Metal can wait another day. It’s time to rise up and vote.

Sacrilegious as this may sound, there are things more important than metal. Today brings one of those moments for us here in the United States as we get ready to hold our 59th presidential election, this one potentially the most terrifying of most of our lives. So, we are pausing our normal coverage on Tuesday to put all our strengths there and hoping the outcome gives us hope for 2021 and beyond.

That doesn’t mean we’re breaking from metal today, because there is just too much good stuff out there to bring you the rest of the week, and don’t forget, this genre has given us a nice share of content that is in reaction to politics and society at large. Metallica’s entire “…And Justice for All” album. Rage Against the Machine’s entire catalog. Lamb of God’s landmark “As the Palaces Burn” record. Bull of Apis Bull of Bronze’s incredible “Offerings of Flesh and Gold.” Anything from Ragana or Thou or Redbait or Closet Witch or Woe. That’s just off the top of my head. Let it sink in and fuel your actions.

This also serves as a reminder that this site is a friend and defender of anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+, people of color, those who battle for women’s rights, those who are trying to ensure police stop killing people (especially minorities), and basic human rights and decency for all people. We stand steadfast against racists, fascists, abusers, sexual abusers, and power structures designed to hold people down. We end this by saying fuck Donald Trump and what he’s done to this country, and may he be humiliated and destroyed and spend his days in a prison cell.  

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