New book Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History due out Nov. 15, 2013

Christmas gift ideas already?! November 15 is the release date for metal journalist Martin Popoff’s new book, Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History.

Each of the band’s studio albums will be analyzed and over 300 images will complement extensive band stories, from their formative years in the clubs of Los Angeles to tragedies like the death of founding bassist Cliff Burton, the triumphs of multiple platinum recordings, personnel changes like the departures of Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted, and world tours.

Live-performance and candid off-stage photographs will be accompanied by a large selection of memorabilia, including gig posters, concert tees, picture sleeves, backstage passes, buttons, ticket stubs, and more.