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The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast. Looking at metal from a queer perspective, and a platform for the LGBTQ+ community within metal. Tom & Matt lead the discussion, opinions, insights, and interviews, and chat about good music. Every Tuesday.

Hell Bent For Metal Hell Bent For Metal

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast. Looking at metal from a queer perspective, and a platform for the LGBTQ+ community within metal. Tom & Matt lead the discussion, opinions, insights, and interviews, and chat about good music. Every Tuesday.

    #86 – The Return Of The SeeYouSpaceCowboy

    #86 – The Return Of The SeeYouSpaceCowboy

    Returning after a break, the LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast welcomes SeeYouSpaceCowboy singer Connie Sgarbossa to the guest chair, plus there's a queer take on an Arch Enemy banger, and HCGBs welcomes albums by Red Sun Atacama, Zetra, and Conjurer.
    (CW: descriptions of anti LGBTQ+ hate)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #85 – Hell Bent For The Horizon

    #85 – Hell Bent For The Horizon

    The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast discusses Bring Me The Horizon doing a charity triathlon for a Ukraine LGBTQ+ charity (link below). "Liberation" by Katatonia is revealed to be totally trans. Plus HCGBs gets additions from Terminal Nation & Kruelty, Gozer, and Final Light.
    https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ukrainepride

    • 58 min
    The Oslo Terrorist Attack

    The Oslo Terrorist Attack

    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.

    • 11 min
    #84 – A Feminist Queercore View On Metal

    #84 – A Feminist Queercore View On Metal

    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.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #83 – Viking Horn

    #83 – Viking Horn

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #82 – Kickstart My Heartstopper

    #82 – Kickstart My Heartstopper

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

TrancaRua ,

Exactly what I needed!

HBFM has already become my favourite podcast, hands down.

I knew Tom Dare’s work as I’m a metalhead and journalist myself, but didn’t know he was gay, so to feel represented by this fine gentleman is really exciting.

Highly recommended to everyone, even if they aren’t into heavy metal

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

LJP_ ,

🎸🏳️‍🌈🤘🏼

Good to see a podcast like this exist.

Starlord Jack ,

The Perfect Voice

As a gay man and the biggest fan of Rock and Metal, this is the perfect discussion on the representation of an underrepresented community. It is wonderful to have a voice that helps fly the flag for heavy metal LGBT! Can’t wait for the new episode and excited to go through the back catalogue xD

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