By now, we all know that Metallica have evolved from a thrash metal act to one of the biggest heavy metal bands in the world and why wouldn’t they want to capitalize on that success with new and exciting ideas… ok ok to an extent.
This new venture is alright though, they’re releasing a children’s book called The ABCs of Metallica, which, as you probably guessed, is a 26-page look at the band with each letter representing something connected to the group.
The description reads:
Including rhymes and illustrations, The ABCs of Metallica looks back at the history of the band from, duh, A to Z! Each letter of the alphabet highlights a moment along the band’s journey from Garage Days to Master of Puppets to fun facts about the guys. The book is co-authored by Howie Abrams (The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, Hip-Hop Alphabet), with illustrations by Michael “Kaves” McLeer, who participated in Metallica’s Obey Your Master exhibit in 2012.
It’s not all just a money-making scheme for the band either, they’ll be donating some of the proceeds to a worthy cause in the process:
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, which is dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services. For more information, please visit allwithinmyhands.org.
Think you’ll need it for your collection (or, you know, your kid’s bookshelf!?) grab a copy right here!