Flashback: British News Report on Black Metal in the Mid-’90s [Watch]
Ah, the joys of mainstream media and their unapologetic nature towards the heavy metal subculture. Wait, it looks like they had actually had a cause for real concern from the looks of this British news report on black metal!
The mid-’90s saw the rise of black metal and a subsequent rise in criminal activity relating to the themes of the music. Churches were burned and other holy grounds were desecrated in solidarity with some of black metal’s most notorious figures. This news report highlights the wave of crime and concern from parents about this behavior. Take a look back in time at what was a serious issue concerning the second wave of black metal.