Heavy Metal Thunder: The Music, Its History, Its Heroes (Paperback)

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In one of the earliest definitive studies of the genre, former music magazine editor and writer Philip Bashe dives into the origins of heavy metal rock, compiling a fascinating history and timeline of its pioneering bands.

In this insightful study, Bashe--the former editor of both International Musician & Recording World and Circus magazines--dissects the style, tracing its origins from Link Wray's 1954 guitar distortions on "Rumble," to the first true heavy metal single: the Kinks' 1964 "You Really Got Me."

In addition to the genre's high-volume, high-drama history, Bashe illuminates the songs and performances of ten of the most lauded groups in heavy metal history, all of whom were interviewed at length for Heavy Metal Thunder:

  • Black Sabbath
  • Judas Priest
  • Scorpions
  • Rush
  • AC/DC
  • Van Halen
  • Iron Maiden
  • Def Leppard
  • Quiet Riot
  • M tley Cr e

Featuring a foreword by Judas Priest front man Rob Halford, as well as dozens of photos, Heavy Metal Thunder also includes a chronology and discography for collectors.

Readers interested in related titles from Philip Bashe will also want to see: Dog Days (ISBN: 1635615739).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626548824
ISBN-10: 162654882X
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication Date: April 20th, 2018
Pages: 226
Language: English