“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

The Veterans’ Day Centenary Playlist

In honour of the centenary marking the end of World War I; in remembrance of those who died in the killing fields of Europe; and with deep and humble respect for those who serve today. I know that a large chunk of my readership consists of veterans of the United...

Modern pop music, explained

Owen “Big Bear” Benjamin once had a go at explaining the, uh, “appeal” – if you can call it that – of Coldplay and Pearl Jam, and I have to say, he did an excellent job: Now, normally I do not and will not listen to Coldplay, under...

#MetalMonday

Lord, but I hate Mondays. So does everyone else, I’m sure – but somehow Mondays here are truly horrid. So I figure we might as well remedy this with some metal, followed by lifting heavy shit. New POWERWOLF single from the new album. Watch and...

Us against the world

Here is my submission for the #MAGA anthem, courtesy of ACCEPT: Yes, the sentiment might be a little silly – it is one of those standard “metal will never die” sort of anthems – but it expresses the reality of our situation very well...

Hard to disagree, Hank

Henry Rollins – of BLACK FLAG fame – had some rather interesting things to say about his experiences opening for THE GREATEST FREAKIN’ BAND OF ALL TI… uh, I mean, IRON MAIDEN: Now I’ve been to my fair share of IRON MAIDEN concerts –...

Told you so

I once called Bruce “THE VOICE OF YAHWEH” Dickinson, Literally the Most Interesting Man in the World. I was, of course, correct, as this interview here shall now prove: If you can ignore the two prats from the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation wasting...

The Didact’s Best Albums of 2017

Perhaps I was not paying as much attention to new music as I normally do (which is highly likely), but this year somehow did not seem to be quite as good for new stuff as last year was. Nonetheless, I listened to a number of excellent albums- and some real clunkers as...

Literally the most interesting man in the world

Anyone who listens to heavy metal on anything approaching a regular basis has heard of Bruce Dickinson. He is, quite simply, THE best heavy metal vocalist out there today. There was a time when one could dispute that accolade. The case could be made that Ronnie James...

Beta as…

Well, you know: Dear God Almighty. I need to go HURT something after watching that. Actually, Davis Aurini’s comment about the two, er, “guys” who made that video is accurate: they’re not Betas, they’re Gammas. (Assuming that the...

A little metal never hurt nobody

Well… if you really want to be pedantic, I suppose that getting hit by a wrecking ball or being pinned under heavy steel girders would put paid to that notion in an awfully big hurry. Of course, that’s not what I call “a little...
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