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.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

More Reviews By Ray at Blabbermouth



Up at Blabbermouth, more of my reviews targeting the latest from Yob, the Melvins, Nick Oliveri's Uncontrollable, Steel Prophet, Ion Vein and from my hometown of Baltimore, Charm City Devils. Also up is my review of Scott Ian's often hilarious spoken word DVD, Swearing Words in Glasgow.



Listenin' to:  Adrenalin O.D. - The Wacky Hi-Jinks of Adrenalin O.D.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures



                           Listenin' to:  Jethro Tull - Stand Up

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

We All Have Our Vices



Pick your shameless vice:  booze, pot, chocolate, soda, gerbils up your bum.  This one's mine.



            Listenin' to:  (a-duh)  Saturday Night Fever soundtrack