British author Matt Karpe has written a new book, titled “Nu Metal: A Definitive Guide,” which will focus on the nu metal movement that took place between 1994 and 2004. The effort will be released in the U.K. on July 29 and in the rest of the world on September 24.
Here’s a description of the book:
“‘Nu Metal: A Definitive Guide’ revisits one of the most remarkable eras of heavy music, when mainstream charts, magazines, radio, and TV were all taken over by a host of diverse artists performing their own brands of hard rock and heavy metal. This book features an A-Z run down of the movement’s most influential artists, from the main players such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Slipknot, and System Of A Down, to the lesser-known acts who may have only released one or two albums yet still made a lasting impact. It also looks at the new breed of bands coming through today who still share nu metal’s original aesthetics. The book also includes exclusive interviews with musicians from some of the original movement’s most prominent acts (Coal Chamber, Kittie, Staind, Taproot, and more), plus informative essays on its record producers, its collaborations with hip-hop artists, movie soundtracks and a brief history of heavy metal as a genre. ‘Nu Metal: A Definitive Guide’ is the most in-depth book ever to be released on the most successful period in heavy metal’s lengthy history.”
“I grew up during the nu metal movement and it was those kinds of bands who got me into heavy music. It is still an extremely popular era of heavy music today, and with no other books released on nu metal since 2002, now seemed the right time to go back and document that era in its entirety, while also taking a look at the new wave of nu metal which has provided a kind of resurgence over the last few years.”