How far would you go for love when all you love is DEAD?
This fall, founding father and current member of renowned death metal band Broken Hope and author of The Armageddon Chord, Jeremy Wagner, released his new horror novel, Rabid Heart. The novel, available internationally in hardcover, trade paperback, digital, and audio formats, is about the depth of undying love in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
“Six months after the Necro Rabies pandemic turned the world into hordes of rabid undead known as “Cujos,” 21-year-old Rhonda Driscoll discovers her zombified fiancé, Brad, in her old hometown. Fearing that her Marine Colonel father will kill undead Brad, Rhonda flees, taking a road-trip with Brad in tow in hopes of starting a new life in a frightening and uncertain world complicated by numerous perils, pure horror, and unconditional love.:
“My style of fiction and my personal tastes in what I read all leans towards really dark fiction and usually has protagonists who go through hell – there’s a lot of that in Rabid Heart,” said Wagner. “The things that my main character Rhonda Driscoll goes through might fit in nicely with say, McCarthy’s The Road pairing with 28 Days Later or Romero’s Day of the Dead.”
Here’s a direct link to purchase on Amazon.
In addition, Copro Gallery presents a group art exhibit curated by artist Chet Zar and aforementioned collector, author, musician Jeremy Wagner. Conjoined vs. Grotesque: Celebrating the Denizens of the Dark… will feature sculptures, paintings, drawings and collector guitars with a slant towards the dark and grotesque! Rock and Roll art, gigantic oil paintings, bizarre and hyperreal sculptures, lifelike and life-sized models, surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, twisted art toys and other conjoined work will all be featured. Many of the artists in the exhibit come from the dark contemporary art movement, as well as motion picture and music industry artists, special F/X technicians and others from all walks of life. All will exhibit their top-notch primary craft for this special jointly curated exhibition.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 8:00-11:30 PM @ Copro Gallery (Address: 2525 Michigan Ave. T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404).
The following artists are featured: Chet Zar (renowned visual artist), Kazuhiro Tsuji (special f/x makeup artist and hyperrealist sculptor), Shawn Crahan (director, actor, percussionist, creative force behind Slipknot), Jay Weinberg (celebrated drummer – Slipknot), Wes Benscoter (artist – Slayer, AC/DC, Black Sabbath), Chris Mars (artist, drummer [The Replacements]), Olivia (artist), Ed Repka (artist – Megadeth, Death – “King of Thrash Metal Art”), Lee Shamel (dark artist), Dan Seagrave (artist – The Devil Wears Prada, Morbid Angel, Suffocation), Andreas Marschall (artist, screenwriter, film editor/director), Scott Musgrove (painter, sculptor), Vincent Castiglia (artist, paints with blood), Shane Pierce (oil painter), Matt Dangler (artist), Guy Aitchison (tattoo artist, painter), Mark Rudolph (artist – Decibel Magazine, Metal Hammer, Carcass, Broken Hope), Zack Dunn (dark artist), Dominic Holmes (artist, tattoo artist, writer), Carin Hazmat (artist, designer), Magnus Gjoen (designer, artist, sculptor), Ronald Gonzalez (artist, sculptor), Bob Tyrrell (tattoo artist), Rob Smits, Claudio Bergamin (artist), Max Verehin (artist), Vincent Villafranca (sculptor), Dan Harms, Fabrice Lavollay (artist), Louie Becker (artist), Miroslav Pecho (dark artist), Tommy Lee Wendtner (tattoo artist), Ryan Matthew Cohn (Star of Oddities, oddities and antiques collector), Ave Rose (automata, still sculpture, fashion, jewelry), Kevin Estrada (photographer) and Gene Ambo (photographer).
Jeremy is a big collector of dark art, as well as memorabilia – hence his involvement in Conjoined vs. Grotesque. Here’s a look at his massive collection.