Archives for Metal

Women in Horror Month: Discovering WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO With Laurel Vail

Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre. More information is available at the WiHM website.   It’s a setup sure to be familiar to genre-savvy viewers: a group of friends decide to get away for a weekend and wind up somewhere curiously isolated. The locals don’t exactly give them a
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WE GOT ISSUES: SLAYER: REPENTLESS

What follows, dear reader, is one random miscreant’s thoughts regarding the new comic book based on the music and the members of the massively popular thrash metal band SLAYER. Since this unique work of fiction is dangerously straddling two worlds notorious for strong opinions, constant infighting, and misanthropic tendencies, I felt that I should start off with a sort of clarification/mission statement about what you’re about to read, for everyone’s benefit — but mostly for mine. The goal here is to inform and entertain, without getting swatted and then stabbed in the face. Wish me luck! What I’ve got to
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And Don’t Forget the Joker: Lemmy in Film

Only 4 days after he celebrated his 70th birthday at the Whiskey, surrounded by many of the people who loved him most, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister passed away on the couch of his Los Angeles apartment. Just before heading over to his party, one of the few men who is revered as a demigod by both punks and metalheads was sitting with my uncle Scott at his favorite stool at the Rainbow having what he didn’t know would be one of the last of their frequent discussions. Lemmy was a good man; he was not only a rock legend, but also
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