Summon the greatest of all evils with these tales of infernal horror curated by Bram Stoker Award-nominated Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson, editors of the #1 Amazon bestseller Peel Back the Skin and the critically acclaimed Dark Visions series. Featuring work inspired by Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Dolores O’Riordan, Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Grace Jones and more.
–Travel with a tortured soul as she battles a demonic presence on a deadly road adventure that leaves bodies littered in its wake.
–Journey with a young couple returning to unhallowed ground to face an evil that haunts them from the past.
–Venture beyond the event horizon as a physicist attempts to halt an infernal cataclysm.
–Meet a pianist trying to save his dying son with assistance directly from the pits of Hell.
–Walk the battlefield as satanic forces wage war and nature unleashes an inhumane pestilence on mankind.
–And much, much more…
Written by some of the most talented new authors in horror, Savage Beasts plunges into eleven hellish worlds, summoning damnable forces that confront the living with dissonant melodies of the dead.
Includes music-inspired fiction from:
– Edward Morris
– Karen Runge
– John F.D. Taff
– Shawn Macomber
– Konstantine Paradias
– J.C. Michael
– Daniel Braum
– Maxwell Price
– E. Michael Lewis
– Paul Michael Anderson
– T. Fox Dunham
Praise for Savage Beasts
“The tales in Savage Beasts are as varied as their inspirations. Many of the contributors don’t just use music as their muse, they place it front and centre in their narratives. Here, music has the power to save and to kill, and nothing buried in the past stays buried forever, regardless of how frightening it is.” – Rue Morgue
“Few ever get into the territory as Grey Matter Press’ Savage Beasts, which derives its scary stories under the guiding light of macabre music. And luckily, Savage Beasts has the talent behind it to rock into your nightmares.” – Fangoria
“Each tale within Savage Beasts is diverse and unique. This collection tweaks the psychological phenomenon and depicts the fantasy side of our imaginations, where the darkest recesses of our minds go when listening to our favorite songs. Savage Beasts is often poetic, primal, speculative and boldly crossing the lines of splatterpunk fiction.” – Dave Gammon, Horror News
Proudly presented by Grey Matter Press, the multiple Bram Stoker Award-nominated independent publisher.
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