Thrash Metal: The Global Metal Movement! [Book Project]

Dear Metalheads,

I have a new project that I wanted to bring to your attention from Bill Hale.

Help this guy out – he’s got some amazing pics and certainly was on the front lines in the West Coast Metal scene back-in-the-day.

It’s a crowd-funded book project documenting the birth of THRASH in the Bay Area.

Bill Hale… Photographer, Artist, Author and Daddy

Aloha I started photographing rock bands at the age of eighteen. In the 1980s, I was the chief photographer for Metal Rendezvous (International Heavy Rock-Metal) Magazine. While on staff I was able to shoot many of the top bands of the day including Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Riot and UFO. Also was fortunate enough to photograph many legends before they ascended to rock and roll heaven; Phil Lynott, Bon Scott, Freddie Mercury and Rory Gallagher are on that list.

Metal Rendezvous gave the first media coverage to some of metals biggest legends, including Anthrax, W.A.S.P, L.A. Guns and Armored Saint and a little band by the name of Metallica!

My work has appeared in such metal magazines as Kerrang!, Enfer and Metal Mania.

I live in Hawaii and still work with rock n’ rollers.

I have two photo books published:

Metallica: Club Dayz 1982-1984 (ECW Press 2009)

Megadeth: Another Time, A Different Place (MTV/VH1 Classic 2012)


Thrash Metal: The Global Metal Movement Fall 2014 (tentatively)

Dukes On Sunday: A month of Sundays – memories for a lifetime Winter 2014 (tentatively)

Just in case you didn’t view the “Bill Hale” video above, here is what I need to complete this my 3rd photo book:

  1. A new Mac book pro – Mine has bitten the dust after so many years of faith service.
  2. A new film scanner – My trusty Nikon scanner has too sadly died so need to acquire a replacement.

*Most of the campaign pledges will go to the printing cost as I am going to self publish the book! NO CORPORATE AMERICA of this one.

And that’s why I feel Indiegogo is a great fit for this project right.


“It’s a Thrash book and needs to stay THRASH! Think Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Megadeth; No Compromise just the goods!”


As I have said this is my 3rd photo book and it’s a great look back into the Birth of Thrash in the Bay Area, and if you are already familiar with my work you know that I had total access to all the bands that I worked with! Which means very exclusive shots group shots, candid shots and KILLER live shots!

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I am very excited to get this one out to all you fans. I’m very happy with this volume so far. There’s a ways still to go and the big decision now is what publishing company to use.

*If we can pass the minimum dollar amount I will add more gifts to all who buy the book! And if you just want to help out via spreading the world or sharing this campaign to a music or photography fan, please do.

A BIG Mahalo nui (Hawaiian for Thank you!)

So there it is.

Keep it Heavy ~ Make it METAL


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