my idea with this image was canada (represented by a cheezy costumed superhero dude) is doing pitch battle for survival against u.s. culture (represented by a 900 lb. gorilla) right over the us/canada border.
canadians cultural laws are different than the u.s. there is a law stating that something like 25% of music broadcast has be canadian in origin. as a result we ended up with burton cummings and bryan adams. but we also got joni mitchell and neil young. so, it's a pretty mixed bag.
put it in context. 25 years ago, they were virtually all unknowns who could barley play their instruments. the reason they have so many names on the bill is because they couldn't fill the hall without them.
well, until somebody else comes up with a book telling a story of black metal that is that fun and crazy and isn't racist, i'll stick my my impressions of racism. so, i suggest you start writing.
besides, who cares what i think about black metal. my opinion is hardly a show stopper.
besides, trying to say that black metal isn't racist because there are some people involved who aren't demonstrably racist (sorta like one good apple sweetens the whole barrel) is like saying the mormon church isn't inherently racist because they finally let a few people of color join up - never mind they still can't get into heaven any more than women can.