Whenever a news organization attempts to run an expose on heavy metal, it tends to turn into a piece of absurdist comedy for metalheads. Here are 10 Unintentionally Funny News Reports on Metal.
A lot of these reports come from the ’80s, when heavy metal was really booming in the mainstream media. Like with any subculture, a short news report is only going to cover the basics of the topic while using tremendously milktoast presenters.
“What can city commissioners do when a death fest comes to town?!” If you’re somehow not giggling by that line in the first clip of our Loud List, maybe a mother’s one-woman crusade against black metal will peak your interest. Black metal apparently corrupted her son and caused him to become sacrilegious, as she describes in this vintage news report from England (Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann, Loudwire).Read More: 10 Unintentionally Funny News Reports on Metal