There might be some good rock and metal reading coming next year

Posted by on March 5, 2014

If you’re not familiar with them, the 33 1/3 series of books is a stellar way to read about an album. Each book of 30,000 words is written about a particular album. Some of them are actually about the album, others are written from the point of view of the author and the impact the album had on their life. So far, metal is pretty underrepresented on the list , with Slayer’s Reign in Blood (written by occasional Metal Sucks contributor D.X. Ferris) the only true metal album to have a book devoted to it. Andrew W.K.’s I Get Wet, Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion albums and Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine are also among the 89 albums that have been written about so far. That might change though.

The series’ web site recently ran a complete list of the proposal that they’ve gotten so far for books to come out in 2015. And of the 408 proposals they’ve gotten, there are actually a few metal albums on the list. Granted, there’s a lot more indie and alternative in the list, and many of these books won’t get made, but a fair amount of the proposed books are metal, with Van Halen, Megadeth, Iron Maiden and Aerosmith getting two proposals each. Here are the heavier proposals that came in for the class of 2015:

Van Halen, 1984 and Van Halen

Rush, 2112

Guns N’ Roses, Appetite For Destruction

Sepultura, Beneath the Remains

Ozzy Osbourne, Blizzard of Ozz

Megadeth, Countdown to Extinction and So Far, So Good So What

Mr. Bungle, Disco Volante

Sleep, Dopesmoker

Electric Wizard, Dopethrone

Failure, Fantastic Planet

Aerosmith, Get a Grip and Pump

Melvins, Houdini

Tool, Lateralus

Cult, Love

Metallica, Master of Puppets

Queensryche, Rage for Order

GWAR, Scumdogs of the Universe

Iron Maiden, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and Number of the Beast

Quicksand, Slip

Godflesh, Streetcleaner

Metallica, Metallica

Pantera, The Great Southern Trendkill

Refused, The Shape of Punk to Come

Living Colour, Time’s Up

Stryper, To Hell With the Devil




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