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TheVileMessiah
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:11 pm    Post subject: Literary Metalheads  Reply with quote

Are there any people here into blasting some Iced Earth and getting down into a good old book?

I've read the entire Dark Tower Series, hated the ending, but in the parts dealing with Blaine, I of course, listened to Terror Train.

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Any of you read any books you thought would make a great metal concept album? Biggest in my opinion, Necroscope series by Brain Lumley.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Commedia" (The Divine Comedy)
By Dante!!!!
Of course IE can't make about Hell again but what about Purgatory and Paradise?

Or they should go the other way and write a book off the The Something Wicked story!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon has been planning on making a comic book series of the Something Wicked storyline. Don't know when he will find time to do that, but I will definitely buy it when he does.

As for the subject, well Stephen King is basically the only author I read (I usually don't read, unless they are comic books) so I don't know any books that would make a great concept album by IE, except for maybe The Stand (by of course Stephen King). I know Anthrax already made a song based on it "Among The Living", but that's just one song. It'd be cool if IE made a Stand album and put a cover of that song on it. Maybe the Shining (yes another King book) too. Or do a whole "Horror Show" thing for selected Stephen King books.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tad Williams maybe?
But that's  more Blind Guardian then Iced Earth.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's strange I must have read about twenty Steven King books or more but I haven't read The Shining, Carrie, IT, the ones he really know for.

Brain Lumley, it's hard to find his shit since they haven't reprinted any of them since the 90's. Almost all I have say FIRST EDITION, so I guess they never really reprinted them.

Let's just say it's British against Soviets, but throw in a lot of the paranormal, a vampire that's been sealed in Silver underground since The Crusades, and a man who can both summon [well, really request, but the dead love him] and talk to the dead, and teleport.

METAList idea ever.

Written before the Soviet ended by the way XD
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And he's called the Necroscope was the name of the book by the way
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Goodkind  The Sword of Truth series.  Started reading that series when I first got into IE.

Slave to the Dark always reminds me of that series.

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The Stand (by of course Stephen King). I know Anthrax already made a song based on it "Among The Living", but that's just one song. It'd be cool if IE made a Stand album and put a cover of that song on it. Maybe the Shining (yes another King book) too. Or do a whole "Horror Show" thing for selected Stephen King books.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read stuff all the time. Mostly SF and fantasy.
This stuff can go either way though I could say that mostly Blind Guardian and Pyramaze would lean towards what Ive been reading latley.

Stuff written by David Weber particularly Oath of Swords  (Hradani series) could be done by Pyramaze and it would rock something fierce.

Also been reading the Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files)

Never could go wrong with HP Lovecraft though
Iced Earth focuses on being Dark. so Lovecraft or the Dresden files could work.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read a lot, last three weeks I read three books, everyone over 700 pages.....

Ilove reading, right now I'm reading the 4. book of the Fire & Ice Saga, from George R. R. Martin.

Does anyone of you knows it, it is FANTASTIC   Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few books in my collection that are historical fiction written by David Bishop. The books are all based on WW2 and the Undead. The books are called Fiends of the Eastern Front and Fiends of the Rising Sun. I'm sure bands such as IE and maybe even some Black Metal or Gothic bands could turn these novels into some killer music.

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