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 of Nazism regarding one of...

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 to rub your face in...

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 racist pieces on Uganda (summarized...

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 events that transpired there, realized...

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 Disney. After all, it was...

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 for as long as metal...

All Is None – The Hypocrisy of Orphaned Land

UPDATE: Kobi Fahri, singer of Orphaned Land, wrote an Open Letter in response to this article. You can see it, together with our response, here. We look up to celebrities,...

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 was immediate and, to an...

The Speech Police Strikes Again

There are a number of people that I find despicable. On a personal level, I would not mind seeing certain categories of people, like rapists, child molesters and terrorists,...

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