Press Release: Metallica's James Hetfield Releases Biography "So Let It Be Written"

by Missy Wolf / 34 days ago / Comments







“James Hetfield is an unsung virtuoso. His guitar and vocal sound, along with his song ideas, have enabled Metallica to go from being classified alongside Motörhead and Venom, to being aligned with Bruce Springsteen and U2.”  Alex Skolnick, Testament

(New York, NY) Lesser Gods is thrilled to to give you a first look at their new highly anticipated book So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica's James HetfieldAfter months of speculation from fans and critics, preview pages of the introduction and chapter 1 are now available for your reading pleasure exclusively on CLRVYNT.


With 30+ years of touring and recording under Hetfield's belt and a live act that remains a must-see to this day, a book chronicling the Metallica frontman seemed long overdue. In the first biography of a living Metallica member—the author Mark Eglinton uses exclusive, firsthand interviews with a number of artists and celebrities who have crossed paths with Hetfield including members of Metallica, Chuck Billy (Testament), Charlie  Benante (Anthrax), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Rex Brown (Pantera), and more to construct the definitive account of Hetfield. Before becoming known as one of the greatest metal guitarists in the world, Hetfield surpassed several barriers throughout his adolescence including his parents’ divorce, his mother’s untimely death and severe alcoholism. 

So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield will hit shelves and online stores on April 11, 2017 via Lesser Gods


About Lesser Gods:

Lesser Gods is the first U.S. imprint of Amsterdam-based Overamstel Publishers. Based in New York City, Lesser Gods publishes books about and by musicians, across a variety of genre. Recent titles include A Vulgar Display Of PanteraFinding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad BrainsGeorge Michael: The Life: 1963–2016? and many more.

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