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Special Column: Heavy Metal As Scapegoat
11/9/2012 3:04:55 PM by Greg Watson




For as long as music and heinous acts of humanity have been around, the two have seemingly been entwined in a bitter union of blame. Musicians have been implicated for years in deaths, murders, suicides and ritual killings. What I would like to do is look at this phenomenon and some of the reasons why the blame falls on music, metal in particular, and the way people attack the music for its lyrical content and subject matter. I will try my best to limit the opinions to a minimum but inevitably some will creep into the piece so please understand that I am not saying that this is the final word, just how I feel. That being said, let us take a look at this interesting phenomenon...

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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Anvil Hate Eternal
Into Eternity The Kovenant
Lost Horizon Racer X
Mudvayne Vicious Mary
Carpathian Forest Exmortem
Solemnity Twisted Tower Dire
Symphorce Machine Head
Kataklysm Ring of Fire
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Dark Moor
Angel Dust Powergod
Dr. Butcher Pelican
Brainstorm Circle of Nero
Tungsten Paragon
Wycked Synn Rage
Lanfear Axenstar
Mnemic Hypocrisy
Pink Cream 69 Whitesnake
Primal Fear Project: Failing Flesh
Brides of Destruction Asperity
Secret Sphere Tesla
Mother Misery Soil
Yngwie Malmsteen Drowning Pool
Cryonic Temple Celesty
Ebony Ark Bang The Union
Cans Madison Paige
Deep Purple Amityville Whore
Velvet Revolver Gary Moore
De Lirium's Order Fabrizio Bonanno
Acrid Devil In The Kitchen
Insomnium Imp
Dio Aina
Medusa Division
I.C.E. Jungle Rot
Internal Bleeding Jamie. St. James
GWAR The Project Hate
Overlorde Scenteria
Emerald Sun The Mighty Nimbus
Miles Beyond Lost Soul
Yyrkoon Hellfire
Car Bomb Chuck Schuldiner
Samael Frantic Bleep
Debris Inc. Thunderblast
Callenish Circle Slumber
Def Leppard Python
Sothis God Among Insects
Horna The Father Panic Riot Orchestra
Love Forsaken Nuclear Assault
Loits Peccatum
The Atomic Bitchwax Violent Storm
Penetrator ASG
Sun O))) Mabon
Vile Urizen
Asrai Mastermind
Bronx Casket Company The Tenth Circle
Dogs Of Winter Khold
End of Level Boss Sodom
Fallen Wisdom Witchery
Intronaut Nightmare
Valhalla Silver Dirt
Warrant (Amer) Speed/Kill/Hate
Dawn of Azazel Unsilent Phenomenon
Smohalla Hydrogyn
War Within Paul Bonrud
Vicious Rumors Hurt
Pretty Maids Anata
Belphegor Thy Majestie
Biolich Venom
Obtest Winger
Phazm Fu Manchu
The Chronicles of Israfel Madking Ludwig
Marc Sasso The Prophecy
Glorior Belli Temple Of Blood
Ensiferum Keldian
Frosthardr Pathology
Alkemyst Glenn Hughes
Shining Star Blood Haven
Vulture Industries Uriah Heep
Sin Eighteen Wheels Burning
Something Beautiful Battleroar
Mustasch DC4
Raven Suffocation