9781472241443

A History of Heavy Metal

Andrew O'Neill


Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781472241443
Published: July 2017

Price: $29.99

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'Absolutely hilarious' - Neil Gaiman

'One of the funniest musical commentators that you will ever read . . . loud and thoroughly engrossing' - Alan Moore

'Relentlessly energetic and frequently hilarious' - The Herald

'A man on a righteous mission to persuade people to "lay down your souls to the gods rock and roll"' - The Sunday Times

'A love letter to Heavy Metal' - BBC RADIO 4

'As funny and preposterous as this mighty music deserve' - John Higgs

The history of heavy metal brings brings us extraordinary stories of larger-than-life characters living to excess, from the household names of Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Bruce Dickinson and Metallica (SIT DOWN, LARS!), to the brutal notoriety of the underground Norwegian black metal scene and the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. It is the story of a worldwide network of rabid fans escaping everyday mundanity through music, of cut-throat corporate arseholes ripping off those fans and the bands they worship to line their pockets. The expansive pantheon of heavy metal musicians includes junkies, Satanists and murderers, born-again Christians and teetotallers, stadium-touring billionaires and toilet-circuit journeymen.

Award-winning comedian and life-long heavy metal obsessive Andrew O'Neill has performed his History of Heavy Metal comedy show to a huge range of audiences, from the teenage metalheads of Download festival to the broadsheet-reading theatre-goers of the Edinburgh Fringe. Now, in his first book, he takes us on his own very personal and hilarious journey through the history of the music, the subculture, and the characters who shaped this most misunderstood genre of music.

Details
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • ISBN13: 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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