Satanism, skulls and distortion? Indeed, but much much more. Currently, some of the best international artists have broken the boundaries of metal and hardcore and reached new heights with their work for bands such as Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Baroness, Converge and Slyer. This impressive and monumental book, the first graphic anthology of metal and hardcore ever published, compiles more than 2,000 illustrations, photographs and designs applied to the covers of CDs, logos, t-shirts and posters. Much more than just an art book, these pages are a graphical testimony of two musical genres, metal and hardcore, of their almost endless derivative styles (grindcore, hard rock, death metal, doom, black metal, metalcore etct.) and a lifestyle that, at the start of the second decade of the 21st century and with 40 years behind it, has know how to reinvent itself without betraying its essence.