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A History of the Garden State’s Heavy Metal Scene VOLUME ONE (1969-1986) Available in NJ Halloween 2022 Available worldwide December 7, 2022


In Jersey Metal Frank and Alan team up to offer a unique, autobiographical perspective on NJ’s Heavy Metal music history through photos, ads interviews and band bios. Jersey Metal Volume One 1969 to 1986 covers the early years to the mid 1980's of the formation of Heavy Metal here in New Jersey and how it became such an important part of the music scene in the Garden State. The book covers the Metal scene when bands started out as cover bands that rose to worldwide successful acts to local cover Metal bands, Metal tribute bands, original local Metal bands, and Metal bands that toured throughout the state over the years. There is also respect paid to the venues these groups frequented, the radio stations, record companies, stores and the Jersey shore that all helped grow New Jersey’s wild Heavy Metal scene.
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NJ Metal Scene

In Frank’s words, “Jersey Metal is for all fans of the metal scene from the Garden State and beyond.” Adds Alan, “Putting this book together brought back so many great memories for me and Frank. It is our hope that the same reaction will trigger interest in the book from all the people (fans and artists alike) who were a part of NJs Metal scene in one way or another. Even if someone was not directly a part of it, this book should still be an interesting look at a vibrant scene that spawned some amazing careers.”
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Frank White and Alan Tecchio are both veterans of the New Jersey Heavy Metal scene.
Frank has been a music photographer for forty seven years, selling his photos nationally and internationally to a variety of music magazines, record companies, music TV programs, DVD companies, book companies and the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. Frank also started The Frank White Photo Agency in 1986. He toured with bands as their photographer in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and was the photographer for the Uncle Floyd TV show in 1998. Frank became an author in 2018 with two books in print to date. He has now become a co-publisher with Alan and they both started WT Publishing LLC.
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Alan has been a singer in Metal bands starting in the early 1980’s with Prophecy, Aggressor, Hades, Non Fiction, Watchtower, All Time Low, Seven Witches, Power and more recently with Level Fields and Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins. He has also been a writer, columnist and graphic designer for nearly thirty years and has interviewed dozens of Metal bands.
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Interview with DJ Britt

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Jersey Metal Book debut release at the Chiller Theatre Expo Oct 28-30, 2022
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Chiller Theatre Expo Oct 28-30, 2022
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Jersey Metal Book debut release