Uranium in Uranus

“With their diseases and orgasm drugs and their sexless parasite life forms—Heavy Metal People of Uranus wrapped in cool blue mist of vaporized bank notes—And The Insect People of Minraud with metal music.”
William S. Burroughs in Nova Express

Heavy Metal people are same in all the planets. There’s no discrimination, no segregation, no prejudice within the Heavy Metal scene, although, there is enough bloodshed over defining bands as Heavy Metal, no doubt. To call Heavy Metal as a music genre is a huge understatement – it is much more than just about the music – it’s a culture, a religion, a creed.
It’s not easy to define what Heavy Metal is. It is a pretty intangible entity, like intelligent thought or, for that matter, Life. One can only describe what Heavy Metal feels like to him/her. Some might say Heavy Metal is sex, drugs, booze, leather, bikes, tattoos and long hair, while others might say Heavy Metal is jumping off the front porch air guitaring to The Number Of The Beast, covering your bedroom wall with band posters, flocking to the gigs in huge numbers, crowd surfing, headbanging and having a garage sale of the local Metal bands’ merchs.
A Heavy Metal obsessed fan, i.e., a metalhead, is never content with just listening to the music as a pastime. As Rob Zombie once put it, “It’s lifestyle music. It’s not like some secretary who likes some pop song, but can’t name who the band is; whereas a heavy metal fan is into every aspect of it.” A metalhead can trace the history of his favorite metal band, can scream along to his favorite bands’ songs, posts cryptic song lyrics on Facebook, etc., basically, knows his Metal.
The passion for Metal among metalheads is such that fellow metalheads can easily pin-point and seeks out the “tr00” metalhead, filtering out the riff-raff (poseurs, as they are called). When two metalheads meet, there are no handshakes involved, just flashing of the Devil’s Horns. This brotherhood is unique across the musical spectrum, and no other type of music can boast of such faithful and passionate followers. This is called the Heavy Metal Scene. This Scene is so huge, and so underground, that people outside of the scene – the non-metalheads, the Muggles – are largely oblivious to it. It’s the Heavy Metal scene which hosts online forums/websites, publishes magazines, organizes and promotes gigs and truly drives the music.
Heavy Metal is anti-authority, pro-anarchy, allergic to bullshit, exclusivist, welcoming, escapist, realist, loud, fast, in-your-face, Devil-may-care, misanthropic, humanist, God-hating, God-fearing, life-affirming, life-threatening and, overall, ecstatic. Heavy Metal is to music what beer is to beverages – not everyone loves it and it is an acquired taste – but, once you dig it, it’s for life. \URANIUM IN URANUS/ (Go figure. :P)

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6 Responses to “Uranium in Uranus”

  1. soundswaste Says:

    O grrreat yaar grrreat! Love the analogy drawn with beer 🙂

    How much you hate non-metalheads!?!

  2. Thats cool

  3. “Heavy Metal is anti-authority, pro-anarchy, allergic to bullshit, exclusivist, welcoming, escapist, realist, loud, fast, in-your-face, Devil-may-care, misanthropic, humanist, God-hating, God-fearing, life-affirming, life-threatening and, overall, ecstatic.”

    Reminds me of the priest song by the same name !

  4. Ur passion just seeps through ..the way u write and describe the origin to its evolution it gripped me and ran a chill down my spine! \m/

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