ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
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.