Five Thing Thursday: December 30th.

Welcome, everyone to the Final installment of Five Thing Thursday for 2020 and…

*record Scriitch*

Hold on a second…

I’ve said multiple times this year, that I was going to be on the lookout for New Music, so I’d like to take this time to mention five bands that I want you to know about.

(Author’s Note: “New” is, of course, subjective. What I mean when I say “New” here is “New to me.”)

So, with that out of the way….

Here are Five Bands that I want you to know about (In No Particular Order):

Thing #1: Seven Kingdoms. I discovered this band when they went on the road with Unleash the Archers this year.

Thing #2: Striker. I discovered this band two days ago. TWO DAYS. Coincidentally, I’ve got two things to say about that: First is that you should always be on the lookout for new stuff. Second is that these guys have been around for a while and NO ONE told me. Seriously, Y’All are on notice…

Thing #3: Trivium. I first heard of these guys on the Metal Hammer Podcast. It took a bit of listening, but I’m now seriously considering picking up their latest release.

Thing #4: Battle Beast. I had peripherally aware of this band, but 2021 was the year that I gave them a listen – good thing too. They’ve got a new release coming out in January – AND – will be in my neck of the woods (Supporting Dragonforce) next year…possibly, maybe, hopefully.

Thing #5:  Accept. There are a couple of bands in this list where the “New to Me” caveat applies. None more than Accept. I heard The Undertaker, and then Zombie Apocalypse during an interview with Wolf Hoffmann on the Metal Empire Interviews Podcast and I had to see what else was on that release.

Oh, and what’s playing on the Mental Jukebox right now? Empty Eyes by Seven Kingdoms.


What am  I reading this week?

Grave Destiny by Kalayna Price

Conan (The Collected Works) by Robert E. Howard

Inside Out by Demi Moore

How have I been relaxing and refilling the well?

I am coasting through the last week of the year and that’s been super relaxing.


Be sure to check out the Freebies Page for story Excerpts.

If you’ve read, and enjoyed any of my books, please consider leaving a review:

Weird Wild West


Predators in Petticoats

Chasing the Light

See you on Sunday!

Until then…

Be safe. Be Excellent to each other.