Rocktober! Day 25

Hoo boy! This is it, kids…the home stretch! The final week of Rocktober!

It’s been a quite a month over here at Awesomeness…I’ve lost some regular readers and gained some new ones thanks to my 31 days dedicated to two of my favorite things. It seems that heavy metal and horror for an entire month can be a bit tedious to some readers who prefer a little more variety from one Mr. Canacorn.

Well, never fear, my little ones…We only have seven days left and then the old Awesomeness you’ve come to love and respect will be back on track.

I hereby promise you the return of, not one, but two old favorites…MAN-UP MONDAYS and FETISH FRIDAYS will be back starting in November!

How you like them apples?!

Okay, now that that’s out of the way…on to the 25th day of (the soon to be over) Rocktober!

Why look who it is? It’s Ronnie James Dio, everybody!

This magical little man has quite a history weaving horrific imagery and metalistic riffage into some of the best heavy metal songs ever written!

Like the one we’re going to watch today. It’s the title track from from Dio’s second album, The Last In Line! This is a record that belongs in everyone’s record collection!

The less said about today’s video the better…it tells it’s own story…

Rocktober! Day 6

So, we’ve looked at some horror/metal pairings in a couple of movies and a teevee show, but sometimes Metal bands try to make stand alone horror videos for their totally awesome songs. I know yesterday’s Twisted Sister Alice Cooper video wasn’t very metal, but you have to give it to ’em for throwing in Tom Savini and his greatest hits of quickie zombie effects.

Today is a true horror themed metal video by one of my all time favorites, Ozzy Osbourne!

I don’t care what anyone says about Ozzy, I still worship this self crowned Prince Of Darkness!

So, let’s get back to what Rocktober is all about!

BARK AT THE MOON! Oh yeah!

I loved this one as a kid! It features a killer fucking riff, old timey laboratory, spooky graveyard, a mourning widow, ruffled shirts, top hats, creepy skeleton transformation, lots of smoke, and Ozzy turns into some sort of wolf man beastie. You really can’t do much better than that…

Oh, and some of the coolest lyrics this side of Ronnie James Dio’s Black Sabbath years.
Howling in shadows
Living in a lunar spell
He finds his heaven
Spewing from the mouth of hell

And when he finds who he’s looking for
Listen in awe and you’ll hear him
Bark at the moon.

A classic video for Rocktober!

Anyone out there know who did Ozzy’s make-up for this video…I think I used to know, but I just can’t remember these days…