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Axes of Evil ➿ [Download] ➽ Axes of Evil By Alex S. Johnson ➵ – Polishdarling.co.uk 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 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 Axes of PDF \ 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 Sephera Giron, author of overpublished 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 Andof 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.


10 thoughts on “Axes of Evil

  1. Lisa Sandberg Lisa Sandberg says:

    This is a great anthology full of awesome stories Of course the metal bands were always my thing I just went and saw Motley Crue two weeks ago, so yea, I loved the metal band theme for these stories Some of my favorite stories in this book were The Plaster Casters Rise Again Charie D La Marr Sinister Cavan Jim Goforth Rio Grande Blood Chris Kelso Ex Punk MP Johnson Death Call Christopher Hivner and Rock and Roll All Night Sephera Giron.All of the stories were very good, I e This is a great anthology full of awesome stories Of course the metal bands were always my thing I just went and saw Motley Crue two weeks ago, so yea, I loved the metal band theme for these stories Some of my favorite stories in this book were The Plaster Casters Rise Again Charie D La Marr Sinister Cavan Jim Goforth Rio Grande Blood Chris Kelso Ex Punk MP Johnson Death Call Christopher Hivner and Rock and Roll All Night Sephera Giron.All of the stories were very good, I enjoyed them all


  2. E.S. Wynn E.S. Wynn says:

    This is an incredible collection This is 576 pages of bad ass, gore soaked heavy metal thunder I recognized only a few of the names in the table of contents, but every story in this book captures the true essence of metal, of rock and roll, and all of them kept me riveted always impressive, as far as anthologies are concerned Like a killer album, every track in Axes of Evil is a single, all strong and well performed, but here are some of my favorites Battle of the Bands by Joel Kaplan i This is an incredible collection This is 576 pages of bad ass, gore soaked heavy metal thunder I recognized only a few of the names in the table of contents, but every story in this book captures the true essence of metal, of rock and roll, and all of them kept me riveted always impressive, as far as anthologies are concerned Like a killer album, every track in Axes of Evil is a single, all strong and well performed, but here are some of my favorites Battle of the Bands by Joel Kaplan is an intense vision of a vicious future that makes violently playful dystopian sci fi like The Running Man look like kiddie fare Think Smash TV with guitar blades that sound best when stabbing human flesh and other equally creative, destructive gadgets used to flay grateful fans and the members of other bands alike The Plaster Casters Rise Again by Charie D La Marr is a funny, wild, and totally raunchy tale that features a bad ass and very well endowed viking rocker named Thor If you know anything about Cynthia Plaster Caster, you can imagine how this story begins, and it just getsinteresting from there.Lindsey Beth Goddard s All The Rage mixes Lovecraft style elder god madness with heavy metal to create a soul devouring tale of brain melting music and audience massacre without anyone even touching a blade Great lines in this one Frygga Dreams of Fire by Christine Morgan is as elegant as hell and twice as poetic I love this piece, and not just because I ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Norse mythology The tale is gripping, powerful and very intriguingly told Before The Ball by Ray Van Horn, Jr takes the 80 s monster movie concept in a thrilling direction I love the way this piece is constructed, steeped in the vibe and paraphernalia of the period and saving the big, creepy reveal for a spot near the end Rock on


  3. Scott Scott says:

    I really wanted to like this book, as I m a lifelong fan of both horror and heavy metal Maybe my expectations were too high, because I was disappointed.First of all, the book should be about half as long There are 36 stories, and of those I liked 11 That made the book a chore to get through Most of the rest of the stories weren t actively bad, they were just meh I m sure I won t remember them in a week Second, I expectedof a connection to heavy metal Some of the stories felt like I really wanted to like this book, as I m a lifelong fan of both horror and heavy metal Maybe my expectations were too high, because I was disappointed.First of all, the book should be about half as long There are 36 stories, and of those I liked 11 That made the book a chore to get through Most of the rest of the stories weren t actively bad, they were just meh I m sure I won t remember them in a week Second, I expectedof a connection to heavy metal Some of the stories felt like the author shoved in a couple of metal references to fit an existing story in to the anthology Third, don t start an anthology with the best story Mourningstar by Del James is far and away my favorite of the collection, and it was EXACTLY what I wanted the book to be The metal and horror elements were perfect, and Del James is an expert in each After such a rousing start the rest of the 550 pages could never live up to it.I don t want to be entirely negative There is some great stuff here if you are willing to slog through it On the humorous side there is Harbinger Master by G Arthur Brown and To Hell With the Metal by Sean Leonard Hardcore Crust by Terry West, Sinister Cavan by Jim Goforth, and Battle of the Bands by Joel Kaplan are all excellent and have different takes on the subject matter Extremophiles by Lucy Taylor takes second place for me in the final installment.Overall, this is a mixed bag like all anthologies and I may have gotten my hopes too high There are some gems here if you are willing to put in the work 3 stars


  4. David Watson David Watson says:

    What s better than a big book full of horror fiction The answer is a big book of horror stories that are about Heavy Metal music Axes Of Evil is a heavy metal anthology for people who are passionate about metal music and horror fiction There are 34 stories in this collection that go from supernatural horror to comedy to splatterpunk Axes of Evil is edited by music journalist and horror writer Alex S Johnson and it includes stories from Sephera Giron, Terry M West and Charie D La Marr.Ther What s better than a big book full of horror fiction The answer is a big book of horror stories that are about Heavy Metal music Axes Of Evil is a heavy metal anthology for people who are passionate about metal music and horror fiction There are 34 stories in this collection that go from supernatural horror to comedy to splatterpunk Axes of Evil is edited by music journalist and horror writer Alex S Johnson and it includes stories from Sephera Giron, Terry M West and Charie D La Marr.There are so many good stories in Axes Of Evil that its hard to pick just a couple to talk about but one of my favorite story in this collection was The Plaster Casters Rise Again by Charie D La Marr Since I love stories that combine horror, humor and smut this one really appealed to me It s about a woman who makes molds of Rock Stars privates and goes to a metal show to get a mold from a rock star named Thor Thor always talks in the third person and considers himself to be the viking god of thunder I thought it was hilarious the way Thor talks about the women he has been with and the situation that makes Thor loose his temper towards the end was funny There is another good story by Charie D La Marr in this book called Once Bitten, Twice Shy This is aserious story and deals with a night club fire that killed almost 100 people in Rhode Island back in 2003.Another story I liked was All the Rage by Lindsey Beth Goddard This story was told by a rock god who has been living disguised as a singer in a boy band The rock god gets tired of hiding his true self and decides to give his fans a surprise I liked the concept here of rock gods that don t like music that isn t heavy The editor of the book Alex S Johnson has a great story here also called Die, Clown, Die This one shows the diversity of stories in this book It s about a guy dressed as a clown that goes to a clown metal show He goes to the wrong place and the band that is playing is called Bozokill and they don t like clowns.Battle Of The Bands by Joel Kaplan is another one of my favorites in this book This is a futuristic story where the competition between the bands isn t just about having the best songs, they also have to kill the other bands and try to be the most shocking This story was gruesome but entertaining at the same time These bands torture their audience and and use their instruments as weapons to slice through their competition This story is an original idea and has to be read to be believed.At 572 pages, Axes Of Evil is one massive anthology For fans of horror and heavy metal this is a must have Both metal and horror have a lot in common, they both look at the dark side of life yet in my opinion have a positive energy to them Reading horror and listening to metal is like a socially acceptable way to get your aggression out, so its great to see an anthology that merges the two


  5. Jan Jan says:

    hahaha not yet finished, far from it but since it s a colection of shorts I can pick any story I want D So I started with Jeff O Brians short The Cold and Lonely Tombstone of Angus Smith and I ve to say briliant, it remindet me a bit about the good old times when the Horror movies were really creepy cause they build up a certain kind of suspense over the time and don t gave away everything in the first 5 minutes So five stars for that one.Next on the Axis of Evil list Joel Kaplans Battle hahaha not yet finished, far from it but since it s a colection of shorts I can pick any story I want D So I started with Jeff O Brians short The Cold and Lonely Tombstone of Angus Smith and I ve to say briliant, it remindet me a bit about the good old times when the Horror movies were really creepy cause they build up a certain kind of suspense over the time and don t gave away everything in the first 5 minutes So five stars for that one.Next on the Axis of Evil list Joel Kaplans Battle of the Bands on wich I m very confident that this one will rock too I mean that s the author of High on Blood at the End of the World and that one was fantastic


  6. Brooklyn Ann Brooklyn Ann says:

    Excellent variety with a unifying theme of metal From gory and shocking to slapstick comedy, there was something for everyone


  7. John J Questore John J Questore says:

    As I ve mentioned before, writing a review for a book written or edited by a friend can be daunting Thankfully all my friends know that I am honest and will call it like I read it.Having just finished Axes of Evil, I can say it s really hit and miss I wanted to give it a three and a half but half stars aren t available But here is my assessment Notation in Crimson Mary Genevieve Fortier Let me start off by saying I hate poetry The only two poems I can even tolerate are The Raven by As I ve mentioned before, writing a review for a book written or edited by a friend can be daunting Thankfully all my friends know that I am honest and will call it like I read it.Having just finished Axes of Evil, I can say it s really hit and miss I wanted to give it a three and a half but half stars aren t available But here is my assessment Notation in Crimson Mary Genevieve Fortier Let me start off by saying I hate poetry The only two poems I can even tolerate are The Raven by Poe and When I Heard the Learned Astronomer by Whitman That being said, you can add this poem to that list It might be all the Zeppelin references, but I thoroughly enjoyed it I don t want to say any Metallifer and Lucifer by Magenta Nero A really cool tale about the fall of angels and the birth of Hell This was one of my favorites in the anthology Bring Your Daughterto the Slaughter E.R Robin Dover An odd tale about a rock band who sacrifice women during their concerts to grow the lead singer s magical powers Until he meets his match It was a little confusing, seemed to drag at places, and truthfully, Ray Charles could see the ending coming a third of the way in The Collector Greg McWhorter This one was awesome Take an obscure band that seldom plays, and obsessed fan on a mission to own every tchotchkes he can find for the band, and well pure evil It may make you think twice before checking eBay for that signed guitar pick Widow Ray Van Horn, Jr I liked this one A journalist for a magazine is asked to interview a rock goddess Only the interview occurs in the bedroom She is covered from head to toe including a very unusual one on her abdomen the title might give it away Just an interesting tale about sex and death Poseurs by Sam Reese This one had potential, but fell flat A band hits Craigslist to find a female singer to join the band in an attempt to make them famous They find a girl named Succubus well, you can probably guess the rest I did All The Rage by Lindsey Goddard Demon disguised as a rock god in order to suck up souls Meh It was well written, but didn t do anything for me Stigmata Mania by Russell Holbrook Let me start by saying this story was definitely not my cup of tea It was bizarre to excess I m all for sex I mean, who isn t But when the sexual situations go so far from the norm, it takes away from the story and becomes distracting and unnecessary This would have been a decent story along the lines of Halloween 3 Season of the Witch A psycho designs a song that turns people into mush and is hellbent on getting it played in order to destroy mankind It was just way too weird for me to find enjoyable Under the Bus Mimi A Williams Another of my favorites in the collection Be careful who you cross especially if it s a band mate that you ve experienced demon sacrifices with The person you throw under the bus may get their revenge Louder, Faster John Claude Smith Even though I didn t get this one, it was an interesting read A man looking for a louder,head banging band, finds one much to his surprise All the Hellish Cruelties of Heaven Paula D Ashe Again, didn t get this one and it wasn t an interesting read Written in diary form it s an obscure story about a woman following what I think was a serial killer Everybody Needs at Least One Demon Neko A Lilly This one was weird But in a cool way I really couldn t see where it was headed A girl, a boy, a romp in the bathroom a drugging, a threesome, bondage, and a disgusting description of a castration Oh, and did I mention the girl is psychotic Rock and Roll All Night Sephera Giron If I had to pick a favorite, this would be it A rock singer turned office worker, a trip to New Orleans with a coworker, and voodoo Does it get better than that Yes it does read this one and find out Deatherz Alex S Johnson Editing an anthology has its benefits you get to include your own story I liked this story and I m not saying that because Alex is a friend of mine Mon is a girl who frequents clubs and is picked up by a rock legend Razor Blakk He take her to his mansion where all sorts of depravity occurs While there is some of the gratuitous, disgusting, shock treatment as discussed earlier , it isn t distracting from the end game Still Life with Chattering Teeth and People Shaped Things The Reverend Groucho What the hell did I just read Was it a dream Was it drug induced hallucinations Was it a story within a story I don t know I ve never tried LSD, but from what I ve read, maybe I should have taken a hit before reading this it might have madesense The torture scene at the end was the only thing that was distinguishable Extremophiles Lucy Taylor Maybe it s because I would love to visit the Arctic, or maybe it was just well written Either way, this was a good tale about survival The Chords of Death Norbert Gora And now I m back to hating poetry Yes, this one is a poem Didn t get it, didn t like it.So there you have it As with every anthology, there are going to be good stories, ok stories, and stories that you think the editor had to be stoned in order to include But that s what makes the world go round If everyone liked everything everyone else did, this would be a very boring existence Alex wouldn t have added the stories, even the ones I hated, if something didn t speak to him through them and who knows, they may speak to you as well and that s ok Give this one a try if you want to take a very bizarre trip along a musical highway


  8. patrick Lorelli patrick Lorelli says:

    I really liked this book and the way each story was presented I don t think you need to be a fan of heavy meatal music, or this genera of material because the writing that each story offers holds up on their own At least for me I will say that like any group of stories there are some that stand out for each person For me the two stories written by, Charie D La Marr, the first one I think she could actually write an entire book from that story it really was amazing, from the characters to th I really liked this book and the way each story was presented I don t think you need to be a fan of heavy meatal music, or this genera of material because the writing that each story offers holds up on their own At least for me I will say that like any group of stories there are some that stand out for each person For me the two stories written by, Charie D La Marr, the first one I think she could actually write an entire book from that story it really was amazing, from the characters to the story line Her second one was just as well written but from a totally different genera for she was doing it memory of the people who had lost their lives in the Station at Warwick Rhode Island February 20, 2003 And for the people who were also injured or who had lost someone dear to them, a very moving story There was another story that was about a concert in Bakersfield, thought that was funny because I live there Each story is well thought out and though it is tied to heavy metal the way each story comes back to the music is unique and that is what makes this book a good read The stories are well thought out and not just put together, you really have to think about what you are reading The way each story moves you is not a way I would have thought I could have been moved, but each one got me Even now writing this review I am still thinking of a couple one about a clown, and another one about a young man always wanting to be a heavy metal rock star but instead is working as an attendant picking up dead people and taking them to the morgue, this has a an ending you really want to read about You see each story is different and that is what makes this book a very good book and one I am grateful to the author to allow me to read


  9. Aaron Aaron says:

    There are just some thing you think there should beof, but you don t realize it until you see it for the first time It s like when the Eggo waffle folks finally got around to making their own syrup How hard of an idea was that to pop out And how long did that take them It s not rocket surgery, folks I felt the same way when I heard about Axes of Evil, an anthology of horror stories based with heavy metal music as the central theme Heavy metal and horror, the chocolate and peanut butt There are just some thing you think there should beof, but you don t realize it until you see it for the first time It s like when the Eggo waffle folks finally got around to making their own syrup How hard of an idea was that to pop out And how long did that take them It s not rocket surgery, folks I felt the same way when I heard about Axes of Evil, an anthology of horror stories based with heavy metal music as the central theme Heavy metal and horror, the chocolate and peanut butter of my world, together in the written word I could pee.Axes of Evil is a huge almost clocking in at 600 pages collection of stories ranging from the brutally hilarious to the downright evil Personal favorites of mine include Keltorrian by Jacurutu23, Extremophiles by Lucy Taylor, Battle of the Bands by Joel Kaplan, and Tones of Skin and Bones by Michael Faun The absolute gem of the anthology, in my opinion, has got to be Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Charlie D La Marr It s set at the utterly tragic fire that took place during the Great White concert the Station back in 2003, and is one of the most emotionally riveting stories I ve read in awhile, horror or otherwise It packs a punch and puts a serious lump in your throat.This is a definite must for fans of horror and heavy metal alike


  10. David Watson David Watson says:

    What s better than a big book full of horror fiction The answer is a big book of horror stories that are about Heavy Metal music Axes Of Evil is a heavy metal anthology for people who are passionate about metal music and horror fiction There are 34 stories in this collection that go from supernatural horror to comedy to splatterpunk Axes of Evil is edited by music journalist and horror writer Alex S Johnson and it includes stories from Sephera Giron, Terry M West and Charie D La Marr.Ther What s better than a big book full of horror fiction The answer is a big book of horror stories that are about Heavy Metal music Axes Of Evil is a heavy metal anthology for people who are passionate about metal music and horror fiction There are 34 stories in this collection that go from supernatural horror to comedy to splatterpunk Axes of Evil is edited by music journalist and horror writer Alex S Johnson and it includes stories from Sephera Giron, Terry M West and Charie D La Marr.There are so many good stories in Axes Of Evil that its hard to pick just a couple to talk about but one of my favorite story in this collection was The Plaster Casters Rise Again by Charie D La Marr Since I love stories that combine horror, humor and smut this one really appealed to me It s about a woman who makes molds of Rock Stars privates and goes to a metal show to get a mold from a rock star named Thor Thor always talks in the third person and considers himself to be the viking god of thunder I thought it was hilarious the way Thor talks about the women he has been with and the situation that makes Thor loose his temper towards the end was funny There is another good story by Charie D La Marr in this book called Once Bitten, Twice Shy This is aserious story and deals with a night club fire that killed almost 100 people in Rhode Island back in 2003.Another story I liked was All the Rage by Lindsey Beth Goddard This story was told by a rock god who has been living disguised as a singer in a boy band The rock god gets tired of hiding his true self and decides to give his fans a surprise I liked the concept here of rock gods that don t like music that isn t heavy The editor of the book Alex S Johnson has a great story here also called Die, Clown, Die This one shows the diversity of stories in this book It s about a guy dressed as a clown that goes to a clown metal show He goes to the wrong place and the band that is playing is called Bozokill and they don t like clowns.Battle Of The Bands by Joel Kaplan is another one of my favorites in this book This is a futuristic story where the competition between the bands isn t just about having the best songs, they also have to kill the other bands and try to be the most shocking This story was gruesome but entertaining at the same time These bands torture their audience and and use their instruments as weapons to slice through their competition This story is an original idea and has to be read to be believed.At 572 pages, Axes Of Evil is one massive anthology For fans of horror and heavy metal this is a must have Both metal and horror have a lot in common, they both look at the dark side of life yet in my opinion have a positive energy to them Reading horror and listening to metal is like a socially acceptable way to get your aggression out, so its great to see an anthology that merges the two


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10 thoughts on “Axes of Evil

  1. Lisa Sandberg Lisa Sandberg says:

    This is a great anthology full of awesome stories Of course the metal bands were always my thing I just went and saw Motley Crue two weeks ago, so yea, I loved the metal band theme for these stories Some of my favorite stories in this book were The Plaster Casters Rise Again Charie D La Marr Sinister Cavan Jim Goforth Rio Grande Blood Chris Kelso Ex Punk MP Johnson Death Call Christopher Hivner and Rock and Roll All Night Sephera Giron.All of the stories were very good, I e This is a great anthology full of awesome stories Of course the metal bands were always my thing I just went and saw Motley Crue two weeks ago, so yea, I loved the metal band theme for these stories Some of my favorite stories in this book were The Plaster Casters Rise Again Charie D La Marr Sinister Cavan Jim Goforth Rio Grande Blood Chris Kelso Ex Punk MP Johnson Death Call Christopher Hivner and Rock and Roll All Night Sephera Giron.All of the stories were very good, I enjoyed them all


  2. E.S. Wynn E.S. Wynn says:

    This is an incredible collection This is 576 pages of bad ass, gore soaked heavy metal thunder I recognized only a few of the names in the table of contents, but every story in this book captures the true essence of metal, of rock and roll, and all of them kept me riveted always impressive, as far as anthologies are concerned Like a killer album, every track in Axes of Evil is a single, all strong and well performed, but here are some of my favorites Battle of the Bands by Joel Kaplan i This is an incredible collection This is 576 pages of bad ass, gore soaked heavy metal thunder I recognized only a few of the names in the table of contents, but every story in this book captures the true essence of metal, of rock and roll, and all of them kept me riveted always impressive, as far as anthologies are concerned Like a killer album, every track in Axes of Evil is a single, all strong and well performed, but here are some of my favorites Battle of the Bands by Joel Kaplan is an intense vision of a vicious future that makes violently playful dystopian sci fi like The Running Man look like kiddie fare Think Smash TV with guitar blades that sound best when stabbing human flesh and other equally creative, destructive gadgets used to flay grateful fans and the members of other bands alike The Plaster Casters Rise Again by Charie D La Marr is a funny, wild, and totally raunchy tale that features a bad ass and very well endowed viking rocker named Thor If you know anything about Cynthia Plaster Caster, you can imagine how this story begins, and it just getsinteresting from there.Lindsey Beth Goddard s All The Rage mixes Lovecraft style elder god madness with heavy metal to create a soul devouring tale of brain melting music and audience massacre without anyone even touching a blade Great lines in this one Frygga Dreams of Fire by Christine Morgan is as elegant as hell and twice as poetic I love this piece, and not just because I ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Norse mythology The tale is gripping, powerful and very intriguingly told Before The Ball by Ray Van Horn, Jr takes the 80 s monster movie concept in a thrilling direction I love the way this piece is constructed, steeped in the vibe and paraphernalia of the period and saving the big, creepy reveal for a spot near the end Rock on


  3. Scott Scott says:

    I really wanted to like this book, as I m a lifelong fan of both horror and heavy metal Maybe my expectations were too high, because I was disappointed.First of all, the book should be about half as long There are 36 stories, and of those I liked 11 That made the book a chore to get through Most of the rest of the stories weren t actively bad, they were just meh I m sure I won t remember them in a week Second, I expectedof a connection to heavy metal Some of the stories felt like I really wanted to like this book, as I m a lifelong fan of both horror and heavy metal Maybe my expectations were too high, because I was disappointed.First of all, the book should be about half as long There are 36 stories, and of those I liked 11 That made the book a chore to get through Most of the rest of the stories weren t actively bad, they were just meh I m sure I won t remember them in a week Second, I expectedof a connection to heavy metal Some of the stories felt like the author shoved in a couple of metal references to fit an existing story in to the anthology Third, don t start an anthology with the best story Mourningstar by Del James is far and away my favorite of the collection, and it was EXACTLY what I wanted the book to be The metal and horror elements were perfect, and Del James is an expert in each After such a rousing start the rest of the 550 pages could never live up to it.I don t want to be entirely negative There is some great stuff here if you are willing to slog through it On the humorous side there is Harbinger Master by G Arthur Brown and To Hell With the Metal by Sean Leonard Hardcore Crust by Terry West, Sinister Cavan by Jim Goforth, and Battle of the Bands by Joel Kaplan are all excellent and have different takes on the subject matter Extremophiles by Lucy Taylor takes second place for me in the final installment.Overall, this is a mixed bag like all anthologies and I may have gotten my hopes too high There are some gems here if you are willing to put in the work 3 stars


  4. David Watson David Watson says:

    What s better than a big book full of horror fiction The answer is a big book of horror stories that are about Heavy Metal music Axes Of Evil is a heavy metal anthology for people who are passionate about metal music and horror fiction There are 34 stories in this collection that go from supernatural horror to comedy to splatterpunk Axes of Evil is edited by music journalist and horror writer Alex S Johnson and it includes stories from Sephera Giron, Terry M West and Charie D La Marr.Ther What s better than a big book full of horror fiction The answer is a big book of horror stories that are about Heavy Metal music Axes Of Evil is a heavy metal anthology for people who are passionate about metal music and horror fiction There are 34 stories in this collection that go from supernatural horror to comedy to splatterpunk Axes of Evil is edited by music journalist and horror writer Alex S Johnson and it includes stories from Sephera Giron, Terry M West and Charie D La Marr.There are so many good stories in Axes Of Evil that its hard to pick just a couple to talk about but one of my favorite story in this collection was The Plaster Casters Rise Again by Charie D La Marr Since I love stories that combine horror, humor and smut this one really appealed to me It s about a woman who makes molds of Rock Stars privates and goes to a metal show to get a mold from a rock star named Thor Thor always talks in the third person and considers himself to be the viking god of thunder I thought it was hilarious the way Thor talks about the women he has been with and the situation that makes Thor loose his temper towards the end was funny There is another good story by Charie D La Marr in this book called Once Bitten, Twice Shy This is aserious story and deals with a night club fire that killed almost 100 people in Rhode Island back in 2003.Another story I liked was All the Rage by Lindsey Beth Goddard This story was told by a rock god who has been living disguised as a singer in a boy band The rock god gets tired of hiding his true self and decides to give his fans a surprise I liked the concept here of rock gods that don t like music that isn t heavy The editor of the book Alex S Johnson has a great story here also called Die, Clown, Die This one shows the diversity of stories in this book It s about a guy dressed as a clown that goes to a clown metal show He goes to the wrong place and the band that is playing is called Bozokill and they don t like clowns.Battle Of The Bands by Joel Kaplan is another one of my favorites in this book This is a futuristic story where the competition between the bands isn t just about having the best songs, they also have to kill the other bands and try to be the most shocking This story was gruesome but entertaining at the same time These bands torture their audience and and use their instruments as weapons to slice through their competition This story is an original idea and has to be read to be believed.At 572 pages, Axes Of Evil is one massive anthology For fans of horror and heavy metal this is a must have Both metal and horror have a lot in common, they both look at the dark side of life yet in my opinion have a positive energy to them Reading horror and listening to metal is like a socially acceptable way to get your aggression out, so its great to see an anthology that merges the two


  5. Jan Jan says:

    hahaha not yet finished, far from it but since it s a colection of shorts I can pick any story I want D So I started with Jeff O Brians short The Cold and Lonely Tombstone of Angus Smith and I ve to say briliant, it remindet me a bit about the good old times when the Horror movies were really creepy cause they build up a certain kind of suspense over the time and don t gave away everything in the first 5 minutes So five stars for that one.Next on the Axis of Evil list Joel Kaplans Battle hahaha not yet finished, far from it but since it s a colection of shorts I can pick any story I want D So I started with Jeff O Brians short The Cold and Lonely Tombstone of Angus Smith and I ve to say briliant, it remindet me a bit about the good old times when the Horror movies were really creepy cause they build up a certain kind of suspense over the time and don t gave away everything in the first 5 minutes So five stars for that one.Next on the Axis of Evil list Joel Kaplans Battle of the Bands on wich I m very confident that this one will rock too I mean that s the author of High on Blood at the End of the World and that one was fantastic


  6. Brooklyn Ann Brooklyn Ann says:

    Excellent variety with a unifying theme of metal From gory and shocking to slapstick comedy, there was something for everyone


  7. John J Questore John J Questore says:

    As I ve mentioned before, writing a review for a book written or edited by a friend can be daunting Thankfully all my friends know that I am honest and will call it like I read it.Having just finished Axes of Evil, I can say it s really hit and miss I wanted to give it a three and a half but half stars aren t available But here is my assessment Notation in Crimson Mary Genevieve Fortier Let me start off by saying I hate poetry The only two poems I can even tolerate are The Raven by As I ve mentioned before, writing a review for a book written or edited by a friend can be daunting Thankfully all my friends know that I am honest and will call it like I read it.Having just finished Axes of Evil, I can say it s really hit and miss I wanted to give it a three and a half but half stars aren t available But here is my assessment Notation in Crimson Mary Genevieve Fortier Let me start off by saying I hate poetry The only two poems I can even tolerate are The Raven by Poe and When I Heard the Learned Astronomer by Whitman That being said, you can add this poem to that list It might be all the Zeppelin references, but I thoroughly enjoyed it I don t want to say any Metallifer and Lucifer by Magenta Nero A really cool tale about the fall of angels and the birth of Hell This was one of my favorites in the anthology Bring Your Daughterto the Slaughter E.R Robin Dover An odd tale about a rock band who sacrifice women during their concerts to grow the lead singer s magical powers Until he meets his match It was a little confusing, seemed to drag at places, and truthfully, Ray Charles could see the ending coming a third of the way in The Collector Greg McWhorter This one was awesome Take an obscure band that seldom plays, and obsessed fan on a mission to own every tchotchkes he can find for the band, and well pure evil It may make you think twice before checking eBay for that signed guitar pick Widow Ray Van Horn, Jr I liked this one A journalist for a magazine is asked to interview a rock goddess Only the interview occurs in the bedroom She is covered from head to toe including a very unusual one on her abdomen the title might give it away Just an interesting tale about sex and death Poseurs by Sam Reese This one had potential, but fell flat A band hits Craigslist to find a female singer to join the band in an attempt to make them famous They find a girl named Succubus well, you can probably guess the rest I did All The Rage by Lindsey Goddard Demon disguised as a rock god in order to suck up souls Meh It was well written, but didn t do anything for me Stigmata Mania by Russell Holbrook Let me start by saying this story was definitely not my cup of tea It was bizarre to excess I m all for sex I mean, who isn t But when the sexual situations go so far from the norm, it takes away from the story and becomes distracting and unnecessary This would have been a decent story along the lines of Halloween 3 Season of the Witch A psycho designs a song that turns people into mush and is hellbent on getting it played in order to destroy mankind It was just way too weird for me to find enjoyable Under the Bus Mimi A Williams Another of my favorites in the collection Be careful who you cross especially if it s a band mate that you ve experienced demon sacrifices with The person you throw under the bus may get their revenge Louder, Faster John Claude Smith Even though I didn t get this one, it was an interesting read A man looking for a louder,head banging band, finds one much to his surprise All the Hellish Cruelties of Heaven Paula D Ashe Again, didn t get this one and it wasn t an interesting read Written in diary form it s an obscure story about a woman following what I think was a serial killer Everybody Needs at Least One Demon Neko A Lilly This one was weird But in a cool way I really couldn t see where it was headed A girl, a boy, a romp in the bathroom a drugging, a threesome, bondage, and a disgusting description of a castration Oh, and did I mention the girl is psychotic Rock and Roll All Night Sephera Giron If I had to pick a favorite, this would be it A rock singer turned office worker, a trip to New Orleans with a coworker, and voodoo Does it get better than that Yes it does read this one and find out Deatherz Alex S Johnson Editing an anthology has its benefits you get to include your own story I liked this story and I m not saying that because Alex is a friend of mine Mon is a girl who frequents clubs and is picked up by a rock legend Razor Blakk He take her to his mansion where all sorts of depravity occurs While there is some of the gratuitous, disgusting, shock treatment as discussed earlier , it isn t distracting from the end game Still Life with Chattering Teeth and People Shaped Things The Reverend Groucho What the hell did I just read Was it a dream Was it drug induced hallucinations Was it a story within a story I don t know I ve never tried LSD, but from what I ve read, maybe I should have taken a hit before reading this it might have madesense The torture scene at the end was the only thing that was distinguishable Extremophiles Lucy Taylor Maybe it s because I would love to visit the Arctic, or maybe it was just well written Either way, this was a good tale about survival The Chords of Death Norbert Gora And now I m back to hating poetry Yes, this one is a poem Didn t get it, didn t like it.So there you have it As with every anthology, there are going to be good stories, ok stories, and stories that you think the editor had to be stoned in order to include But that s what makes the world go round If everyone liked everything everyone else did, this would be a very boring existence Alex wouldn t have added the stories, even the ones I hated, if something didn t speak to him through them and who knows, they may speak to you as well and that s ok Give this one a try if you want to take a very bizarre trip along a musical highway


  8. patrick Lorelli patrick Lorelli says:

    I really liked this book and the way each story was presented I don t think you need to be a fan of heavy meatal music, or this genera of material because the writing that each story offers holds up on their own At least for me I will say that like any group of stories there are some that stand out for each person For me the two stories written by, Charie D La Marr, the first one I think she could actually write an entire book from that story it really was amazing, from the characters to th I really liked this book and the way each story was presented I don t think you need to be a fan of heavy meatal music, or this genera of material because the writing that each story offers holds up on their own At least for me I will say that like any group of stories there are some that stand out for each person For me the two stories written by, Charie D La Marr, the first one I think she could actually write an entire book from that story it really was amazing, from the characters to the story line Her second one was just as well written but from a totally different genera for she was doing it memory of the people who had lost their lives in the Station at Warwick Rhode Island February 20, 2003 And for the people who were also injured or who had lost someone dear to them, a very moving story There was another story that was about a concert in Bakersfield, thought that was funny because I live there Each story is well thought out and though it is tied to heavy metal the way each story comes back to the music is unique and that is what makes this book a good read The stories are well thought out and not just put together, you really have to think about what you are reading The way each story moves you is not a way I would have thought I could have been moved, but each one got me Even now writing this review I am still thinking of a couple one about a clown, and another one about a young man always wanting to be a heavy metal rock star but instead is working as an attendant picking up dead people and taking them to the morgue, this has a an ending you really want to read about You see each story is different and that is what makes this book a very good book and one I am grateful to the author to allow me to read


  9. Aaron Aaron says:

    There are just some thing you think there should beof, but you don t realize it until you see it for the first time It s like when the Eggo waffle folks finally got around to making their own syrup How hard of an idea was that to pop out And how long did that take them It s not rocket surgery, folks I felt the same way when I heard about Axes of Evil, an anthology of horror stories based with heavy metal music as the central theme Heavy metal and horror, the chocolate and peanut butt There are just some thing you think there should beof, but you don t realize it until you see it for the first time It s like when the Eggo waffle folks finally got around to making their own syrup How hard of an idea was that to pop out And how long did that take them It s not rocket surgery, folks I felt the same way when I heard about Axes of Evil, an anthology of horror stories based with heavy metal music as the central theme Heavy metal and horror, the chocolate and peanut butter of my world, together in the written word I could pee.Axes of Evil is a huge almost clocking in at 600 pages collection of stories ranging from the brutally hilarious to the downright evil Personal favorites of mine include Keltorrian by Jacurutu23, Extremophiles by Lucy Taylor, Battle of the Bands by Joel Kaplan, and Tones of Skin and Bones by Michael Faun The absolute gem of the anthology, in my opinion, has got to be Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Charlie D La Marr It s set at the utterly tragic fire that took place during the Great White concert the Station back in 2003, and is one of the most emotionally riveting stories I ve read in awhile, horror or otherwise It packs a punch and puts a serious lump in your throat.This is a definite must for fans of horror and heavy metal alike


  10. David Watson David Watson says:

    What s better than a big book full of horror fiction The answer is a big book of horror stories that are about Heavy Metal music Axes Of Evil is a heavy metal anthology for people who are passionate about metal music and horror fiction There are 34 stories in this collection that go from supernatural horror to comedy to splatterpunk Axes of Evil is edited by music journalist and horror writer Alex S Johnson and it includes stories from Sephera Giron, Terry M West and Charie D La Marr.Ther What s better than a big book full of horror fiction The answer is a big book of horror stories that are about Heavy Metal music Axes Of Evil is a heavy metal anthology for people who are passionate about metal music and horror fiction There are 34 stories in this collection that go from supernatural horror to comedy to splatterpunk Axes of Evil is edited by music journalist and horror writer Alex S Johnson and it includes stories from Sephera Giron, Terry M West and Charie D La Marr.There are so many good stories in Axes Of Evil that its hard to pick just a couple to talk about but one of my favorite story in this collection was The Plaster Casters Rise Again by Charie D La Marr Since I love stories that combine horror, humor and smut this one really appealed to me It s about a woman who makes molds of Rock Stars privates and goes to a metal show to get a mold from a rock star named Thor Thor always talks in the third person and considers himself to be the viking god of thunder I thought it was hilarious the way Thor talks about the women he has been with and the situation that makes Thor loose his temper towards the end was funny There is another good story by Charie D La Marr in this book called Once Bitten, Twice Shy This is aserious story and deals with a night club fire that killed almost 100 people in Rhode Island back in 2003.Another story I liked was All the Rage by Lindsey Beth Goddard This story was told by a rock god who has been living disguised as a singer in a boy band The rock god gets tired of hiding his true self and decides to give his fans a surprise I liked the concept here of rock gods that don t like music that isn t heavy The editor of the book Alex S Johnson has a great story here also called Die, Clown, Die This one shows the diversity of stories in this book It s about a guy dressed as a clown that goes to a clown metal show He goes to the wrong place and the band that is playing is called Bozokill and they don t like clowns.Battle Of The Bands by Joel Kaplan is another one of my favorites in this book This is a futuristic story where the competition between the bands isn t just about having the best songs, they also have to kill the other bands and try to be the most shocking This story was gruesome but entertaining at the same time These bands torture their audience and and use their instruments as weapons to slice through their competition This story is an original idea and has to be read to be believed.At 572 pages, Axes Of Evil is one massive anthology For fans of horror and heavy metal this is a must have Both metal and horror have a lot in common, they both look at the dark side of life yet in my opinion have a positive energy to them Reading horror and listening to metal is like a socially acceptable way to get your aggression out, so its great to see an anthology that merges the two


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