I.P. Verlag are proud to announce the release of »The N.W.O.B.H.M. Encyclopedia«, the latest in a long and prestigious line of specialist music publications. Having already achieved notable commercial success and widespread critical acclaim with their groundbreaking brace of volumes (»N.W.O.B.H.M.-The Glory Days« and »N.W.O.B.H.M. Vol.2«) devoted to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (N.W.O.B.H.M.) phenomenon, I.P. branch out into the English-language market for the first time. This colossal text, the culmination of more than two years of extensive research by renowned N.W.O.B.H.M. authority Malc Macmillan, takes an affectionate and comprehensive look at the bands who changed the face of Britain’s music scene in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Written in a lighthearted, accessible style, this tome documents well over five hundred of the groups who made it to the vinyl stage during the period of interest, telling their individual stories (be they successful, unlucky, funny or tragic) and chronicling their official releases, from the fly-by-night hopefuls who issued a self-financed single to the lucky few who would become household names in later years. Never before has there been such an ambitious attempt to cover such a broad review of the genre, but the author has managed to squeeze every last piece of information out of those whose lives are touched by N.W.O.B.H.M., namely fellow fans, modern-day collectors, rock journalists and even many of the musicians themselves, all of which blows away the myths and inaccuracies which are often to be found in less scrupulous texts. With I.P. having proven themselves as masters of their craft with their German-language volumes, »The N.W.O.B.H.M. Encyclopedia« finally opens up the subject for the entire world to enjoy, revealing fascinating new facts about old favourites and introducing obscurities to amaze even the most enlightened aficionado of the genre. Devoted fans and curious newcomers alike will surely view this much-anticipated offering as an essential purchase.
Pages: 800, 533 band entries