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May 10, 2011 2 Comments

Metal History: A real pirate ship – the Queen Anne’s Revenge

“Weigh anchor, hoist the sails Cruisin’ for booty on watery trails No exploiter we see can still sail on Our cannons fire till his ship goes down Coming through the waves to free all the captives Boarding the vessels we know all the tactics We’re the menace, the curse of the sea We pulverize the […]

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January 12, 2011 6 Comments

Metal History: The Voynich Manuscript

As one of a handful of ardent students of ancient literature at university (I studied ancient Greek and Egyptian hieroglyphs to honors level, with a slight diversion into Akkadian) and a love of make-up languages like Tolkien’s Quenya, I admit to spending many an afternoon sipping tea in the classical studies library and discussing manuscript […]

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November 10, 2010 2 Comments

Metal History: Bastard Pirate Girls

My piratical guest-poster Felicity continues with some most excellent tales of real pirate wenches. These stories are true. Certain parts are in the public record. The rest is from “A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates”, released in 1724. Anne Bonny was a bastard, the daughter of her dad’s […]

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October 21, 2010 0 Comments

Metal History: Bela Lugosi

I’ve been remiss in my Metal History posts lately, and for that I can only beg your forgiveness and cite extreme busyness and over-indulgence of chocolate. But today happens to be the birthday of someone dear to my heart. Indeed, anyone who loves horror owe a debt of thanks to this man for helping to […]

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