'Sound Of The Beast' Book Available In French Translation

"Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal" is now available in French translation as "Sound of the Beast: L'Histoire Définitive du Heavy Metal" from Editions Flammarion. The 470-page trade paperback includes a brand new 10-page "Brief History of French-speaking Metal" by author Ian Christe, placing bands like TRUST, SORTILEGE, VOIVOD, TREPONEM PAL, CRYPTOPSY, SAMAEL, ANTAEUS, GOJIRA and others into historical context.

Belgium's national news site Lesoir.be praises the translation: "This remarkable book manages — no small feat — to satisfy fans of 'the devil's music' as well as the uninitiated."

The critically-acclaimed "Bible of heavy metal," "Sound of the Beast" is currently available in Spanish, Czech, Finnish, German, and English — with Italian and Japanese translations scheduled for 2009. The book has also spawned the weekly "heavy metal history lesson" show "Bloody Roots", now in its third year on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack channel.

For more information, visit www.soundofthebeast.com.


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