Saturday, April 4, 2020


Revisiting Metal Legends Hirax’s 1985 Debut.

March 28, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Formed in 1981 as L.A Kaos, Hirax is one of the Bay Area bands that used to get overlooked. It was always around but when it became Hirax in 1984 and took to the thrash sound of the area, the crew headed up by Katon W. de Pena garnered a fanbase. Part of this comes from taking to the speed-heavy side of Bay Area thrash headed... [Read more...]

Bad Brains Classic “I Against I” Is A Must-Listen For Hardcore Punk/Heavy Metal Fans.

March 28, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) After a wild debut album in 1982 and a cleaner but still electric follow up in 1983, we arrive in 1986. Bad Brains has been around as a band since 1977 at this point. They’ve done in helping to mold hardcore punk in the early 1980s. Like many artists nearing their first decade around, they start to taking notice of creative... [Read more...]

Rapper Ice Cube, Who Benefited From School Choice, Denounces Donald Trump, Who Supports It.

March 27, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rapper and actor O’Shea Jackson, commonly known as Ice Cube, supported President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. Cube recently said he “can’t wait to see” Trump in handcuffs. So, the black rapper, who became rich and famous by attacking the country’s “racist”... [Read more...]

Bad Brains’ Debut Album Helped Shape Hardcore Punk.

March 23, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In 1982, hardcore punk was in its early years in the U.S. A number of bands took playing faster, more aggressive punk rock. The shows were often rowdy with bands showcase the energy to match their sonic playing. One band that embodied hardcore punk in its performances was Bad Brains. Formed in Washington D.C during 1976, Bad... [Read more...]

Let’s Dive Into Rock and Metal With 7 More Albums.

March 22, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Our beginner hard rock and metal kit did well. So, let’s kick it up just a few notches and dive a little deeper. We’re going with albums that were successful or well-received but still accessible. Don’t expect a list of just the most obscure of hard rock and metal here. Metallica – Ride the Lightning (1984) With 1984,... [Read more...]

7 More Incredible Black Rock Singers.

March 21, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We’ve gone into Black guitarists to check out. I’m big on vocals, so let’s look at five Black lead singers, their bands, and what songs standout from them. Byron Davis (God Forbid) I’ve never been the biggest fan of metalcore but God Forbid is one of those bands—along with Trivium—that was never too far from its thrash... [Read more...]

5 Southern Soul Albums to Groove To.

March 15, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Soul music is a genre that gave way to and inspired the likes of disco and funk as the 70s closed in. A form of soul that always existed was southern soul. It’s that often dirty, vulgar, fusion of the storytelling and comedy of deep South blues and the bounce of soul. If you’ve been an album store or gas station and seen... [Read more...]

The Metal Starter Kit: 7 Metal Albums To Dive Into.

March 14, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We’ve talked about heavy metal and hard rock quite a bit here. Black bands, artists, and so on. For those still curious about heavy metal but also interested, here’s a starter kit for you to dive into. The seven albums on the list are favorites but also both accessible and really strong albums. Hopefully, you find an album... [Read more...]

Being A Black Metalhead.

March 14, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Growing up, I had interests that not a lot of people in my school had. I loved—and still love—comics, anime, martial arts, RPGs, fantasy/sci-fi, wrestling, and heavy metal. At the time all of that was put into one of two categories: “nerd sh**” and “white folk sh**.” In middle school and high school I mainly hung... [Read more...]

Lizzo is Unbothered by What Critics say about Her Positive Body Image.

March 12, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rapper/singer Lizzo recently quit a social media platform after a few instances of fat shaming and fatphobia comments made via Twitter.  In what appears to be a short time, the artist has clearly reached superstar status to the ire of those who seem less successful. Lizzo was named Time magazine’s Entertainer of the Year,... [Read more...]

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