Take a tour of the evil history of metal music with this massive, jam-packed, era-by-era chronology.
Take a journey through the fifty-year history of metal music from its earliest roots with Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and Led Zeppelin to the metal music of today. From Black Sabbath’s definition of the genre in 1970, to AC/DC and Anthrax to Metallica and Motorhead, this is a band by band exploration of metal’s most innovative and hardcore sounds that can be heard around the world.
A chronological fold-out timeline will keep you on the heels of major events in the half-century the metal genre has existed. Co-authored by Axl Rosenberg and Chris Krovatin of the hugely popular blog metalsucks.com, this is a visually dynamic history, complete with brand-new band interviews, more than 200 photos, interviews, and plenty more to keep you throwing horns all night long.
About the Author
Axl Rosenberg is the editor-in-chief and cofounder of metalsucks.net, a popular metal blog which regularly receives more than 1.7 million hits a month. He is also a screenwriter and music journalist. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his dogs.
"HELLRAISERS is sort of a crash course in all things metal. From Thrash Metal to Black Metal, Glam to Deathcore bullshit, this is a comprehensive book that covers a wide variety of bands and genres. Worth it even just for the pictures." -- Joel Grind, frontman of Toxic Holocaust
The visuals make for an enriched reading experience with an array of visuals that will stir up nostalgia among long-time fans of the genre, as well as curiosity among newer fans. * Spill Magazine *
Its handy format allows you to hold it in one hand so you can easily hold a beer or a whiskey in the other.
* KNAC.com *
Every heavy metal fan should get their hands on a copy of this book to give them a broader idea into the heavy metal genre * JP's Music Blog *
"The historical perspective is there and the photos are great...buy this book for the smart, humor-having metalhead in your life." * Pure Grain Audio *