Musings on metal and its evolving demography

When Nerds Collide: A Brief History of Metal and Comics

Its been a while since I last posted here. Sorry about that – life, especially work stuff and the baby, really got in the way. Anyhow, here’s a fun article that speaks about the ties between metal and comic books, something I indulged in quite a bit when I was a kid and have recently started looking at again (hence one of my other blogs).

I’d also say that tabletop roleplaying games are historically tied to both metal and comics. I gamed a bit in my youth as well and metal influence was ever-present. Hell, I incorporated the lyrics from Testament‘s Alone in the Dark in a scroll written using runes as a major plot device in an old game. And I think just about everyone who gamed and listened to death metal was familiar with Bolt Thrower‘s relationship with GDW and Warhammer.

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Anyway, enjoy the article. As I post, there might be more of an infusion of what’s looked at as “geek” these days, mainly because its of interest to me for fun and nostalgia reasons, and because it intersects with metal culture.

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2 responses

  1. I listened to Bolt Thrower for awhile before realizing, “hey, this seems like it’s about Warhammer 40K” (which I played). I never had the physical art or cover for reference so it was a surprise.

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    October 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    • vishalicious

      I never associated the music with it. But I always knew about the connection because of their interviews and interviews with GDW.

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      October 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm

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