Copies of new monster tome ready to ship! This is the fourth in the series
of my reviews books, only this time I've written 1,748 reviews and buddy
and BW&BK scribe extraordinaire David Perri has written 1,619, for a total
of 3,367 reviews covering albums from the last decade.
The book is 580,000 words and 572 pages of metal madness covering the
continuing catalogues of all your '70s and '80s favourites (these are
mostly by me, the old guy) and all manner of newer metal stuff (this is
mostly David... dude goes to 100 concerts a year and is a metal wiz and
wicked smart writer). Lotsa crossover, but yeah, I wasn't going to be able
to do this alone, and David's vast knowledge of metal's last 15 or so
years makes this such that we've covered most of the major artists and
albums in this anvil of a heavy tome - a crazy undertaking. Also included
is an exclusive promo 14 track Metal Blade Records sampler.
Cheesy company blurb reads as follows:
"The Collector's Guide To Heavy Metal: Volume 4: The '00s is the hotly
anticipated new addition to a celebrated franchise of album review books
from Martin Popoff, heavy metal's most famous journalist. Martin's
previous volumes tore into and reconstructed the '70s, '80s and '90s, with
each book being a hot seller for CGP, causing endless debates into the
night for metalheads worldwide. But there's a twist this time: the book is
a co-write between Popoff (author of 30 books on the genre), and David
Perri, prolific star-in-the-making journalist for Brave Words & Bloody
Knuckles, 14 years in print, now gone digital (Popoff was Perri's Editor
In Chief). Making full use of their respective areas of expertise, Popoff
and Perri attack the albums each knows best, collectively amassing
approximately 3400 headbanging, no punches-pulled rants, with band's
catalogues represented alphabetically then chronologically, the writer of
each review identified, and a grade out of ten confidently offered. A
closing appendix records each writer's Top 100 heavy metal albums of the
decade, sure to provide ammunition for a continued war of words about this
controversial series. The battle rages on!"
- The Collector's Guide To Heavy Metal: Volume 1: The Seventies (1,162
review; 344 pages)
- The Collector's Guide To Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties (2,528
reviews; 428 pages)
- The Collector's Guide To Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties (3,073
reviews; 518 pages)
If you need to catch up on any of these, contact me or see
martinpopoff.com for more. There are some possible substantial shipping
cost savings to be had, depending on weight of final order and where the
heck you are.
Prices including shipping cost (higher than usual due to the book's weight
and changes and the relative strength of the Canadian dollar - sorry!
Nothing I can do about it.) are as follows
All books will be signed by me to you (for Perri's autograph, head to
Montreal!) - so make sure you tell me if it's for someone else!
Price including shipping (yes, it’s higher than usual, but this is now
ordered in very low quantities):
Books will be signed by me to you unless you wave your arms wildly and
me otherwise within like half an hour of
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