A pair of metalheads well versed in everything from Anthrax to Zeppelin take you through the metal halls of history in Hellraisers. Time to crank the volume and throw the horns! Take a journey through the history of metal music from its earliest roots with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath to its popular modern incarnations like experimental black metal, stoner doom, and djent. Get incredible looks at modern prog metal musicians tearing up the fret board, or remember some of your favorite, old 38s from years gone by. Everything from AC/DC and Anthrax to Meshuggah and Mastodon is on display in this superfan's-eye-view exploration of metal’s most innovative and hardcore sounds that can be heard around the world. Co-authored by Axl Rosenberg and Chris Krovatin of the hugely popular blog metalsucks.com, this is a visually dynamic history, complete with exclusive band interviews, over 200 full color photos, genre-by-genre playlists, and plenty more to keep you throwing horns all night long.
|Publisher:||Race Point Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Axl Rosenberg is the pseudonym of Matthew Goldenberg, co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the popular heavy metal blog metalsucks.net. He is also a novelist and screenwriter. He lives in New York City with his dog, Sacha, and his neuroses.
Christopher Krovatin is a YA and middle grade author best known for his novel Heavy Metal & You. He's also a heavy metal journalist who has written for Revolver Magazine, MetalSucks, Rolling Stone, Invisible Oranges, and Noisey to name a few. He lives in New York City with his girlfriend, records, and Halloween decorations.
Mattew Kiichi Heafy is the vocalist and lead guitarist of the world-famous metal band Trivium, which he joined in 1999 at the age of 13. Trivium has toured alongside bands including Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Machine Head. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Ashley. Matt can read sheet music, but only when playing the saxophone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book attempts to be an overview of Metal Music complete with playlists and lots of photographs. The authors do really know the subject and enjoy writing about it. I enjoyed some of the humor and the photographs. They begin with an overview history of the music and then break it down into the many sub-genres. The playlists are helpful if you are unfamiliar with any of the bands or sun-genres. The book is good overall and will appeal to to superfans and casual fans. It will make a great gift. Enjoy