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The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast talks to two of Witch Fever, a majority-LGBT+ band who are all women or non-binary people. Matt explains why ‘Shock Me’ by Baroness speaks to him as a bi man. And Ætheria Conscientia and Epiphanic Truth have albums put in the HCGB jukebox.

July 26, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast delves into the joy of metal’s frequently suggestive lyrics, starting with ‘Like The Oar Strikes The Water’ by Grand Magus. The queer relevance of TesseracT’s ‘Altered State – Of Matter – iii. Resist’ is discussed. And albums by Majestic Downfall and Ophidian I go in the HCGB jukebox.

July 19, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast’s first Knotfest Special is an in-depth look at Anaal Nathrakh’s album ‘Endarkenment’, and an explanation as to why the hosts interpret it as a queer concept album.

July 14, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast talks to El and Claire from Mountain Caller and explain how Rob Zombie’s “Dragula” is revealed to be a source of panic to a closeted teenager. And it’s an all-German Hate Crew Gaybar, with Harpyie and Powerwolf as the stars.

July 12, 2021

On this week’s show, “#35 – Wake Up Gay”, Chris Harms from Lord Of The Lost is the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast’s first straight cis male guest, and ‘Wake Up Dead’ by Megadeth’s risqué homosexual interpretation is revealed. Plus At The Gates and Year Of No Light albums go in the jukebox.

July 5, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast takes a look at Kvelertak’s breakout video, which turns out to look very gay. Meanwhile a Rotting Christ song’s queer relevance is revealed, plus there’s discussion of Enslaved’s latest live releases, and albums from Urne and Amenra.

June 28, 2021

The LGBT+ metal podcast this week celebrates the time Icelandic post-metal cowboys Sólstafir helped queer representation in metal with one of their videos, and ‘Diamond Eyes’ by Deftones also gets analysed from a gay perspective.

June 21, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast hears from the man behind a project mixing queer music, heavy music, and unambiguous lyrics about the life of a gay man, and a joke on a sports podcast helps the hosts change their interpretation on a Black Sabbath classic – from one sad queer interpretation, to a much more positive one.

June 14, 2021

Hell Bent For Metal, the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast, and Knotfest have joined in partnership.

June 7, 2021
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