darryl J. Keck Metal Generation

ISBN 13: 9780976204145

Metal Generation

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9780976204145: Metal Generation

Metal Generation is not like any other book on heavy metal. It's not another history of heavy metal book. While it does follow a timeline, it is more about how the obsession with metal happened. Many metal musicians weren't like the true underground metal fans. They may have liked metal, but they weren't buying all the import metal albums and fanzines. We were the fans that kept metal thriving in the early 80s. As time progressed, I started writing for fanzines, magazines, and promoting the music. What happened for me was a very tough thing because I still loved the music, but I didn't care for the politics involved in trying to run your own metal magazine. It's a hard and realistic look at heavy metal and all that helped the scene grow and tore it down as well. While most historical books on heavy metal center on the top drawing arena acts like Metallica, Judas Priest, and Def Leppard, Metal Generation guides you to bands, such as Anvil, Hittman, Crimson Glory, Flotsam and Jetsam, and Armored Saint that were just as talented, but never gained that level of popularity. This book covers the reasons why I feel some bands made it, while others never climbed beyond their core audience or faded into obscurity. Metal Generation is a political, gritty, and enlightening look at the side of the music most fans didn't get to see. Includes viewpoints from members of Armored Saint, Crumbsuckers, Dark Angel, Slayer, Lizzy Borden, King Diamond, Manowar, and many more.

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About the Author:

Darryl J. Keck was the editor of two different heavy metal magazines in the '80s and '90s . . . Amplified Assault and High Volume.

Review:

Fantastic . . . I couldn't put it down. I sat and read the whole thing in one sitting. What you have done here is write a book about your deep love for this music. The things that happen along the way are hilarious and somewhat tragic too. I felt like I did a little time travelling. The style and the way you wrote it really brought me back. I realized what a great time it was and what a sad time it was. --Dirk Kennedy (Hittman)

Metal Generation is more than just a nostalgia trip. Keck had good and bad experiences with the scene and its players, and he pulls no punches in his evaluation of bands and their music and some of the events that happened to him. There are some bitter moments and a lot of complaining throughout the book, but Keck's love for metal shines through. He's been beat down, battered and bruised by the business and politics of the music industry, but it's the music itself that keeps him coming back. Metal Generation is an honest and compelling read, and if you're a fan of '80s metal you will especially enjoy this book. --Chad Bowar (About.com)

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