Book review: Flora & Jim – BP Gregory

  It took me a little while to warm to Flora & Jim by BP Gregory (haha!). The world has transformed into a cold and grim frozen wasteland, one in which Jim mopes about scavenging for food with his daughter, Flora, all the while desperately searching for the “other father”. Make no mistake, dear reader, BP…

Book review: Rabid Heart – Jeremy Wagner

  I’ll be honest, zombies ain’t really my thing. They used to be, but I got really tired of them and I generally avoid zombie stories like the plague (haha). This changed when Jeremy Wagner sent me a copy of his new novel, Rabid Heart. I opened that bad boy up and revelled in the…

New Manowar cover by Genus Ordinis Dei!

A while back I was presented with an album promo for Great Olden Dynasty by Italian metal act Genus Ordinis Dei. I really dug it, and I still listen to it now. You can read my review and an interview I did with the band here and here. Anyway, the band just released a cover of Manowar‘s…

Book review: HALO: The Fall of Reach – Eric Nylund

  As a MASSIVE fan of the HALO franchise, it’s perhaps surprising that it has taken me this long to get into the books. Maybe it’s because I’m not a huge sci-fi reader. Regardless, I decided to take the leap into space and join the Master Chief and his team of Spartan badasses on their mission…

Book review: Tales From The Realm: Volume One – Anthology

  Tales From The Realm: Volume One is a collection of stories taken from the first few issues of Aphotic Realm Magazine. Aphotic Realm is said to be home to the strange and sinister and there are certainly a few strange and sinister stories hiding within… Aphotic Realm is a themed magazine featuring fiction, non-fiction,…

Book review: Little Black Spots – John F D Taff

  Short story collections are funny beasts…for publishers and authors they can be a tricky sell. I’m not sure why? I love reading short stories as much as I love to read novellas and novels and when the short story format is done well, it sings. John F D Taff is a writer who excels…

Scapegoat – Adam Howe & James Newman.

    If nostalgia-infused horror is your bag, Adam Howe and James Newman’s new book, Scapegoat might just be for you. The book will be released on October 5th through Honey Badger Press with pre-orders starting September 27th. Heavy metal, cults, horror, Adam Howe and James Newman. You can be sure to Count the Grim…

Author Steve Stred shares his top 10 metal moments!

  Hey all, my name is Steve Stred.  I am an indie author, writing in the dark horror category, and have several releases out!  I am also a massive music fan with Heavy Metal being my favourite category of music, although I have a very wide palette of styles I enjoy.  Growing up, the son…

Album review: Life Obliteration – Uten Håp

  The world is a cold, dark and often unforgiving place to live, Life Obliteration by Uten Håp reflects this perfectly with this collection of 7 tracks of depressive, suicidal black metal. I’m a newcomer to the band having only stumbled across their mention on my Twitter feed. After some investigation, I found the music to be…