The latest issue of Dark Moon Digest is host to more excellent short horror fiction, non-fiction and book reviews. Amongst the fiction, opening tale, Rewards Card, by Tom W. Miller reads like an episode from Tales From the Crypt. Rewards cards are seemingly thrust upon you in every store you visit these days and when a local hardware store, Hanks, offers one that is too … Continue reading Magazine review: Dark Moon Digest #28
I am a big fan of Paul Kane’s work. I absolutely loved his Sherlock Holmes/Cenobite mash-up novel, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell. So much so it featured in my top 10 reads for 2016. Going into Before, my expectations were pretty big and when I heard Kane had teamed up with Grey Matter Press for this epic dark fantasy/horror novel my interest was … Continue reading Book review: Before – Paul Kane
I’ve been listening to this album quite a lot recently. Initially I wasn’t sold, but the more I listened to it the more I found myself enjoying it. Sifting blend a number of musical styles into their sound. They certainly have the rock chops, but they also mix pop, metal and prog influences into their sound. At times the band sound similar Avenged Sevenfold … Continue reading Album review: Sifting – Not From Here
I hadn’t really given a lot of thought to what goes into making a novel until about halfway into my time in San Francisco State University’s MFA Creative Writing program. In the fall of 2010, I had the good fortune to take a class on novel writing from Dodie Bellamy (The Letters of Mina Harker). At that point, I was writing short fiction almost … Continue reading Guest post: Christopher Charman talks novel writing and talking animals!
Matt Hayward’s What Do Monsters Fear? hit all the right horror buttons for this reader. I’ve become a little desensitized with reading horror recently to the point where I considered taking a long break from it. I’m glad I didn’t, instead I started reading this novel from Matt Hayward, published by Post Mortem Press. There are a few things that I really liked about this book. Firstly, … Continue reading Book review: What Do Monsters Fear?
I’m a big fan of Michael Patrick Hicks and I’ve been really looking forward to his latest novel, Mass Hysteria, which is released today! Just check out the synopsis and then read this great guest post from Michael about the books inspiration then make sure you pick up a copy. I’ve already read great reviews about this one and I cannot wait to dig … Continue reading Guest post: Michael Patrick Hicks – Mass Hysteria
A break from my usual horror reads came in the shape of Grimdark Magazine Issue #12. As usual the zine features various short stories from renowned writers in the Grimdark genre along with book reviews and a couple of interviews. Kicking off with a story from Luke Scull, author of the Grim Company books, A Ring To Rule Them All features some familiar characters from Scull’s … Continue reading Magazine review: Grimdark Magazine Issue #12
Insurrection are a heavy proposition indeed. With elements of thrash and death metal, the bands sonic assault is an absolute delight to the ears. Check out the video for the track Prototype below and catch the band live on the dates below. The album, Extraction, will be released through Galy Records on October 6th. I’m in…\m/ L-R = Martin Samson – Bass, Vincent Laprade Séguin … Continue reading Album news & tour dates: Insurrection – Extraction
Released on August 25th, Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2 by Howling Giant is a solid slice of stoner doom rock. With vocals similar to Ozzy Osbourne era Black Sabbath particularly on the track, The Pioneer, fans of the brummy metal titans will certainly dig this band. The riffs are thick and heavy though tuneful and the production suits the music well. There is plenty of … Continue reading EP review: Howling Giant – Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2
Firstly, one reason you should definitely pick up a copy of this book is because all of the first months royalties from sales will be donated to Portland Homeless Family Solutions. I didn’t request a review copy of this book, I bought it. Those of you already familiar with the works of Jeremy Robert Johnson can rest easy in knowing that this surprise novella release … Continue reading Book review: In The River – Jeremy Robert Johnson