Feb 162019


(Andy Synn is the author of the following opinion piece, which we will not attempt to summarize here and risk spoilers… so please read on….)

I’m not sure if you’ve all noticed, but a LOT of people have been VERY angry online over the last few weeks.

Whether it’s furore over the upcoming release of the (frankly rather terrible looking) Lords of Chaos movie, the apoplexy inspired by a certain festival headliner announcement, or the excessive sniping, ignorant sexism, and self-congratulatory back-patting inspired by the purposefully click-baity title of a recent (and otherwise extremely well-written) article, there’s been a ridiculous level of rage on display across the interweb recently, something that only seems to have further fostered and widened the inherent divisions within our disparate community.

And while I don’t have time to dive into all of these issues, there’s one in particular I’d like to share a few thoughts and feelings about. Continue reading »

Aug 092013

If you can’t be in Derbyshire, England this weekend for one of the world’s biggest metal festivals, fret not, because many of the main stage band sets at BLOODSTOCK will be streamed live through the interhole.  According to the festival, the streams will begin running at 11 a.m. local time in the UK (which is 3 a.m. here in the glorious Pacific Northwest) starting today (Friday, Aug 9) and going through Sunday, August 11. In fact, it’s happening right fucking now!

The screen cap up above lists just a few of the bands scheduled to play the main stage at this year’s edition of the festival. The stream is available at this location — but I’ve also embedded it right after the jump:


The full line-up can be found here. What are you waiting for? Continue reading »