Knights Templar Fan Art

The Knights Templar Downfall At The Hands Of A French King

The Dark Ages weren’t magic. They were unforgiving. It was a time for kingdom divisions and assertions of power for lands. But Kings and Queens weren’t the only sources of power. So were the Church and their most powerful Order, the Knights Templar.

What Do We Know Of The Knights Templar?

I am an ancient history nerd. My favourite era is the Iron Age and the Dark Ages. Because of my passion for history, the Assassin’s Creed video game franchise from Ubisoft became an obsession of mine. Their accuracy and storytelling are compelling, and so are their villains. 

The Assassin’s Creed might not be real in history—or maybe it is, and it’s all part of the conspiracy!—Joking aside, the assassins aren’t real, but the Knights Templar were and still exist to this day. Most of what we know about them comes from conspiracy theorists or fiction. In fact, the most accurate depiction of the Order comes from Assassin’s Creed and the History Channel series, Knightfall.

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GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST JAMES MCCOY

Gothic Bite Magazine is a platform for the indie community to promote their work and art. We want to share your horror, gothic, gloomy, macabre, and grotesque side to the world. This week, James McCoy shares with us his digital work and story.

ABOUT JAMES MCCOY

My work primarily lies in the fields of digital photography and image manipulation.

I draw upon a wide range of inspiration, from modern artists Seth Anton and Travis Smith to medieval, macabre, religious mythologies and contemporary extreme metal and film.

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GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE FEATURING ARTIST OF MANY FACES MIKAYLA PUSATIER

Gothic Bite Magazine is a platform for the indie community to promote their work and art. We want to share your horror, gothic, gloomy, macabre, and grotesque side to the world. This week, Mikayla Pusatier shares with us her photography and story.

ABOUT MIKAYLA PUSATIER

My name is Mikayla Pusatier. I am a licensed cosmetologist and a makeup artist who can do special effects, photography, and photo editing. Modelling plus-size is also another job of mine. I also have a degree in business. I am an entrepreneurial-driven artist.

With the dark arts, I am an intuitive tarot card reader and a psychic medium beginner. I’m a small business owner among my other accolades. Gothic Bite Magazine is a website I found while searching for different ways to market and advertise my platform.

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Gothic Queen Classic Remake Review

It is not the first time that our pop culture expert, James or our favourite Skeleton Hiding In Our Closet do reviews about classic remakes, so, without further due, here’s a new one!

It’s Good To Be Back!

Alright, Biters,

I have something a little different for you. Both friends, family and even coworkers have encouraged me to share about my autism. With that, I have not one but four YouTube cover artists for the price of one.

Biters meet Violet Orlandi, Addie Nicole of Halocene, Audra Miller of First to Eleven, and the GBM return of Lauren Babic. These four ladies are frequent collaborators. So, it’s kind of hard to talk about one without bringing up the others.

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Black Twilight By Lefki Symphonia Reviewed

Gothic Bite Magazine loves to give a platform to every type of artist, and that includes musicians. Our reviewers cannot wait to hear what the Gothic world has to sing about, and Mary listened well!

Reaching Out To GBM

Lefki Symphonia reached out to Gothic Bite Magazine, and in doing so here is the review and if you are an artist who wish to be on our website, proceed by sending us an email. Back to the review!

Lefki Symphonia is not a band I had heard of before. That excited me a bit. I love finding new to me bands and music. 

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A Duo Covers Like No Other

Gothic Bite Magazine reviews many different subjects and one of them is left to our pop culture specialist, James Vaughan. He loves his indie bands and his favourites are those who do covers of hits in a more rock and metal way!

It’s Been A While

A while back, in my Wolf Totem article, I did a mini review on somebody I’ve been wanting to talk about for ages Pamela Romvel and David Galardi, better known as The Covers Duo.

So, Biters, let’s move these two from the Gothic Bite Magazine opening act to the GBM headliners and take a closer look at The Covers Duo.

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A Christmas Haunting: Clark Mansion by Carrie Bates

Gothic Bite Magazine has many types of reviews and one of them is book reviews, either read or audio. Our Christmas Specialist is on the case for spooky holiday treats! Here is one of them!

The Book Specs

Book: A Christmas Haunting: Clark Mansion
Author: Carrie Bates
Type: Audiobook Review
Narrated by: Steve McCutcheon

A Happy Mansion For A Happy Family

This was a suspenseful quick story about a family home that was anything but perfect. Bob and Emma buy the Clark Mansion hoping to make it a happy home for their family. What they don’t know is that the house has a gory past.

And it’s a past that hasn’t left the house. As the readers/listener, we get the history of the house. We also get the story of Bob and Emma’s family being plagued by the past.

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Goth Shaming Is A Thing It Is Dreadful

When someone says “goth” or “gothic,” most people automatically think of Marilyn Manson or scary-looking people. Being goth is so much more than that.

I Was Goth Before I Knew It

At thirty-seven years old, I believe I do know a big chunk of myself. I think I was born goth. I just didn’t know it. Or maybe I knew it, but the people raising me didn’t want me to be goth. They tried and shoved the Barbie look down my throat. It didn’t work. Goth shaming is a thing and it is dreadful.

My grandparents raised me. I am an only child, and so is my mother. As for my father, he left not long after I was born, never to return. My grandpa loved me no matter what I looked like. But, my grandmother was all about appearances. She never shied away from letting me know she wanted me to have blond hair and be lady-like.

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Cougar Talk With Kimberly Coralie Lyon

Today, Friday, April 29th, 2022, at 9:00 PM Eastern Time I will be live on Cougar Talk’s YouTube Channel. So, tune in for a great discussion!

It’s Been A While

Cougar Talk with Kimberly Coralie Lyon, aka me under my new amazing name that I love so much! But just in case you forgot, I’m on Cougar Talk Podcast YouTube Channel today, Friday, April 29th, 2022, at 9:00 PM, Eastern Time. Please, please, please, come and see me!

A few years ago, back when I was using Alexa Wayne, A.D. Wayne or Arielle Belle Lyon, a while ago! I was invited to a few podcasts, such as Zombiepalooza Radio Live and Deadman’s Tome — Horror Talk Radio, Author Talk, etc.

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GBM Interviews Author Ashley Greathouse

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Ashley Greathouse

Patient Name: Ashley Greathouse

 I’m an extremely boring person, most of the time. On the rare occasions that I am doing something extraordinary, I can be found travelling around haunted Indiana, exploring the many paranormal hotspots the Hoosier state has to offer. 

I run and co-host a small team of two with fellow author Melissa Slate-Bindschadler, our investigations can be found on YouTube at Encounters With Darkness, or you can listen to our podcast on your favourite platform. 

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Exploring The Darker Side Of Human Nature In Fiction by Jane Jordan

What is dark romance? That was a question I was asked recently. Dark romance should tantalize the senses. It can be tragic or uplifting, but it has to explore the darker side of human nature. 

*** JANE JORDAN IS THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE DESPITE LISTED AS ARIELLE BELLE LYON ***

A Little History

For me, as a novelist, it means a captivating romantic story that is dangerous and seductive, a tale that will lure readers with gothic tension and richly textured prose. 

Historically, dark romance has been categorized as a literary subgenre of romanticism, an academic and artistic movement in Europe in the late eighteenth century. The defining characteristic of romanticism was an emphasis on emotion. 

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GBM Interviews Author K.D. McQuain

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Theresa Halvorsen!

Patient Name: K.D. McQuain

K.D. McQuain grew up in the Alphabet City neighborhood of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In the spring of 1985, he became involved in the early Hardcore Punk scene and always kept a dog-eared paperback in the cargo pocket of his fatigues.

K.D. graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and received his BFA in sculpture. 

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“Your Nightmare” by Vampyrëan featuring Chris Pohl Review

I enjoy checking out new music blind to me. Vampyrëan was one I had not heard before.

A Solo Project

Vampyrëan is the solo project from Vlad Janicek, a former member of Nosferatu. That right away got my attention.

I am familiar with Nosferatu and really enjoy their gothic rock-infused music. I then saw that Chris Pohl from Blutengel is featured on the track. That made me even more excited to listen.

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GBM Interviews Author Ava Lynn Wood

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Ava Lynn Wood!

Patient Name: Ava Lynn Wood

Ava is an insomniac who writes to calm the voices. When the voices get too loud, stories are formed.

Ava was born and raised in Texas. Spending most of her years far from the city, she learned at an early age to create new worlds and characters as a form of entertainment. It was her cure to loneliness as an only child and led to her career as a writer today.

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GBM Interviews Indie Author Mandi Konesni

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Indie Author Mandi Konesni!

Patient Name: Mandi Konesni

I’m Mandi Konesni, a paranormal romance author. I’ve always been a “jack of all trades” crafty person. Soaps and toiletries? Okay! Jewelry? Hey, why not? Drawing? Eh, I’ll give it a shot, even if I could mangle a stick person. My first love, however, has always been writing.

I started reading young and haven’t stopped to this day. Eventually, you start imagining your own little worlds, which got me into roleplaying and gave me the courage to try my hand at writing for myself. It’s been a long journey filled with a lot of life lessons. 

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Webtoon Somnium Theatre by _Mirach_

Webtoons are gaining popularity and here, at Gothic Bite Magazine, we have an amazing reviewer, Kayla Krantz to let us know her thoughts!

Somnium Theatre

WRITTEN BY #1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR KAYLA KRANTZ

After an encounter with a masked stranger, Stephanie is set for a request to solve one mysterious case in a parallel universe! But there’s only one way she can reach it, by using a less known technique of lucid dreaming…

WEBTOON

Somnium Theatre’s genre is Crime, Mystery and Fantasy.

NOTE: This comic is also available at WEBTOON

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GBM Interviews TikTok Sensation, JustHauntr

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. It doesn’t matter what creative field. They’re our patient now. This week, we welcome welcome TikTok Sensation, Just Hauntr!

PATIENT NAME: JUST HAUNTR

Hello Fright Fam, I go by JustHauntr, and I like to call myself a Dark Visual Story Teller. But if we’re getting technical, I’m a TikToker, Twitch Streamer, and Horror Content Creator. 

I’m a horror movie enthusiast as well as a big fan of survival horror video games. I enjoy special effects makeup and telling dark and compelling stories. It makes people find beauty in the world of the macabre. 

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Starro The Conqueror Vs. Shuma-Gorath 

Gothic Bite Magazine is a platform for all writers and we welcome the comic book world too! This week, two of the obscure characters from the Big 2 are going head to head in this fictional battle!

Round One Fight

After watching The Suicide Squad for the sixth time on HBO Max and Marvel Comics‘ What If…? on Disney+, I was pleasantly surprised to see two old-school comic characters. Starro the Conqueror and Shuma-Gorath. 

Both titans are showing up, and it puts a smile on my face. Think about it, twenty years ago, Warner Bros and Disney wouldn’t think of putting these characters on the big screen. 

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