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Tag Archives: Profanatica

Cancelling bigoted bands IS free speech

Posted by on November 16, 2016

When Portland deathgrind band Fornicator was dropped from an opening spot for Profanatica at the Highline in Seattle earlier this year as the result of objections from those in the local metal community, the immediate and predictable response was one of indignation and a self-righteous cry of violated first amendment rights. This came as a […]

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Recap: Maryland Deathfest 2016 – Part 1

Posted by on May 31, 2016

Over the past weekend, the biggest annual gathering of metalheads in the US took place with the latest installment of the Maryland Deathfest. The eagerness for the “America’s biggest metal party of the year” was visible among my list of friends and foes planning to lose their necks and minds over the excellent list of […]

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Review and Photos: Hells Headbash went straight to sheol and back

Posted by on September 21, 2015

American metal festivals are rising and many are trying to bring the experience to the North American audience in the best way they can. Typically, you have promoters putting together bands from all over the place, trying to coordinate schedules and agendas to have their selected bands play at their fest; in other instances, you have […]

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