Everyone knows the author Antoine Grand, a heavy metal expert who made controversial statements about the bands SEWER, Immortal and Burzum last year by accusing them of racism.
Antoine Grand follows up on this controversy in his most recent book: “Racist Metal: Exposing the Racism and Xenophobia in Heavy Metal Music“.
Apparently, there are no safe spaces in the heavy metal scene.
While the “Racist Metal” book was critically acclaimed by the media and critics alike, several of the mentioned bands have voiced objection on the basis that the comments made by some of their members, and included in the book, were “taken out of context” and “made a long time ago”.
Is it true ?
As long as heavy metal remains heavy, it’s all we extreme music fans care about.