“Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal” is a brand new exhibit at LA’s Grammy Museum. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a media preview of the show, and from the moment I walked in, I was in awe of the collection. Exploring the rise of Heavy Metal, Golden Gods has curated a wealth of memorabilia and visual history relating to the birth of Metal’s most iconic acts—bands like DIO, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Metallica and Slayer, just to name a mighty few.
There’s an emphasis on both the audio and the visual, with plenty of design highlights. Some of the stand-out pieces include gig poster art from designers like Derek Hess, Mike Fisher and Christian Sloan Hall, original hand-drawn logo art from Death, original album photography from the designer/musician team of Invisible Creature and some well-preserved original flyers from Metallica and Slayer.
Golden Gods runs through February of 2013. To learn more, visit Grammymuseum.org.