Metallica Announce New Illustrated Children’s Book ‘The ABCs of Metallica’

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We’ll have to wait and see if “C” will be for “Creeping Death” and “K” for “Kill ‘Em All,” but the alphabet definitely just got way more metal thanks to Metallica, who have a new children’s book, The ABCS of Metallica, in the works. A “rhyming, illustrated history” of the band, it was written by Howie Abrams (The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years on the Road With the Vans Warped Tour) and illustrated by Michael “Kaves” McLeer. Visit to pre-order a copy or a special bundle that includes the book as well as either a children’s or adult-sized T-shirt. Packages are expected to ship out November 26th, just in time for holiday gift-giving.

Proceeds from the sales ofThe ABCS of Metallica will benefit the band’s charity All Within My Hands. Through the foundation, James, Lars, Kirk and Rob have donated thousands of dollars to local food banks in each city stop on their continuing WorldWired Tour. The Big 4 thrash OGs have also held fundraising events such as 2018’s “Helping Hands … Live & Acoustic at the Masonic” concert in San Francisco. To find out more about All Within My Hands and Metallica’s mission, swing by the organization’s official website.


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We’re having a bit of fun with our latest book release, “The ABCs of Metallica,” available in stores and online on November 26th. Not only do you get a rhyming, illustrated history of Metallica from A to Z, but a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go directly to @allwithinmyhandsfoundation, assisting us in supporting workforce education and the fight against hunger. Visit to pre-order your copy!

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