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This week on the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast, Nina from Lowen talks intersectionality, Katie from Pupil Slicer, plus Cradle Of Filth and Green Lung albums go in the HCGB jukebox, and there’s some revealing news about power metal underwear.

October 25, 2021

Following transphobic social media posts from Bloodstock’s director, Vicky Hungerford, the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast tries to explain why this was such a problem, with a lot of help from their audience.

October 18, 2021

Matt returns, and finds there’s a bumper crop of news (including talk of the the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast’s first live event), a Camp Classic on how Black Breath’s “Black Sin (Spit On The Cross)” feels like defiance to homophobes, plus a big week for the HCGB jukebox, with albums from Trivium, Four Stroke Baron and Frontierer.

October 11, 2021

The latest special episode from the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast is an extended version of the Camp Classic feature from the regular show. It explains why Opeth’s album ‘Watershed’ could be interpreted as a concept record about the life of one queer person.

October 6, 2021

The feast of euphemisms that is Metallica’s ‘Spit Out The Bone’ gives the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast a good chortle, Clutch’s ‘Earth Rocker’ is revealed as a queer metal anthem, and releases from Quicksand and Enslaved are welcomed into HCGBs’ jukebox.

October 4, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast explains why it’s so important for queer folk within metal to stand up against racism in our scene, and especially Nazi metal bands. Then to cheer themselves up, they explain why Ensiferum’s ‘Two Of Spades’ is a Camp Classic, and put albums from Rivers Of Nihil, Unto Others, and The Answer Lies In The Black Void in the HCGB jukebox.

September 27, 2021

On the latest episode of the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast, Amon Amarth’s habit of handling weaponry in photo shoots gets a gay eye cast over it. Rina Sawayama’s “STFU!” is looked at from a queer perspective. Plus albums from Employed To Serve, Spiritbox and Hellish Form go in the HCGB jukebox.

September 20, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast hears from Andrew O’Neill, the comedian behind The History Of Heavy Metal, about their experience of their gender in the metal world. Lamb Of God’s ‘Walk With Me In Hell’ is discussed from a queer point of view. Aborted and Wormwitch albums go in the HCGB jukebox.

September 15, 2021

David Andersson of The Night Flight Orchestra (and also Soilwork) talks to the LGBT+ metal podcast about playing camp music and making LGBT-supporting music videos. The queer relevance of Vallenfyre’s ‘Desecration’ gets discussed. Plus the HCGB jukebox gets additions from White Ward and Trna.

September 6, 2021

A special from the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast that’s the inverse of the main show. Matt explains why Brendon Urie is a queer hero, ‘Atomic’ by Blondie is a non-metal Camp Classic, and Dimmu Borgir’s Death Cult Armageddon is revealed as one of the HCGB jukebox’s classic selection.

September 2, 2021

The LGBT+ metal podcast celebrates that time Rammstein kissed on stage in Russia, discovers that “Roots Bloody Roots” by Sepultura is actually very gay, and puts new albums from Leprous and Moon Unit in the HCGB jukebox.

August 30, 2021

On the latest episode of Hell Bent For Metal, they reveal the fabulous reason a Mastodon track spoke to their queer side, why Iwrestledabearonce made them titter because of a gay terminology misunderstanding, and albums by Wolves In The Throne Room and Between The Buried And Me go into the HCGB jukebox.

August 23, 2021

Shelby Logan Warne, the Kyros singer who recently came out as trans, talks to the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast, about that experience, and answers listeners’ question. Plus Agrypnie and Unreqvited provide this week’s albums for the HCGB jukebox.

August 17, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast takes your questions, including answering whether metal’s homophobia problem is unique to it, and what the queer view on hair metal is. Rhapsody Of Fire’s ‘The Mighty Ride Of The Firelord’ is the Camp Classic, prompting a discussion on cultural differences that affect what’s viewed as gay or not. Plus the HCGB stars Fulci and Insurgent. It’s a very Italian show.

August 9, 2021

On the new episode of the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast, Abi Vasquez, the singer in UKBM band Underdark, and Peter Angelo, metalhead comedian, give very different perspectives on being out as LGBT+ in metal, plus Dödsrit provide the unanimous entry to the HCGB jukebox.

August 2, 2021
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