#51 – Lowen, Pupil Slicer, And Power Metal Boxer Shorts

Nina Saeidi from Lowen talks to Hell Bent For Metal about intersectionality, and how their gender identity, sexuality, and ethnicity have affected their experience of heavy metal. This includes some candid descriptions of racism and assault, but also some timely positivity about how respect for people's correct pronouns is improving (ironic, given this chat was moved from last week's episode due to the events covered in that show).

Katie from Pupil Slicer also makes a welcome return to talk about her band's new single, 'Collective Unconscious', and the accompanying video, both of which are relevant to the LGBT+ community. The conversation takes in media biases, and the way minorities (including much of the LGBT+ community) can be used as punchlines by comedians.

There's also a brief chat about some huge, revealing news about power metal underwear. It's not a big part of the show, but they may contain big parts.

Plus there are new entries for the Hate Crew Gaybar jukebox, in the shape of Cradle Of Filth's new album Existence Is Futile, and Green Lung's sophomore album Black Harvest.