Revolver Magazine does a feature that exploits women and showcases them as objects instead of musicians. Metal Mark will at least entertain the idea, and I have a history of nearly burning some major connections by standing up vocally against it.
There are bands out there who are absolutely terrible musicians and only sign record deals and get booking agents because they have a pair of tits and aren’t afraid to show them off. It’s bullshit. You know who you are.
Honestly, pointing out the differences between men and women in metal is pretty stupid in my opinion, instead we should talk about who is fucking awesome, and who isn’t. The gauge for identifying artists should be based on one of the various elements that make them bad-ass… not their ass.
That all being said, Decibel Magazine are at least doing a female-centric issue in a classy way. Laura Pleasants (Kylesa), Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder) and Marisa Martinez (Cretin) are on the cover and along with their features inside they have interviews with Jucifer, Doro, Landmine Marathon and “an assortment of women in the music industry.”
I haven’t read the issue yet so I am hesitant to say that this is how I would put together an issue showcasing bad-ass women, but my gut tells me that it is. Decibel once again shows you why they are one of the last credible music magazines. Go grab a copy today and let me know how they did.