TIH 155: Tony McMillen on An Augmented Fourth, Black Sabbath, and Word Horde

TIH 155 Tony McMillen on An Augmented Fourth, Black Sabbath, and Word Horde

In this podcast Tony McMillen talks about An Augmented Fourth, Black Sabbath, Word Horde, and much more.

About Tony McMillen

Tony McMillen is the author of the novels An Augmented Fourth and Nefarious Twit, and the comic book Oblivion Suite.

Show notes

  • [03:20] Interview start/initial interest in the arts
  • [05:50] Relationship between heavy metal and horror
  • [16:50] Ozzy Vs Dio Black Sabbath—which is better?
  • [25:10] Ian Gillan Black Sabbath ‘Born Again’
  • [36:30] Multifaceted artist and novel bonuses
  • [38:20] Recording music for An Augmented Fourth
  • [43:20] Reasons for using Kickstarter to fund Nefarious Twit
  • [46:05] Lessons learnt writing, marketing, and releasing Nefarious Twit
  • [50:05] Impetus for publishing with Word Horde and benefits of moving away from self-publishing
  • [59:20] Daily routine/typical day
  • [01:02:20] Artistic identity: writer, musician, artist, comedian

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