CAUSE/EFFECT: METALLICA revisits the lead up and release of Metallica's iconic and career defining release METALLICA (or "The Black Album" as it's commonly known. In this book, author Chris Akin remembers the build up to the release of METALLICA, the way in which it divided the once loyal Metallica fanbase, and the way this release changed the way that commercial radio was programmed. Featuring stores of the industry as well as personal memories from rock critic and radio personality Chris Akin, CAUSE/EFFECT: METALLICA paints a clear picture of just how this monumental release changed the way people thought about heavy metal, what was good on the radio, and the divided nature in which this album immediately effected the band themselves.
Following the success of Chris Akin's first book, the tell-all memoir about his divorce and the death of his father called LITTLE VICTORIES: A TALE OF DIVORCE, DEBAUCHERY AND FINDING HAPPINESS, he has returned to his heavy metal roots with the first book in a series of books called "Cause/Effect". A career rock critic and radio personality, Chris has unique perspective into the worlds of hard rock and heavy metal because of the amount of access to the biggest bands in the world over a 20 year career in the business. Chris has owned a music publications including MUSIC'S BOTTOM LINE Magazine and PITRIFF, as well as being a radio personality on THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW, THE METAL SHOW and MIDWEEK MAYHEM.