Category Archives: Heavy Metal

For 70’s Rockers

A number of years ago I started writing stuff about 70’s rock and growing up, and it turned into a fun flashback and heartfelt tribute to my good friend (and guitar-God) Lou Pastalone (RIP). I’ve been added bits here and … Continue reading

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Why “Joker” is so Important Right Now

The film Joker does, in fact, include some painful, realistic scenes depicting mental illness, but the film does not come off as a public service announcement. More, the disability, well written and well played, paints the character as blatantly real in … Continue reading

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Publications and Such

Why do you write horror? Why do you like metal? Why do you drive a Mustang? Why do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Because I see the cloud differently. Because I’ll never give up my love for a … Continue reading

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Some Don’t Even Know They Are Trolling

I put up a blog post yesterday, and some might say I was trolling. I am sensitive to this, as I have been bashed around at times since I started a Facebook in 2013, (mostly to meet other artists). I … Continue reading

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Robyn Cage: An Exceptional Talent

I won’t put up a review on Metal Heads Forever unless the given artist talks to me personally. It’s got to be real or else I’m just another cheater. Anyone can comb the Web and deep-dive. It almost seems as … Continue reading

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Review – Sifting “The Infinite Loop”

I recently posted this review in Metal Heads Forever Magazine. I thought it would be cool to blog it too. Here’s the link if you want to see it in the full layout with pics: http://www.mhf-mag.com/content/cd-reviews/sifting-the-infinite-loop-album-review/ It is no secret … Continue reading

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Horror as Misrepresented Literary Fiction

There is an ongoing discussion concerning the relative position of “horror” fiction as compared to other types of storytelling, and the more popular pre-conceived notions are rather distasteful. The horror genre is known as a gratuitous one, filled with feeble … Continue reading

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Be a Patriot / Be a Teacher

I see a lot of rhetoric lately about the women’s U.S. Soccer team being unsportsmanlike and unpatriotic, so stop. Right here. They are heroes. If you are going to get your feathers all ruffled because they cussed a bit in … Continue reading

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Horror Writing and Metal Music – Similar Process

I know. My pic makes me look like a priest, but I am a rocker through and through. I also write professional horror stories, and the mechanics of forming a metal band and writing a horror novel are eerily similar. … Continue reading

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Social Media Basically Sucks

Of course I use social media, but it still basically sucks. Before discussing its uses (and misuses) as commercial and political conduits, let’s just look at what most people post. From my perspective, I am a small market horror writer … Continue reading

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