“Metalheads – The Global Brotherhood”, a new book by Jörg Brüggemann about the lives and passion of heavy metal fans around the world captured in vivid images, will be released in March via the German publisher Gestalten.
The official book description: “Heavy metal is a phenomenon. Although this musical genre is still ridiculed by many, it is currently more popular and successful around the world than at its supposed peak in the 1980s. Today, so-called metalheads can be found worldwide. No matter who they are or where they come from, they are united by heavy metal across borders, generations, genders, religions, and social classes. The photographer Jörg Brüggemann traveled to Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Switzerland and the USA to shoot pictures of heavy metal fans. ‘Metalheads’ is a collection of the resulting images, which strikingly portray them and their passion. The atmosphere of concerts and clubs is captured with such authenticity that viewers can practically smell the beer and sweat, and hear a ringing in their ears. The photography in ‘Metalheads’ is complemented by informative texts that put the global metal scene into context, share personal experiences, and describe the evolution of this musical genre from its humble beginnings until the present day. ‘Metalheads’ is accompanied by a complimentary CD sampler from Nuclear Blast.”
Format: 28 x 22.5 cm
Features: 160 pages, full color, hardcover, landscape format
Catalog Price: €39.90 / $60.00 / £37.50
Shop Price: €39.90
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The book release will be accompanied by an exhibition which will run March 16 – April 21 at the Gestalten space in Berlin, Germany. More details can be found here.