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For the sake of heaviness : the history of Metal Blade Records / by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel, with Mark Eglington ; [foreword by Lars Ulrich].

Slagel, Brian. (Author). Eglington, Mark. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library ML3534 .S568 2017 37684001104820 Leisure Reading Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1947026003
  • ISBN: 9781947026001
  • Physical Description: xiii, 176 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : BMG, [2017]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
My metal awakening -- Metal massacre -- Building the beast -- Carving out a niche -- Growing pains and pleasures -- "I" becomes "We" -- A major alliance -- Pushing the envelope -- Independence restored -- Embracing the unexpected -- Into the future.
Summary, etc.:
"For The Sake Of Heaviness is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom's non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today. The book recounts the early beginning of a metal-obsessed Southern California kid who launched a fanzine and landed a record store job, before cobbling together what he assumed would be a one-off compilation of fledgling bands from the L.A. scene. Released in 1982, the Metal Massacre LP included the debut recordings of local groups such as Steeler, Malice, Ratt, and Metallica. For The Sake Of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they've accomplished, and where they're going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Mötley Crüe's career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist--twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper reissues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, Gwar, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads--from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show's Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer"--Publisher's description.
Subject: Metal Blade Records (Firm) > History.
Heavy metal (Music) > History.
Sound studios > California > History.

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