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 unnameable 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.
Today's found metal is a scary fucking building and is brought to us by a reader! Sorta. My friend Michael Chaisson told me I should use scary buildings - which I did -but he didn't recommend this bad boy in particular so he only gets a partial credit. Which means he'll receive 1/4 of a prize.
Or 100% of nothing.
Shit's tough in the blogosphere.
Anyways, this beautiful structure is is the Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, located in Turkmenistan.
And without the red lighting it actually doesn't look too menacing at all.
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