Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chapters/Indigo display of Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984

Thanks to John for sending us this pic of our book Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984 on display in Chapters Indigo Bookstore in Canada!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nick's review of Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984

I just got your book today in the mail, i read it in half and hour and it was killer!!! Im from Castro Valley and am a mega CLiff Burton Fan!! I got the same tattoo of the crimson ghost on my right arm in memory of him. SO it was awesome reading some stories i havent heard and seeing picts ive never seen of Cliff! Im going to tell Bob you sent me when i go to Monterey to check out his store. Anyways just wanted to give you a thumbs up on the awesome book!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Andrea Hughes reviews Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984

I feel like a teenager again! Like those times when a new album from your favorite band was coming out, and you waited and waited, then it finally came out and you had to be the first one to get it....the overwhelming giddy feeling you felt when you finally did get know what I'm talking about.....and it's all thanks to a wonderful photographer, Bill Hale!! His new book, "Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-84", is an absolute MUST for ANY Metallica Fan, Dave Mustaine Fan, Speed Metal Fan, as well as anyone who is just an admirer of wonderful photography!!!

A good photographer can capture the "mood" of the moment, and capture the "mood" Bill did!!!! From beginning to end, "Metallica The Club Dayz", draws you in, and holds you there. Keeping you in a state of excited nostalgia. You can almost hear the "head-shredding" guitar, feel the pounding of Lars' double-bass, and taste the passion and frenzy in the air. It's as if Metallica reaches through the pages and shoves "Metal Up Your Ass!" By the time I finished the book, I felt like I had just witnessed an amazing concert! (Exhausted and ready for more!!!) I knew this book was coming out before it actually did come out, and I had many conversations with Bill's wife about what photos would be in the book, but nothing prepared me for the actuality. "Metallica The Club Dayz" is so much more than I could have ever imagined!! I AM ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY!!!

Thank you sooooo much Mr. Hale!!! For your talent, your insight, and most of all for sharing all of that with us!!! I know we haven't seen the last of you yet!!! (in fact, I'm hoping you're coming out with a Megadeth book next!)

I could go on and on about "Metallica The Club Dayz", but I think I'll go flip through book again, only this time, I'll be listening to "Kill 'Em All!"


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tom Trakas reviews Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984

Tom Trakas has posted a very cool review of Metallica: The Club Dayz as well as Joel McIver's new book about Cliff Burton on his blog page.

Check it out by clicking here or in the title!

Thanks to Justin for your review!

I bought your book its amazing.Its the best metallica book I've ever read.You kick ass!!

Justin Steele
17 / Male
Bondurant, Iowa, US

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Shockwaves Skull Sessions interview w/ Bill Hale and Joel McIver is up NOW!


This special episode features two great segments; the first features a conversation with author Bill Hale regarding his new book Metallica: The Club Dayz 1982-1984 along with author Joel McIver regarding his latest book To Live Is To Die: The Life and Death of Metallica’s Cliff Burton.

The second segment of this episode features a balls-out debate between author Joel McIver and host Bob Nalbandian regarding Joel’s other recently released book The 100 Greatest Guitarists In Metal. In this no-holds-barred debate the two butt-heads about the true meaning of Metal! This is easily the most heated and controversial Skull Sessions debate so far! A must listen for metal guitar fanatics!

Shockwaves Skull Sessions on MySpace

Gypsy Poet Radio Presents: BILL HALE!! 6/7/2009 11:00 AM CDT

Listen on 6/7/09 at 11:00 AM as photographer Bill Hale talks about his latest publication, Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984 Life, love, peace and more!!

Gypsy Poet Radio

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thanks to Pedro of Metal Militia Metal Shop in Portugal for this review!

I have already got your Metallica book!!
I can't believe how awesome it is!! All i can say is that is everything i have desired to be!!
And it's a precious adiction to my Metallica colection!!

It's a very important piece of Metal history, you have witnessed and documented, you must very be proud to witnessed first hand the musical revolution that Metallica was creating in the very begining, and you also met Cliff Burton!!
That is as great as it gets!!

Keep up the good Work!

All the best.

Metal Militia

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sister Karen has books to give away tomorrow @ 9 A.M. !

Tomorrow morning (Thursday 5/7/09) at about 9:00 A.M. EST Sister Karen and Tom Gamble will interview Bill Hale on 96 ROCK - Cincinnati's Pure Rock! about Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984. They have a couple copies of the book to give away to listeners and anyone can listen to the show online by going to and clicking on the banner that says Listen Live.

If you don't have a copy this is a great opportunity to win one!

To order your own copy visit Amazon here: Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bob Nalbandian of Shockwaves Skull Sessions interviews Bill Hale and Joel McIver

Bob Nalbandian of Shockwaves Skull Sessions has interviewed Bill Hale on Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984 and Joel McIver on To Live Is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica's Cliff Burton. The podcast will be up to listen to later this week at the link above. If you haven't already ordered your copies Amazon has the best prices and you can do so now by clicking on the links in the titles above.

I'll post another blog to let you know when it is available!

Thanks to all who have ordered, reviewed and promoted!! Send us pics of you with your copies and reviews and we'll post them on our blogs!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sherry with her copies of Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984

Thanks to Sherry for sending us a pic of her with her copies of Metallica The Club Dayz 1982-1984 and letting us know how much she loves them!

May 2, 2009 5:51 PM