Hello there, I understand it's been a while since I posted a Vlog but there has been a lot of change. First off I'll be leaving Metal Temple magazine at the beginning of May, reasons I won't go into detail other than it felt like the right time to move on. A huge thank you … Continue reading Update and Announcement 23rd April 2016
When writing non-fiction such as reviews, news articles, features or even a story based on true events it's no secret you have to be clued up on your facts and history or at least research the subject beforehand. The best example of where research is crucial is interviews; it's a two way operation for you … Continue reading Make Sure You Are Clued Up On Your Knowledge
Whatever shape or size you are, whatever flaws you think you have; none of those should matter when you are a good person. I want to take the time out in this video to tell each and every one of you that you are all beautiful and wonderful.Don't judge a book by it's cover and … Continue reading We Are All Beautiful
We all have little pleasures that give us joy but there are some that aren't considered cool enough or in high regard. Here I am to tell you to shout about any sort of pleasure that makes you happy and how ridiculous the term "guilty pleasure" is.
Over the past few years as a journalist specialising in Metal I have heard many a comment about what is considered "proper metal" and what is the "right look" for a metal head. My personal opinion? The term is stupid, metal is meta; whether it's the fun frivolities of glam, the dark beauty of black. … Continue reading What Is “Proper Metal”? Metal Isn’t A Fashion Show
Things got to me leaving me quite low these past few days; in this latest vlog I explain how the power of music lifted me and how important it is. I also explain my autism further and how music helped me find a passion, a voice and a reason to speak out.
Over the past few days there was a documentary being shared amongst my friends within the metal community. It was a documentary about British Black Metal where interviews with bands took place alongside music videos and live footage from their shows. I have been apart of the community for several years now and find myself … Continue reading The World According To Lotty: British Black Metal Documentary Review
There are points where we can take on far too much, sometimes more than we can handle and it takes a toll on our emotional health. Here I encourage you to open up, not be afraid to say no and not feel ashamed to ask for help. This new song of the week is great!
A part of my blog is The World According To Lotty; I have been posting this in the form of videos. This week I talk about the importance of the underground metal scene, keeping venues open and how we should stick together and help each other rather than stabbing someone in the back for your … Continue reading Support The Scene, Help Each Other