Tuesday, June 11, 2019

"The 10 Most Malevolent Black Metal Logo Memes

When it comes to spiky and illegible band logos, the internet has it covered

Sunday, June 2, 2019

"1980s Metalhead Kids Are Alright: Scientific Study Shows That They Became Well-Adjusted Adults

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In the 1980s, The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), an organization co-founded by Tipper Gore and the wives of several other Washington power brokers, launched a political campaign against pop music, hoping to put warning labels on records that promoted Sex, Violence, Drug and Alcohol Use. Along the way, the PMRC issued "the Filthy Fifteen," a list of 15 particularly objectionable songs. Hits by Madonna, Prince and Cyndi Lauper made the list. But the list really took aim at heavy metal bands from the 80s -- namely, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, and Venom. (Interesting footnote: the Soviets separately created a list of blackballed rock bands, and it looked pretty much the same.)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

"20 Reasons Why Goth Will Never Die

20 Reasons Why Goth Will Never Die
In aid of World Goth Day, here are our thoughts on why the goth sub-culture is here to stay

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

"A brief history of 70,000 Tons Of Metal in five epic performances

70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise is pulling up the anchor and getting ready to sail to Mexico in 2020 – here we look back on five essential performances from the festival's history

"Horns up! Heavy metal was the fastest-growing genre in 2018

New figures from independent digital music distributor TuneCore show what we’ve all known for years… heavy metal is thriving!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

"AI generates non-stop stream of death metal

AI generates non-stop stream of death metal
There's a limit to the volume of death metal humans can reproduce -- their fingers and vocal chords can only handle so much. Thanks to technology, however, you'll never have to go short. CJ Carr and Zack Zukowski recently launched a YouTube channel t...

How heavy metal and Satan gave us this sticker

Friday, April 19, 2019

"Montreal Declares Itself "City Of Excellence" In Heavy Metal

Among the materials brought to the council were CDs from Cryptopsy, Necrotic Mutation and Despised Icon.

"Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson made honorary citizen of Sarajevo

He played a solo show in the middle of the siege of the city in 1994 – now Bruce Dickinson has been honoured in the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Friday, April 5, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

"Metal has always been political - deal with it

Metal has always been political - deal with it
From Black Sabbath to Venom Prison, heavy metal has always raged against social injustice. Why should it stop now?