My new heavy metal horror novel An Augmented Fourth comes out this June.
To mark the occasion I'm going to bring you '"Found Metal" on Fridays.
Found Metal is pop culture stuff I’ve dredged up from the corners of my mind and mother internet that aren’t explicitly heavy metal in and of themselves but nevertheless they still possess that unnamable thing that makes something metal. Some things just have that connotation with them and it’s hard to say exactly why. Metal is one of those things that’s impossible to define exactly but you know it when you see it.
This week's found metal comes from a reader, Michael Cirone was awesome enough to share this nugget of brutality with us and will be thusly rewarded. I'll be sending him some fiction or art once I find out his preference.
Apparently from this picture some graffito artist took it upon themselves to vandalize this unsuspecting espresso machine box by adding the letter "s" to the word "layer" thus spelling out the name of the metal group "Slayer" whom I'm told are somewhat well known.
Get out your metal detectors!
If you got something you think is unintentionally brutal or accidentally scary send that found metal to me via an email and if I use it I'll send you some sort of prize. Hit me up at: firstname.lastname@example.org