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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 - 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
Click here to read our review of - Rock And Roll High School (Book Review)
Author: Tellez, Marisa
Title: Rock And Roll High School
Publisher: Independent Music Press
Pages: 331
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A true-life story about a teenager growing up in Hollywood during the Decade of Decadence.
Click here to read our review of - Brewtal Truth Guide To Extreme Beers (Book Review)
Author: Tepedelen, Adem
Title: Brewtal Truth Guide To Extreme Beers
Publisher: Lyons Press
Pages: 208
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A book about the nectar of the gods with a metal theme. A perfect pairing!
Click here to read our review of - Eddie Trunk\'s Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Volume II (Book Review)
Author: Trunk, Eddie
Title: Eddie Trunk\'s Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Volume II
Publisher: Abrams Image
Pages: 239
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: More of the same from Eddie Trunk; talking about himself and some 80\'s bands. Fun but inconsequential..
Click here to read our review of -  Louder Than Hell-The Definitive Oral History Of Metal (Book review)
Author: Wiederhorn, Jon & Truman, Katherine
Title: Louder Than Hell-The Definitive Oral History Of Metal (Book review)
Publisher: It Books
Pages: 728
Year: 2013
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A highly entertaining but very commercialized, American perspective on the history of Metal.
Click here to read our review of - Hammered (Book Review)
Author: Blows, Kirk
Title: Hammered
Publisher: Plexus Books
Pages: 192
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: An unfiltered, brash and boozy recounting of the glory years of the London (and UK) Rock/Metal scene.
Click here to read our review of - The Encyclopedia Of Heavy Metal-Revised 10th Anniversary Edition (Book Review)
Author: Bukszpan, Daniel
Title: The Encyclopedia Of Heavy Metal-Revised 10th Anniversary Edition
Publisher: Sterling
Pages: 400
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The rebvised 10th anniversary edition of this excellent encyclopedia.
Click here to read our review of - Issue #2 (Book Review)
Author: Chips & Beer Magazine
Title: Issue #2
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 120
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Awesome second issue of the coolest new Metal magazine I\'ve read in a long time.
Click here to read our review of - Makeup To Breakup-My Life In And Out Of Kiss (Book Review)
Author: Criss, Peter
Title: Makeup To Breakup-My Life In And Out Of Kiss
Publisher: Simon And Schuster
Pages: 365
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Three down, one to go..three of four original members of KIss have now published their autobiographies.
Click here to read our review of - Metallica-The Early Years And The Rise Of Metal (Book Review)
Author: Daniels, Neil
Title: Metallica-The Early Years And The Rise Of Metal
Publisher: Independent Music Press
Pages: 207
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A surprisingly average overview of the early years of Metallica
Click here to read our review of - Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast (Book Review)
Author: Daniels, Neil
Title: Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Pages: 224
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The ultimate illustrated history of Iron Maiden. World class.
Click here to read our review of - What Are You Doing Here? (Book Review)
Author: Dawes, Laina
Title: What Are You Doing Here?
Publisher: Bazillion Points
Pages: 205
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A very interesting examination of a black woman\'s life and liberation in Heavy Metal.
Click here to read our review of - The Official Price Guide To Kiss Collectibles (Book Review)
Author: Floren, Ingo
Title: The Official Price Guide To Kiss Collectibles
Publisher: Independent
Pages: NA
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The e-book 10th anniversary reissue of the official price guide.
Click here to read our review of - Heavy Metal: From Hard Rock To Extreme Metal (Book Review)
Author: Grow, Kory
Title: Heavy Metal: From Hard Rock To Extreme Metal
Publisher: VMB Publishers
Pages: 272
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Another nice Metal 101 coffee table book.
Click here to read our review of - Too Much Horror Business-The Kirk Hammett Collection (Book Review)
Author: Hammett, Kirk
Title: Too Much Horror Business-The Kirk Hammett Collection
Publisher: Abrams Image
Pages: 216
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A gorgeous, photographic essay of one man\'s obsession with horror movie Memorabilia.
Click here to read our review of - No Sleep Til Sudbury (Book Review)
Author: Jensen, Brent
Title: No Sleep Til Sudbury
Publisher: Edwards Press Company
Pages: 253
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: An opinionated and unique perspective on Hard Rock and Heavy Metal from a die-hard, Canadian fan.
Click here to read our review of - Machine Head-Inside The Machine (Book Review)
Author: McIver, Joel
Title: Machine Head-Inside The Machine
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Pages: 246
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The very first book about Machine Head. In depth and worthwhile
Click here to read our review of - Power Chord (Book Review)
Author: McKenzie, Thomas
Title: Power Chord
Publisher: IT books / Harper Collins
Pages: 308
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: One man\'s quest to meet the gods of guitar.
Click here to read our review of - If You Like...Metallica (Book Review)
Author: McPadden, Mike
Title: If You Like...Metallica
Publisher: Backbeatbooks.com
Pages: 209
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A fun and funny, well-written, easy to read Metallica primer. Not as usuful for Metallica die-hards but very worthy nonetheless.
Click here to read our review of - Pure Metal (Book Review)
Author: Moore, Bruce
Title: Pure Metal
Publisher: Safkhet Publishing
Pages: 176
Year: 2012
Reviewed By: Celtic Bob
Preamble/Intro: The third Metal cookbook on the market in the past few years with a Melodic Metal flavour.
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