Book review: For The Sake Of Heaviness – Brian Slagel

  It was time for a change to my reading schedule and the change came via this book detailing the history of Metal Blade Records and one Brian Slagel. I am a huge metal fan and have purchased many Metal Blade albums so I was intrigued to read about the label’s history and its growth…

Book review: From The Front Lines of Rock – Jason Arnopp

  Long before his breakthrough novel, The Last Days of Jack Sparks, Jason Arnopp was a well-respected rock journalist and sometime editor, most notably for Kerrang! magazine. Collected here is some of Arnopp’s finest interviews with the sometimes weird, often wild, sometimes even human gods of rock and metal. You can always tell a good…

Book review: Dark Moon Digest #27

Man, these issues sure do come around fast! It’s time for another glimpse at the latest scares from those cats at Dark Moon Digest. DMD is a magazine I really, really like. If you follow my reviews here then you probably already know this. Dark Moon Digest Issue #27 gets off to a good start…

The Grim Reader talks to UNNERVING MAGAZINE

  The horror fiction genre is a tough nut to crack. Most genre readers are tired of their local bookstores disinterest with horror and so they need to get their kicks elsewhere. There are a ton of small publishers working magic within the genre by releasing cutting edge dark fiction and readers are overwhelmed with…

Book review: Dark Moon Digest #25

Dark Moon Digest is a quarterly magazine of horror that has a nice balance of short stories and non-fiction articles. I always enjoy the articles by Jay Wilburn and this issue is no exception, here Jay talks about shared universe anthologies, something I am a big fan of. ‘This is Horror’ main man Michael David…

BTB Storytellers is coming soon…

I love the 90s, and one of the reasons for this is the great music that was around.  VH1 Storytellers is a show produced in the United States by the VH1 network and features some of today’s finest musical talent in an intimate setting where the artists perform some of their songs live, but more importantly…

Interview: Max Booth III & Lori Michelle talk PMMP

I recently had a sit down with Max Booth III and Lori Michelle to talk about their adventures with Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing (Is this the longest named publisher in the industry?). Anyway, Max and Lori at PMMP have been grafting away since the summer of 2012 releasing a string of quality books that range…

Book review: Dark Moon Digest #24

My current TBR can be seen from outer space but that doesn’t stop this reader from making a little time and a little room for the latest issue of ‘Dark Moon Digest’ – a quarterly zine of horror fiction that always delivers great stories and interesting non-fiction pieces too. Issue#24 is no different from the…