If there’s one thing the vast majority of metalheads share a common distrust for, besides authority, it’s technology. Warnings against human integration with machines are so common in metal that I often don’t notice them. This morning, though, while listening to Black Sabbath’s Computer God, from their 1992 masterpiece Dehumanizer, the lyrics were so relevant to what’s going on now that I was taken aback. … Continue reading Robot ramblings
The Act of Laughing Evan Barnes and his wife Audrey have just moved into their dream home, located in the exclusive gated community of Blackwell Estates. As they begin to delve deeper into the lives of their strange and somewhat eccentric neighbors, however, dark secrets are uncovered that will quickly transform their dream into an unimaginable nightmare. Grave Concerns Vampire astronauts. A court-imposed speech regulation … Continue reading TWO FREE BOOKS, TODAY ONLY
I watched an episode of “Dark Tourist” on Netflix last night in which the host(?) of the show went to Mexico to talk to and observe practitioners of a religion called Santa Muerte. What he witnessed, or at least showed onscreen, was not the sinister death-worshipping cult of the kind that the Catholic Church condemns, but a bunch of people smoking weed, having a good … Continue reading Praise Of Death
This fall I’ll be unleashing upon the world an anthology of short horror stories. Why would I do this when horror is the least popular of all literary genres aside from One Direction fanfic? (That’s actually probably quite popular, come to think of it) Because I want to, that’s why. I’m frequently left cold by books and short stories claiming to be “horror” when in … Continue reading Why horror?