First And Only Unauthorized Biography Of METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD: More Preview Pages Available


Lesser Gods has offered a first look at their new book “So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield”. After months of speculation from fans and critics, preview pages of the introduction and chapter 1 are now available for your reading pleasure exclusively on CLRVYNT.

With more than thitry years of touring and recording under Hetfield’s belt and a live act that remains a must-see to this day, a book chronicling the METALLICA frontman seemed long overdue. In the first biography of a living METALLICA member, the author Mark Eglinton uses exclusive, firsthand interviews with a number of artists and celebrities who have crossed paths with Hetfield including members of METALLICA, Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS), Rex Brown (PANTERA), and more to construct the definitive account of Hetfield. Before becoming known as one of the greatest metal guitarists in the world, Hetfield surpassed several barriers throughout his adolescence including his parents’ divorce, his mother’s untimely death and severe alcoholism.

“So Let It Be Written: The Biography Of Metallica’s James Hetfield” will hit shelves and online stores on April 11 via Lesser Gods.

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy, who wrote the book’s foreword, said: “Hopefully this book will rekindle certain special memories about one of metal’s most charismatic and important individuals.”

Lesser Gods is the first U.S. imprint of Amsterdam-based Overamstel Publishers. Based in New York City, Lesser Gods publishes books about and by musicians, across a variety of genre. Recent titles include “A Vulgar Display Of Pantera”, “Finding Joseph I: An Oral History Of H.R. From Bad Brains”, “George Michael: The Life: 1963–2016” and many more.

Eglinton is an author, journalist and film producer currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland who co-authored former PANTERA/DOWN and current KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown’s memoir, “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera”, and whose first book, titled “James Hetfield: The Wolf At Metallica’s Door”, was published in April 2010.