Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes by Sean KellyMetal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes by Sean Kelly

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

bySean Kelly

Paperback | September 14, 2013

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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.

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.
Title:Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal HeroesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:September 14, 2013Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1459707095

ISBN - 13:9781459707092

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Players
Chapter 2: The Motivations
Chapter 3: The Road
Chapter 4: The Big Deal
Chapter 5: The Border
Chapter 6: The Peaks
Chapter 7: The Valleys
Chapter 8: The Epilogue

Editorial Reviews

... it's a quick way to remember a time long ago, when MuchMusic ruled the airwaves and vans had astral princesses riding intergalactic dragons painted on the side.