There is nothing a heavy metal rocker loves more–after taking off his skull mask, corpse makeup, and studded leather bat wings–than curling up in a quiet corner with a good book. Or so one might think, considering the chosen names of some bands that consider “11” a reasonable sound volume.
Iron Maiden, for example, unlocked its name from the pages of The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas, while Black Sabbath was inspired by a novel from the British adventure writer Dennis Wheatley. As I Lay Dying is an iconic novel by William Faulkner—not to be confused with As I Lay Dying, the Christian metalcore band from California. And the band Of Mice and Men takes its reference to John Steinbeck’s novella seriously, addressing themes of the American Dream—like playing a sweet riff on your Flying V in front of tens of thousands of adoring fans.
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