Looking for the perfect gift for a metal lover? Here you go. For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records is on the way, a book about the longtime record label that helped kick off Metallica's career.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich contributes the foreword to the read, and Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel and author Mark Eglinton penned the book. According to the official description, For the Sake of Heaviness looks at the record label's 35-year history, which began in 1982 with a compilation release featuring metal bands hailing from the local Los Angeles music scene. That compilation featured the first recording ever released from Metallica. 

"I have been asked many times about doing a book about the history of Metal Blade and it just seemed like a cool thing to do to document the 35th anniversary," Slagel said in a statement. "You never really stop to think about a lot of this stuff, so doing the book is a great way of looking back at how many awesome things have happened to me and Metal Blade."

For the Sake of Heaviness will hit stores on Aug. 29.

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