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BROM to release newest illustrated horror novel “Lost Gods” Oct 25

BROM to release newest illustrated horror novel “Lost Gods” Oct 25

  A young man descends into Purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in this gorgeous, illustrated novel of wonder and terror from the mind of master storyteller and acclaimed artist Brom. Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears . . . Snared and […]

IRON MAIDEN & METALLICA New Updated Editions of the Best Selling Illustrated Histories

IRON MAIDEN & METALLICA New Updated Editions of the Best Selling Illustrated Histories

Voyageur Press and Quarto Publishing Group announce the publication of two revised and updated editions in their best-selling illustrated history series. METALLICA: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY and IRON MAIDEN feature new chapters, updated with the latest tour and album info, and additional photos.  Both books are written by acclaimed rock journalists, both feature an in-depth history of each band, complete discographies, individual album reviews, hundreds of live, backstage and memorabilia photos and much more.     OUT NOW: METALLICA: THE […]

New Book: “The Complete History Of Black Sabbath: What Evil Lurks” Publishing Next Month

New Book: “The Complete History Of Black Sabbath: What Evil Lurks” Publishing Next Month

THIS IS IT: 2016 marks the last time Black Sabbath will be on tour, and likely the last time the band will be fully active in its current incarnation. So there’s no better time for the legendary band’s entire history to be fully documented with the new book THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF BLACK SABBATH: WHAT EVIL LURKS by music journalist and author Joel McIver (published October 15, 2016, Race Point Publishing). Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1968, guitarist Tony Iommi, […]

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark Photo Book Out Oct 5

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark Photo Book Out Oct 5

  Actress/Writer, Cassandra Peterson is known for her portrayal of one of pop culture’s most beloved icons, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. It has been 35 years since Elvira made her debut as horror hostess on a local LA television show. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, Cassandra combed through her personal archives to assemble a beautiful 240 page hardcover coffee table book titled, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The book is filled with over 300 photographs, many never-before-seen, and commentary […]

Starz Debuts First Image Of American Gods’ Bilquis, Ancient Goddess Of Love

Starz Debuts First Image Of American Gods’ Bilquis, Ancient Goddess Of Love

Bilquis, played by Yetide Badaki (“Aquarius,” “Masters of Sex”) is an ancient goddess of love who craves the worship she inspired in eras long gone, and is eager to find that same relevance in today’s world. You can expect more surprises and exclusives this week, as the “American Gods” cast and creative team heads down to San Diego Comic-Con. Stay tuned! American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker […]

Backbeat Books Releases DeLuxe Paperback Edition of Les Paul in His Own Words

Backbeat Books Releases DeLuxe Paperback Edition of Les Paul in His Own Words

In 2009, the legendary Les Paul passed away at the age of 94. In celebration of his life, Les Paul in His Own Words, capturing Paul’s own reflections on his remarkable inventions and guitar playing, was published in a high-end collector’s edition. On June 9, 2015, a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Les Paul was launched nationwide. Backbeat Books is pleased to celebrate the legend once more in the first-ever paperback edition, Les Paul in His Own Words: […]

LITA FORD Teams Up With PledgeMusic For New Album and Book

LITA FORD Teams Up With PledgeMusic For New Album and Book

LITA FOR launched a PledgeMusic campaign because she wants to give her fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Queen of Metal. With the year shaping up to a banner one for Ford featuring the release of her long awaited memoir, new album and extensive touring plans including headline dates and shows with Halestorm.  Pre-orders for the book and album are available to order via PledgeMusic, the frontrunner in the direct-to-fan platform. In addition to the […]

Metal Life book review: “Empty” by Ty Arthur

Metal Life book review: “Empty” by Ty Arthur

Outer space in all of its glorious mystery has been a topic that few writers have not touched on, even if only in mentions and slight references. Out of everything the human mind could conceive as to what might comprise the blackness that intrigues us so, the existence of aliens has always been at the top of our hopes and fears of what might be out there. Ty Arthur’s short story, Empty, is a deep space thriller set on a […]

Stephanie Osborn Debuts New Sherlock Holmes Book Series

Stephanie Osborn Debuts New Sherlock Holmes Book Series

Pro Se Productions, a leading publisher of Genre Fiction, proudly announces the debut of its latest novel featuring perhaps the most popular detective ever created, Sherlock Holmes.  Author Stephanie Osborn, creator of The Displaced Detective series, which also features Holmes, brings her exceptional skill and Sherlockian knowledge and love for the character to a new series for Pro Se.  Sherlock Holmes and The Mummy’s Curse, Book One of Sherlock Holmes: Gentleman Aegis is now available in print and digital formats. […]

The Story Behind The Iconic KISS Album “Destroyer”

The Story Behind The Iconic KISS Album “Destroyer”

Shout It Out Loud, The Story of Kiss’s Destroyer and the Making of an American Icon by James Campion A myth-busting inside look at the creation and influence of Kiss’ rock manifesto, Destroyer. For over 40 years, the rock band Kiss has galvanized the entertainment world with an unparalleled blitz of bravado, theatricality, and shameless merchandising, garnering generations of loyally rabid fans. But if not for a few crucial months in late 1975 and early 1976, Kiss may have ended […]

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