As someone who LOVES stoner/doom/sludge/crust metal… this hurts like a motherfucker. I had to unsubscribe. ‘Stoned Meadow Of Doom’ was the cornerstone for the sub-genres of doom and is now being condemned by anyone who finds out that the channel’s owner, Clint Beed, is racist as shit. If you’re in the scene, you’ve heard of this channel and/or Clint, and you’ve heard some of the things that this guy has said/done. As an average consumer, I just watched SMOD on YouTube for the albums and paid no attention to anything else… why would I? Until I saw this on Instagram…
And of course I’m thinking… “what the fuck is wrong with this guy…. OH GOD I’M SUBSCRIBED TO HIS CHANNEL?!” So after I unsubscribe on YouTube, I see this AGAIN on Facebook and… holy shit the thread was unreal. Turns out, this is not a shock for most people. In FACT, it got a little worse.
EDIT: Here’s some screenshots confirming the above comments.
EDIT: Screenshots of Clint talking to… “flirting?” (harassing) someone via FB messenger:
EDIT: I don’t even… know… WHAT the fuck…
As all of this is unfolding, Instagram and Facebook are both blowing up over his anti-Semitic comments. Even some bands and record labels were coming forward about his unprofessional behavior when it comes to the music on his channel.
And with that comes the obligatory apology…. which he later recanted:
After he posted and deleted this “apology”, his subscribers started deleting him. And now a question remains… what will happen with the Doom community? If you’re a band, you’re mortified. Either you get this guy to take down your music (if he even does it)… or you keep it there on his channel, thus associating your band name with the racist posts he’s been making. If you’re just a fan, it’s disheartening (if you have a fucking soul it is…) and you need a new place to listen to doom.
I have a top 10 list of YouTube channels (a few that I’m subscribed to personally and professionally) for you to check out. Maybe not as big as the old one… but with new subscribers and new bands posting on there INSTEAD of SMOD, in time no one will know the difference — you know, aside from the fact that these people are actually decent.
SMOD’s ORIGINAL YouTube Channel barely has any videos on it now. Someone tell: Ignu, The Ugly Kings, Sabel, Transylvania Stud, Kayleth, Dirty Sound Magnet, Druid, and Crow Hunter to email him too (unless they want to stay on there… not my call). I’ve been watching the channel and he’s not ACTUALLY deleting the videos, but making them “private” since it was 10 about an hour ago, and now there’s 18 (with the original post date). I mean, why else would it still say he has over 600 videos on there (but only 18 are visible)? ….I wonder if any LEGAL ACTION should be taken? Apparently, private videos (when they were supposed to be deleted and not made private) can result in a COPYRIGHT STRIKE… hmmm…
There’s ALSO the backup channel with these bands: Black Royal, Shiraz, Ulls, Woodstock Barbie, The Dennis Rodmans, Disco Dooro, Devil’s Whiskey, Lemurian Folk Songs, Folian, Orbiter, Krachwerke, Black Satori, Hipnotyk, Zolfo, Arcana 13, Wolftrucker, Witch in Hawaii, Kurse, Chang, Revvant, Ancestros Chord, Bulldozer and the Machine Guns, Monovine, Snow King, annnnd more of The Ugly Kings. Again, send them a note regarding this and they can make their own choice of having him take it down (making it private) or not… again… not my call.
He is still archiving the videos, some of the bands that were mentioned earlier are “gone” from the main YouTube, and now Sageness is visible… annnd now Supernaut.
He is CURRENTLY posting NEW VIDEOS on his BACKUP YOUTUBE ACCOUNT…
Bands have been messaging me about how much money he makes and that they should probably be paid what they’re owed. They asked me how much money HE was making from posting everyone’s music without permission or payment… I have your answer here. Maybe you should get your money.
THIS IS NOW ON YOUTUBE
THIS IS NOW ON METALSUCKS! Soooo glad you guys read my email! Thank you!!!
This is what’s going on with his CLOSED FB Group “SMOD NATION”
SMOD FEST IS DEAD.
Another “apology” posted on Truckfighters FB post
BUSTED ON SMOD FEST PAGE BEFORE IT WAS DELETED
The best email sent to Clint by Highbernation I’ve seen.. it’s beautiful.
ANOTHER ADDED BONUS!
I will be doing a “Stoner Metal Saturday” on here from now on. Full details here!
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We will post it. Fuck this guy.
Other than that THANK YOU! I woke up this morning mad as shit… and I’m going to bed happy as fuck. That’s how you do it. I fucking love you guys!
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