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Metallica – The Early Years And The Rise Of Metal

April 11, 2012

Metallica: The Early Years And The Rise Of Metal

By Neil Daniels

Published by Independent Music Press

Out 26 April

This is the first book to look at the impact Metallica’s first four albums had on the American and international metal scene. This book shows the birth and rise of the monster known as Metallica will link the band, and the American thrash scene, with the famed NWOBHM movement and metal originators Black Sabbath and Judas Priest.

1981-1989 was the golden era in American metal and is still a fundamental part of the scene; influencing bands of the modern era such as Trivium and Avenged Sevenfold. Influenced heavily by the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Metallica’s success was built on strong live performances and fierce thrash metal riffs. With the remarkable passion and drive of drummer/founder Lars Ulrich, Metallica became the biggest American metal band in the world and the legacy of those first four albums – Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets and …And Justice For All – lives on. American thrash metal produced four major bands – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – dubbed the Big Four but out of that unholy collective Metallica were kings.

The defining era of Metallica…

My Metallica book due 26 April is going for a bargain price on Amazon at just over a fiver!!

Metallica – The Early Years And The Rise Of Metal includes a foreword by Brian Tatler of Diamond Head and contributions from Bailey Brothers, Biff Byford, Jon Collins, Jess Cox, Bernard Doe, Mike Exley, Bill Hale, David Konow, Joel McIver, Bob Nalbandian, Martin Popoff, Ron Quintana, Brian Rademacher, John Ricci, Brian Ross, Xavier Russell, Brian Slagel, Brian Tatler, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, John Tucker, Michael Wagener and Jeff Waters.


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