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In another special inverting the regular show, the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast explains why Gareth Thomas is a queer icon, why “All The Things She Said” by t.A.T.u. speaks to their queer side, and why the classic albums in the HCGB jukebox include ‘City Of Evil’ by Avenged Sevenfold.

November 23, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast talks to Bloodstock director Adam Gregory about the fallout from festival booker Vicky Hungerford’s offensive tweeting, and what they’ve done since. Plus more HCGB entries from Gonemage and Khemmis.

November 22, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast this week comes from the event Queer Stories From The Home Of Metal, speaking to two members of the queer community in the place metal was born – Birmingham, England – as well as explaining how ‘Breaking The Law’ by West Midlands legends Judas Priest spoke to their queer side. Plus there are HCGB entries from All Hail The Yeti, and Ossaert.

November 15, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast celebrates Ukrainian black metallers White Ward making their anti-homophobia stance completely clear, nominates Dio classic “Holy Diver” as a Camp Classic (with the emphasis on the camp), and bickers about HCGB jukebox entries from Diablo Swing Orchestra and Møl.

November 11, 2021

The one year anniversary edition discusses the inclusion of Roadburn Festival, the stance of Skindred and new jukebox additions from Ghost Bath and Beast In Black.

November 1, 2021

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
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