ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW – THE ROCK COMMUNITY -v- THE SECURITY AMENDMENT ACT

OsbourneOzzyFrom Elvis Presley to the Beatles and Behemoth, rock musicians have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Body shots of Elvis Presley were restricted to above the waist because his hip swinging was considered too suggestive for the conservative society. Today you will hardly be penalized for this but gory, obscene and ‘satanic’ album art, lyrics and posters most definitely will. Continue reading “ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW – THE ROCK COMMUNITY -v- THE SECURITY AMENDMENT ACT”

Review: Last Year’s Tragedy – March from the Underground

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Band: Last Year’s Tragedy
Track: March from the Underground
Album: Challenge Accepted EP
Year: 2013
Last Year’s Tragedy, I must admit are a band I found at first an insurmountable bias against. My first thought was either the vocalist was trying too hard or they just needed cough drops. That has been a lingering sentiment over the years, something I have found hard to shake off. Invariably it has informed my attitude toward metal music. Continue reading “Review: Last Year’s Tragedy – March from the Underground”

INSIDE THE BEAST: THE JOURNEY OF A METAL-HEAD (part 1)

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This is a spin off to the “how to become a rock fan” that we posted last week. Done in the way of a short narrative, it is markedly different to the way we helped you out with becoming a rocker. As you scale the heights of mount Olympus to bask in the glory of the gods of Heavy Metal, let Lawrence Muchemi’s Odyssey be a guide to your heart. You will find helpful aids in what heavy metal sub-genres to start with, the role of the Mosh-pit and growing pains. Continue reading “INSIDE THE BEAST: THE JOURNEY OF A METAL-HEAD (part 1)”