Garry Sharpe–Young is known the world over as a leading expert on international Rock music. Since his early teens he has been embroiled in the world of Heavy Metal in all its aspects, executing over 30 album covers, including for Skyclad, Queensryche and Grim Reaper, making custom belt buckles for Guns n' Roses, designing stage wear for Judas Priest, label manager for Saxon and manufacturing merchandise for Cradle Of Filth, Megadeth, Dimmu Borgir, UFO, Motorhead and Iron Maiden. Throughout the course of all this mayhem Garry amassed a vinyl and CD collection of staggering proportions, toured the world and interviewed just about every major act on the planet. Garry's real passion though remains the discovery of new music and chronicling the phenomenon known as Heavy Metal.

In December 2001 Garry put his knowledge gathering and contacts into a unique resource - With the world's biggest Rock & Metal database the spin off into books was inevitable. A series of acclaimed reference works followed, along with definitive and highly praised biographies on Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath.


  1. The Ultimate Hard Rock Guide, ©1998, ISBN 0953475107.
  2. A–Z of Black Metal, ©2001, ISBN 1901447308 (amazon).
  3. A–Z of Death Metal, ©2002, ISBN 1901447359 (amazon).
  4. A–Z of Doom, Gothic & Stoner Metal, ©2002, ISBN 1901447146 (amazon).
  5. A–Z of Thrash Metal, ©2003, ISBN 190144709X (amazon).
  6. A–Z of Power Metal, ©2003, ISBN 1901447138 (amazon).
  7. Ozzy Osbourne: The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band, ©2003, ISBN 1901447081 (amazon).
  8. A–Z of 80s Rock, with Dave Reynolds, ©2004, ISBN 1901447219 (amazon).
  9. Black Sabbath: Never Say Die, ©2004, ISBN 1901447162 (amazon).
  10. New Wave of American Heavy Metal, ©2005, ISBN 0958268401 (amazon).
  11. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle for Black Sabbath, ©2006, ISBN 0958268428 (amazon).
  12. Metal: The Definitive Guide, ©2007, ISBN 1906002010 (amazon).