Author: Michael Pementel
From hellish creatures to thrilling action and nods to Dungeons & Dragons – Stranger Things has a lot to offer in terms of heavy metal flavor.
One of the stars in season four of Stranger Things is that of Joe Quinn, who, in order to prepare for his role, says he listened to a lot of heavy metal. Quinn plays that of Eddie Munson, who is the leader and dungeon master of the Hellfire Club, Hawkins High’s Dungeons & Dragons group
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Quinn shared, “I listened to a lot of heavy metal and that was my… God, it’s impossible to not sound pretentious when you say it, but, yeah, that was my way in.”
He goes on to mention that he has been playing guitar for awhile as well, the article also pointing out that he has an adoration for the Gibson SG (stemming from his love for the movie School of Rock).
“I’ve played since I was 7, and I’ve had huge breaks,” he admits. “I wouldn’t consider myself a brilliant guitarist, but I can play it. That was very lucky because those scripts came out, I think, at some point in the pandemic. I did start practicing pretty furiously.”
It’s cool to hear that heavy metal has been a great source of inspiration for Quinn! If you are watching the new entry of Stranger Things, what are your thoughts on the show?
Season four of Stranger Things came out this past Friday (May 27th). The plot synopsis pertaining to season four is as follows:
“It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier.
“In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
If you want to check out a trailer for this latest season of the sci-fi/horror Netflix show, follow the link below: