'Metallica: The Early Years And The Rise Of Metal' Book Due In May

Independent Music Press has set a May 28 release date for "Metallica: The Early Years And The Rise Of Metal" by Neil Daniels. This is the first and only book to look at the massive impact of METALLICA's first four albums on the international metal scene. The 208-page book shows the birth and rise of the monster known as METALLICA and will link the band — and the American metal scene — with the famed New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement in the U.K. and metal originators such as BLACK SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST.

METALLICA's early success was built on strong live performances and fierce
thrash metal riffs. The group would eventually become the biggest American metal
band in the world and the legacy of those first four albums — "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning", "Master Of Puppets" plus "…And Justice For All" — lives on to this day.

American thrash metal produced four major bands — METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX — dubbed the Big Four, but METALLICA are the kings. This book tells the story of how that remarkable global triumph started, complete with examples of very early memorabilia and exclusive interviews from people who saw those early gigs and can provide eyewitness accounts of this incredible story.

Daniels has written about classic rock and heavy metal for a wide range of magazines, fanzines and websites. He has written books on JUDAS PRIEST, Robert Plant, BON JOVI, LINKIN PARK and JOURNEY.

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