One of the things that made Luke, the hero of Caught Inside, such a fun character to write was his refusal to conform to any stereotype. First and foremost, he’s a surfing fanatic, and is every bit as cool and laidback as you might expect the stereotypical surfer to be. Yet, beyond the shaggy hair, he doesn’t exactly look the part. As well as being a wave junkie, he’s massively into heavy metal music, so instead of the typical board shorts and tank tops you might imagine him to wear, can usually be seen sporting ripped jeans and band T-shirts.

In tribute to Luke’s love of rock and metal, I’ve put together a playlist of some of the tracks you might have found on his iPod over the summer. During the course of the story, he struggles with every emotion from wild happiness to impotent anger and weary sadness, and this collection of songs reflects that. I hope you enjoy browsing, and if you’d like to share some of the music you enjoy listening to when you’re in a particular mood, I’d love to hear it!

  1. Age of Reason by Black Sabbath
  2. Hourglass by Lamb of God
  3. Snuff by Slipknot
  4. Painkiller by Judas Priest
  5. Repentless by Slayer
  6. Fall to Pieces by Velvet Revolver
  7. Black Ice by AC/DC
  8. Walk by Pantera
  9. Fade to Black by Metallica
  10. B.Y.O.B by System of a Down
  11. Custer by Slipknot
  12. Wish you were here by Pink Floyd
  13. Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
  14. Spit out the Bone by Metallica
  15. Darkness Within by Machine Head
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