Album review: Bannerless – Axegressor

    With a name like Axegressor and an album cover depicting some sort of end of days sermon, I was expecting much from this thrashing Finnish four-piece. Axegressor plays a brand of old-school thrash metal and boasts a vocalist who sounds a little like the late, great Chuck Shuldiner from Death. However, this is where the Death comparisons end as Axegressor motor through 11 tracks … Continue reading Album review: Bannerless – Axegressor

Interview: Armand Rosamilia talks to the Grim Reader

    Today I welcome Armand Rosamilia to beavisthebookhead.com. Armand is a super busy chap and I’m delighted he found time to stop by. He has written over 150 stories which are currently available. He is a podcaster on the Project Entertainment Network….the list goes on. Anyway, enough from me. Here he is.   TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? … Continue reading Interview: Armand Rosamilia talks to the Grim Reader

Album review: IX Sins – Dormanth

    There’s nothing quite like a bit of melodic Spanish death metal to cleanse the soul. Dormanth hail from the city of Bilbao, Spain. I love metal that breaks new ground, but I’m also a fan of metal that treads familiar turf. Dormanth fall into the latter category. Vocalist/guitarist Oscar del Val certainly has that old-school throaty bellow that I like and the guitars … Continue reading Album review: IX Sins – Dormanth

Book review: Weekend Getaway – Tom Deady

  Now, this is how to write a great horror novella. Tom Deady crams more horror, more feeling, more from his characters in this novella than most can in a novel of 300+ pages. Weekend Getaway was damn near perfect reading for me for a number of reasons. The first one is down to the characters: John and Rachel Baxter are great, easy to relate … Continue reading Book review: Weekend Getaway – Tom Deady

Book review: Bad Pennies – John F Leonard

    John F Leonard leaves behind the apocalypse and settles into creating his own mythos with the novel Bad Pennies. I’ve read a couple of John’s stories now including Call Drops and the novella 4 Hours. Call Drops, in particular, really worked well for me. I enjoyed John’s storytelling style, his witty humour and his obvious ability to spin a good yarn. Call Drops is … Continue reading Book review: Bad Pennies – John F Leonard

Book extract: Android Love, Human Skin by Richard Godwin

    Today I have an excerpt from the latest novel by Richard Godwin called Android Love, Human Skin. I always enjoy posting excerpts as I fell it’s a great way to whet the appetite and alert people to new voices within the wonderful world of fiction. I hope you enjoy!   EXCERPTS FROM ANDROID LOVE, HUMAN SKIN. Richard Godwin.    PEELED WORLD   Breakdown. … Continue reading Book extract: Android Love, Human Skin by Richard Godwin

Book review: Widow’s Point – Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar

  With Widow’s Point, Richard and Billy Chizmar don’t look to the change the face of modern horror fiction, instead, they choose to loosen bowels with this unnerving and bloody ghost story. And, you know what? I’m okay with that. Ghost stories are a personal favourite of mine. Ever since I read Michelle Paver’s Dark Matter, I’ve been a huge fan of them and love it … Continue reading Book review: Widow’s Point – Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar

Album review: Es Taut – Soldat Hans

  After wading through oceans of filth when listening to Gnaw Their Tongues then following that with a heavy dose of sludgy doom metal courtesy of Black Royal, I decided to take a step back and spend some well deserved time with Soldat Hans and their latest release, Es Taut. Soldat Hans is a dynamic, doomy, post-metal act from Switzerland. The band has a huge … Continue reading Album review: Es Taut – Soldat Hans

Book review: Slices – Scott Cole

  Recently I reviewed Chad Stroup’s Secrets of the Weird and it certainly was a very weird read. Weird seems like an understatement when describing Scott Cole’s collection of bizarre short stories, Slices. Slices is a collection largely consisting of flash fiction. Very few of the stories contained within last more than a couple of pages (on Kindle anyway) and so it’s a great book … Continue reading Book review: Slices – Scott Cole

Book review: Nightbird – David Busboom

  Well, well, well, this is a tasty little novella from David Busboom. I went into this thinking it was a vampire story and I was so wrong. Nightbird is a fine debut novella from David Busboom. It’s one that is rich in character and heavy on atmosphere and I love the cover art; it’s simplistic in design, yet the writing is not so. Busboom … Continue reading Book review: Nightbird – David Busboom