ISBN13: 9781786750532
PB - 255 x 217 mm
200 full-colour Illustrations

Rights available: World
Rights Sold: UK

Market: Music, Popular Culture


101 Iconic Rock, Heavy Metal & Hard Rock Albums
by Paul Elliott

A chronological review of the most essential and heaviest metal and hard rock albums, illustrated throughout, demonstrating the global popularity of the genre and just how much it has grown.

The 1970s was the era when the great heavy metal pioneers laid down the blueprint for everything that was to come after, forefathers like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple dominated. But as metal began to take hold in the mainstream – and then began to diversify – bands such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Motley Crue made their presence felt among new fans, and it continues to evolve today with bands like Mastodon and Lamb of God. Providing an extensive overview of the music and the stories behind each album, this inclusive reference chronicles the history and development of heavy metal, including sub-movements such as death metal, speed metal, and hair metal, illustrated with the iconic covers and archive photographs.

Essential reading for metal heads and hard rock fans everywhere.

Author Paul Elliott started writing about rock in 1985 as a contributor to Sounds, and has since worked for Kerrang!, Q, Vox, Heat, Blender (US), Metal Hammer and various other titles. His books include the first biography of Guns N’ Roses (published by Hamlyn), and Star Man, the autobiography of rock bodyguard Michael Francis (published by Simon & Schuster). Paul currently writes for Classic Rock and MOJO.


101 Iconic Rock, Heavy Metal & Hard Rock Albums by Paul Elliot