I'm just gonna go ahead and give the new statements from Thurston Moore about black metal music and his fans one massive "WELP". While he was promoting his new album with Caught On Tape last month, he made some heated quips about black metal music and its fans. "Black Metal is music made by pussies of the lowest order, and we felt it was necessary to investigate this aberrant anti-music behavior," adding "we feel like the sound and attitude of black metal is a loss of self, life, light and desire in a way where it becomes so negative that a whole new bliss arrives where we become super pussy."

Now, in a new interview with Rolling Stone, he pulls a "sorry not sorry" non-apology, elaborating on his comments further. Moore was asked by Rolling Stone if he was "trying to be provocative", to which he responded:

"That was really taken out of context. It was really funny how people got tweaked by that. I was answering a question. How do you answer a question about black metal? Black metal, it doesn't even consider itself music. In fact, it doesn't want to be confused with any kind of music because it's something else entirely. It's a voided concept from its start. It's all about complete disintegration of existence. It's a music that uses the elements of rock instrumentation but it's so anti-everything that, for me, it doesn't matter what you say about it because it doesn't exist. I figured I would just write something ridiculous about it. And boy, did black-metal devotees get really upset by it. You're not supposed to be alive, so why are you getting upset?"

He followed that up by talking about his time working with the black metal group Twilight on their album III: Beneath Trident's Tomb:

"There are certain stylistic maneuvers within black metal that really informed me as a guitarist and I use in my own playing. And I think some of the people who are seriously involved with that scene realized this about me and reached out to me. That's certainly true of Neil from Krieg, who sings on Twilight. He's a true black metal aficionado and devotee and he's a real important exponent of that music, and he reached out to me and wanted to know if I would take part in this project. And I think it was a little bit of a risk for those guys having somebody who's not exactly 100 percent in the scene to get involved. But I think they trusted my integrity with it. "