Enter Night A Biography of Metallica

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-08-21
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield invented 80s thrash metal when they created Metallica, the last of the superstar rock bands.With roots in the heavy rock of 70s groups like Deep Purple, Metallica rose to become the biggest selling band in the world during the 90s, with their Black Album and its hit single "Enter Sandman." Surviving death, divorce, drugs and rehab, legal battles, and the filming of the rock documentary Some Kind of Monster, Metallica surmounted all odds in 2008 with their Rick Rubin-produced No. 1 album, Death Magnetic. This is the story of the band's soaring highs and devastating lows, told by a man who has known Metallica for twenty-five years. Mick Wall spoke to band members, record company execs, road crew and fellow stars to create an unflinching portrait of America's most famous heavy metal band. Fans will read how: - they made such classics as Master of Puppets and the 25-millioncopy selling Black Album - the death of bassist Cliff Burton changed everything - they nearly lost everything in a battle with Napster, threatening to sue 300,000 fans - their self-reinvention saved the band from 90s grunge Enter Night is the closest fans will get to the truth without having lived through it themselves.

Author Biography

MICK WALL is one of England’s best known music journalists: his work has appeared in Classic Rock, Mojo, the London Times and a variety of other publications, and his books include eleven rock ‘n’ roll biographies.  He has also served as a trusted on-camera source for a number of BBC-TV music documentaries. He lives in England.

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"[Y]ou want this. You want Mick Wall's Enter Night. The Metallisaga is fascinating, almost an epic, and Wall is well up to the task of telling it."--Boston Phoenix 

"They may be the greatest band of all time, but Metallica have been plagued by a load of artistic misfires and band-member squabbles.  In this extensive biography by British rock journalist Mick Wall, no lowlight goes unnoticed...His narrative is straightforward and fast-paced - it's fun to see the band transform almost overnight from scruffy, Mötorhead-loving teenagers to hard-partying gods of thunder." --Rolling Stone (3 and ½ stars)

"Wall has a long history with Metallica...his deep archive of interviews give a sense of the story unfolding in real time."--New York Times Book Review
"Enter Night, Mick Wall's biography of Metallica confirms this grizzled veteran to be [an] engaged and waspishly authoritative chronicler of metal's most hirsute behemoths." --Independent on Sunday (UK)

"[A] flaming juggernaut of a heavy-metal biog... the author writes a deceptively casual-looking, sincere but half-amused prose." --Guardian (UK)

'It takes a writer of Mick Walls' pedigree and calibre... to present the whole wild, wonderful and emotionally draining tale all over again and make it as consistently fascinating and momentous as Enter Night...this is the definitive account of heavy metal's biggest band of all." --Classic Rock
"Millions of words have been written on Metallica, but few journalists have been present at so many of the band's milestones... [Wall's] eye for detail through the early years makes the book truly enlightening in the way it captures the character of the major players." --Rock Sound 
"A cinderblock of a bio, a worthy addition to the library of any self-respecting member of the Metal Militia...The writer clearly did his homework."--The Cleveland Sound

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