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Metallica On Track

Every Album, Every Song

Barry Wood
UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95

From humble beginnings, as they emerged pimple-popped and sweaty out of a global New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene infiltrating California in the early 80s, through to almost complete world domination, sell-out tours and Billboard chart success, Metallica’s story is like few others. With an insatiable hunger and hell-for-leather attitude, they helped to forge a new direction for metal music across the world, combining progressive anger with, at times, sweeping ballads. In the space of just a few albums, they went from thrashing wannabes (Kill ‘Em All) to real heavy rock contenders (...And Justice for All), before unleashing a new blend of chart-topping heavy metal on the masses (Black Album).

Through a succinct and detailed song-by-song analysis, this book charts every twist and turn, heartbreak and line-up change peppered throughout their more than 40-year career. As well as studio albums, an all-encompassing round-up of live, cover, collaboration and compilation albums solidifies this comprehensive study. If they aren’t on the road, it seems they’re in the recording studio, with an incessant hunt for the next loudest, ground-breaking sound spurring them on. They rode a wave, then started a tsunami, so prepare to be blown away. Metallica give you ‘heavy baby!’.

The Author

Barry Wood, born in Ely, Cambridgeshire in 1977, grew up in Lincolnshire, studied drums at music college and graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Lincoln in 2005. Cutting his teeth as a news reporter at a local daily paper for a few years, he then moved into communications for the NHS. A lover of all things musical, he’s drummed in various bands (covers and original) since school and completed an MA in Creative Writing while writing his first novel. A dad of four living in Lincolnshire, Metallica has always been a passion.

Number of Pages: 160
Number of colour pictures: 30
ISBN: 9781789522693
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UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95


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