Playlist: Acid Witch Halloween Stomp
The very first part of Halloween prep I do every year, without question, is getting together the Playlist. It really helps get me in the spirit of the season. I know some people have a master Halloween playlist they continually add to and have blasting in their ears the entire season. And I have one… Read More ›
A Christmas Playlist: Part 2
Two years ago, I posted up a short playlist of a half dozen rock n’ roll Christmas songs. Since rock n’ rollers and metalheads have been banging out holiday jams aplenty in the past decade or so, here are 10 more. Cheap Trick- Christmas Christmas. Cheap Trick are no stranger to Christmas tunes, with holiday-themed singles… Read More ›
Battle of the Heavy Metal Halloween Anthems!
In my mind, heavy metal and horror have always gone hand in hand. You don’t have to like one to like the other, but the aesthetics, themes, ideas and content are so similar in both. So it’s not surprising that there are a good lot o’ metal tunes that are specific to Halloween. Really, just… Read More ›
‘Deathgasm’ and Me
When I was in seventh grade, circa 1990/1991, I was just a dude with long, scraggly hair, black stonewashed jeans, wire-framed glasses often held together by paperclips, Bart Simpson “Eat My Shorts” t-shirts and a love of what I referred to as metal. In retrospect, it’s easy to see why that year was not that… Read More ›