Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal

Published 10 years ago on May 20, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of MetalBy Jon Wiederhorn & Katherine Turman -

Compiled from over 400 interviews conducted by respected musicjournalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman,'The Definitive Oral History of Metal' is achronological history of heavy metal, told through the words of themen and women who created it, played it, re-invented it, andcontinue to rock it.

Candid and confessional commentary comes straight from icons ofthe genre, including: Ronnie James Dio,Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Dickinson,Eddie Van Halen, Vince Neil,Tommy Lee, Lita Ford,Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield,Axl Rose, Slash, CoreyTaylor, Dave Mustaine, ChuckSchuldiner, Lemmy Kilmister, KingDiamond, Dave Grohl, TrentReznor, Slayer's KerryKing, Phil Anselmo, RobZombie and more. With an introduction by Scott Ian ofAnthrax and an afterword by Rob Halford ofJudas Priest, and with two 16-page photo inserts,with some never-before seen candid shots by celebrated rockphotographers Stephanie Cabral and Robert Matheu, this is the bookmetal fans have been waiting for.

From the creation of Black Sabbath in the late 1960s, to JudasPriest's development of the leather-and-studs look, to Metallicaintroducing the world to thrash, to the inception of Ozzfest, toFaith No More accidentally creating the first hybrid of rap andmetal, to the provocative exploits of the Sunset Strip scene, tothe death and destruction surrounding Norwegian black metal, LouderThan Hell gets to the meat of the metal matter.


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