By Andrew O'Neill
'Absolutely hilarious' - Neil Gaiman
'One of the funniest musical commentators that you're going to ever learn . . . loud and punctiliously engrossing' - Alan Moore
'A guy on a righteous challenge 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 track deserve' - John Higgs
The background of heavy steel brings brings us outstanding 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 fanatics escaping daily mundanity via tune, 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 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 background of Heavy steel comedy exhibit to an immense variety of audiences, from the teenage metalheads of obtain competition to the broadsheet-reading theatre-goers of the Edinburgh Fringe. Now, in his first publication, he is taking us on his personal very own and hilarious trip in the course of the background of the song, the way of life, and the characters who formed this such a lot misunderstood style of music.
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A History of Heavy Metal by Andrew O'Neill