book reviews blog posts on heavy metal lifestyle, heavy metal attitude and outlook.

June 29, 2011 0 Comments

Metalheads who Read: The Countess by Rebecca Johns

In 2010, Rebecca Johns (author of Icebergs) wrote a fictionalized account of the life of Countess Bathory (whom I’ve profiled in my Metal history column – see Metal History: Countess Bathory), the hungarian noblewomen accused of torturing and murdering hundreds of servant girls and bathing in their blood. Although many […]

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November 9, 2010 0 Comments

Review: A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates (guest post)

If you were a metalhead about in the 16th-19th century, you … wouldn’t have been a metalhead at all. You’d be a pirate, and rightfully so. All that drinking, smoking, fighting, cursing, robbing and pillaging sounds like your average metalhead party, really :) Pirates are a particularly fascinating subject close […]

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October 14, 2010 1 Comment

Gospel of Filth: A Bible of Decadence and Darkness review

Love them or hate them, Cradle of Filth were arguably one of the first bands to define a specific sound for English extreme metal. For nearly twenty years now, the band have been producing their extreme blend of decadence and debauchery, mixing the tropes of gothic literature, horror films, real-life […]

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September 3, 2010 2 Comments

Your Summer Reading List: 10 Lovecraft / Cthulhu Mythos books

Since getting a Kobo ereader, I’ve been doing a lot more reading on my train ride to work (as opposed to staring creepily at cute boys or practising German, which probably isn’t a good thing) and I’ve been happily delving into the world of short fiction anthologies. I can read […]

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