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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...

How ANTIFA ̶A̶l̶m̶o̶s̶t̶ Killed a Festival

Antifa unfairly targeted a small Norwegian festival... and killed 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.

Music Journalism and Sponsored Content

Updated: December 2016. See bottom of the post for a list of magazines that carried sponsored content without informing their readers A few days ago...

About Phil Anselmo Yelling “White Power!”

UPDATE: Phil Anselmo has published an apology. As you probably heard, Phil Anselmo, former singer of Pantera (as well as Down and a bunch of other projects)...

It’s NOT About You: When Celebrities Die

Famous people dying often brings out the worst in our attention-seeking selves.

No Kerry King, Terrorists Don’t Hate Your Freedom

In a recent interview, Kerry King, guitar player of Slayer and bearded manbaby, joined the collection of imbeciles focusing on the fact that the...

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...

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Satan, Twerking, and The Fight for the Soul of America

Lil Nas X' latest song is the new theater in the pointless Culture Wars for the so-called "soul of America". And while it is fun to mock those fundamentalists who rally against its supposed "Satanism", we should also remember that their offense is real, and that they are acting in accordance to their beliefs. The issue is that we shouldn't care.

On Cuties and Moral Panics

"I did what any thinking person should do before making a judgment: I watched the goddamn movie."

Deserted Fear Story

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.