All fans have experienced gatekeeping at some point in their lives. Gatekeeping is when someone attempts to keep information or experiences away from you. This seems to be particularly prevalent in heavy metal. “Fans” like to cut down other fans by devaluing their fandom if they don’t like a certain genre or know an obscure fact.
Ty rocks it solo this week as he discusses gatekeeping and how it ruins metal fandom.
Ty & Michael