“Metallica: The $24.95 Book” Coming Soon

A book analyzing the cultural impact of Metallica as the biggest band of all-time, Metallica:The $24.95 Book, will release in August 2021 from Backbeat Books / Globe Pequot. Written by Ben Apatoff (Metal Injection, MetalSucks, and the Morbid Anatomy Museum), the result is the most complete Metallica book to date, covering their career through 2021 and the first Metallica book written with access to the band’s box set materials. Compiled from years of exhaustive research and decades of fandom, and including previously unpublished photos, a foreword by Laina Dawes, the author of acclaimed 2013 memoir What are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, new transcriptions of video interviews and magazine quotes previously unavailable on the internet, Metallica: The $24.95 Book finally gives Metallica the thorough biography and analysis the band deserves, providing an in-depth look at the band and their music.

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