Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Hellfest, France [2019]

Hellfest, France. The Mecca of European Heavy Metal Festivals. Perhaps even bigger than Wacken Open Air. A line up to satisfy any elitist metalhead and make an open-minded one like me squeal with excitement. Each year when the festival announces it’s headliners, I longed to make the journey to Clisson, France. But we were always…

Music Notes: Top Albums for 2018

I haven’t written about music in ages and I think it’s about time even though I still feel like an absolute armature. Music has always been my first love and writing about it can sometimes be hard as I am pretty easy to please. I love sharing great music, and making this list was difficult….

Poetry: Look Up

Look up. Stop staring down. You will notice the beauty, and maybe a bit of sadness. But it will be raw and real Unfiltered, unscripted. A couple sharing lunch time laughs A girl with her brand new running shoes, unable to hide her smile. A busker, playing his music with his eyes closed. An older…

Gaia

In the spirit of being Faithful to Nature, being conscious about our footprint, and hating on the human race for it’s filth, I wrote Gaia for my band Junkyard Lipstick a few years ago. Music can be found here.Β  Trampled upon Molested, massacred Centuries pass Exploited and exhausted Chopped the life out of her Extracted…

Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Resurrection Fest, Spain [2017]

So we’re finally semi recovered after 11 hours sleep and I can reflect on the last week of absolutely craziness. Getting there: Holy shit. The mission we found ourselves on was challenging to say the least. 14 hours of flying with Taag (upgraded planes, yay!), a stop over in Luanda and finally landing in Lisbon…

Bioterror

In the spirit of all things Water Crisis, it reminded me of these lyrics I wrote for Junkyard Lipstick a few years ago. No protection, no solution Found for this pandemic Immune & defences Broken down & destroyed No vaccine available No one left to find a cure Panic soiled the planet Preparing it for…

Forsaken Liberty

The motivation for these lyrics definitely had a feminist undertone. As women, we’ve been oppressed by culture, religion and society through the ages. Forsaken from the moment we are born. FORSAKEN LIBERTY She’s dressed up but covered With nowhere to go Her eyes tell a story You’ll never know Her hurt caused by creed Oppressed…

Music Notes: Top Albums for 2017

This is my favourite albums of 2017, in no particular order. I’ve always said that I’m married to Heavy Metal but Punk is my sugardaddy. My taste in music may be on the darker side but I’m open to listening to anything that will feed my soul, put a smile on my face or bring…

Damned in the Deep South

These lyrics were inspired by American Horror Story: Coven Painted face with slaves’ blood Sickening skin-care routine Seeping through her aged pores While servants work to death Holier than thou, skin as fair as snow Evil rot growing inside No mercy for those below Off with her head, curse her supremacist soul No longer will…

Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Summerbreeze Open Air, Germany [2015]

  Our trip to Summer Breeze Open Air started on Wednesday morning lugging our bags around in the heat, changing trains and stalking fellow metalheads to ensure we’re on the right route. We specifically went on this mission to see the Teutonic Thrash Four. The Germans really take their festivals serious. The queue for the…