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A History of Heavy Metal by Andrew O'Neill

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 venture 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 strong track deserve' - John Higgs

The historical past of heavy steel brings brings us outstanding tales of larger-than-life characters residing 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 fanatics and the bands they worship to line their wallet. The expansive pantheon of heavy steel musicians contains 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 heritage of Heavy steel comedy express to a tremendous variety of audiences, from the teenage metalheads of obtain competition to the broadsheet-reading theatre-goers of the Edinburgh Fringe. Now, in his first ebook, he is taking us on his personal very own and hilarious trip in the course of the heritage of the tune, the tradition, and the characters who formed this such a lot misunderstood style of music.

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