product dimensions: 11.24 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2008

    heavy metal

    It is an ok book, it helped with a lot of my metal knowlege but it had bands in it that were not metal at all like cheap trick, zebra, and others.It also didnt cover other types of metal such as black metal, death metal, and others. So it was ok but if i had to do it over I would get a diffrent metal book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2006

    Heavy Metal my life

    Dont have much to say, the book is great exept one ting. I know that is hard to cover all the great bands but some thing reali couth my eye. How com that in this realy great book does't have some of greatest bands in the World like Dream Theater, Hightwish, Sonata Arctica, Axel Rudi Pell,Europe, Racer X and many more. The boock hase so much, leas important bands then ones I yust whroat. But I know nothing is perfect in this painful whorld so is not this boock.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2003

    Best Bathroom Book of the Year

    This is an informative and humourous look of a carefully assembled host of bands. Not only does it put Heavy Metal on the map, and define its musical importance, the sharp wit and observations make it enjoyable in every sense. The color photograph spreads are a must have for any Metal music fan.

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