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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 - Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? (Book Review)
Author: Tyler, Steven
Title: Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?
Publisher: Ecco Books
Pages: 390
Year: 2011
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The third or fourth book about Steven but this time it\'s coming from his own mouth
Click here to read our review of - Banzai Records Companion Issue #4  (Book review)
Author: Van Deventer, Jay
Title: Banzai Records Companion Issue #4 (Book review)
Publisher: RRD Publications
Pages: 24
Year: 2011
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A fanzine totally dedicated to the Canadian Record label, Banzai Records.
Click here to read our review of - The Armageddon Chord (Book Review)
Author: Wagner, Jeremy
Title: The Armageddon Chord
Publisher: Knight Romance
Pages: 254
Year: 2011
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: An excellent piece of Metal themed, horror fiction from the lyricist and guitarist of Broken Hope
Click here to read our review of - Metal Rules The Globe (Book Review)
Author: Wallach, Jeremy & Berger, Harris & Greene, Paul (eds.)
Title: Metal Rules The Globe
Publisher: Duke University Press
Pages: 382
Year: 2011
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A collection of 14 essays about Heavy Metal around the world.
Click here to read our review of - My Appetite For Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns N Roses (Book Review)
Author: Adler, Steven
Title: My Appetite For Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns N Roses
Publisher: -
Pages: 0
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: Lord of the Wasteland
Preamble/Intro: -
Click here to read our review of - Dawn Of The Metal Gods-My Life In Judas Priest and Heavy Metal. (Book Review)
Author: Atkins, Al & Daniels, Neil
Title: Dawn Of The Metal Gods-My Life In Judas Priest and Heavy Metal.
Publisher: Iron Pages
Pages: 224
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Insightful and revealing autobiography of Al Atkins.
Click here to read our review of - Tales Of A Ratt: Thing\'s You Shouldn\'t Know (Book Review)
Author: Blotzer, Bobby & Clayton, Jim
Title: Tales Of A Ratt: Thing\'s You Shouldn\'t Know
Publisher: Blotzer Brothers
Pages: 375
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Ratt tales of sex, drugs, money and rock \'n\' roll.
Click here to read our review of - Highway To Hell (Book Review)
Author: Bonomo, Joe
Title: Highway To Hell
Publisher: Continuum Books
Pages: 131
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Part of the long running 33.3 book series about the making of classic albums.
Click here to read our review of - Motorhead In The Studio (Book Review)
Author: Brown, Jake (w. Lemmy Kilmister)
Title: Motorhead In The Studio
Publisher: John Blake
Pages: 254
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: One of many books in a series about major artists in the studio environment.
Click here to read our review of - Issue #2-The Pumpening (Book Review)
Author: Chromium Dioxide (Fanzine)
Title: Issue #2-The Pumpening
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 34
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The most bitchin\' metal lifestyle \'zine in the history of mankind.
Click here to read our review of - Issue #3 (Book Review)
Author: Chromium Dioxide (Fanzine)
Title: Issue #3
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 34
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The most bitchin\' metal lifestyle \'zine in the history of mankind.
Click here to read our review of - All Pens Blazing-A Heavy Metal Writers Handbook (Book Review)
Author: Daniels, Neil
Title: All Pens Blazing-A Heavy Metal Writers Handbook
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 350
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A collection of interviews with various Heavy Metal journalists
Click here to read our review of - All Pens Blazing A Heavy Metal Writers Handbook Volume II (Book Review)
Author: Daniels, Neil
Title: All Pens Blazing A Heavy Metal Writers Handbook Volume II
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 350
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A collection of interviews with various Heavy Metal journalists. An improved layout and design from Part 1
Click here to read our review of - The Official Heavy Metal Book Of Lists (Book Review)
Author: Danville, Eric
Title: The Official Heavy Metal Book Of Lists
Publisher: Backbeat
Pages: 230
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Somewhat amusing book of lists roughly based on Metal and the metal lifestyle. Fun and easy to read but a bit thin on content.
Click here to read our review of - Precious Metal (Book Review)
Author: Decibel Magazine Staff (Various)
Title: Precious Metal
Publisher: DeCApo Press
Pages: 360
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Collection of interviews with band members with questions centered on the creation of a classic album in their back catalogue. A republication of the magazines popular Hall Of Fame series
Click here to read our review of - The Beast (Book Review)
Author: Dianno, Paul
Title: The Beast
Publisher: John Blake
Pages: 350
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A laborious and unpleasant chronicling of the exploits and bad behaviour of Paul Di\'Anno, as told by the man himself. Very little to do with music but lots of dirt!
Click here to read our review of - Guitar World Presents: Metallica (Book Review)
Author: Guitar World Magazine Staff (various)
Title: Guitar World Presents: Metallica
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Pages: 258
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Guitar World Magazine presents a set of previously published interviews with Metallica, in book form.
Click here to read our review of - Guitar World Presents: Van Halen (Book Review)
Author: Guitar World Magazine Staff (various)
Title: Guitar World Presents: Van Halen
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Pages: 266
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A collection of interviews with Eddie Van Halen from the pages of Guitar World Magazine
Click here to read our review of - Full Metal Jackie-Certified (Book Review)
Author: Kajzer, Jackie & Lotring, Roger
Title: Full Metal Jackie-Certified
Publisher: Course Technology Cengage Learning
Pages: 330
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: An uninspired but interesting list of 50 influential songs and the stories behind them.
Click here to read our review of - Anvil - The Story of Anvil (Book Review)
Author: Lipps, & Reiner, Robb
Title: Anvil - The Story of Anvil
Publisher: Bantam
Pages: 313
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Quickie autobiography to tie-in with the bands recent resurgence in popularity. Seemed rushed and short on detail about Anvil\'s later years.
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