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Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition

Death Punch'd

by Jeremy Spencer Dey Street Books (September 02, 2014)

From the cofounder of Five Finger Death Punch, a fascinating inside account of one of the most successful heavy-metal bands of the past decade, and a revealing personal journey through the wild highs and terrifying...

Heavy Metal in Baghdad

by Vice Media, Andy Capper & Gabi Sifre MTV Books (November 17, 2009)

documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad featuring the members of Iraq’s only heavy metal band—Acrassicauda—and their daily struggle to survive and rock on even as their country fell into a bloody insurgency....

Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult

by Dayal Patterson Feral House (November 25, 2013)

Here is the most comprehensive history yet of this fascinating offshoot of extreme heavy metal.

Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes

by Sean Kelly Dundurn (August 26, 2013)

Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal. Drawing on interviews with the original artists of the 1980s, this book provides a new perspective on the dreams of musicians...

Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal

by Ian Christe HarperCollins e-books (September 07, 2010)

The definitive history of the first 30 years of heavy metal, containing over 100 interviews with members of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Slipknot, Kiss, Megadeth, Public Enemy, Napalm...

Nothin' to Lose

by Ken Sharp, Mr. Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley It Books (September 10, 2013)

Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) chronicles, for the first time, the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975...

Louder Than Hell

by Jon Wiederhorn & Katherine Turman It Books (May 14, 2013)

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...

Death Metal and Music Criticism: Analysis at the Limits

by Michelle Phillipov Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

In this book, Author Michelle Phillipov Combines original analyses of death metal with accessible overviews of popular music studies as a field. By doing so, Phillipov demonstrates how the premium placed on...

The Hard Stuff

by Wayne Kramer Da Capo Press (June 12, 2018)

Memoir by Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends The MC5

In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling...

Highway Star

by Ian Gillan & Lars Ulrich Lesser Gods (September 12, 2017)

"[Ian Gillan] personifies every trait of epic front man coolness." ?Metallica's Lars Ulrich

In the first US edition of his wildly entertaining autobiography, the Deep Purple singer dishes on the highs and lows...

Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred within the Secular West

by Jason Lief Lexington Books (June 13, 2017)

This book explores the symbolic connections between Christianity and Heavy Metal music in the context of the secular West. Heavy Metal uses symbols and imagery taken from Christianity, even if the purpose is...

Last of the Giants

by Mick Wall Lesser Gods (July 18, 2017)

With the original lineup reunited, Guns N' Roses is packing stadiums again, thirty years after their landmark debut, Appetite for Destruction.

"Last of the Giants is the mad, funny, dark and often painful story...

Shut Up and Give Me the Mic

by Dee Snider Gallery Books (May 08, 2012)


As lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider became the poster boy for heavy metal, hair bands, and the wild side of rock. Now, in his twisted new memoir, he reveals...

So Let It Be Written

by Mark Eglinton & Chuck Billy Lesser Gods (April 11, 2017)

Metallica is back with their first album in almost a decade!

With James Hetfield at the helm, Metallica went from being thrash pioneers to heavy metal gods. He overcame adolescent upheaval and personal demons—including...

Access All Areas

by Scott Ian Da Capo Press (September 26, 2017)

America 51

by Corey Taylor Da Capo Press (August 15, 2017)

The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught...

Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berserker's Guide to World Tour Domination

by Zakk Wylde & Eric Hendrikx William Morrow (April 10, 2012)

Bringing Metal to the Children is a handbook to all things Heavy Metal, brought to you by insane prankster and guitar god Zakk Wylde, of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society fame.

This “Complete Berzerker's...

What Does This Button Do?

by Bruce Dickinson Dey Street Books (October 31, 2017)


A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever.

Pioneers of Britain’s...

Heavy Metal Music and the Communal Experience

by Niall Scott, Nelson Varas-Díaz, Karl Spracklen & Keith Kahn-Harris et al. Lexington Books (August 03, 2016)

The book critically examines the issue of community formation in metal music. Via theoretical reflections on communal formation and empirical research in the field, scholars interested in extreme music and community...

Fargo Rock City

by Chuck Klosterman Scribner (November 01, 2007)

Empirically proving that—no matter where you are—kids wanna rock, this is Chuck Klosterman's hilrious memoir of growing up as a shameless metalhead in Wyndmere, North Dakotoa (population: 498).

With a voice...

Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen

by Vince Neil Grand Central Publishing (September 23, 2010)

"So where do we start? I remember when we did The Dirt, the Mötley Crüe book, I was interviewed at The Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills. A lot of people think I didn't get to say much in The Dirt. It's probably...