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Louder Than Hell is the definitive oral history of heavy metal, including hundreds of interviews with members of Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Limp Bizkit, and a host of other musicians who defined not only a sound, but a culture. Co-edited by veteran rock journalist Jon Wiederhorn, a senior writer for Revolver magazine who has also contributed to Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Guitar World, and Emusic.com; and Katherine Turman, journalist and producer of Alice Coopers nightly syndicated radio program, Louder Than Hell tells the epic, explosive story of the metal movement through the voices of heavy metal monsters, from Judas Priest to Metallica, Slipknot, Korn, and beyond.
Jon Wiederhorn is a veteran rock journalist and currently the editor of headbangersblog.com and a senior writer for Revolver magazine. He writes for major publications including Inked, Guitar World, Penthouse, and emusic.com, and his work has also appeared in SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Raygun, RIP, Alternative Press, Raw, Cosmopolitan, Teen People and Metal Hammer. Jon currently lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, down the street from legendary '80s/'90s metal club L'Amour. Jon's greatest accomplishment is teaching his four-year-old daughter to flash the universal heavy metal salute, "the devil horns."
Katherine Turman is the producer for Alice Cooper's nightly syndicated radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper. Her writing has been published in major publications including Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, SPIN, Billboard, Marie Claire, Guitar World, Metal Hammer and Daily Variety. An LA native, she now lives in Brooklyn.