Woahwoahwoah. I discovered a new metal group. Stop and pay attention.These guys are called Thaurorod. This album not only features the titular song, "Coast of Gold," but also such gems as "The Commonwealth Lives," "Cannibal Island," and "24601."
Day 31: Siren Tide
Lonan braced his hands on both sides of the nearest hollow, staring into it with all his determination. Porous rock stabbed his palms. The blackness ahead shimmered with sound. Garbled nothing-lyrics vibrated below his ear and jaw. All around him, Lonan was surrounded by the rushing Ream.
Short Film Showcase
Its time for another short film showcase, this time honoring a few films I found on a "cute animals" binge gone terribly awry.
Vignettes from the Metal Concert
Earlier this week, I dropped everything for a nine-hour bus drive to see Sabaton perform live with Hammerfall, showcasing their new album "The Great War" in commemoration of World War I. Seeing how it's an open secret my Phantasmagorium moonlights as a power metal fan site, I thought I'd share a few stories from the incredibly epic concert.
Writer Confessions 7
It's a new month, which means it's time for a new set of shocking, scandalous writer confessions. Not for the faint of heart, I assure you.
The Ninth Hour
Now, I know my obsession with power metal and album covers bleeds over into Phantasmagorium a bit more often than is strictly called for, but I had to share Sonata Arcitca's "The Ninth Hour."
7 Microprompts for Sorcery
I've been away from any from any extended work on "The Stars Went Out" for a bit, and I already miss the magic. Speaking of magic, Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nacthmusik" was finished on this day about 200 years ago.
5 More Albums to Tell the Story Of
My love affair with power metal album covers continues.
5 Album Covers to Tell the Story Of
Well, I'll be moving across the state shortly, so you kids are going to have to do most of your own content-writing this week. Boo. But don't worry, Elyan's got you covered.
Power Metal: Muse to the Fantasy Writer
Hey, kids, want to never have writer's block in your fantasy novel again? Well, listen, power metal will change your life. Real talk. Shit's great. I can't completely describe it, other than that it's everything I ever wanted out of music. It's literally the fantasy adventure genre of music, and I can't believe no one told me sooner. Let me try to sell you.