Metallica is seemingly always a topic of interest in the rock world, and they’re the subject of an affordable new book by Ben Apatoff.

Due out August 15, Metallica: The $24.95 Book costs – you guessed it – $24.95, and offers a comprehensive view on the iconic metal band and its history.

Per the book’s synopsis, “‘Metallica: The $24.95 Book’looks at Metallica’s cultural significance, with chapters devoted to each member, each album, touring, fashion, books, film, influences, fandom, history, and more, exploring the band’s ideologies along the way. With more than 125 million records sold worldwide, Metallica is the biggest metal band of all time. Four decades into their unparalleled career, Metallica is a massive cultural force who drastically changed the sound of popular music by creating their own rules. Yet for all their popularity, Metallica can seem impenetrable, raising more questions and inspiring more discourse as their mythos grows.”

Metallica: The $24.95 Book is available for pre-order at

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