Skip navigation
No more
Know more

You can probably guess where the heavy metal capital of the world is

You can probably guess where the heavy metal capital of the world is

This is a map of countries, colored by the number of metal bands per capita they have. Scandinavia, in case you were not aware, is really into metal. Like, arguably too into metal, or too into metal-associated church arsons in any case.

Relatedly, it’s straight up embarrassing that Norway, whose black metal scene is completely terrifying, has fewer bands per capita than Sweden or Finland. C’mon, guys. You have a totally messed up reputation to uphold.

Click “Know More” to read Sasha Frere-Jones on Liturgy, Wolves in the Throne Room, and other American black metal bands that are moving the genre beyond its murder-y past. Hat-tip to J. Freedom du Lac.

Dylan Matthews | December 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm
Know more: The Dark Arts
No more
Know more
Views on Obamacare change a lot depending on how you ask the question
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
This amazing photograph shows the sun’s hairpin turn at the winter solstice
Ana Swanson
ADVERTISEMENT
No more
Know more
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
One more thing fracking might threaten: Your beer
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Jennifer Lawrence isn’t alone: Hollywood’s top actors earn more than twice as much as the top actresses
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Where Cubans live in the United States — and no, they’re not all in Florida
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Cuba is on the list of state-sponsored terrorists. Most Americans don’t think it should be
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Charted: Breaking up at Christmas is just too cruel
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Ana Swanson