TIH 156: Tony McMillen on Heavy Metal and Horror, Best Failure, and Nefarious Twit

TIH 156 Tony McMillen on Heavy Metal and Horror, Best Failure, and Nefarious Twit

In this podcast Tony McMillen talks about horror and heavy metal, his best failure, Nefarious Twit, 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

  • [02:05] Adrian Shotbolt, via Patreon, asks what the best song that incorporates the augmented fourth is.
  • [04:00] Adrian Shotbolt asks about songs on soundtrack to An Augmented Fourth
  • [09:10] Thomas Joyce, via Patreon, asks about the influence of music and listening to music whilst writing
  • [16:00] Thomas Joyce asks if An Augmented Fourth is intentionally very different from Nefarious Twit
  • [29:00] A story that isn’t classically horror that Tony would put in the genre
  • [32:40]Advice to eighteen-year-old self
  • [34:15] Worst writing advice
  • [37:10] Best failure
  • [40:10] Working on one story at a time / Wesley Snipes is an author reveal
  • [51:50] Two fiction and two nonfiction recommendations
  • [59:20] Two items cannot live without
  • [01:01:10] Favourite Black Sabbath album (note: I think Tony’s favourite album is actually Sabbath Bloody Sabbath as it has ‘fluff’ and canned applause. Paranoid has neither.)[02:12:10] Something changed mind on and why
  • [01:09:40] Next project
  • [01:13:20] Connect with Tony McMillen

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