A-Z of Power Metal (Rockdetector) + CD. Power Metal is Heavy Metal taken to the absolute limit.
When the major Metal institutions staked their claim, they engendered a legion of up-and-coming followers, who took the genre in a new, extreme direction.
Riffs became labyrinthine, vocals scorched higher altitudesand they even managed to crank out some more volume.
This encyclopedic book documents the Power Metal phenomenon, with exhaustive, unique histories, detailed discographies, and many photos. It covers the British guard such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest; American metal such as Queensrÿche, Attacker, Jag Panzer, Iced Earth, Liege Lord, and Savatage;
European bands such as Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, Running Wild, and Grave Digger; plus Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal, and more. It also includes a 16-track CD.
A-Z of Power Metal (Rockdetector) + CD
Garry Sharpe-Young Author short bio:
Sharpe-Young wrote over 20 books, including the 2007 reference manual ‘Metal: The Definitive Guide’ which featured a forward by Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, the 2007 thrash encyclopedia ‘Thrash Metal’ and the unauthorized biographies ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle For Black Sabbath,’ and ‘Ozzy Osbourne: The Story of the Ozzy Ozbourne Band.’
He also wrote for British, American and German rock magazines and launched the Web metal database Rockdetector.com.
In addition to being a prolific writer, Sharpe-Young served in Taranaki as the events business development manager at the New Plymouth District Council. There, he helped revolutionize Taranaki as a leading events center in New Zealand, securing major events for the district, including performances by Motorhead, Fleetwood Mac and Sir Elton John.
Garry Sharpe-Young died on Friday May 12 at his home in Taranaki, New Zealand after suffering an aneurysm. He was 45.
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