Ray Van Horn, Jr. is a veteran entertainment journalist whose writing and live photography has been featured in Blabbermouth.net, Dee Snider’s House of Hair Online, Fangoria.com, Horror News.net, About.com Heavy Metal, MetalManiacs, New Noise, Music Dish, AMP, Hails & Horns, Unrestrained,Noisecreep, Impose, Pit, The Big Takeover.com, Rough Edge.com, Pitriff and others. His blog The Metal Minute won a “Best Personal Blog” award in 2009 from Metal Hammer magazine and he wrote and produced his own hard rock e-zine, Retaliate.

He has contributed essays to UK author Neil Daniels’ Iron Maiden and ZZ Top biographies. Ray’s fiction has been published in various periodicals and anthologies, including his flash fiction piece “Off the Record” for Akashic Books’ “Mondays Are Murder” noir series. His recent short stories “Before the Ball” and “Widow” were featured in subsequent editions of Alex S. Johnson’s Axes of Evil anthologies. Ray wrote serialized original superhero fiction for Cyber Age Adventures and five of those stories appear in the anthology Playing Solitaire. He was the winner of Quantum Muse’s fiction contest in 1999.

Ray is a former NHL game analyst for The Hockey Nut and one-time host of the forum “Comic Books” at ReadWave. He has done beat reporting, photography and lifestyle articles for Metromix, an affiliate of The Baltimore Sun, Carroll Magazine, The Northern News and The Emmitsburg Dispatch.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ray's Latest Reviews at Blabbermouth

Please excuse the interruption in production here at The Crash Pad.  I've just returned from an exhausting but mostly excellent road trip through Nashville, Memphis and Kansas City.  Lots of goodies to come this week!  For now, here's a list of my latest onslaught of reviews for Blabbermouth:

Kyng, Edguy, Earth Crisis, Gojira, Hirax, KXM, Ringworm, Lionize, Grand Magus, Mekong Delta, Nothing, Cage the Gods, Holy Moses, Drawers, Tiger Flowers, Dinner Music for the Gods, Scars Divide, Darkentries, The Unsemble, Andi Deris and the Bad Bankers, Poobah, Viza, Leaf Hound, Riotgod, Jagged Vision, The Intersphere, Godhunter, Barishi, Kosmos, Spewtilator, Shroud of Despondency and Death of Kings.

Listenin' to:  Elvis Presley - Elvis is Back! / Something for Everybody Legacy Edition

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