Metal On Ice – New book on Canadian Hard Rock & Metal Coming Sept 2013!

Metal On Ice
Metal On Ice

Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal, which grew out of the hard rock of the 1970s, exploded commercially in the 1980s, and then petered out in the 1990s as grunge took over, only to rise to prominence once again in the new millennium.

The road to Canadian musical glory is not lined with the palm trees and top-down convertibles of the Sunset Strip. It is a road slick with black ice, obscured by blizzards, and littered with moose and deer that could cause peril for a cube van thundering down a Canadian highway.

Drawing on interviews with original artists such as HELIX, ANVIL, CONEY HATCH, KILLER DWARFS, HAREM SCAREM, and HONEYMOON SUITE, as well as prominent journalists, VJs, and industry insiders, we relive their experiences, motivations, and lifestyles as they strove for that most alluring of brass rings — the coveted record deal. It’s a new perspective on the dreams of musicians shooting for an American ideal of success and discovering a uniquely Canadian voice in the process.

Written by SEAN KELLY of CRASH KELLY and GILBY CLARKE fame, Metal On Ice will come with an album by Sean Kelly (more details on that to follow).

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