TALES FROM CANADA'S HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL HEROES
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.
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Darby Mills talks MOI
Read her interview with Metal Express
Throwin' the Horns for MOI
The reviews are in! Check out the kinds words flowing for MOI the book AND the album!