On music that sets the locations, motivations and characters of the modern world against one another to tell amazing stories.
Margaret Killjoy: music is magic and nazis are shitty musicians
“Find your power, yes. Temper it with your will.”
The Return of Vektor: No Place for Abusers in the Metal Scene
Vektor’s return is disappointing, but not all that surprising.
Musicians’ Visas and the Weaponisation of Policy Announcements
In February the Home Office announced their points-based immigration policy, and it’s been cause for considerable concern…
Venomous Beed: The Problem with Stoned Meadow of Doom
After rumours of issues with SMOD, criticism of its owner have reached critical mass.
Poppy: What Does the Online Popstar’s Break into Metal Mean for Rock’s Future?
The Youtuber-turned-musician is making waves in the heavy music scene, but is her genre-hopping music a hint at rock’s future?
Mgła, Dawn Ray’d and Damnation 2019: The Importance of Anti-Fascist Presence in Live Spaces
We investigate a moral question that may have no right or wrong answer…
Beyond Fantoft: Why Those Conflating Black Metal with Church Burnings are Oversimplifying a Complex Issue
It’s easier to pick on music than address the very real issues plaguing the world…
Straightforward Savagery and Palatable Extremity: In Defence of Deathcore
“Long live deathcore” – the words soon to be inscribed on our tombstone.
Nazi Ties and Cancelled Tours: The Problem with Horna’s Political Neutrality
Horna may claim to take an apolitical stance, but their actions suggest otherwise.