What links Brendon Urie, Dimmu Borgir, and Blondie? It's the new Hell Bent For Metal special - Knotfest

What links Brendon Urie, Dimmu Borgir, and Blondie? It’s the new Hell Bent For Metal special

Posted by Tom Dare in Hell Bent for Metal on September 2, 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.

Hell Bent For Metal's second Knotfest special, and their third overall, is a different format to the previous ones. While they were massively expanded, in-depth versions of the regular Camp Classic feature from the main show, this is essentially the inverse of the main show – the mirror image, if you will. The Hate Crew Gaybar is for discussions of classic albums not new ones, the Camp Classics are actual camp classics, and then there's a bunch of stuff which just wouldn't fit in the main show at all, but is directly relevant. In the first in a running series on our queer heroes, Matt talks about his admiration for Panic! At The Disco mastermind Brendon Urie. And while Matt's love of Brendon's music is part of this, it's much wider than that, encompassing both creating an atmosphere at shows where queer folk feel welcome, Brendon's attitude to sexuality and the way
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