Author, touring/recording guitarist, and Chicago, IL native Jeremy Wagner
is pleased to announce the August 22nd, 2011 release of his first published novel, The Armageddon Chord
. The book is now available for pre-order at Barnesandnoble.com
The plot of The Armageddon Chord revolves around a particular chord which lies within an ancient and unholy song written in hieroglyphics. The song is unearthed from beneath the Egyptian sands, and upon discovery, it is learned that if the diabolical music is transcribed and performed for the world to hear, it will bring the Apocalypse upon the Earth and unleash literal Hell. Two men will do anything to bring the song to life, and one guitarist, Kirk Vaisto
(whose name and personality is inspired by guitar greats Kirk Hammett and Steve Vai), finds himself torn between the realms of divine good and monumental evil as he tries to save the world and his very soul.
During the process of soliciting the book to publishers, Wagner and his literary agent Dawn Dowdle began receiving exclusive read requests of the novel by very large and independent publishers alike, but many publishers could not decide how to properly market the book. Wagner was contacted by kRP Publishing
, and after a clear mutual connection of how to market the book properly and receiving an offer from CEO Tracey Mitchell
, the partnership was formed and The Armageddon Chord found it's publishing home.
The trailer for The Armageddon Chord
premieres today on Ultimate Guitar
. Check it out at this location
Listen to the "The Armageddon Chord
" song on UG Profiles
and access the guitar pro tab here
. Check out UG.tv next Monday for Jeremy's exclusive "The Armageddon Chord" tutorial!
The Associated Press and CNN recently published a story about the strange writings discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza. The APalso reports of a professor who has discovered 17 new pyramids beneath the Egyptian sands. Both events are eerily similar to the hieroglyphs mentioned in the first two chapters of The Armageddon Chord.
"The recent news about strange hieroglyphs and writings found in the Great Pyramid of Giza and the news about the at the University of Alabama professor using laser technology to discover 17 previously unknown Egyptian pyramids buried below the desert sands isn't surprising to me,
" says Jeremy Wagner, heavy metal musician and debut novelist. "It's fact, not fiction now,
" says Wagner.
"All of these discoveries are mentioned in the first two chapters of my debut novel, The Armageddon Chord,
" says Wagner. "In researching Egyptian history for my thriller, I learned how many pyramids and huge pieces of cities were buried beneath Egyptian sands and that we've only found a small part of this ancient civilization. Moreover, the Great Pyramid of Giza is a huge, complex structure with many air-shafts and chamber-ways. It's exciting but not surprising to discover new writings or any other finds in this pyramid alone. Advances in technology will continue to unlock once secret doors from the past.
For more information on Jeremy Wagner and The Armageddon Chord, please visit his website