Thrash Hits

November 15th, 2012

The Thrash Hits Podcast 018: The Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Underbelly of Metal

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Uh-oh – we’re dealing with some Serious Stuff on this episode of the podcast. This week, Hugh is joined by Tom Doyle as they take a look at the unpleasant creeping tolerance for casual racism, sexism, homophobia and hate that has creeped into the fandom of modern metal, rock, and punk, and also at significant sections of the community’s unwillingness to recognise or address it in a meaningful way. Yeah, it’s not for the faint-hearted.

Please make sure that you listen to the whole of this week’s episode before rage-mailing us a load of angry, misplaced rage at what you think we’re talking about. It’s a good thing that we’re talking about this stuff, but we’d like to talk about the topics at hand, not someone’s blundering misunderstanding about what they think we’re talking about.


The Thrash Hits Podcast 018: The Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Underbelly of Metal

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This week’s podcast is pretty heavy-going, and for the sake of brevity, here are some links to get you up-to-speed with some of the things we talk about this week:

Exhibit A: The racist photo posted by Your Demise (c/o

Exhibit B: Your Demise’s second – and more in-depth – apology (c/o Your Demise’s official Facebook page)

Exhibit C: Racism towards Lethal Bizzle at Download Festival (c/o The Guardian)

Exhibit D: Dave Mustaine being a massive wanker (c/o Metal Sucks)

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