Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred Connecticut stoner metallers Owl Maker compiled a handful of songs based off of literary works in a special Spotify playlist. Bassist Jessie May said the following of said playlist:
“Jessie here. In real life, I’m a school librarian — and the whole band are avid readers and nerds. Several songs on Paths of the Slain are based on literature, so it was a fun challenge for us to brainstorm a playlist of metal songs about books. Chris[Anderson, drums] and Simon[Tuozzoli, guitars/vocals] had no problem rattling off classics from Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica, and Maiden. Chris even threw some punk in there for us with The Ramones’ “Pet Cemetery.” I added The Sword (who apparently beat us to writing a song based on Game of Thrones), Rush (a song about your own book counts, right?), and Demons and Wizards — plus, I took the liberty of including the applicable Owl Maker tracks. Enjoy the list and let us know which of your favorite biblio-metal tunes we missed!”
Curl up with a good playlist below.
Owl Maker‘s new record, Paths of the Slain, can be streamed and purchased here.