Let's All Take a Moment to Celebrate Algeria's Rad-Looking Metal Festival 

Algeria, which is 99 percent Muslim and skews very socially conservative, is also, surprisingly, home to a tiny, diehard community of metalheads, including a fair number of women. Earlier this month, the city of Constantine hosted Fest 213, a rare opportunity for them to headbang publicly and joyously.

Advertisement

Gwar Just Kicked out Vulvatron, Their Coolest Member and Only Woman

Metal band Gwar has unceremoniously ejected Vulvatron, its only female member. Vulvtaron, whose real name is Kim Dylla, joined in September 2014 as a vocalist and was evidently informed of her firing yesterday through a public Facebook post from the band. Gwar — a stagey, jokey band known for over-the-top costumes and…