A History of Heavy Metal

Andrew O'Neill

ISBN: 9781472241443
Published: July 2017

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In A HISTORY OF HEAVY METAL, acclaimed comedian and life-long metalhead Andrew O'Neill tells the fascinating story of the larger-than-life characters who have influenced this most perennial of music genres; from the household names of Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to the brutal notoriety of the underground Norwegian black metal scene; from Satanists and murderers to stadium-touring billionaires and toilet-circuit journeymen.

Along the way you will learn that:

*Any Old Iron by Harry Champion was the first heavy metal record

*When Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, writer of the song 'Hell Bent For Leather', came out as gay in the mid-90s the metal community was shocked. They later expressed surprise at the defecatory habits of woodland bears and the religious inclination of the Pope

*Satan has all the best tunes (though their second album is patchy)

WARNING: This book will contain references to the musical genre known as heavy metal, not a loosely scientific defined subset of elements that exhibit metallic properties.

  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781472241443
  • Published: July 2017
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Width (mm): 153
  • Height (mm): 234
  • Depth (mm): 23
  • Weight (g): 417


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