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“Poet in the Pit: Slayer, Heavy Metal, and the Limits of Poetry” By Ernest Hilbert

By On September 25, 2018

Last year I wound up with a broken rib after spending an hour in a mosh pit at a Slayer concert. It took place on asphalt, at night, in torrential rain, ideal… Read More


“The Metal-head Image Was Like Armor Donned Each Day”: Ernest Hilbert Interviewed for Daniel Nester’s “Behind the Sestina”

By On October 17, 2013

"We go Behind the Sestina with Hilbert to uncover the metallic truth about his poem 'Hel[l]ical Double Sestina: [Metal Number One]' featured in The Incredible Sestina Anthology."… Read More


Top Five Album Covers, 1980s, Heavy Metal, Extreme Metal Category

By On January 7, 2009

5. Possessed, by Venom (1985) Venom’s previous three albums featured iconic images created by¬†Conrad Lant, better known as the titan Cronos, lead singer and bassist of the power trio. While Lant’s goat… Read More