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Is “Whiteness” a Problem in Metal?

Some journalists see "white people" in metal as a bad thing. But why?

Satan Save Me From Your Followers: Why I hate Black Metal Fans

I love black metal. From the melodic approach taken by Dissection and Watain, to the downright cacophonic sounds of Burzum, I fucking love it....

Politics, Metal and MetalSucks

Metalsucks continue to lower the bar when it comes to content, while also trying to inject outrage politics into everything.

2016 – The Year of “The Others”

As the year draws to a close, every two-bit magazine has already devoted some space to rating the best albums of the year, or...

On California Deathfest, Thought Policing and Tiny Mustaches

The California Deathfest (run by the people behind the Maryland Deathfest) recently dropped the band Disma from the upcoming edition of the festival, apparently due to allegations...

Reflections on the Arrest of Varg Vikernes

The arrest of Varg Vikernes sets a very dangerous precedent when it comes to "unpopular" opinions.

As Usual, Vice is Full of Shit (this time about Satanism in Metal)

Vice is a terrible publication, run by a bunch of know-it-all hipsters with more money than talent and integrity. When they're not busy running...

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...

Fade to Black: Heavy Metal and Suicide

The issue of mental diseases among metal fans is one that has plagued the minds of researchers, journalists and, of course, the fans themselves...

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