HEAVY METAL: The 50 Most Influential Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time
by Martin Popoff

Martin Popoff's new book HEAVY METAL: The 50 Most Influential Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time is now complete. Not just a blanket discussion on metal, this book offers essays on the 50 heavy metal bands that had the biggest influence on building the scene, each band ranked within the three separate decades of metal's existence: the '70s, the '80s and the '90s. In addition, each essay is peppered with direct quotes from the musicmakers themselves, as well as discographies of their work. Appendices include the following: Influence By Genre - a list of close to 1000 bands qualified by style of metal,15 Amazing Bands Too Unique To Make The List - along with succinct descriptive write-ups on each, 25 "Almosts", once more with arguments on each's impact on the scene, Heavy Metal's Top 100 Most Influential Albums Of All Time, The Pre-History Of Metal - an archaeological analysis of metal's trace rumblings through the '50s and '60s, The Top 15 Tribute Albums Of All Time - each offered with a short review, and The Future Five - a look at five bands who are taking metal to new places in the 2000's. The book can be ordered directly form the author: Martin Popoff, P.O.B. 65208, 358 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4K 3A2 and is $18 US for US orders, $21 Can. For Canadian orders and $20 US for international orders. Email martinp@hardradio.com if any questions.