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Cardi B, Moral Panics, and Censorship

Inexplicably, fighting over Cardi B's new song "WAP" is the hill that many people have decided to die on, with some defending it...

Deserted Fear Kicked Out The Musician She Accused Of Assaulting Her. Then They Hired...

When she made a credible accusation of sexual assault against a member of Deserted Fear, Fiona thought that the band would cut ties with him. Soon after, however, he was back on stage.

Extreme Nation and the South Asian Metal Scene

A fascinating documentary shedding light on the South Asian metal scene.

Why Offensive Speech is Important

In an attempt to protect disenfranchised  communities, many are calling for suppressing certain types of speech. As the argument goes, "offensive" or "racist" speech...

The Low Bar for Extremism: How I Ended Up On Twitter Block Lists

What do Richard Dawkins, the FBI, Donald Trump and us have in common?

Should Phones be Banned from Concerts?

The recent Tool concert in Amsterdam was a new experience for me for two reasons: Besides the fact that, for starters, it was my...

Biting the Hand that Feeds: On Disrespecting Fans and Enforcing Copyrights

“You think I want to meet all these fucking people? I don't.” These were the words that, back in February, Paul Caiafa, better known as...

On Phil Anselmo’s Non-Apology

A few years ago, at Dimebash 2016, Phil Anselmo yelled “white power!” The backlash was immediate and, to an extent, over the top. As...

Streaming Neverland: How do we Deal with the Music of Abusers?

The release of the documentary “Leaving Neverland,” presenting the case of two men who allege they were the victims of childhood sexual abuse at...

Reflections on Hate and Some Answers for Arch Enemy

After we published our article and video about the copyright issues that I had with Arch Enemy, which was later picked up to run...

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