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Metallica Scrapbook Entire Career for ‘Complete Illustrated History’ Book

Hardcover comes out November 15 on Voyageur Press

If Metallica’s forthcoming 3D concert film, recent live DVD, annual Orion festival, and line of sneakers isn’t enough, here’s another bit of branded merchandise: The heavy metal icons’ entire 32-year history will be explored in an upcoming book titled Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History (out November 15).

According to publisher Voyageur Press, author Martin Popoff leads a lineup of respected metal writers who will dissect every studio LP in Metallica’s catalog (yes, even Lulu); the 192-page hardcover also features more than 300 images paired with anecdotes from the band’s three-decade-plus lifespan. The dismissal of Dave Mustaine, Cliff Burton’s death, the departure of Jason Newsted, the group’s early club gigs, extensive world tours, multi-platinum sales — it’s all there.

Fans can expect loads of photographs — candids and concert shots alike — plus a “stunning selection” of Metallica memorabilia, including gig posters, t-shirts, picture sleeves, backstage passes, buttons, ticket stubs, and more. Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History might not hit bookshelves until November 15, but Amazon pre-orders are now available. Nothing else matters.