'All Pens Blazing': A Heavy Metal Writer's Handbook Now Available

Ever wondered what it takes to be a heavy metal journalist? In "All Pens Blazing", Neil Daniels has interviewed a staggering 65 of the world's most successful writers of heavy metal and hard rock. Many of these writers are successful biographers, editors and long-standing freelancers who have interviewed some of the genre's leading artists from KISS to METALLICA and BLACK SABBATH to SLAYER. They've travelled the world over, lived in tour buses, got drunk with their idols, attended some of the greatest gigs in history and are still alive to tell the tale. It's all here; the wild stories, the anecdotes…and the advice!

"All Pens Blazing" offers a potted history of the genre as well as the publishing industry from the legendary Sounds and Melody Maker to metal bibles Kerrang! and Metal Hammer to modern-day magazines like Terrorizer, Powerplay and Classic Rock. There's also a wealth of information on fanzines and webzines as well as long-gone magazines like Metal Forces, RIP and RAW. With a foreword by the Canadian metal historian Martin Popoff, this collection makes essential reading for the heavy metal fan. It is also a worthy historical document for the serious enthusiast and can be used as a handy reference tool for the aspiring metal writer.

Includes interviews with:

Geoff Barton
Dante Bonutto
Paul Brannigan
Steffan Chirazi
Ian Christe
Dave Dickson
Malcolm Dome
Paul Elliott
Lonn Friend
Neil Jeffries
Howard Johnson
Dave Lewis
Dave Ling
Peter Makowski
Matthias Madder
Joel McIver
Alexander Milas
Derek Oliver
Martin Popoff
Greg Prato
Dave Reynolds
Steven Rosen
Xavier Russell
Brian Slagel
Paul Suter
Jeb Wright

The book is available to buy at www.authorsonline.co.uk.


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