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Necrocasticon, where we blend horror fiction with heavy metal, for your pleasure, and ours. Our esteemed panel of experts in the field of metal and all things that are scary includes our host and moderator; author, veteran podcaster and internet journalist Thomas R Clark, musician Mr. Scott, horror & metal historian Smoking Walt Ball, Sgt. Dan Roberts, and our guy on the couch, Uncle Skip Novak. Not to mention, each week we’ll feature special guests from the worlds of hard rock music and the horror genre in print and on the screen!


The Necrocasticon Presents: Halloween Horror Stories Part 1 Chapter #416
77:18 10/05/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #415
CeCe Tanner sits in for her Dad again as we discuss the first three episodes of Andor. Tom reviews the new Stephen King novel, Fairy Tale, plus our thoughts on Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine in the MCU.
81:40 09/28/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #414
It’s another turkey shoot of topics with CeCe Tanner joining us again, filling in for her Dad, Smoking Walt Ball! Dan went to see The Hu, Megadeth & FFDP, Skip got the new Clutch, we saw a new Hellraiser trailer, and we go over the D23 Lucasfilm reveals, plus a preview of ANDOR.
77:03 09/21/2022
The Necrocasticon Presents: You've Got To Be Kidding #413
Jim Cobb from the Prepper’s Survival Guide comes back to discuss contrails with Tom & Skip.  
28:58 09/17/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #412
Horror make up artist CeCe Tanner fills in for her Dad (you know him as Smokin Walt Ball) and Mr. Scott this week to go over D23, Ozzy’s Patient #9, and we settle the battle over which is better: House of the Dragon or The Rings of Power.    
81:34 09/14/2022
The Necrocasticon Presents You've Got to be Kidding #411
We dug into the archives and found this from before the pandemic! Jim Cobb from the Prepper's Survival Guide joins Tom & Skip to discuss why secret military maneuvers are... secret.
40:23 09/10/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter 410
Tom went to Scares That Care Charity Weekend VIII, and did a live reading with extreme horror stars Kristopher Triana and Will Chase!
70:55 09/07/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #409
Liam Carver joins us to talk about his extreme horror debut, plus we give our opinions on the future of small horror cons, and the guys catch up on their TV, movies, and the new Megadeth album.
79:02 08/31/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #408
Featuring one of the best panels from NECON 40! THE GUEST OF HONOR INTERVIEWS with Gretchen Felker-Martin, Bracken MacLeod, Mary San Giovanni, and moderators Charles R. Rutledge and special guest, Christopher Golden!  
82:18 08/24/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #407
NECON’s panels on Friday are more of a forum discussion. The weekend kicked off with this one, THE FRANK MICHAELS ERRINGTON FIVE STAR BOOKS KAFFEEKLATSCH with James Chambers, Garrett Cook, and Valerie Williams discussing the best books they’ve read recently.  
51:47 08/17/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #406
Our coverage of NECON 40 continues with a panel you won’t want to miss! GOLDEN MEMORIES: WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO WORK DURING THE 80S/90S HORROR BOOM with Craig Shaw Gardner, Joe R. Lansdale, Lori Perkins, Darrell Schweitzer, Melissa Ann Singer, and moderator Stephen Mark Rainey.
58:54 08/10/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #405
We present the first of series of NECON 40 panels, for those who missed them! Starting with one of the last panels of the weekend, THAT NEW BOOK SMELL, OR NEW AUTHORS WHO WILL REINVIGORATE OUR COMMUNITY & GENRE with Michael Burke, Teri Clarke, Stephen Cords, Michelle Renee Lane, and moderator Paul McNamee.
64:04 08/03/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #404
Tom tells us about his trip to NECON 40, SDCC made some huge announcements, and we preview Scares That Care VIII!  
70:21 07/27/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #403
Tom, Scott, Skip, Dan and Walt’s spirit give their takes on THOR LOVE AND THUNDER, Ms. Marvel, The Boys, What We Do in the Shadows season 3, the new Municipal Waste and the Pantera tribute tour.    
70:49 07/20/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #402
Tom & Skip interview director Bobby Easley and Michelle Morris, from HP Lovecraft’s Witch House plus plenty of our typical Necrocrew shenanigans.    
68:45 07/13/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter 401
We have a Herogasm this week, plus Tom’s review of The Black Phone and Skip takes on HP Lovecraft's Witch House in Writer vs. B Movie, and much more.  
57:23 07/06/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #400
Our monumental chapter 400! Featuring a spoiler review of Obi-Wan’s first season, plus our thoughts on The Boys season 3 and Ms. Marvel. Then we recollect on our favorite shows on the podcast.   
76:53 06/29/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #399
We review Voorhees: Night of the Beast, plus our takes on the new album from Kreator, The Boys Season 3, Ms. Marvel and a spoiler free review of Obi-Wan.
63:50 06/24/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #398
Tim Murr of St. Rooster Books joins Tom, and moderates a panel from Conklin Con 2022 on indie publishing!
71:45 06/13/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #397
Rami Ungar joins us to talk about his new release - The Pure World Comes and STRANGER THINGS SEASON 4. Plus we dig into the first 2 episodes of Obi-Wan, and Jerik Thibodeaux, bass guitarist from GOLGOTHAN, talks death metal and horror film making with us.
77:46 06/06/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #396
Sense of Noise, a rising melodic death metal band from Mexico joins Tom, Scott, Skip, and Walt, plus Tom and Tim Murr went to go see Napalm Death and Unto Others at the world famous Lost Horizon!
60:20 05/30/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #394
Ryan C. Bradley joins us to talk about his debut novel, SAINT’S BLOOD, guitars, and the Stoker Awards.
74:27 05/23/2022
The Necrocasticon Presents: You've Got To Be Kidding #395
Conservative author Luke Frost joins Tom and Skip to talk about his forthcoming book, Let’s Go Brandon and the conspiracy theories he subscribes to.
28:52 05/21/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter 393
Chapter 393 of the Necrocasticon also tips into our 8th season, and we’ve got the metal and horror covered to kick it off; with author Curtis Lawson, artist Rebecca Clegg, and the second coming of Type-O Negative, October Noir!
86:25 05/17/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #392
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS / MOON KNIGHT SPOILER REVIEW SHOW with Dan Roberts, Skip Novak, and guest panelists publisher and author Tim Murr & Jason Rasso filling in for Walt and Scott. The title says it all, plus we remember George Perez.
79:54 05/10/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #391
We present the Challenges of the Short Story panel from Authorcon 2022, with Katherine Silva, James Noll, Tony Evans, and Joseph Sullivan.
75:52 05/02/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #390
We present the Dystopian Horror panel from Authorcon 2022 with Mary San Giovanni, Jonathan Janz, Adam J. Smith, Anthony M. Strong, and Matt Wildasin! Plus we talk about the failures of the Encyclopedia Metallum, the worst source for heavy metal on the internet.   
76:42 04/25/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #389
We present to you the Zombie panel from the Scares That Care Authorcon 2022, with Matt Blazi, Jay Wilburn, Kristopher Rufty, Anton Cancre, and our very own Thomas R. Clark! Plus we talk about Moon Knight, Metal Lords and more!
84:35 04/18/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter #388
For your listening pleasure we present the Splatterpunk panel from Scares That Care Authorcon 2022, featuring Jay Wilburn, Wile E. Young, Wes Southard, CV Hunt, Candace Nola, Aron Beauregard, Daniel Volpe, Stephen Kozeniewski, Jeff Strand, Carver Pike, Kristopher Rufty, and an appreciation for Teen Wolf- the movie, not the show!
93:41 04/11/2022
The Necrocasticon Chapter 387
Tom and Skip went to the Scares That Care Authorcon, and someone set Uncle Skip loose with a voice recorder! He talked to more authors than we’ve ever had on the show before, asking them what Scares that Care means to them.
66:14 04/04/2022