Soze wrote:The Guardian bangs on about heavy metal relentlessly, it's just about the only newspaper that gives it decent coverage!
Isn't that just because Dom Lawson writes for them? If he left, I can't imagine they'd carry on with their metal coverage.
Jut looked at a few recent articles
Blackgaze: meet the bands taking black metal out of the shadows by Tom Howells
Philip Anselmo: 'I ain’t trying to educate a single soul. I’m just writing rock ‘n’ roll' by Stefan Chirazi
Hair! Despair! Nightmares! What happened to 1980s metal also-rans? by Dave Simpson
The playlist – metal: Iron Maiden, Tesseract, Iniquitous Savagery and more by Dom Lawson
Thrash ’n burn: why 1985 was metal's defining year by Kim Kelly
Ritchie Blackmore – 10 of the best by Tim Hall
as well as stories about AC/DC, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Rush, Faith No More, Mastodon, Bloodstock (2 articles) Alice Cooper and extreme metal....and reviews of Iron Maiden, Deafhaven, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Powerwolf, Slayer, Bring Me the Horizon, Trivium, Motorhead, Ghost, Sunn O)))), Cradle of Filth...all by different people (and universally positive).
I can't think of any other newspaper that gives this sort of coverage to metal. Nowhere near.