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By now it is safe to say most metal fans are counting down the days to August 27th when the new Jinjer release drops. The band have always been cool but the new material finds them considerably upping their game, technicality, intensity and emotional impact to new heights and dark depths. You’d have to be a pretty cynical fucking snob to not be able to grab ahold of some of the intensity of this banger and get taken for a thrill ride. Precision, groove, melody and even some Gojira-worthy clobber…it’s all there!

Jinjer state: “With years getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from what we expected it to be. Through the eyes of a kid everything seemed way more colorful, better and optimistic, didn’t it? When did it all turn wrong? When did it all turn so gray? Is this really the world’s fault? Or it is only about us chasing the wrong goals… the wrong careers, ambitions and achievements, rather than embracing one important truth… Rephrasing John Lennon, if one chases something else other than happiness, then they didn’t understand life at all …”

No word yet from Tatiana Shmaylyuk and company if, as Sepultura and Metropolis have taught us, the “Mediator” Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart. We’re too dumb from headbanging right now to be philosophical!

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It has been a heavy few days for rock and metal fans with alumni of ZZ Top, Metal Church and Slipknot crossing over, but today we have a little bit of good news. Let’s celebrate life and ambition today with a progressive rock album announcement about possibility.

Dream Theater, giants of prog metal, have announced their 15th record. A View From The Top Of The World is the name of the newest from this esteemed act of tireless creators, due via InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on October 22.

“We just love to play our instruments,” says guitarist John Petrucci to Louder Sound“That never goes away. I love to be creative, write, and exercise that part of my mind. We’ve been able to do this for a long time, and we don’t take it for granted. Whenever we get together, we know we can’t disappoint ourselves or our fans, so we manage to try even harder.”

“We approach every album like it’s our first,” adds frontman James LaBrie. “It’s been such a great ride, but we’re not going to stop.”

1) The Alien (9:32)
2) Answering The Call (7:35)
3) Invisible Monster (6:31)
4) Sleeping Giant (10:05)
5) Transcending Time (6:25)
6) Awaken The Master (9:47)
7) A View From The Top Of The World (20:24)

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Wow, fucking shitty week for metal. Heartbreaking news, fam. I just learned on Acey Slade’s Facebook that another great has left us for the great gig in the sky. Shit, man. This feels unreal. RIP Joey Jordison. Numb with shock.

The original drummer and a founding member of Slipknot, has died. He was 46. Nobody played like that dude and with all due respect, no one can quite replicate him.

The heavy metal artist’s family announced Jordison died in his sleep on Monday, July 26. His cause of death was not disclosed.

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021,” they wrote in a statement.

“Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow,” Jordison’s family continued. “To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.

“The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”

Fucking crank this now. Right fucking now. Fuck!!

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METAL CHURCH vocalist Mike Howe passes away

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 7:28 AM (PST)

photo by Morgan Y. Evans at The Chance in Poughkeepsie

We are very sad to convey that the energetic, funny and incredible Mike Howe of METAL CHURCH has died.

The band posted the following yesterday: “It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music. Mike Howe passed away this morning at his home in Eureka, California. We are devastated and at a loss for words. Please respect our privacy and the Howe family’s privacy during this most difficult time.”

Mike Howe was Metal Church‘s vocalist between 1988 and 1995, and then again between 2015 and present day.

Our resident biggest Metal Church fanatic Andrew Johann Datoush (‘Drewdas Priest’), who covered the band for us a few times over the last decade, has some touching words about Mike:

I am absolutely devastated right now and I can’t believe that I’m actually having to write this. This sucks so much. The metal world lost a true giant today. An incredible front man with a voice unlike any others. I’ve said it many times over the years that METAL CHURCH was always a top favorite band, even with all their singer changes over the years, I always remained a hardcore fan. The Mike Howe albums were especially instrumental in converting me to the ‘Church’ when I picked up my first album of theirs on a whim at our local FYE Store. That first album for me was Blessing In Disguise , and that opening track “Fake Healer” immediately smacked me in the face and hit like no other band I was listening to at the time ever had before.

I recall getting it shortly after I had entered the 8th grade. I remember that well because it was Mrs. Cooke, my 8th grade science teacher, who started writing me up for listening to music in class rather than listening to her go on about whatever the hell she was talking about. From there, I got every album I could get my hands on, which at the time weren’t very many. A couple with David Wayne singing, but the Mike Howe albums were the ones that really did it for me at the time, and those were sadly limited to only a few albums. (We didn’t start getting METAL CHURCH albums again til the mid 2000s, but nothing involving Mike’s voice again til 2016!).

I was fortunate to meet Mike Howe a few times over the years, and he was always a pleasure to be around. Always willing to stop and shoot the shit with fans, take pictures, and even be accepting of that overgrown starstruck fanboy who went right in for the hug immediately upon meeting him. I had no idea I was even doing it until we were right in the midst of it, and he laughed it off, patted me on the back and joked “so this is how we’re doing this, huh?” Really funny moment for me that made my awkwardness in meeting him ok.

The next time I met him, it was the Nuddy in Poughkeepsie. They were having a pre-show meal. I was finishing up and paying my bill when I saw them, and walked past just saying hello, and when Mike looked up, I jokingly said “I’ll get you on that repeat hug later”, which he laughed at, and he mentioned it to me again later after the show when I went up to get some merch signed. “I guess you’re here for that hug, right?” So, I guess that kinda sums up my personal relationship with Mike. Grow up idolizing his band, eventually see him when he comes back to the scene, make an awkward but hilarious first impression, meet him every time he’s in town since, and have a series of jokes about an awkward hug every time we met since. While I am deeply saddened that the party is over, I’m overly thankful to at least have been accepted into the party at all. Mike Howe was a tremendous talent that leaves behind a hell of a legacy. – AJD 7/26/21

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Death Metal Devilry: Bizarre and Aborted news items

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 4:07 AM (PST)

Taking a break from enjoying Henry Rollins camp it up as Tri-Klops to give you all a little death metal fix for your weekend. I had never heard BIZARRE from Spain before this morning and am really enjoying the mix of melodic soloing with the plague ridden corpse-like weight of the marching and oppressive main, rougher sound. This band crushes!

I was especially struck by the ominous might of the beastly vocals of Mark Berserk (APOSENTO), certainly some of the most head turning death metal vocals I have heard in awhile!

Transcending Obscurity will continue their tradition of high quality releases and merchandise with the gift of darkness that shall arrive when Invocation Codex is birthed upon the unsuspecting world! You will head bang! Check out ‘Ex Oblivione’ today (or also peep the Lovecraftian death of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” on the label Bandcamp. Along with Crypts Of Despair and Revulsion, Bizarre prove that Transcending Obscurity is right near the front of the pack in upholding the oozing, pungent legacy of death metal in 2021!

In other corpse ripping news, Belgium’s notorious ABORTED have just released their second single “Drag me to Hell” off their forthcoming album ManiaCult, which will be released worldwide on September 10th via Century Media Records. Watch the visualizer for “Drag me to Hell”, HERE. I can never think of the phrase ‘Drag me to Hell’ without thinking of the totally fucked ending of the movie!

Anyhow, this song gives literally zero shits and is not for the meek.

“Alright alright! It’s good old Jack Burton here, and he’s got one thing to say: ‘get ready for the boom stick!’ We have such sights to show you—or rather sounds to play you—with the next single from ManiaCult, ‘Drag Me to Hell’. Trust me, you’re going to want to click that button and spread it before Wayland comes for YOU,” states ABORTED about their new single “Drag Me To Hell”.

“We also welcome Filip Danielsson of Humanity’s Last Breath to the ManiaCult via a killer guest spot. Considering Wayland’s goal is the end of humanity, we’d say Filip’s support is a great harbinger…”

For more exclusive ABORTED content don´t forget to check out the bands recently launched fan group ManiaCult, HERE.

ManiaCult will be available as CD Jewelcase, Ltd. CD Box (incl. Jewelcase + bonus track, Pop-up card, Metal-Pin & shaped patch), Deluxe Gatefold LP+CD & Poster in various colors and of course on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are available, HERE.
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Mighty Los Angeles-born, guitar-driven, heavy metal icons, ALCATRAZZ, announce the release of their fifth studio album, aptly titled V, which is set for release via Silver Lining Music on October 15th, 2021.

 

In advance of the release of V, ALCATRAZZ today unveils new single/video, “Sword Of Deliverance,” and as far as lead statements go, it’s one hell of a reminder that when ALCATRAZZ is firing on all cylinders with all guns blazing, they are a vital part of any metalhead’s day. And there is little doubt that ALCATRAZZ 2021, featuring Doogie White on vocals, founding members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea on keyboards and bass respectively, Mark Benquechea on drums, and Joe Stump on guitar, are the chemistry causing the musical fire.

 

“‘Sword Of Deliverance’ is a mighty, metal monument,” affirms White, “a call to arms for the ALCATRAZZ collective. Loud, proud, and ready!”

 

Produced by Giles Lavery and Jimmy Waldo, and mixed by Andy Haller (Elton John, Joe Cocker, System Of A Down), V also includes guest appearances from Saxon’s Nigel Glockler (drums on “Guardian Angel” and “Blackheart”), Tank’s Cliff Evans (bass on “Grace Of God”), and Donnie Van Stavern of Riot (bass on “Guardian Angel,” “Nightwatch,” and “Target”), underscoring how perennially popular ALCATRAZZ’s music remains with their peers. V stands for ALCATRAZZ’s fifth studio album of course… but it also stands just as resolutely for Victory; the victory that sees ALCATRAZZ 2021 stronger than ever despite all the odds.

V is available for preorder at THIS LOCATION.

 

V Track Listing:
1. Guardian Angel
2. Nightwatch
3. Sword Of Deliverance
4. Turn Of The Wheel
5. Blackheart
6. Grace Of God
7. Return To Nevermore
8. Target
9. Maybe Tomorrow
10. House Of Lies
11. Alice’s Eyes
12. Dark Day For My Soul

Photo credit: Bob Hannam

Those zany MELVINS (one of my all time biggest influences) have announced a huge upcoming acoustic release, Five Legged Dog. WAY cooler than Five Finger Donkey Punch! I never thought I would type the phrase “acoustic Night Goat”, but here we are. Strange pandemic times, indeed. Fear not, shit is going to rule. I love how the aforementioned “Night Goat” (below) still has Dale basically wailing the shit out of his drums in parts at full volume. Some of the tunes on here I literally cannot imagine acoustic, classic barn burner “Revolve” or solid wall of heavy grooves “Anaconda” among them. Rad to see “Lovely Butterfly” included from Honky. I can imagine that getting warped and mutated into something really cool, as the original was already a total headfuck.

Five Legged Dog (Oct. 15, Ipecac Recordings), a 36-song newly recorded, acoustic collection featuring a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death, the entire gamut of the legendary band’s catalogue is represented.

“I knew I wanted to do something ridiculously big,” explains Buzz Osborne of the band’s first ever acoustic offering. ”36 songs reimagined by us acoustically is certainly ridiculous but it works. The magic of the songs is still there regardless of it being acoustic. Since we weren’t touring we had the time to do something of this size. I’m very excited about this record. Dale and Steven did a fantastic job on this. I think it’s a very special record. I can’t think of anyone else who’s done something like this.”

The band previews the impressive offering with the release of “Night Goat” (https://youtu.be/v61lPiqCr-w). Dale Crover noted: “I think people will be surprised that we can do an acoustic version of a song like ‘Night Goat’ without losing any of the heaviness. We also worked hard on the vocal arrangements. People are going to freak out!”

The collection, which is available for pre-order now (http://lnk.to/MelvinsFLD), will be released digitally, as a double-disc CD, both on Oct. 15, with a 4LP colored vinyl release arriving on Jan. 28.

Five Legged Dog track list BELOW.

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Progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD have just announced a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise for the continuation of their documentary film We Are Connected. The band have joined forces with metal film director Felipe Belalcázar, who most recently directed the critically acclaimed Chuck Schuldiner documentary DEATH by Metal. Check out and contribute to this very special VOIVOD project, HERE.

 

“We have worked with Felipe in other projects, and we have a mutual understanding of VOIVOD’s story,” says drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. Exclusive interviews and archive access combined with Away’s artwork will take you on a sci-fi, thrash-metal journey into the VOIVOD dimension. “We managed to film about a quarter of the interviews planned before the pandemic hit in March 2020, and plan to resume production once cross-border restrictions are lifted,” states Felipe about directing VOIVOD’s We Are Connected.

 

VOIVOD recently released the live album Lost Machine – Live worldwide via Century Media Records at the end of 2020. Consisting of 13 tracks across 74 packed minutes of playing time, the album was recorded in Québec City during the worldwide touring cycle for the band’s latest studio album The Wake. The live album was mixed by Francis Perron and features music videos for “Iconspiracy (Lost Machine – Live)” and “Overreaction (Lost Machine – Live)”, with audio recorded in Québec City (07/13/2019), video filmed in Montréal (06/30/2019) and material processed in Morgöth (2020) by Felipe Belalcázar for the release.
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Author Jeff Wagner is set to release his new book, Destination Onward: The Story Of Fates Warning.

Says Jeff: “Here’s what I’ve been working on for the past couple years (or three?). The book cover was based on an idea of my own, executed and made reality by Scott Hoffman and Patrick Crawford.

“‘Destination Onward’ is based on many hours of exclusive and recent interviews conducted with all members of Fates Warning past and present. I also interviewed various friends, roadies, family, peer musicians and record label folk. It’s a fun, serious, nerdy, and occasionally hilarious look at one of the greatest metal bands of all time.

“Writing ‘Destination Onward’ was a total labor of love. Fates Warning’s music has captivated and nourished me since 1985. I know some of you share this devotion.

“More info forthcoming in the weeks and months to come!”

Pre-orders for Destination Onward: The Story Of Fates Warning will not be available until mid-autumn 2021. There will be an eBook version to follow sometime in 2022.

 

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RIP Jeff LaBar of CINDERELLA

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 1:24 AM (PST)

Heavy hearts today as we learn of the passing of Jeff LaBar. His work in Cinderella added to the rich and colorful tapestry of glam and hard rock and he will be missed by true fans around the world. Frankly, Cinderella deserve to be more respected these days and always fucking ruled. You young jack asses need to put respect on their names and crank some Night Songs.  LaBar had a sad story but also lots of glory and was an influence to many with a riveting level of skill and style for miles.

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ENFORCER announce departure of Tobias Lindqvist

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 1:51 PM (PST)
Sweden’s trad metal standouts ENFORCERhave announced the exit of Tobias Lindqvist. The band had great chemistry and hopefully everything is going to remain cool after this, but I have faith.
Says the band:

We regret to inform you that Tobias Lindqvist has decided to quit the band. We wish him good luck with whatever is next for him in his life.

 

”It has been a great twelve years and now it’s time for me to move on. I just want to take this opportunity to thank the band and the fans for hundreds and hundreds of fantastic shows around the world. It has been a blast! And the best of luck to Enforcer in the future!” -T

 

We, Enforcer, plan to continue according to plans with all recordings and single releases without letting this slow us down. When it comes to future shows, we will see how that will be working out once shows are possible again.
If you haven’t already, fucking crank total brain burner “Kiss Of Death” as loud as you can today!
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On October 22nd internationally, Dying Victims Productions will release a special new EP from HexenbrettIntermezzo dei quattro coltelli nudi, on CD, music cassette, and 12” vinyl formats. And today, Deaf Forever magazine’s website reveals the new track “Die Teuflischen von Acapulco (Satan Sangre).” Hear Hexenbrett‘s “Die Teuflischen von Acapulco (Satan Sangre)” in its entirety exclusively HERE.

It was but May of the cursed year of 2020 when Hexenbrett truly came into their own with their shockingly masterful debut album, Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten, courtesy of Dying Victims. While the enigmatic duo of Josto Feratu and Scarlettina Bolétte had definitely turned heads with Erste Beschwörung EP in 2019, their debut album’s idiosyncratic kaleidoscope of Varathron, Jean Rollin, Danzig, Goblin, and Van Halen emerged as completely unique and unlike little else around.

Predictably unpredictable, Hexenbrett return with a crazed ‘n’ crazy EP that’s the result of canceled concerts and tours: the four-song Intermezzo dei quattro coltelli nudi. As suggested by its titled, the record is no “beschwörung” but, rather, an intermezzo. Because, for the first time in the brief history of Hexenbrett, this EP does not feature performances by Josto Feratu or Scarlettina Bolétte. Instead, the tracks were recorded by what had been the live line-up for 2020, but of course under the watchful eyes and ears of the clandestine couple.

Suitably, Intermezzo dei quattro coltelli nudi strays some from the Hexenbrett sound so far revealed whilst etching the band’s twisted identity even further. With all songs and lyrics written by the duo of Feratu and Bollétte – except for a reverential cover of the early Misfits track “Return of the Fly” – the band’s original material here displays new facets in Hexenbrett’s sound: heavier, weirder, more atmospheric and more aggressive. It’s basically more of everything and the most accurate presentation of The Sound Of the Bloody Iris to date, and bloody fucking good no matter how you cut!

While Hexenbrett’s previous full-length record featured unexplainable additional sounds in the background of the tracks, the material on Intermezzo… had to be re-recorded many times as things got lost continuously. It seems as if Feratu and Bolétte are still haunted from their past… But hark! Intermezzo dei quattro coltelli nudi is no taster/teaser of the second Hexenbrett full-length. Those mysteries are only known to the duo.

In the meantime, hear the brand-new track “Die Teuflischen von Acapulco (Satan Sangre)” exclusively HERE, courtesy of Deaf Forever, Germany’s defenders of the true. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Hexenbrett’s Intermezzo dei quattro coltelli nudi
1. Die Teuflischen Von Acapulco (Satan Sangre) [4:39]
2. Return Of The Fly [Misfits cover] [3:00]
4. Joie De Mort    [3:29]
5. Sadist [5:24]

Welcome, folx and fuckers.

Trying to survive all the hellish Dr. Luke complicit trash (seriously, fuck all the enablers at Prescription Songs and all the waffling, desperate artists who work with them and then play dumb or downplay the harm) playing at my night job by thinking about if the alleged Ed Sheeran death metal album will be called dE(a)d Sheeran. Where my royalties at? Use that shit, Ed.

I have to say that the Taskmaster debate surrounding Black Widow is fucking dumb af. The movie was excellent, one of the better Marvel films for action, tragedy, bonding and humor. The cast dynamics were compelling and well done. Anyone annoyed about the Taskmaster reveal comes off as a sexist clown to me. It made PERFECT sense for this film, Taskmaster now being a horrifying summation of the sexism and control of the terrifying Red Room. And I guess y’all really don’t get this whole multiverse thing? Stop whining. I am sure out there somewhere is your more comics accurate Green Arrow meets Crossbones looking He-Man bodied Tony Masters who has nowhere near as compelling a reason for why he is powered.

The real controversy should be the cognitive dissonance between the themes of protecting innocence and female empowerment of the film and the fact that ScarJo fucking supports Woody unrepentant slimebag Allen. But instead we have fan boys whining that Taskmaster pulled a cool ass Samus Aran reveal.

Let’s go to the metal videotape. This is your very own Warner (Power)Wolf speaking! I know that is too old a reference for some of y’all.

In Flames will no longer appear on the “Metal Tour of the Year,” featuring Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. “In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to not join the Metal Tour of The Year,” explained In Flames.

Hatebreed have now been swapped onto the bill to replace In Flames. The current itinerary is listed HERE.

Honestly, with all due respect to In Flames, Hatebreed are going to tear up this tour so fucking hard and it isn’t going to be pretty. This is going to be a killer line-up still and Hatebreed will have a chance to clobber people into putting more respect on Weight Of The False Self‘s underappreciated name. Stoked!

Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe comments: “It’s been far too long since we got together to do our thing— by ‘we’ I mean bands, road crew, bus drivers, truck drivers, local venue staff, vendors, audience, parking lot attendants, the freaking janitors- the whole damn enchilada. ALL OF US. TOGETHER. Everyone has been waiting, but the time has come to put the puzzle back together— I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more ready to hit the road with lamb of god. See y’all in a few months with Megadeth, Trivium, and now Hatebreed. Over a year with no live music? These shows are gonna be INSANE…”

In other news, Korn have announced that Suicidal Tendencies bass player Ra Diaz will accompany them on their upcoming summer tour, as Korn bassist Fieldy takes time off “to heal.” This is going to be awesome and Ra Diaz is a tremendous talent who ought to own that shit completely. An inspired choice- and from another huge West Coast band. Glad also that Fieldy is focusing on self care. That actually shows strength to acknowledge. Get well soon, holmes.

The group had the following to say: “We appreciate your kind words of support in response to the recent tour update about Fieldy. While our brother takes some time to heal, we wanted to let you know that we are bringing our friend Ra Diaz from Suicidal Tendencies out with us this summer to fill in on Korn bass duties. We’ve all been rehearsing to get ready to bring the heat, and we can’t wait to see you next month.”

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RIP Bryan St. Pere of HUM

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 3:24 PM (PST)

Devastated to report that Bryan St. Pere of HUM has died. I had to hibernate after I heard the news today. The band are a huge influence on my life and have been for years, always better than anything that came after them and many of their “peers” from the formative years. I’m honestly too sad to write about it at the moment in depth. Just vibing quietly alone to “Waves” off Inlet and thinking of all the years they have been important to me and the memories attached, etc. I didn’t know him or any of the band but they are legends in my pantheon. Bryan was the perfect combination of supportive percussive bedrock, stylish but controlled flourish and hard hitting chops. My heart goes out to all those who loved Bryan. Eternal Hails, to quote Darkthrone.

Read more HERE.

Hi folx.
We had a former admin recently say homophobic comments on some Facebook groups and it super pissed me off. I am a pansexual demiflux/non-binary trans person (as I documented in this song I often refer to as my own Korn’s “Daddy” of my personal enby journey). Thus, it fucking sucked to see someone I didn’t even know still had admin roles not only pretend to be a deceased person (long story) but also say messed up things through our site’s official Facebook capacity.  A site which has been held together mainly by lgbtqia people the last half decade plus. I have the screenshots somewhere of which members posts were flagged. Suffice to say they weren’t mine even though I run all the social media except for these weird ass thrash groups this dude was posting in. Which is over now. I have full control over things imminently and want to be absolutely clear…that shit is not cool.

 

There are not just cis straight men in the scene. Get used to it. Why the eff would you want that anyway?!! Not to mention, in society in general! More trans people exist in metal than you probably know, though it is awesome Liturgy, Life Of Agony, Cretin etc. have become more visible. Here is something I wrote on my Facebook the other day after seeing yet more trans bigotry in some forums.

 

Tw for those w dysphoria- gender stuff.
Happy pride month wrap up. Sex and gender both exist on a spectrum and science backs this. Use Google. If you think the following is just word salad you might just be lazy, cis centric and bigoted. I am a valid non binary person without lifting a single performative painted nail or if I ever go back on HRT again or not , if I choose. A binary trans person who hasn’t access to care is also still trans pre op. Stop creating climates of performative dysphoria pole vaulting.

 

Bioessentialism is misguided gatekeeping. PeriodT (pun intended). No I am not mocking periods in general. Perspective. Trans people who are pre transition are not “biological men and women.” Neither are enbys. They are trans people who are becoming and/or already are their authentic full selves. God (if real) is non binary and also created variety in nature. Not just a binary.
Bioessentialism upholds gender norms far more than any trans person and that is just obviously true, because trans people otherwise wouldn’t threaten anyone’s heteronormativity sensibilities (which also often falsely assume/equate sexual w gender identity) . Most trans people are actively deconstructing gender norms.
Of course male privilege exists. Not all trans people were Amab. Reducing all trans people to an imposter cis male boogeyman out to get you is insulting in many levels and completely narrow . You know what else definitely rampantly exists? Transmisogyny and transphobic rhetoric. Trans people are not trying to and literally can’t erase the existence of cis people. That’s absurd.

 

That said , you are also allowed to have sexual preferences for ANY reason. It could be a trigger or just any number of reasons why you like or dislike something or someone. That’s autonomy. You are never obligated to do anything. It might not always be quantifiable though some might be sociology, sure. But Genital preferences don’t mean you get to go around misgendering trans people. You should never reduce anyone to their genitals anyway. That is dehumanizing.

 

Trans and cis people have many different experiences and many similar as well as areas of semi-overlap. We can’t dismiss cis women for wanting to discuss specific medical concerns or historical obstacles and we also can’t yell over trans men or enby peeps who say to please include them as potential child bearing or period having folx. Because they are. And trans people are not mentally ill.

 

“On the whole, bioessentialism reduces individuals to their parts. It restricts free expression of gender and sexuality, limiting our self-presentation critically. It gives rise to harmful stereotypes that marginalize every one of us who cannot conform: men who don’t subscribe to the traditional ideas of masculinity, women who rise above their stations, and transgender and gender-non-conforming (GNC) people. Of these groups, the trans and GNC community suffers most disproportionately. Their struggle is also the most ignored.” – women’s republic