Heavy metal and horror have co-existed with one another since metal's inception. One could say that metal has been macabre since its very first notes.
Since the early jazz & folk happenings in the 1960s, almost every musical genre has had festivals to attract the faithful as well as potential converts.
KISS singer Paul Stanley has pointedly refused to deny that the glam rockers could indeed be heading for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the autumn.
It's emotional, it's empowering and, if experienced in a live setting with partner close by, it can induce the involuntary waving of a lighter in the air...