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Gorgoroth I believe. I found this quote on google "Other heavy metal musicians who are part of the LBGT community include Doug Pinnick (KING'S X), Gaahl (GORGOROTH), Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert (CYNIC, DEATH), and Otep Shamaya (OTEP)."

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9 hours ago, CountNailz said:

Gorgoroth I believe. I found this quote on google "Other heavy metal musicians who are part of the LBGT community include Doug Pinnick (KING'S X), Gaahl (GORGOROTH), Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert (CYNIC, DEATH), and Otep Shamaya (OTEP)."

Gosh, heavy brush strokes here. 

Gorgoroth's former singer Gaahl is gay, but none of the other many past and present members (publicly) are, and certainly not Infernus who is Gorgoroth. Gaahl is definitely the sole representative, although I've always thought King ov Hell seemed suspicious...

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7 hours ago, Requiem said:

Gosh, heavy brush strokes here. 

Gorgoroth's former singer Gaahl is gay, but none of the other many past and present members (publicly) are, and certainly not Infernus who is Gorgoroth. Gaahl is definitely the sole representative, although I've always thought King ov Hell seemed suspicious...

Funny how it works psychologically, at least for some people. One band member is openly gay and they're a "gay band". One woman in the ranks and they're "one of those chick bands". They find one severed limb in your freezer and all of a sudden you're a "prime suspect" and you need to "let us know before you leave town".

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There is the band Nanowar of Steel, but I don't know if they're really gay or if it's their "act".

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Nanowar_of_Steel/3540261755

Also, there is the band Bile, their bass player, R.H. Bear, is gay. He is what's called a "Bear" in the gay community. A bear is basically a big hairy bearded gay or bi man. I used to be really into the bear scene, went to bars on bear night, and other events related to that subculture, but I am now in a monogamous relationship with my fiancée. So, if you're looking for metal made by not straight people, you could check out my industrial black metal band, which I am about to post about in the promote yourself part of the forum.

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