From a song about DC Comics bad boy Lobo to an Anthrax/Battlestar Galactica reunion, SYFY WIRE’s “Metal Crush Mondays” has given style followers and metalheads an entire lot of badass information throughout the course of its August run. Now, with the final episode of the month, it is acquired one final shock in retailer: an official comedian for Ronnie James Dio’s Holy Diver.
Throughout a dialog with SYFY WIRE’s Whitney Moore (which additionally featured Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, and In This Second’s Maria Brink), supervisor/Ronnie James Dio affiliate Wendy Dio introduced the Holy Diver comedian — courtesy of Z2 Comics, with notorious horror comedian scribe Steve Niles. Is there a extra recognizable album cowl within the metallic canon? It may maintain a comic book on imagery alone. Fortunately it will not should although — and SYFY WIRE has the main points.
The interview under accompanies a screening of Rob Zombie’s Halloween, which airs tonight on SYFY as a part of this week’s “Metallic Crush Mondays.”
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“What I need to attempt to do is create the background story for [the album cover], so we get the entire story of how that picture got here to be,” Niles stated. “I am simply within the planning phases proper now, however the cowl is my fundamental inspiration. The quilt and the music.” When pressed on the story, Niles was clear that even a touch would give all of it away.
“Ronnie used to learn a guide a day,” Dio stated. “The plain ones — Stephen King, H.G. Wells, Dennis Wheatley, Frank Herbert (he cherished the Dune books), Edgar Allan Poe — after which into the fantasy with Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter.” Whereas Niles is writing the guide, it is also acquired loads of visible bona fides: Artist Scott Hampton is illustrating, whereas the legendary Invoice Sienkiewicz is dealing with covers.
Holy Diver seems to be to drop throughout the summer time of 2021 and will be pre-ordered now at Z2 Comics here. Followers can discover extra interviews on SYFY WIRE’s YouTube page and prolonged “Metallic Crush Mondays” conversations on the Metal Crush podcast.