Howie K. Bentley
Howie K. Bentley first encountered sword-and-sorcery in The Savage Sword of Conan magazines when he was a teenager during the early 1980s. This led him to John Milius’s Conan the Barbarian film, and subsequently the Lancer/Ace Conan paperbacks edited by Lin Carter and L. Sprague de Camp.
Bentley is the founder, guitarist, lyricist, and sole composer of two heavy metal bands: Cauldron Born and Briton Rites. He has written a number of novelettes featuring the demon-god Thorn, who is the Cauldron Born mascot and graces the band’s album covers. Thorn, the physical manifestation of the Thorn rune, is a god slayer and a witch maker.