METAL SCRIBE AL NECRO RELEASES NEW BOOK! and staff writer Alaric “Al Necro” Cabiling isn’t just a metal scribe and book reviewer, he’s also a freelance writer. His 2015 début collection of literary short fiction entitled Insanity By Increments, is now available for download on Kindle through, Nook through, and all Mac platforms through iTunes Bookstore. Please visit the aforementioned online retailers for reviews and more information about the author. 

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If you’ve been a fan of Alaric “Al Necro” Cabiling’s work for Cvlt Nation, Echoes and Dust, and formerly for Summoning Spirits at and for Metal Rules at, Insanity By Increments will reveal a different side of his love for writing. Insanity By Increments is a contemporary rendition of the Gothic fiction template popularized by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Insanity By Increments will feature contemporary themes, plotlines and dialogue used by the aforementioned greats of the sub-genre, to exciting results.

Insanity By Increments has already been given five star reviews by Diane Donovan of Midwest Book Review and Jack Magnus of Reader’s Favorite.

“Modern literary short fiction is not unusual: many attempt it; relatively few do it well – especially in the style of the gothic horror approach so aptly explored by Poe, Hawthorne, and other greats. That’s why it’s such a pleasure to read Insanity by Increments: it takes some of the methods and madness of these greats and moves a step further, presenting nine short stories of contemplation and quiet horror.” – Diane Donovan

“Cabiling is a master at creating moods, especially those which border on the macabre, the obsessive and the melancholy. Each word seems selected carefully, examined and put in place just so, and the flawed and flailing characters he peoples his work with become almost familiar to the reader as he himself is…and that’s a pretty scary thing, and the handiwork of a powerful and creative writer.” Jack Magnus

Insanity By Increments will delight and shock fans for years to come! Check it out and get a copy today.
Promo special: Barnes and Noble is now selling the Nook Book download of Insanity By Increments for just $0.99


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