politics

To Hell And Back
To Hell And Back

The Zen of Cleaning Out Your Black Metal Record Collection

The only silver lining to moving tons of vinyl, plus some sweet tunes from Thou, False, Habak, Neckbeard Deathcamp, Penance Stare, and more.
Kim Kelly
8.2.18
grusk
grusk

Grimes Is Playing Herself By Defending Elon Musk

Grimes used to be a feminist warrior. Now, she's spending most of her time defending Elon Musk on Twitter. What happened?
Shaad D’Souza
7.26.18
Features
Features

How Consumerism Devoured the Workin’ Man Blues

How did the genre transform from working class catharsis to an corporate marketing campaign for a certain version of the American dream?
Amy McCarthy
7.20.18
Features
Features

Johnny Marr Is On Another Planet and Wants Us to Join Him

On his new album 'Call the Comet,' the ex-Smiths guitarist finds defiance and offers solace in escapism as the world crumbles before our eyes.
John Ochoa
7.19.18
To Hell And Back
To Hell And Back

Here Are 10 Dope Metal Bands Because the World Is on Fire

I'm exhausted post-#OccupyICENYC and don't have much to say, so let bands like Black Tusk, Dakhma, and Skeleton soundtrack your own revolt.
Kim Kelly
6.28.18
To Hell And Back
To Hell And Back

There's No Room In Metal for Racists, Abusers, and Bigots

A meditation on enabling oppression, As I Lay Dying, Emperor, and taking accountability for one's own mistakes (plus some sweet new metal tunes).
Kim Kelly
6.22.18
Features
Features

When Metal Festivals Get Political, It Feels Like Utopia

This year's edition of beloved Dutch metal fest Roadburn was about something bigger than music, which only added to its magic.
Kim Kelly
5.22.18
Interviews
Interviews

Stephen Malkmus Isn't Horsing Around Anymore

On 'Sparkle Hard,' the Jicks frontman takes modern life in stride. We talk to indie's Founding Father about the new album, short attention spans, and his budding romance with Auto-Tune.
Andrea Domanick
5.18.18
Op-Eds
Op-Eds

No, Drill Music Isn’t The Reason Kids Are Killing Each Other in London

Instead of using UK music as a scapegoat, the government needs to seriously look at the root causes of this fatal epidemic.
Ryan Bassil
4.10.18
Essays
Essays

This Bullshit World Was Predicted by Pulp's 'This Is Hardcore'

The Brit-pop icons' sixth album is dark, filthy, and essential for understanding modern life.
Andrea Domanick
3.30.18
Noisey News
Noisey News

Eminem Accuses the NRA of Controlling America in a New Freestyle

Performing at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Em opened his Kehlani collab "Nowhere Fast" with yet another political screed.
Phil Witmer
3.12.18
Noisey News
Noisey News

Killer Mike and T.I. Join New Atlanta Mayor’s Transition Team

The two rappers will advise Keisha Lance Bottoms on her first-term agenda and her Administration's recruitment.
Alex Robert Ross
1.13.18