Welcome to volume 2 Chapter 26 of the Necrocasticon, and we’ve got a new home… we’re now Project Entertainment Network’s podcast that blends horror and heavy metal properties with a common connection. Your host, horror writer & journalist Token Tom Clark, is joined, as always, by Project Entertainment Network’s panel of horror and metal experts. Musician Maxx Axe, super uber fan Smoking Walt Hades and musician and artist, Azriel Mordecai.
We’ve got a jam packed show to kick off our launch on the brand new Project Entertainment Network. This week features the return of horror historian David J. Skal to our show with his panel from ScareACon 2016 on Dracula, Frankenstein and the classic monsters! And what do we match up with that in the metal department? You’ve heard of the Big 4, right? Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth & Slayer. Well, that’s not it. We’re talking about the other Big 4, the Big 4 of American thrash metal, the mid-card, so to say, featuring Overkill, Testament, Exodus & Death Angel. Who were they? Why were they so great? We’ll dig into all that, plus Walt reviews Testament’s new release and gives us his opinion of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios FL. Az goes to Therion in the mortuary and Maxx Axe & Revelation 13 bring us this week in metal & horror history.