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  • File Size: 231 KB
  • Print Length: 84 pages
  • Publisher: Rymfire Books (April 6, 2011)
  • Publication Date: April 6, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VMPLRU
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Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he's not sleeping.

He's written over 100 stories that are currently available, including a few different series:

"Dying Days" extreme zombie series
"Keyport Cthulhu" horror series
"Flagler Beach Fiction Series" contemporary fiction
"Metal Queens" non-fiction music series

he also loves to talk in third person... because he's really that cool. He's a proud Active member of HWA as well.

You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!

and e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal:

armandrosamilia@gmail.com

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nerine Dorman on July 31, 2012
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I'll be straight up and say there are no enough stories out there that cast the metal scene in an authentic light, so Death Metal was a whiff of freshness to the standard portrayals of the alternative scene in popular media. On the surface, our protagonist, Daniel, has it all: a successful career as a published children's author, with money in the bank, but all is not well.

It's *how* he got his money that is the matter, because he is the lone, somewhat inspired/possessed (take your pick) mastermind behind the metal "band" DTC - the main source of his lucre.

But all is not well. In order to tap into his dark muse, Daniel has had to take vast quantities of LSD, which naturally placed strain on his relationship with his wife, Karen, who has kept Daniel from seeing his daughter, Missy. And, when a bunch of crazy fans abduct his daughter, and make outrageous demands that he finish the last few albums to bring about the apocalyptic arrival of the demonic Natas, Daniel, helped by his manager, has to return to that dark, creative space within in order to save his daughter's life.

Overall, this is a short, tightly written story, but it's perhaps a little too tight. While I had no trouble with the jumps between past and present narrative, I felt the tale could have done with a bit of additional layering to beef up the characters' motivations, as well as emotions, thoughts and environment.

That being said, I did enjoy Death Metal, especially some of the ribbing at the politics one encounters in the metal scene - it sounded a bit familiar [smiles] to some of the articles I've read about certain musicians... And I'd have loved to have seen more.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By littlevoice on April 27, 2012
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It is evident right from the get-go that you are safe in the hands of a master wordsmith - I was able to relax, turn off my inner editor, and let the author on a journey, secure in the knowledge that the story would be expertly crafted.
And what a story - sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll, indeed! It reminded me a little of Joe Hill's "Heart Shaped Box". Normally it's a turn off for me when a writer writes a story about a writer, but in this case it's entirely fitting, and an integral part of the plot. I loved the way the story alternated between past and present, weaving the two story threads together to build towards the climax. The massive, black-clad entrepreneur Wayne was a compelling and perversely likeable character (until the end...but I won't spoil it), and I couldn't help but fall in maternal love with brave and resourceful little Missy.
The Big Reveal in the climax came across slightly James Bond villain-ish ("before I kill you, I have to tell you..."), but that is a minor quibble in what is otherwise a great, suspenseful read.

(Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of the manuscript for review purposes)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Book Sandworm on May 27, 2012
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Death Metal is a dark tale that twists your emotions on different levels. I enjoyed the ride as Armand Rosamilia led me through Daniel Cahill's past and present and as I watched the person that was forged by the challenges he faced and the drugs he used to aid in the combat. The ending was nicely played. Death Metal is a story that fans of many genres will enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lee Pletzers on February 11, 2012
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Some people are gifted and success can come easily to them. Others like to leech off these people and others waste their gifts away. In a drug haze at University, Daniel and his friends are introduced to Death Metal, Black Metal, and the rest. They all dig it as they pop acid and roll joints.

One night, Daniel starts scribbling lyrics and decides to firm a band of only one person: him. He is a musical genius and can play all the parts and can splice them together. With his best friend acting as his agent, they hock their goods for recording time in a studio. Things are not looking good with their first album and Daniel has ideas for 10. He completes 7.

During the wait for a contract, Daniel takes up writing and his stories start to sell instantly.

Years later, Daniel has left all that behind him. He is now a successful novelist and off the drugs, totally clean. Then his daughter is kidnapped. The kidnappers only want one thing.

This is a well written book and a dead fast read. I really enjoyed it. Armand tells a great story with a fantastic ending and the action in the book jumps from past to present. These characters are people you might know, heard of or were part of in your youth.

The writing is tight and there is no filler. The pages are crammed with needed words tot ell an awesome tale. The ending will leave your mouth hanging open. I didn't see that coming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Malina Roos on February 11, 2012
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A well written and engaging story. Armand Rosamilia has the ability to take the reader and place them squarely in the middle of a harrowing journey to save a child.

Daniel, a children's author, is trying to separate his past from his future. While in college, Daniel discovers Black Metal and soon finds he can play the same rifts and cords as soon as he hears them. He then starts a journey to complete a series of albums which resonate to group of followers. Flash forward a dozen years and Daniel is now a respected Children's author with no connection to his past. He is a father,an ex husband and lives a fairly normal existence. But unfortunately he never finished the series and someone has his child.
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