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Some Kind of Monster

June 18, 2014 | by Faber Social

Tags: Extract, Festivals, Glastonbury, Metallica

Metallica: bear-hunting, gun-toting, out-of-time, evil, sacred-festival-impostors, or one of the most thrilling and unpredictable rock bands ever, the Led Zeppelin of our time?

To help you decide, and ahead of their two UK festival headlining slots this summer, why not check out Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood’s acclaimed biography, the first volume of which, Birth School Metallica Death, is just out in paperback: ‘an utterly gripping life of the world’s most successful heavy metal band, told with great humour and passion. If ever a band should have failed, it’s this bunch of awkward lunatics. That they went on to be so huge just makes this book even more absorbing’ (Sunday Times).

Volume I takes us up to their seminal, watershed moment, as the Black Album was about to be unleashed …

And for an exclusive peak at Into the Black, the second volume of their incredible story (January 2015), look no further, as the authors go behind the scenes of Some Kind of Monster, one of rock’s greatest ever films. Read the extract here.