Hell Bent For Metal

#36 – Dragula Queen Of Darkness

Episode Summary

El and Claire from Mountain Caller talk misogyny in metal, and being in a majority-queer band. Rob Zombie's 'Dragula' is revealed to be a source of panic to a closeted teenager. And it's an all-German HCGB, with Harpyie and Powerwolf the stars.

Episode Notes

El Reeve and Claire Simson are the LGBT+ heavy metal podcast's first guests from a majority-female, majority queer band. The Mountain Caller pair talk about the affirming experience that has been, and whether misogyny or homophobia have been larger presences in their experiences.

Tom talks about how a misunderstanding made Rob Zombie's 'Dragula' a source of dread when he was a closeted ball of hormones, as this week's Camp Classic harks back to the late-90s – so naturally there's also mention of what the hell all this has to do with The Matrix.

Plus it's the day you've all been waiting for, as Matt has to talk about Powerwolf, with their new album Call Of The Wild going in the Hate Crew Gaybar jukebox – but not before he tries to out-Tom Tom's pick, by putting Harpyie's Minnewar in himself.

It's possibly the campest HBFM yet.