Sifting through the archives of Bitch, I happened upon a big, bad pile of the other Bitch: a newsprint zine from the '80s that called itself “The Women’s Rock Mag With Bite.” To a metal fan like me, this zine is gold: one issue even featured Rude Girl/Chastain screamer Leather Leone on the cover! Inspired by this lucky find, “Hail to the Metal Queens” is a righteous, rip-roaring mini-compendium of some of the most powerful—and underrated—voices in heavy metal. Let loose your hair, throw your fists in the air, and get ready to get loud!
Browse through our collection of more than 200 feminist mixtapes.
Hail to the Queen – Diamond Claw
The Battle of Nevermore – Chastain
Torn Away – Pantara
Stop – Plasmatics
Race With the Devil – Girlschool
Metal Lady – Kegyetlen Hajsza
Noah – Mari Hamada
At Death’s Door – Sacrilege
Burning the Witches – Warlock
We Are the Widows – Hammers of Misfortune
Desert Rose – Christian Mistress
By the Fall of Night – The Antiprism
Mind Riot – Insuiciety
Need more metal? Writer Jordannah Elizabeth put together a women-in-metal mixtape last summer.