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It Has Come to This: In Defense of Religious Speech

In the words of the late Christopher Hitchens, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Scientology, Buddhism, are all “versions of the same untruth;” different versions of the...

Paris, Beirut, and the Exploitation of Terrorism

What happened in Paris is a tragedy. Pure and simple. There aren’t “ifs” or “buts” about it. The people who committed these acts of...

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...

The Halo Effect, Celebrities and Us (or STFU Corey Taylor)

One of the many cognitive biases that affects our feeble human minds is “the halo effect.” In a nutshell, it’s a mental shortcut through...

On Marketing and the Commercialization of Metal

If you’re a sports fan, you’re probably familiar with sports stars being little more than walking billboards. They are often parties to extremely lucrative...

The Gentrification of Music Festivals

Music festivals, often seen as places of liberty and rebellion, are becoming a place for glamour and VIP experiences

Who Cares About Original Members?

Recently Dee Snider came under some criticism for taking a jab (on Twitter, the 21st Century’s favorite platform to discuss inane bullshit) at Douglas...

Censorship is Alive and Well in Spain

Governments love terrorism and catastrophes. Although individually politicians might sympathize with the victims, on a governmental level they love to exploit these opportunities to...

Ticket Scalpers Are A Threat To Live Music

As you all know, ACDC is currently touring. Many see this as the last chance to see this legendary band live, since it’s likely...

Crocodile Tears Over Charlie

Although the bodies of the 12 victims of the savage attack against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo are still warm, it seems to be...

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