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A great history of the metal press by the people who made it,
This review is from: All Pens Blazing: A Rock & Heavy Metal Writer's Handbook, Vol. 1 (Paperback)
All Pens Blazing is basically a collection of 65 interviews with some of the world's leading metal writers, including, Geoff Barton, Dante Bonutto, Paul Brannigan, Steffan Chirazi, Ian Christe, Dave Dickson, Malcolm Dome, Paul Elliott, Lonn Friend, Neil Jeffries, Howard Johnson, Dave Lewis, Dave Ling, Peter Makowski, Matthias Madder, Joel McIver, Alexander Milas, Derek Oliver, Martin Popoff, Greg Prato, Dave Reynolds, Steven Rosen, Xavier Russell, Brian Slagel, Paul Suter and Jeb Wright.
It's a great read and the kind of book that you can dip in and out of. There are so many stories especially from the Kerrang! writers of the eighties. There's also a cool foreword by the Canadian writer Martin Popoff. If you want to learn about the bands read the writers. In fact these interviews are more interesting than the artists themselves. It's a killer tome! Great title too...