I am so excited that HEAVY METAL SYMPHONY by A.K. Palombo is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for five signed copies of the book courtesy of A.K. & Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, check out the giveaway info below.
About The Book:Title: HEAVY METAL SYMPHONY
Author: A.K. Palombo
Pub. Date: August 8, 2023
Publisher: A.K. Palombo
Formats: Paperback, eBook
“I hope you never reach a day where you have to choose between your band and your relationship.”
Ava Tomei seems to have it all: she’s the lead singer of Buffalo-based symphonic metal band Handel’s Messiah and is in a committed relationship with the band’s keyboard player and brilliant lead composer Killian Sterling. But as the band hits the studio to record their fifth album, Ava and Killian can no longer hide the cracks in their relationship from their bandmates—or from themselves.
What started as an artistic collaboration between Ava and Killian six years before quickly bloomed into a passionate romance. Then, when the original lead singer of Handel’s Messiah—and Killian’s ex-girlfriend—leaves the band right in the middle of the band’s world tour, Killian calls on Ava to fill in. Ava is plunged into the pressures of stepping in to front one of metal’s biggest rising bands amidst fan disappointment, skepticism from her new bandmates, the physical demands of a world tour, and sexism in the metal scene. But she also has the chance to fulfill her wildest dreams, and to do it at the side of the man she loves. Still, as Ava’s desire to express her creativity comes to a head with Killian’s artistic dominance, they are forced to confront whether what they have can be repaired—and what will happen to their band if not.
Told in alternating storylines that show Ava and Killian’s seemingly fairytale past and their fraught present and perfect for fans of Daisy Jones & the Six, Heavy Metal Symphony is a novel of rock stars, ambition, creative control, finding your voice, and, of course, heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Symphony Playlist
By A.K. Palombo
Here is a portion of the playlist for my contemporary novel Heavy Metal Symphony. There’s lots of heavy metal, as one would expect, but some other genres mixed in as well! The full playlist is quite long, so here I’ve pulled out some of the key songs as they relate to the story, in order of how things happen in the book.
“Lockdown” – Amy Lee and Dave Eggar
“Me Without You” – Floor Jansen
“Gethsemane” – Nightwish
“All That I’m Living For” – Evanescence
“The Cold” – Delain
“Wasted on You” – Evanescence
“Daydream” – Floor Jansen
“Straitjacket” – Stitched Up Heart
“While Love Died” – Northward
“Slaying the Dreamer” – Nightwish
“Erase This” – Evanescence
“Whipping Post” – Allman Brothers Band
“Look at Us Now (Honeycomb)” – Daisy Jones & the Six
“Song of Myself (Live at Wacken Open Air 2013)” – Nightwish
“Howl” – Florence + the Machine
“What’s Coming to Me” – Dorothy
“Come Full Circle” – Floor Jansen
“Bad Love” – Lilith Czar
“Hi-Lo” – Evanescence
“Nemo (Live at Wacken Open Air 2013)” – Nightwish
“Messiah” – Cinnamon Babe
“Regret Me” – Daisy Jones & the Six
“Rock Show” – Halestorm
“Sahara” – Nightwish
“The Great Divide” – Kamelot
“Head Underwater” – Flyleaf
“Sex Metal Barbie” – In This Moment
“Noise” – Nightwish
“Shallow” – Floor Jansen
“The Chain” – Fleetwood Mac
“Feel for You” – Nightwish
“Marionette” – Flyleaf
“If You Don’t Mind” – Evanescence
“When the Lights are Down (Live from the 013)” – Kamelot
“I Can Become” – ReVamp
“Bye Bye Beautiful” – Nightwish
“Applause” – Lady Gaga
“I Miss the Misery” – Halestorm
“Better Without You” – Evanescence
“Silver Springs” – Fleetwood Mac
“I Cannot Raise the Dead” – The Dark Element
“Vertigo Eyes” – VV
“Neon Love” – Karmin
“Last Ride of the Day (Live at Wacken Open Air 2013)” – Nightwish
“Magnetic” – Flyleaf
About A.K. Palombo:
My name is Alyssa Palombo, and I am a writer living and working in Buffalo, NY. I attended Canisius College in Buffalo, where I majored in English and creative writing with a minor in music. I’m a classically trained mezzo-soprano who also dabbles in playing piano. When not writing, I can usually be found reading, hanging out and laughing way too hard at nonsensical inside jokes with friends, traveling (or dreaming of my next travel destination), or at a concert. My novels are THE VIOLINIST OF VENICE, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE, THE SPELLBOOK OF KATRINA VAN TASSEL, and THE BORGIA CONFESSIONS (out 2/11/20).
1 winner will receive a signed finished copy of HEAVY METAL SYMPHONY & a Handel’s Messiah band t-shirt, US Only.
4 winners will receive a signed finished copy of HEAVY METAL SYMPHONY, US Only.
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