By Andrew O'Neill
'Absolutely hilarious' - Neil Gaiman
'One of the funniest musical commentators that you're going to ever learn . . . loud and carefully engrossing' - Alan Moore
'A guy on a righteous project to cajole humans to "lay down your souls to the gods rock and roll"' - The Sunday Times
'A love letter to Heavy steel' - BBC RADIO four
'As humorous and preposterous as this amazing song deserve' - John Higgs
The heritage of heavy steel brings brings us awesome tales of larger-than-life characters dwelling to extra, from the loved ones names of Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Bruce Dickinson and Metallica (SIT DOWN, LARS!), to the brutal notoriety of the underground Norwegian black steel scene and the recent Wave Of British Heavy steel. it's the tale of a world community of rabid enthusiasts escaping daily mundanity via song, of cut-throat company arseholes ripping off these lovers and the bands they worship to line their wallet. The expansive pantheon of heavy steel musicians comprises junkies, Satanists and murderers, born-again Christians and teetotallers, stadium-touring billionaires and toilet-circuit journeymen.
Award-winning comic and life-long heavy steel obsessive Andrew O'Neill has played his historical past of Heavy steel comedy exhibit to an important variety of audiences, from the teenage metalheads of obtain pageant to the broadsheet-reading theatre-goers of the Edinburgh Fringe. Now, in his first e-book, he is taking us on his personal very own and hilarious trip in the course of the historical past of the track, the way of life, and the characters who formed this so much misunderstood style of music.
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A History of Heavy Metal by Andrew O'Neill