Thursday, June 5, 2014

Metal up your ass: DESPUMATION

You like heavy metal? And you read? Well, I have something for you. Behold, DESPUMATION!

Despumation, published and edited by the wonderful Kriscinda Everritt, is a literary journal devoted to the sounds and words of heavy metal music. Yes, that music which your parents considered the least literary is, in fact, quite literary and its fans literate.

Here's a quick description:

"Despumation champions fiction that explores the diverse themes metal music customarily addresses using language to evoke the feeling of listening to the music. This issue includes stories inspired by Dio, Voivod, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Meshuggah, and Candlemass, plus stories and poems inspired by the metal scene, metal sounds, and metal concepts."

You know you want to read this, don't you? So where can you get it? HERE

Be sure to keep up-to-date via the Despumation Press blog. There you will find news on volume one and submission guidelines for future editions, just in case you get inspired.

Now, here's the catch. I, your humble narrator, am one of the authors in this inaugural volume. Read my short story "Nail Shitter" and all the rest of the work included. Then leave reviews. And tell all your metal-loving friends. DO IT NOW!

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