It's out today! The Axes of Evil anthology from Chupra Cabra House/Diabolus in Musica, featuring my story "Before the Ball," work from my colleagues Alex S. Johnson and Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, plus Bram Stoker Award winner Lucy Taylor and more.
Quoting advance praise of the anthology:
"Carnage. Blood. Damage. Diatonic scales. Bone shards. Blast beats. Chaos. Chromatics. Gore. Guitars. Diabolism. Double bass. Riffs. Wreckage. Monsters. Music. Axes of Evil, an original anthology of heavy metal-themed horror stories, edited by music journalist (Metal Hammer) and author Alex S. Johnson. Featuring Lucy Taylor, Bram Stoker Award-winning author for The Safety of Unknown Cities Sèphera Girón, author of over 15 published books, including The House of Pain and Borrowed Flesh, Terry M. West, author of What Price Gory, director of the cult classic horror film Flesh for the Beast, Del James, author of The Language of Fear, music journalist, songwriter (Guns N’ Roses, Testament, etc.), and 30 more of the finest writers in the horror field today. I have determined that this astounding collection of horror is not merely an anthology but a coded Grimoire of magic." --Robin Dover
"As a reader and avid horror fanatic, I often find myself saturated with supposedly great horror fiction only to be let down by the quality. With this anthology, I got everything I could possibly want; Horror and Metal. Thirty-four stories with bite and balls make this a must read. Axes of Evil isn't just a book; it's an epic tome of brutality." --Dale Herring, Let the Shredding Begin
Addendum: Our publisher has been given the news that VH-1 Classic's That Metal Show will be discussing Axes of Evil in a near-future episode. Slamdango!
Listenin' to: Gonin-Ish - Naishikyo-Sekai