Heavy metal is not for the faint of heart. The songs don't want you to dance, shake, spin, or jump. They insist that you bang your head. Forget nuances or subtlety, heavy metal's main concern is kicking your ass. Rhino dives into the mosh pit with a four-disc collection of musical wickedness that packs more fire and brimstone than an Aleister Crowley barbeque.   The set will be offered in limited edition packing that resembles an amplifier. In a nod to Spinal Tap-whose song "Big Bottom" is included in the set-the faux-amp box features an authentic, turn-able Marshall knob allowing you to literally turn it up to 11.  Arranged chronologically, the compilation gathers 70 choice selections from various record labels tracing the evolution of metal during its first golden age between 1968 and 1991. The Heavy Metal Box presents more than five hours of blistering fury guaranteed to send devil horn salutes in the air.

The Heavy Metal Box invokes some of metal's biggest names with Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies"; Black Sabbath's "Neon Knights"; "Highway Star" by "the loudest group in the world," Deep Purple; Iron Maiden's "The Phantom Of The Opera" with singer Paul Di'Anno and "The Number Of The Beast" with singer Bruce Dickinson; Judas Priest's "The Ripper" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"; Metallica's "Whiplash" and uber-doom-ballad "One"; Megadeth's searing political statement "Peace Sells"; Slayer's soul crushing "South of Heaven"; and Pantera's marriage of metal and hardcore on "Cowboys From Hell." The boxed set also includes songs by Ted Nugent, Kiss, W.A.S.P., Diamond Head, enom, Living Colour, and a pair of tracks featuring leather-lunged Lemmy Kilmister who appears on Hawkwind's "Lost Johnny" and Motorhead's "Ace of Spades."

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The Heavy Metal Box Streaming Trailer:
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THE HEAVY METAL BOX
Track Listing

Disc 1
1. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" -- Iron Butterfly
2. "Summertime Blues" -- Blue Cheer
3. "Easy Livin" -- Uriah Heep
4. "Highway Star" -- Deep Purple
5. "Billion Dollar Babies" -- Alice Cooper
6. "Lost Johnny" -- Hawkwind
7. "Bad Motor Scooter" -- Montrose
8. "Working Man" -- Rush
9. "Man On The Silver Mountain" -- Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
10. "Detroit Rock City" -- Kiss
11. "The Ripper" -- Judas Priest
12. "Cat Scratch Fever" -- Ted Nugent
13. "Lights Out" -- UFO
14. "Godzilla" -- Blue Oyster Cult
15. "Demolition Boys" -- Girlschool
16. "White Witch" -- Angel Witch
17. "The Phantom Of The Opera" -- Iron Maiden
18. "Neon Knights" -- Black Sabbath

Disc 2
1. "Ace Of Spades" -- Motorhead
2. "Am I Evil?" -- Diamond Head
3. "Nice Boys" -- Rose Tattoo
4. "Attack Of The Mad Axeman" -- Michael Schenker Group
5. "Denim And Leather" -- Saxon
6. "Blitzkrieg" -- Blitzkrieg
7. "Gangland" -- Tygers Of Pan Tang
8. "Witching Hour" -- Venom
9. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" -- Judas Priest
10. "The Number Of The Beast" -- Iron Maiden
11. "Star War" -- Raven
12. "Say What You Will" -- Fastway
13. "Black Funeral" -- Mercyful Fate
14. "Animal (F**k Like A Beast)" -- W.A.S.P.
15. "Mean Streak" -- Y&T
16. "Holy Diver" -- Dio
17. "Queen Of The Reich" -- Queensryche
18. "Whiplash" -- Metallica

Disc 3
1. "Rock You Like A Hurricane" -- Scorpions
2. "Metal Health" -- Quiet Riot
3. "Into The Fire" -- Dokken
4. "Balls To The Wall" -- Accept
5. "Round And Round" -- Ratt
6. "I Wanna Rock" -- Twisted Sister
7. "The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" -- Hanoi Rocks
8. "Big Bottom" -- Spinal Tap
9. "Midnite Maniac" -- Krokus
10. "I'll See The Light, Tonight" -- Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force
11. "Crazy Nights" -- Loudness
12. "Shake Me" -- Cinderella
13. "Watch The Children Pray" -- Metal Church
14. "To Hell With The Devil" -- Stryper
15. "A Little Time" -- Helloween
16. "Wrecking Crew" -- Overkill
17. "Caught In A Mosh" -- Anthrax
18. "Peace Sells" -- Megadeth

Disc 4
1. "Still Of The Night" -- Whitesnake
2. "Rock Me" -- Great White
3. "Talk Dirty To Me" -- Poison
4. "Bathroom Wall" -- Faster Pussycat
5. "Hall Of The Mountain King" -- Savatage
6. "Kiss Me Deadly" -- Lita Ford
7. "Hail And Kill" -- Manowar
8. "Trial By Fire" -- Testament
9. "Welcome Home" -- King Diamond
10. "South Of Heaven" -- Slayer
11. "One" -- Metallica
12. "Cult Of Personality" -- Living Colour
13. "Youth Gone Wild" -- Skid Row
14. "Cowboys From Hell" -- Pantera
15. "Beg To Differ" -- Prong
16. "Dead Embryonic Cells" -- Sepultura