Heavy Metal Movies – by Mike “Beardo” McPadden





Heavy Metal Movies (Bazillion Points), written by Mike “Beardo” McPadden is a project the likes of which any metal geek-movie geek fusion would be proud to have accomplished in their lives; proof that they have indeed seen more movies than you, and can tell you how headbangingly awesome each is in their own way. Indeed, this titanic titanium tome does indeed show, rather than tell the sheer amount of neck-snapping cinematography observed by one man needed to even dare a book of this lethal thickness. From A to Z, it’s an outpouring of movie mayhem and magick from teenage stoner boners to Nordic loners; rockumentaries and mockumentaries; canon appearances by the metal gods on screen and on record; from swords to spaceships, and from monsters to Manson (Editor’s note: both Charles and Marilyn), this book packs it all in, dating from the silent era Nosferatu (1922) to the modern Hollywood bombast of The Hobbit (2012) and a whole hell of a lot of stuff in between that inspired distortion, patched denim, leather, and poor hygiene worldwide.

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Editor of the Beast – An Interview With Ian Christe of Bazillion Points


If you grew up in the early days of metal, there were no books about the genre. After Ian Christe wrote Sound of the Beast in 2003, he was still surprised at the lack of good books about underground music written or found anywhere. Undeterred, he founded Bazillion Points Publishing in Brooklyn, NY in 2008 and has helped put out the most authoritative books on thrash, black metal, death metal, prog, metal, glam and hardcore punk ever. Also he has put out other books that examined the cultural and political impact of metal on society, giving our community the respect few mainstream publishers ever would dare to. Ian is also well known as an authority on metal, often interviewed for documentaries, and for his own Sirius XM Radio shows. With Bazillion Points celebrating five years of existence, we chatted with him to get the inside story.Continue reading