Tales From the Metalnomicon: Cross the Border Into Satanic Hell

Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a new twice-monthly column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors…

It is difficult to imagine a more Decibel-friendly premise than the one upon which the digital comic series Satanic Hell is built…

Broke and directionless, the three members of the industrial metal band Satanic Hell arrive in Texas for a chance tour set up by a mysterious promoter named Sam. Death Priest, Dante, and Exodus quickly find trouble in the bizarre world of Texas, now an authoritarian state controlled by a council of religious fanatics.

…and it only gets friendlier as the band cobbles together a Metal Militia in later issues to take on the fanatical Reverend Scudder behind enemy lines.

The first issue of Satanic Hell is currently free through the comic’s official website. A few panel images — requisitioned via Facebook — are below. (Kreator represent!) Satanic Hell also somehow manages to Tweet occasionally from inside the Christodom.

Check out previous Tales From the Metalnomicon entries featuring John Skipp, Dustin LaValley, and Black Sabbath for Babies.