Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal


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Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal. The definitive oral history of heavy metal, Louder Than Hell by renowned music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman includes hundreds of interviews with the giants of the movement, conducted over the past 25 years.

Unlike many forms of popular music, metalheads tend to embrace their favorite bands and follow them over decades. Metal is not only a pastime for the true aficionados; it’s a lifestyle and obsession that permeates every aspect of their being. Louder Than Hell is an examination of that cultural phenomenon and the much-maligned genre of music that has stood the test of time.

Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal

Louder than Hell features more than 250 interviews with some of the biggest bands in metal, including Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Spinal Tap, Pantera, White Zombie, Slipknot, and Twisted Sister;

insights from industry insiders, family members, friends, scenesters, groupies, and journalists; and  full-color photographs.

Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal

Jon Wiederhorn – Biography

Jon Wiederhorn is a veteran rock journalist who wrote the authorized biography Ministry: The Lost Gospels of Al Jourgensen and is currently working with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian on his memoir I’m the Man, due in 2014. In the past.

He has worked on editorial staffs at Rolling Stone, Guitar magazine, and MTV. He is a senior writer for Revolver magazine and regularly writes for major publications including Guitar World, emusic.com, and SPIN. His work has also appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Stuff, FHM, TV Guide, Metal Hammer, Raygun, RIP, Alternative Press, Raw, and Cosmopolitan.

Jon lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, down the street from the once legendary but now defunct metal club L’Amour. One of his proudest moments came when he was admonished by his then eight-year-old son’s schoolteacher because the boy came into class singing “Highway to Hell.”

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Weight 920 g