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JEFF HANNEMAN – A TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND – FROM THE VAULT

jhrip Today, for our Hail of the Week, we honor Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hannemann, who passed away 1 year ago Friday at age 49 due to liver failure. His death has left a huge void in the metal world and while the Grammy’s chose not to remember him, HearEvil.com sure will.  Continue reading

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THURSDAY METAL ROUNDUP

Horns up! Lots of interesting and exciting things going on today in the world of metal, so let’s get right to the latest news and updates:

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THE GRAMMY’S SNUB

 

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Today I’ve been seeing many posts regarding the Grammy’s and their non-representation of metal and from a personal standpoint, I refuse to watch the Grammy’s because I certainly am not a fan of the music that is on the radio today and have no interest in Hip Hop or Country music. Granted I feel that if these artists are making music that deserves recognition, then by all means they should get their just due, but constantly every year the metal category is represented in one or two categories and that’s it and quite honestly it’s a damn shame. Continue reading

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HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – FROM THE VAULT

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Today’s From The Vault marks the birthday’s of several metal legends who continue to make their mark on the metal world over the next few days. And now the drumroll please: Continue reading

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ALICIA DOVE – A LITTLE ABOUT ME

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Hey guys!

My name is Alicia (it’s pronounced UH-LEE-SEE-YA) and you may or may not remember me from Metal News Online as the recap girl. Well, I’m here to let you guys in on some really exciting news – I’m back and I couldn’t be happier to help out my sistas at HearEvil.com! Stay on the lookout for some random videos and written pieces from me regarding all things metal and awesomeness, which is basically the same thing as metal, so… there’s that. Continue reading

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RIK FOX TO PLAY LUCY’S 51 TONIGHT 11/11

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In support of our U.S. Service Men and Women for Veterans Day, former WASP and STEELER bassist Rik Fox will be joining some amazing players tonight (11/11) at Lucy’s 51, flying in your face on Iron Maiden’s ‘The Trooper’! Continue reading

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HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – FROM THE VAULT

 

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In today’s From The Vault we wish a Happy Birthday to a few metalmen celebrating birthdays. The roll call as follows: Continue reading

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SEX SELLS…BUT WHO’S BUYING?

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Ever since I wrote an article about unnecessary objectification and commodification of the female body in the local metal scene, it seems that the scene is DARING me to write another piece about it. Well, you win, metal scene! I can’t keep my mouth shut about you and I can’t put my pen down, because you insist on infuriating me on a regular basis.

Here’s a list of every non-metal thing I’ve seen used to advertise metal shows in recent memory:

-Go-go dancers
-Burlesque performers
-Pole dancers
-Cake (in all fairness, cake is awesome)
-Open bar (see above)
-Entry fee discounts for women
-Fashion shows (is it fashion when the clothing is barely there?)
-Pool girls

Allow me to pay a little special attention to the “entry fee discounts for women” point. I like discounts — really I do. Discounts and freebies are especially sweet when I have “earned” them by doing absolutely nothing. However, I got an invitation to one event in which women receive a whopping 33% discount on the entry fee, but only if they dress up like schoolgirls. Because schoolgirls are totally metal…or something.

schoolgirlThe metal oozes from her little cartoon pores. (Photo credit: Microsoft Clip Art)

The particular event I’m referring to also promises a “schoolgirl burlesque” show. Not only will there be at least a couple of schoolgirl-pornified women in the audience — who can resist the opportunity to save a couple of bucks? — but there will also be schoolgirl-pornified women on STAGE! But wait, there’s more — the event will also feature a fashion show, organized by a well-known model/artist/jill-of-all-trades. Isn’t it lovely? No matter what direction you turn your head, there will undoubtedly be a half (or more) nude woman in your line of sight! Truly a gentlemen’s paradise.

Oh, also there are going to be four bands performing. Where the hell will they find the time?

When I went to see Wrathchild, an Iron Maiden tribute band that performed at Blackthorn (formerly Arena Queens) in March, I noticed that the concert’s Facebook event page was filled up with pictures of “models” wearing Maiden merch and little else. The event description itself didn’t allude any of the pole dancing that Blackthorn is popular for, but the pictures (including one of a pole dancer) set up an expectation that was not met. Wrathchild’s lead singer spent a good (bad) 25% of their set complaining about the lack of “promised” T&A until I got drunk enough to tell him to shut the fuck up and play more Maiden. To his credit, he obliged, but my god — here was this grown man, whining like a child because he didn’t get to see any boobies.

I get that local promoters/acts have a more difficult time getting people to come to their shows than the internationally famous ones. I get that sex sells, but men are the only ones buying. Should we really be ignoring, alienating, marginalizing, or objectifying a growing segment of the metal universe for the sake of a quick buck?

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SEX SELLS…BUT WHO’S BUYING?

stripclubguys(Photo credit: Straightmalefriend.com)

Ever since I wrote an article about unnecessary objectification and commodification of the female body in the local metal scene, it seems that the scene is DARING me to write another piece about it. Well, you win, metal scene! I can’t keep my mouth shut about you and I can’t put my pen down, because you insist on infuriating me on a regular basis.

Here’s a list of every non-metal thing I’ve seen used to advertise metal shows in recent memory:

-Go-go dancers
-Burlesque performers
-Pole dancers
-Cake (in all fairness, cake is awesome)
-Open bar (see above)
-Entry fee discounts for women
-Fashion shows (is it fashion when the clothing is barely there?)
-Pool girls

Allow me to pay a little special attention to the “entry fee discounts for women” point. I like discounts — really I do. Discounts and freebies are especially sweet when I have “earned” them by doing absolutely nothing. However, I got an invitation to one event in which women receive a whopping 33% discount on the entry fee, but only if they dress up like schoolgirls. Because schoolgirls are totally metal…or something.

schoolgirlThe metal oozes from her little cartoon pores. (Photo credit: Microsoft Clip Art)

The particular event I’m referring to also promises a “schoolgirl burlesque” show. Not only will there be at least a couple of schoolgirl-pornified women in the audience — who can resist the opportunity to save a couple of bucks? — but there will also be schoolgirl-pornified women on STAGE! But wait, there’s more — the event will also feature a fashion show, organized by a well-known model/artist/jill-of-all-trades. Isn’t it lovely? No matter what direction you turn your head, there will undoubtedly be a half (or more) nude woman in your line of sight! Truly a gentlemen’s paradise.

Oh, also there are going to be four bands performing. Where the hell will they find the time?

When I went to see Wrathchild, an Iron Maiden tribute band that performed at Blackthorn (formerly Arena Queens) in March, I noticed that the concert’s Facebook event page was filled up with pictures of “models” wearing Maiden merch and little else. The event description itself didn’t allude any of the pole dancing that Blackthorn is popular for, but the pictures (including one of a pole dancer) set up an expectation that was not met. Wrathchild’s lead singer spent a good (bad) 25% of their set complaining about the lack of “promised” T&A until I got drunk enough to tell him to shut the fuck up and play more Maiden. To his credit, he obliged, but my god — here was this grown man, whining like a child because he didn’t get to see any boobies.

I get that local promoters/acts have a more difficult time getting people to come to their shows than the internationally famous ones. I get that sex sells, but men are the only ones buying. Should we really be ignoring, alienating, marginalizing, or objectifying a growing segment of the metal universe for the sake of a quick buck?