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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, for reasons that are truly hard to comprehend, decided to yell “white power!” The backlash...

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...

How I got Banned from Photographing Arch Enemy

After we contact one of their sponsors for using one of our photos illegally, Arch Enemy declares war on us.

Charlottesville as an Excuse for Censorship

The murder of Heather Heyer at an American “white pride” even in Charlottesville sent shivers down the spine of many who, witnessing the horrendous...

Creating a Metal Paradise: An Interview with Thomas Jensen, Co-Founder of Wacken Open Air

We can choose the kind of world where we want to live, and work towards it. For metal fans, meeting Thomas Jensen is a bit like meeting Walt...

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