MARTIN POPOFF Releases New Book On The NWOBHM Just In Time For The Holidays

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And like my recent book, Swords and Tequila: Riot’s Classic First Decade, I’m not only holding on price but lowering them a good 10% across the board. But still, remember, I am signing, packing these up and mailing from Canada.

Orders will be signed from me to you, so please specify if it’s a present for someone else. Glad to sign as Christmas present for your favourite denim and leather NWOBHM-jamming metal buddy.

One other comment, I suppose this is very close to a Who Invented the NWOBHM? because a large part of it is a celebration of the British music of the late ‘70s that caused the NWOBHM to take flight.

Ah yes, the heroic, glory-rich daze of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal!

The year was 1979, and a brash new breed of heavy metal-maker was busy shoveling dirt over the death of punk, while simultaneous mourning the waning energies—or outright demises—of hard rock’s earlier heroes, namely Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep.

In Wheels of Steel: The Explosive Early Years of the NWOBHM, Martin Popoff charts the long ramp-up to this detonation of headbanging mania through the late ‘70s, arriving at the penultimate first years of this flash phenomenon, namely 1979 and 1980.

Utilizing his celebrated oral history method—rich with detailed chronological entries to frame the story—Popoff blasts through all of the reasons the NWOBHM had to happen, and then drops down on all the singles, albums, live events and conceptual trends studding those remarkable two years, an era that essentially marks a coming-out party for heavy metal.

Come join Martin, along with dozens of his old school headbanging buddies, as they together tell the tale of this ersatz genre’s birth and mischievous, defiant adolescence—heavy metal would forever be transformed, and Wheels of Steel celebrates plainly and yet powerfully, all the reasons why.

Price including shipping:
US orders: $29.00 US funds
Int’l orders (all books go air): $37.00 US funds
Canadian orders: $34.00 Cdn. funds

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