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Library of Loudness

The staff here at Metal-Rules support metal in all it's forms, audio, visual and even literature. Often writers can give additional academic credibility to our genre which at times suffers from a negative reputation and we support their efforts and enjoy reading their books. In recognition of the dramatic increase in metal-related books we have developed this unique section dedicated to reviews and opinions about Heavy Metal literature and interviews with authors and publishers.

On this page you will find a quick summary of various titles and links to further in-depth reviews of these fine publications and more.

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Reviews
Click here to read our review of - Metal On Ice (Book Review)
Author: Kelly, Sean
Title: Metal On Ice
Publisher: Dundurn Publishing
Pages: 210
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: Celtic Bob
Preamble/Intro: An overview of Canadian Metal focusing on the melodic side of the 80\'s and 90\'s.
Click here to read our review of - Metal On Ice (Book Review)
Author: Kelly, Sean
Title: Metal On Ice
Publisher: Dundurn
Pages: 206
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The first book to document and explore Canadian Metal. Excellent but very narrow in scope.
Click here to read our review of - Relentless: A Memoir (Book Review)
Author: Malmsteen, Yngwie J.
Title: Relentless: A Memoir
Publisher: Wiley
Pages: 274
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: At long last Yngiwe tells his story in his own words. Eye-opening and revealing, he is not the bad guy he is made out to be!
Click here to read our review of - Cemetary Gates (Book Review)
Author: O Shea, Mick
Title: Cemetary Gates
Publisher: Plexus
Pages: 256
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: An adequate collection of rock biographies of various Hard Rock and Heavy Metal stars.
Click here to read our review of - Black Metal:Evolution Of The Cult (Book Review)
Author: Patterson, Dayal
Title: Black Metal:Evolution Of The Cult
Publisher: Feral House
Pages: 550
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The definitive book on the origins of Black Metal.
Click here to read our review of - Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll-My Life In Rock (Book Review)
Author: Pearcy, Stephen
Title: Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll-My Life In Rock
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 309
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Another great, titillating sex, drugs and rock and roll story from a veteran of the 80\'s Sunset Strip
Click here to read our review of - Budgie: The First Three Albums (Book Review)
Author: Pike, Chris
Title: Budgie: The First Three Albums
Publisher: n/a
Pages: 298
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: Celtic Bob
Preamble/Intro: As the title suggests, a look at the first three iconic Budgie Albums.
Click here to read our review of - Scorpions:Top Of The Bill (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: Scorpions:Top Of The Bill
Publisher: Powerchord Press
Pages: 256
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: It\'s about time someone wrote the first book about Scorpions!
Click here to read our review of - Epic Ted Nugent (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: Epic Ted Nugent
Publisher: Powerchord Press
Pages: 292
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: An insightful and in-depth analysis of the life and times of this iconic Rock Star.
Click here to read our review of - Two Minutes To Midnight (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: Two Minutes To Midnight
Publisher: Backbeat
Pages: 246
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Another great coffee table book a day by day history of Iron Maiden.
Click here to read our review of - Rush-The Illustrated History (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: Rush-The Illustrated History
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Pages: 192
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The best book about Rush to date.
Click here to read our review of - Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Pages: 192
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Another title in the excellent Voyageur press series of illustrated histories.
Click here to read our review of - The Art Of Metal (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin & Dome, Malcolm
Title: The Art Of Metal
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Pages: 224
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: One of the best collections of Metal cover art. Beautiful!
Click here to read our review of - Fade To Black (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin & Ioannis
Title: Fade To Black
Publisher: Sterling
Pages: 276
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A beautiful coffee table art covering the vinyl age of 1965-1990
Click here to read our review of - The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion (Book Review)
Author: Prato, Greg
Title: The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 210
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: Celtic Bob
Preamble/Intro: n/a
Click here to read our review of - Satan Is Alive-A Tribute to Mercyful Fate (Book review)
Author: Rudolph, Mark (editor)
Title: Satan Is Alive-A Tribute to Mercyful Fate (Book review)
Publisher: CV Comics
Pages: 150
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A fine graphic novel tribute to Mercyful Fate.
Click here to read our review of - Nothing to Lose: The Making of Kiss-1972-1975 (Book Review)
Author: Sharp, Ken
Title: Nothing to Lose: The Making of Kiss-1972-1975
Publisher: It Books
Pages: 550
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: An oral history of the making of Kiss, the early years 1972-1975.
Click here to read our review of - Geek To Guitar Hero (Book Review)
Author: Skolnick, Alex
Title: Geek To Guitar Hero
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 369
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Alex Skolnick of Testament writes a sincere and passionate autobiography.
Click here to read our review of - Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years (Book Review)
Author: Sobol, Ron
Title: Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years
Publisher: Red Match Productions
Pages: n/a
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A very high quality photography essay/journey through the early years of Quiet Riot.
Click here to read our review of - Do You Have Anything to Declare? (Book Review)
Author: Stewart-Panko, Kevin & Smith, Justin
Title: Do You Have Anything to Declare?
Publisher: n/a
Pages: n/a
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: n/a
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