Much like the horror genre, heavy metal music has often been given a bad reputation for its over the top appearance and oftenintense descriptions. It is no wonder then why a marriage between the two works so perfectly. In We Sold Our Souls, Grady Hendrix has written a power ballad in prose narrative that not only plays with the old story of selling one’s soul for fame and glory, but also pays homage to everything about Heavy Metal; the good, the bad, and the weird. And even though Grady has done well to craft some very gut-wrenching moments that forced even me to put the book down for a spell, he also managed to weave in an inspiring story of rebellion and hope in the face of overwhelming odds. After all, isn’t that what metal music is all about? – Nicholas
In this hard-rocking, spine-tingling supernatural thriller, the washed-up guitarist of a '90s heavy metal band embarks on an epic road trip across America and deep into the web of a sinister conspiracy.
Grady Hendrix, horror writer and author of Paperbacks from Hell and My Best Friend's Exorcism, is back with his most electrifying novel yet. In the 1990s, heavy metal band Durt Wurk was poised for breakout success-but then lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom as Koffin, leaving his fellow bandmates to rot in obscurity.
Two decades later, former guitarist Kris Pulaski works as the night manager of a Best Western-she's tired, broke, and unhappy. Everything changes when a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band.
Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite with the rest of her bandmates and confront the man who ruined her life. It's a journey that will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a music festival from hell. A furious power ballad about never giving up, even in the face of overwhelming odds, We Sold Our Souls is an epic journey into the heart of a conspiracy-crazed, pill-popping, paranoid country that seems to have lost its very soul ... where only a lone girl with a guitar can save us all.