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Get Ready for Wacken 2023

Get ready to unleash your metal power because Wacken Open Air is back with a bang for its 2023 edition! Mark your calendars for...

On Getting Choked, Journalism, Racism, and Rebellion

Will you bite the hand that feeds?

Making the Festival of the Century

"A crowning achievement"

A Metal Adventure – Wacken 2019 Review

Thursday I started with their enchanting symphonic metal of Beyond the Black. Fronted by the captivating Jennifer Haben, their performance was a mesmerizing display of...

Into The Grave 2019!

  Since starting in 2011, Into The Grave has slowly grown in magnitude and power. From a one day event, it has now become an amazing...

Get Ready for Hellfest 2019!

  Greetings fellow metalheads, it’s that time of the year again! Hellfest is nearly upon us. (Read our review of the 2018 edition here!) The 2019 edition...

Dynamo Metalfest 2019 is coming!

Dynamo Metal Fest is an amazing part of the Dutch heavy metal scene, having had amazing performers grace their stages already. This time around,...

Get Ready for Wacken 2019!

UPDATE: All the tickets are sold out! Greetings fellow metalheads, it’s that time of the year again! Wacken Open Air Festival is nearly upon us. (Read...

Get Ready for Fortarock 2019!

Greetings fellow metalheads, it’s that time of the year again! Fortarock is nearly upon us. (Read our review of the 2018 edition here!) After a one...

Wacken Open Air 2018 Review

Unlike previous years, which were largely shaped by different amounts of rain (from intermittent to "OH MY GOD, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!"), 2018 promised...

Must-read

On Cuties and Moral Panics

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

12 Years and 74 Lashes for Your Songs

"Metal is an escape. It encourages you to think for yourself, to say “no”, and to resist when others say “no” to you. That voice of resistance kind of awakened the beast in me."

Grief and Black Metal in 2013’s Málmhaus

"Màlmhaus is probably one of the best films about heavy metal and its culture, showing how music can help people find their own place in life."