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Insomnia, Alcohol and Body Odor: Festivals and Me

I hate camping; if it’s up to me, I really rather not have anything to do with setting up a tent, inflating some shitty...

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....

Put That Damn Phone Away

You are not a photographer. I know that this might be a shocker to you. After all, your 246 pictures from last week's Slipknot 30-minute...

Top 5 Reasons Why Gene Simmons Is A Piece of Shit

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Reflections on the Arrest of Varg Vikernes

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

Iron Maiden, “Why Music Matters” and Chile

Over the last few decades, there have been several attempts to combat piracy, either of movies, software or music. In the 80s, the Record Industry...

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Cardi B, Moral Panics, and Censorship

Inexplicably, fighting over Cardi B's new song "WAP" is the hill that many people have decided to die on, with some defending it...

The Low Bar for Extremism: How I Ended Up On Twitter Block Lists

What do Richard Dawkins, the FBI, Donald Trump and us have in common?

Why Offensive Speech is Important

In an attempt to protect disenfranchised  communities, many are calling for suppressing certain types of speech. As the argument goes, "offensive" or "racist" speech...