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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

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast talks to Shooting Daggers, a feminist queercore band, about their experience of the metal scene. There’s also a Camp Classic from Ghost, and a bumper visit to HCGBs, with entries from Kreator, White Ward, Undeath, and Exocrine.

June 23, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast raises an eyebrow at Amon Amarth telling us to raise our horns, finds queer relevance in a Slayer song (somehow), and puts releases from Tyrannus, bigLOVE and Kardashev into the jukebox of HCGBs.

June 16, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast’s 10th special show takes a deep look at the many, many ways in which Devin Townsend Project’s ‘Epicloud’ has relevance to queer life.

June 4, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast takes a look at teen same-sex romance ‘Heartstopper’, and say how they see it differently because they’re metalheads. Plus there’s a Camp Classic from Wintersun, and HCGBs picks from Besvärjelsen and Sylvaine.

June 1, 2022

The LBGTQ+ heavy metal podcast reveals that Anathema’s “Untouchable Part 1” and “Untouchable Part 2” are a perfect pair of songs for a heartbroken gay man, plus there are HCGB picks from No/Más and Septicflesh.

May 24, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast explains how The Black Dahlia Murder unintentionally wrote a song that mirrors the joy of queer life, takes a look at a phallic euphemism from Falconer, and puts albums from Jani Liimatainen and Visions Of Atlantis into the HCGBs jukebox.

May 17, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast explains why metal has a problem with people tacitly endorsing homophobia following two recent sets of lapses in judgement. Plus HCGBs cheers things up with albums from Slowbleed and Tómarúm.

May 10, 2022

In a special episode of the LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast, Tom & Matt dive deep into the profoundly NSFW gay relevance of Judas Priest’s classic album Killing Machine.

May 5, 2022

Michael Stancel from Allegaeon talks to the LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast about how things have got better for gay metal musicians. Also Judas Priest’s “Hell Bent For Leather” might be a bit gay actually, and releases from Heriot and Marrasmieli go into HCGBs’ jukebox.

May 3, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast has a special show on Roadburn Festival, which in the 2022 edition, being queer could be celebrated.

April 27, 2022

Rich Lowe, editor of politically-minded metal media outlet Astral Noize, talks to the LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast about his queer journey, plus there are HCGBs picks from Darkher, Månegarm, and The Troops Of Doom.

April 19, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast talks to GayC/DC, the turbo gay AC/DC covers band. Dark ambient neofolk magicians Wardruna provide the Camp Classic in the shape of “UruR”. Plus this week’s HCGB jukebox entries come from Iomair and Terzij de Horde.

April 12, 2022

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast’s 8th special looks at queer culture classic ‘The Full Monty’, explains why Slipknot’s ‘Vol.3 (The Subliminal Verses)’ is one of the classics in HCGBs’ jukebox, and explains why Turkish pop banger “Şımarık” by Tarkan speaks to them as queer people.

April 7, 2022

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