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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.

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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.

    #94 – All In The Family Shall Perish

    #94 – All In The Family Shall Perish

    With Matt sick, Abhi Ahluwahlia returns to talk about a moment Korn regret that impacted metal's LGBTQ+ fanbase, a deathcore banger that spoke to Tom's queer side, and put albums from Ozzy Osbourne, The Algorithm, and Spite into HCGBs' jukebox.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #93 –The Jock And The Whale

    #93 –The Jock And The Whale

    Tom and Matt explain how Five Finger Death Punch's Ivan Moody incorrectly set off their gaydars. "Into The Storm" by Gojira is revealed as an accidental pride anthem. Albums from Unprocessed, Clutch and Psycroptic go into HCGBs.

    • 1 hr
    #92 – Breaking The Jaw

    #92 – Breaking The Jaw

    The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast explains why "Jawbreaker" by Judas Priest is so full of euphemisms, discusses how a Nile song about ancient Egyptian mysticism is a metaphor for some queer experiences of religion, and puts albums from Thornhill, Bloodbath and BlackBraid into the HCGB jukebox.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #91 – Let's Taake 'Bout Sex (Education)

    #91 – Let's Taake 'Bout Sex (Education)

    The LGBTQ+ metal podcast explains how being a metalhead affected their views on 'Sex Education', looks at the queer insight in "Justify Me" by Skywalker, and puts albums from 156/Silence and Cave In into HCGBs.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #90 – Cack Panther

    #90 – Cack Panther

    HBFM explain why a Steel Panther song's lyrics aren't helpful to metal's LGBTQ+ community, digs into the queer interpretation of an underrated British black metal tune, and puts albums from Knoll, Aeir, and Russian Circles into HCGBs.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #89 – Hell Bent For Riot Act 2: The LGBTQ+ Metalhead Guide To Eurovision

    #89 – Hell Bent For Riot Act 2: The LGBTQ+ Metalhead Guide To Eurovision

    The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast unites with the Riot Act podcast to give you the queer metalhead guide to the Eurovision Song Contest, plus HCGBs entries from Muse, Ether Coven and Soilwork.

    • 3 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

MoshTalksBeez ,

Incredible

Laughed out loud more at this show than I have at any podcast in forever. The vernacular, a fresh and refreshing outlet and a podcast that is brilliantly welcoming for anyone of any sexual orientation.

AdamYoe ,

Essential

Came across the show as a result of a crossover episode with Riot Act. Currently working my way through the back episodes and it’s absolutely fantastic. Tom is eloquent, hilarious, and endlessly knowledgeable. No matter where you are (Baltimore, Maryland fan here!), this is a much needed voice in a scene long-plagued by homophobia and transphobia. Cheers and thanks.

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