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Music writer Laina Dawes is a die-hard Judas Priest fan. She's all about the band's loud and fast guitars, the piercing vocals — and she loves to see the group perform live.
Now, a fact that shouldn't matter: Dawes is a black woman. This, she says, can make things uncomfortable on the metal scene. She says she's been verbally harassed and told she's not welcome.
"There's still a lot of resistance in terms of who should be listening to what genre of music based on their gender and their ethnicity," Dawes says, "which does not make any sense to me."
Dawes writes about the issue in her new book, What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal. Speaking here with NPR's David Greene, Dawes explains how metal grabbed hold of her as a child in rural Ontario, and how she came to realize that connecting with her fellow fans would be an uphill battle.
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Our primary site is Kingdomz X Heavy Metal Entertainment (www.kingdomzx.com), and serves as our social network. Kingdomz X Rock & Metal Entertainment (www.kingdomzx.net) will be our annex, importing certain blogs from our social network. It will allow select blogs to be more visible without social features getting in the way. Kingdomz X Extreme Arts & Entertainment (www.kingdomzx.org) will host mature-themed (18+) content. If you haven't guessed, this site will host mostly extreme forms of metal. We're talking about Death Metal, Black Metal, Grind, etc. In addition, we've added sections for free downloads, magazines, film, events and more. Then there's Kingdomz X Rock & Metal News (www.kingdomzx.info) which will publish all of our content as a digital newspaper, and readers can subscribe to it.
Lastly, we are working on an internet radio station we began building years ago, but never completed. We're almost finished with it, and will be making an announcement about Kingdomz X Rock & Metal Radio come June.