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Metal on Ice : Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes

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A musical genre as tough and hard as the Canadian Shield. Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal, which grew out of the hard rock of the 1970s, exploded commercially in the 1980s, and then petered out in the 1990s as grunge took over, only to rise to prominence once again in the new millennium. The road to Canadian musical glory is not lined with the palm trees and top-down convertibles of the Sunset Strip. It is a road slick with black ice, obscured by blizzards, and littered with moose and deer that could cause peril for a cube van thundering down a Canadian highway. Drawing on interviews with original artists such as Helix, Anvil, Coney Hatch, Killer Dwarfs, Harem Scarem, and Honeymoon Suite, as well as prominent journalists, VJs, and industry insiders, we relive their experiences, motivations, and lifestyles as they strove for that most alluring of brass rings the coveted record deal. It s a new perspective on the dreams of musicians shooting for an American ideal of success and discovering a uniquely Canadian voice in the process. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 5.08mm | 340.19g
  • Dundurn Group Ltd
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1459707095
  • 9781459707092
  • 884,176

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"Metal on Ice" is a mini encyclopedia of Canadian Metal. It is a book of memories for those that lived it and a wealth of info for those that didn t. Even if you were there or grew up in that era listening to the music you will enjoy reading the stories from the artists you looked up to as a teen. ...Essential reading for ALL metal music fans. - Metal-rules.com"show more

About Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly is the billboard-charting guitarist of his own band, Crash Kelly. He has released several classical guitar albums, and tours as lead guitarist for Grammy Award winning superstar Nelly Furtado. Kelly has also performed with Helix, Carl Dixon, Gilby Clarke, and Carole Pope, among many others. He lives in Toronto. "show more

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28 ratings
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2 14% (4)
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