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THE CULT CLASSIC HORROR SHOW:
PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH JEREMY WAGNER
Every week, it's fun and games and all-things-horror: Killer Interviews, Current Events, and Dirty-Little "behind the scenes” secrets of your favorite films. Exclusive interviews with actors, directors, and anyone else we can get our hands on! Weekly contests give interactive listeners the chance to win "Horror Freak Of The Week" and get FREE GEAR. All you Horror Freaks have to do is sit back and relax while you enjoy the games, the gossip and the giveaways. *WARNING: Listener discretion advised.
BARK AT THE GHOULS:
RABID HEART BOOK REVIEW
People say they’re sick of zombies or werewolves or vampires or demons or gawdforbid tentacles and I get it but I am not one of those people. I will read everything and anything if the writing is engaging. This is why one day my piles of books shall be the death of me. I don’t really care if the monster has been done to death because it can always be given new life by a new voice and that is most definitely the case with this book RABID HEART…..
HORROR NOVELIST JEREMY WAGNER’S TOP 10 SONGS ABOUT ARMAGEDDON, MONSTERS + THE UNDEAD
Chicago death metal institution Broken Hope are known for their technical brutality and themes of gore, death and all things sick and twisted. Guitarist and founder Jeremy Wagner also doubles as a horror novelist, known for The Armageddon Chord, a Barnes & Noble Top 10 Paperback Bestseller. He's just released Rabid Heart, a novel about undying love as a zombie apocalypse takes over.
In celebration of this, we invited Wagner to pick his Top 10 Songs About Armageddon, Monsters & the Undead….
TOMB OF THE SPINE-TINGLING TOME #2: FIVE POST-HALLOWEEN READS TO KEEP THE JACK O’LANTERNS OF YOUR IMAGINATION AGLOW
Whether in his role as co-founder/lyricist/songwriter of the legendary death metal act Broken Hope or as the author of the triumphant 2011 heavy-metal-and-hieroglyphics novel THE ARMAGEDDON CHORD, Jeremy Wagner has spent the last 30 years establishing a well-deserved reputation as a provocative, inventive artist possessing an uncanny knack for delivering unforgettable gut-punch scenes and stories that skimp on neither humanity nor viscera. And the multi-medium slayer’s latest, the apocalyptic zombie action-thriller/romance RABID HEART, feels like a crowning achievement, anchored by an inspiring, salt-of-the-earth female protagonist as it brings the heart and horror in equal measure. (Look for an exclusive, extensive interview with Wagner about his life and work in this space soon.)
SCREAM HORROR MAGAZINE:
Interview with Jeremy Wagner – Horror Author
SCREAM: Hi Jeremy, what’s new in “Wagnerworld?”
JEREMY WAGNER: I’ve come off a busy summer and into a very busy fall—and it’s all good!
SCREAM: Known for your work on music – when did your love for writing start?
JW: It definitely started when I was like five years old. I began writing adaptations of monster movies I saw on TV and writing my own creepy stories. My love for horror began at that age—kindergarten. I loved Halloween and all that creepiness that the holiday celebrated. From there it all evolved into horror movies, horror magazines, horror comics, and horror books. My mom has always been a big reader, and she always read dark fiction….
RABID HEART: A Book Review by Justin Wittenmeier
"Rabid Heart," is in essence, a love story. Wait, what? Don't roll your eyes at that; love exist all around us, if we are willing to see it and believe…even in the midst of a total zombie apocalypse. That's right: zombie apocalypse; this isn't some cheesy dime store love opera. Nor is it really a cheesy dime story zombie novel. I'm going to be honest—zombies, at this point in human media history, are pretty played out. Between countless movies, videogames, and a certain zombie soap opera, I'm about sick of them. However, and I've said this before, it isn't really what you do but how you do it that matters. Jeremy Wagner does zombies really good, so much in fact, that I now have come full circle and care about them again…
Author Jeremy Wagner (BROKEN HOPE) Counts Down His Top Five Horror Memorabilia Pieces
Halloween is upon us, and Broken Hope's own Jeremy Wagner has released a new horror novel that he's authored, Rabid Heart, to get you in the right mood. He's a guy who knows a thing or two about the horror culture, and even has quite the collection to prove it. In celebration of his book….
Wagner’s Storied Arc
Many know Chicago legacy death metal stalwarts Broken Hope’s guitarist Jeremy Wagner for his music.
But some of you may not know that Wagner is also an accomplished fiction writer who has just released a new horror novel Rabid Heart
(Riverdale Avenue Books). The 258-page post-apocalyptic nightmare tells the tale of….
Jeremy Wagner Tells Us About His Top 5 Horror Novels
Outburn Magazine talks to Jeremy Wagner about his Top Five Horror Novels…
Horror & Love Entwine In RABID HEART
An Interview With Author JEREMY WAGNER
Some of you may already know Wagner as the lyricist/guitarist of Chicago death metal act Broken Hope; beyond his music, however, Wagner has an impressive writing career. His Best-Selling novel, The Armageddon Chord, earned a Hiram Award, a first-round ballot Stoker Award nomination, and has received critical acclaim from a number of publications. Wagner also has an impressive resume of published short stories across many anthologies….
KIRKUS REVIEW: RABID HEART
In this horror romp, a woman’s love for her fiance survives the zombie apocalypse despite his status as one of the undead.
Twenty-one-year-old Rhonda Driscoll was a hairstylist just six months ago, before the Necro-Rabies breakout in North America. Rabid zombies, known as Cujos, devour living humans or turn them into the undead. Rhonda is one of 200 survivors at a military base run by her father and sole remaining family member, Col. Kenneth Driscoll…..
Jeremy Wagner – Crafting a Rabid Heart
Dead Rhetoric: With zombies being a big piece of the horror market, how did you give Rabid Heart a different twist on the apocalypse formula? I saw that you started the book at one point, and came back to it much later.
Jeremy Wagner: The seed was planted, as you mentioned, I had started to write Rabid Heart as a short story for an anthology of zombie tales that St. Martin’s Press was putting out. That collection was called Hungry for Your Love…
Grim Reader Reviews: Rabid Heart
I’ll be honest, zombies ain’t really my thing. They used to be, but I got really tired of them and I generally avoid zombie stories like the plague (haha). This changed when Jeremy Wagner sent me a copy of his new novel, Rabid Heart….
Consequence Of Sound:
Broken Hope Guitarist Jeremy Wagner on His New Book, Rabid Heart, Horror Fiction, Band Status and More
As an homage to horror masters Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft, Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner has just published his second novel, Rabid Heart, a 258-page fiction horror story.
INTO THE COMBINE PODCAST: Episode 74
The Horror and Metal Special
Featuring interviews with Jeremy Wagner, and members of Tombs, Exhumed, Acid Witch, and Aborted.
Sci-Fi & Scary:
The Jeremy Wagner Interview
SF&S: There are a few movies and TV shows exploring the world of zombie-human love out there. Without spoiling it, can you tell readers what makes your story Rabid Heart stand apart from the crowd? How is it similar?
Jeremy Wagner: I’ve been having nightmares of zombies since I was twelve—followed by nightmares of great white sharks. Zombies have always been more horrifying than anything in cinema for me. Romero had it down, man. The Walking Dead has it down. That said, I’m quite aware that the zombie genre is saturated with movies, books, comics, toys, and more. Being original is paramount for me. To that end, I feel RABID HEART stands apart because….
Interview: Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner on new horror novel ‘Rabid Heart’
How long did it take you to complete Rabid Heart?
It was about two years of writing, revising, editing, and polishing.
What should your readers expect from it compared to your other books?
It’s a bit bleaker and darker. More horror. But also, above all that, Rabid Heart raises the stakes with an emotional punch amongst the terror……