Sep 4, 2019

Halloween Interview Victims Wanted

Did I say victims? I certainly meant volunteers!

Every October I join in with a group of bloggers and we do the Countdown to Halloween where we post about all things spooky every day of the month. For the past few years, I've been doing email interviews with people to share their experiences and thoughts on Halloween and posting them.

If you haven't done one yet and would like to, email dex1138 (at) with the subject Halloween Interview and I'll send you the questions. As a little incentive this year, anyone in the US that participates will get a postcard from Salem, MA!

If you want to see what you're in for first, click here.

As you might imagine, 31 blog posts don't just happen over night. The next few weeks leading up to October may be a bit quiet around here as I'll be using my normal weekend blogging time to get things in gear for October.

Sep 1, 2019

Monthly Movie Recap - August 2019

With Labor Day around the corner, who is ready for HALLOWEEN? I'll tell you who, Dinosaur Dracula who kicked off his annual Halloween Countdown Friday.

Things may be a little quieter than normal around here for the next month as I gear up for the blogger Countdown to Halloween. 31 days of posts don't just happen over night...unfortunately.

Aug 28, 2019

Now Hear This - Dream Evil

Today I'll be introducing you to the band Dream Evil. If you came here thinking I was going to be discussing the 1987 Dio album, stick around you just might like this too as that's how the band got its name. Obviously, they have good taste.

In particular, I'm highlighting their 2004 release, The Book of Heavy Metal. I don't remember how I discovered this album but from the opening title track, it was a head banging good time. You'll know after the first track if this is for you. The guitar riffs and chorus are wickedly catchy.

Dream Evil is a Swedish power metal band that has been around since 1999 when they were originally called DragonSlayer. When it came time to release their first album, the record label didn't approve of their name so they decided to use that for the album title and change the band to Dream Evil.

They've put out six albums, the most recent in 2017 titled Six. I was going to include the video for The Book of Heavy Metal but after watching it, I changed my mind. First, it's a radio edit that messes with the flow of the original. Second, I thought the visuals might deter people from watching it. Not that it's anything graphic, it's just not good. You've been warned but it's here if you want.

If you want to give em a spin, start with the opening track. If you like that, check out Let's Make Rock, Crusader's Anthem, M.O.M., and Only for the Night. Unbreakable Chain is the requisite ballad but even that's heavy (for a ballad).


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