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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

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
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