Black-Metal Comic Strip: ‘BELZEBUBS’: “Calvin & Hobbes Meets Call of Cthulhu”

The first-ever Belzebubs book is set to be published by Top Shelf Productions on March 5th; it reveals how the band finds their new drummer, who also appears on Belzebubs’ forthcoming Century Media album, Pantheon of the Nightside Gods, due April 26th. The 53-minute record was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and features the guest talents of Desibelius, ICS Vortex and Skvllcraft. We recently talked to Ahonen, who discussed the origins and influences behind the comic strip and album, as well as sharing some excerpts from the forthcoming book.

A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

Despite what you read in some history books — such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run for president of the United States.

In 1904, George Edwin Taylor — often forgotten in the discussion of black American political pioneers — ran for president as the candidate of the National Negro Liberty Party, sometimes known as the National Liberty Party.

Call to investigate James Brown’s death after murder claims

More than a dozen people have called for a new inquiry into the death of soul and funk legend James Brown, in a major CNN investigation that hears allegations that he and wife Adrienne Brown were murdered.