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The Sound of the Beast : The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal - Ian Christe

The Sound of the Beast

The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal


Published: 17th February 2004
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The definitive history of the first 30 years of heavy metal, containing over 100 interviews with members of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Slipknot, Kiss, Megadeth, Public Enemy, Napalm Death, and more.

More than 30 years after Black Sabbath released the first complete heavy metal album, its founder, Ozzy Osbourne, is the star of The Osbournes, TV′s favourite new reality show. Contrary to popular belief, headbangers and the music they love are more alive than ever. Yet there has never been a comprehensive book on the history of heavy metal - until now. Featuring interviews with members of the biggest bands in the genre, Sound of the Beast gives an overview of the past 30-plus years of heavy metal, delving into the personalities of those who created it. Everything is here, from the bootlegging beginnings of fans like Lars Ulrich (future founder of Metallica) to the sold-out stadiums and personal excesses of the biggest groups. From heavy metal′s roots in the work of breakthrough groups such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to MTV hair metal, courtroom controversies, black metal murderers and Ozzfest, Sound of the Beast offers the final word on this elusive, extreme, and far-reaching form of music.

A Brief Headbanging History of Timep. viii
Prologue: Friday, February 13, 1970p. 1
The 1970s: Prelude to Heavinessp. 7
The New Wave of British Heavy Metalp. 27
1980: The American Wasteland Awaitsp. 47
Heavy Metal America: Highways & Video Wavesp. 66
Fevered Fans: Metallica & Power Metalp. 84
Slayer: Kings of Black Metal Devilsp. 102
The PMRC's Antimetal Panicp. 117
Rattleheads: The Mental Metal Reactionp. 126
Full Speed Ahead: Thrash Metal Attacks!p. 143
The Hollywood Glambangersp. 153
United Forces: Metal and Hardcore Punkp. 172
And Platinum for "One"... Metal Maturesp. 190
Transforming the 1990s: The Black Album & Beyondp. 215
Death Metal Deliverancep. 237
World Metal: The Globalization of Heavyp. 258
The Teen Terrorists of Norwegian Black Metalp. 269
Satan Goes to Court: The People v. Heavy Metalp. 290
The Antimetal Era: Haircuts & New Rootsp. 304
Virtual Ozzy & Metal's Digital Reboundp. 323
Reenthroned Emperors: It's a Headbanging Worldp. 340
Epilogue: 2001: Iron Man Lives Againp. 361
The Best 25 Heavy Metal Albums of All Timep. 363
Index of Genre Boxesp. 365
The Fine Print--Metal Listsp. 366
All Hail to Theep. 369
Indexp. 372
Editor's Notep. 386
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ISBN: 9780380811274
ISBN-10: 0380811278
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 17th February 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 22.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.48