Heavy Metal Horror Fiction Is Here

March 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm 2 comments

Heavy metal and horror go together like blood and guts. Unfortunately, it’s a combination that doesn’t come to life in fiction nearly often enough. The new book Axes of Evil, out now from Diabolus In Musica/Chupa Cabra House, is here to remedy that problem.

Axes Of Evil

The book features my new story, “Ex-Punk,” which takes a tangent away from metal and into the world of punk rock basement shows. An old been-there-done-that punk gets a taste of something new, and she never wants to let it go. I’m psyched that my story appears alongside so many new pieces by great authors like Lucy Taylor, who wrote one of my favorite collections of extreme horror short stories, Unnatural Acts.

Here’s the full table of contents:

1. Introduction by Alex S. Johnson
2. Mourningstar by Del James
3. All the Rage by Lindsey Beth Goddard
4. The Plaster Casters Rise Again by Persiphone Hellecat
5. The Cold and Lonely Tombstone of Angus Smith by Jeff Ö’Brien
6. Battle of the Bands by Joel Donald
7. The Doom to Come by Andrew Freudenberg
8. Sinister Cavan by Jim Goforth
9. Beyond Death by Chuck Rios
10. Rio Grande Blood by Chris Kelso
11. Tones of Skin and Bones by Michael Faun
12. Seven Goats by Mathias Jansson
13. Louder, Faster… by John Claude Smith
14. Ex-Punk by MP Johnson
15. An Unholy Statement by Kerry GiantSquid Lipp
16. Keltorrian by Jacurutu Scarry Garry-Shinigami Twenty-Three
17. Let Him Who Hath Understanding by Sylvia Bourgoin
18. Frygga: Dreams of Fire by Christine Morgan
19. Death Call by Christopher Hivner
20. Gargamathanga by Martin Garrity
21. Backstage Passes by Anna Haney
22. Rita by Mimi A. Mimi Williams
23. Die, Clown, Die! By Alex S. Johnson
24. Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Charie D. La Marr
25. Rock and Roll All Night by Sephera Giron
26. Hardcore Crust by Terry M. West
27. Unholy Concoction by Robert Holtgrewe
28. Axes of Discordance: A Bangalore Story by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
29. Crush by Selene MacLeod
30. Harbinger Master by G Arthur Brown
31. The Dreadheads by Grant Wamack
32. Before the Ball by Ray Van Horn Jr.
33. To Hell With the Metal by Sean Leonard
34. Extremophiles by Lucy Taylor

Axes of Evil is available in print or on Kindle at Amazon.

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About the Author

MP Johnson is an author, a zine creator, a B-movie extra and an obsessive music fan. Learn more.

MP Johnson’s Books

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