In the intensities in ten cities
follow-up to Popoff’s celebrated New
Wave of British Heavy Metal trilogy
(Smokin’ Valves, Wheels of Steel
and This Means War) along with
Hit the Lights: The Birth of
Thrash, Martin now offers all the tales
of the bands and records that built
thrash metal into a juggernaut circa
1983 to 1986.
In the words of those who were there
plus the music-makers themselves,
this is the story of records like
Ride the Lightning, Killing is My
Business, Spreading the Disease
and Reign in Blood, along with contributions from
Anvil, Exciter, Voivod, Overkill,
Pantera, Exodus, Celtic Frost
and the German contingent of
Sodom, Kreator and Destruction. Multiple members of all the above
bands get their say, along with the
industry giants that sent the
records into the shops. The end
result is the ultimate history of
thrash’s most blessed and blasted
years, a golden time for metal that
forms the bedrock of the thriving
thrash scene of today.
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