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

One of the many cognitive biases that affects us is “the halo effect.” In a nutshell, it’s a mental shortcut through which people who rank high on one dimension...

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 deals in exchange of parading...

Censorship is Alive and Well in Spain

Despite presenting themselves as defenders of free speech, many governments actively fight against it. In Spain, for example, the leftist thrash metal band Soziedad Alkoholika has been banned from...

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 that they’re approaching their retirement....

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 that everyone is trying to...

These Cartoons Will Get Us Killed, Apparently

As all of you probably know, the french satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was the target of a terrorist attack. A group of Islamist terrorist stormed the offices of the...

Music Can Still Get You Arrested in 2014

I’ve always thought of music as an escape. Regardless of how I feel, or what I’m going through, music has always provided a safe space where I can sit...

The Gay Agenda in Heavy Metal

There is something that is infecting the metal world, and we should come to terms with it. It's the gay agenda. Since musicians like Gaahl and the members of Cynic...

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...

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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