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Hell Bent for Metal

A singalong stoner anthem from Black Spiders is in the sights of the LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast this week, as it proves to have multiple accidental gay applications. Plus HCGBs this week features albums from Shores Of Null, and Kamelot.

May 22, 2023

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast discusses how Roadburn’s efforts for inclusivity have massively paid off, their upcoming live show at Bristol’s ArcTanGent Festival, plus puts albums from Enslaved and Hellish Form into HCGBs’ jukebox.

May 8, 2023

Inter Arma’s ‘Stillness’ turns out to have some unexpectedly gay resonance for the LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast, plus releases from Full of Hell & Primitive Man, Host, and Brymir go into HCGBs.

March 6, 2023

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast explains why a Cynic song spoke to their queer sides, and puts albums from Bizarrekult, Ultar, Ulthar, and Ultha into HCGBs’ jukebox. Plus Matt drools over Leprous. Again.

February 21, 2023

After a health break, the LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast returns to talk Clutch live, explain why ‘Split My Tongue’ by Schammasch speaks to the host’s queer side, and put albums from An Abstract Illusion, Ahab, and Katatonia into HCGB’s jukebox (with a little help from Phil Collins).

February 6, 2023

Mountain Caller drummer Max Maxwell talks to the LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast about being recently out plus Kerrang! journalist Emma Wilkes guests to talk The Callous Daoboys, Autopsy, Stake, and Hexed.

October 20, 2022

With Matt sick, Abhi Ahluwahlia returns to talk about a moment Korn regret that impacted metal’s LGBTQ+ fanbase, a deathcore banger that spoke to Tom’s queer side, and put albums from Ozzy Osbourne, The Algorithm, and Spite into HCGBs’ jukebox.

October 3, 2022

Tom and Matt explain how Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody incorrectly set off their gaydars. “Into The Storm” by Gojira is revealed as an accidental pride anthem. Albums from Unprocessed, Clutch and Psycroptic go into HCGBs.

September 22, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast explains why “Jawbreaker” by Judas Priest is so full of euphemisms, discusses how a Nile song about ancient Egyptian mysticism is a metaphor for some queer experiences of religion, and puts albums from Thornhill, Bloodbath and BlackBraid into the HCGB jukebox.

September 13, 2022

The LGBTQ+ metal podcast explains how being a metalhead affected their views on Sex Education, looks at the queer insight in ‘Justify Me’ by Skywalker, and puts albums from 156/Silence and Cave In into HCGBs.

September 8, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast unites with the Riot Act podcast to give you the queer metalhead guide to the Eurovision Song Contest, plus HCGBs entries from Muse, Ether Coven and Soilwork.

September 1, 2022

HBFM explain why a Steel Panther song’s lyrics aren’t helpful to metal’s LGBTQ+ community, digs into the queer interpretation of an underrated British black metal tune, and puts albums from Knoll, Aeir, and Russian Circles into HCGBs.

September 1, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast takes a look at NYPD-based sitcom ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ to discuss its queer representation and how it depicts metal; Blind Guardian epic “And Then There Was Silence” is viewed from a queer angle; and albums from Ithaca, Black Magnet, Funeral Chic, Chat Pile and Yatra go in the HCGB jukebox.

August 18, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast discusses Bring Me The Horizon doing a charity triathlon for a Ukraine LGBTQ+ charity. “Liberation” by Katatonia is revealed to be totally trans. Plus HCGBs gets additions from Terminal Nation, Kruelty, Gozer, and Final Light.

June 29, 2022

Tom explains why the Oslo terrorist attack is so terrifying to the LGBTQ+ community, both in terms metal fans will understand, and in the wider context for anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime.

June 25, 2022

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