The Story of Metal Bundle

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Get these two incredible Story of Metal guides at a fantastic price!

The Story of Metal: Vol 1   -   Look inside
Featuring 20 years of Satanic verses, forgotten pioneers and monster riffs, The Story of Metal Volume 1 charts the birth of heavy metal and its unstoppable rise. From the makers of Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, this is a special you won't want to miss.

Split into three sections – The Birth, The Explosion and How Metal Went Mainstream – The Story of Metal tells the inside story of the cult heroes and pioneering bands that conquered the world. Beginning with interviews with the bands that forged metal (Blue Cheer, Steppenwolf, Captain Beyond, Sir Lord Baltimore, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath…), this special edition then takes you through the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) explosion of the late 70s (with Iron Maiden, Saxon, Judas Priest) and lesser-known heroes like Venom and Diamond Head. The LA glam pop-metal scene of the 80s is represented with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx looking back, plus inside stories on Ratt, Aerosmith in the 80s and more.

The Story of Metal: Vol 2   -   Look inside
In this second volume of The Story Of Metal, we look at the genre’s New Testament in all its noisy, larger-than-life, glory. We pick up the story in 1986, with the landscape-changing impact of thrash metal and Guns N’ Roses, then follow its breakneck journey through alt-metal, nu metal, metalcore and beyond. There are returning icons such as Maiden and Ozzy plus next-generation heroes in the shape of Rammstein, Avenged Sevenfold, Babymetal and more, with all manner of wild and wonderful pit stops along the way. It all brings us up to today – the 50th anniversary of this genre we’re all here to salute. So raise a toast to a half-century of metal – and another to the next 50 years...