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Numenorean & Gaerea – Haarlem, 2019

I'm a new fan of Numenorean. Though it had only been a couple of months since I discovered their excellent 2019 album Adore, I...

Sólstafir performing Köld – Utrecht, 2019

10 years ago, Sólstafir released Köld, their third album, and what proved to be the beginning of the band's move towards a more atmospheric,...

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...


On Cuties and Moral Panics

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

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?