A Metal Fan Was Denied an AirBNB Over Musical Taste

While metal has gained some wider acceptance in recent years on a critical level, unfortunately some of the stigmas of metalheads as violent degenerates persist. That was on full display recently when an AirBNB host canceled a booked reservation upon learning of their future guest’s penchant for heavy music.

Kayleigh, a fan of the band Death Blooms, decided to take a road trip to catch their show in Bristol, England on September 21, and did what responsible people do: booked a place to stay so she wouldn’t have to make a trip home late at night. When the host asked what was bringing Kayleigh to town, she responded “A wee band called Death Blooms playing at The Exchange,” and that’s when the host came down on her and canceled the reservation.

“I’m afraid I’m not comfortable with that,” the host began, as shown on a screen shot shared by the band. The host continued by saying that Kayleigh had no previous stays and reviews of her conduct as a guest on her AirBNB profile, “So all I have to go on is the nature of the band you are seeing. I find their music aggressive, expletive-riddled and disturbing. Therefore I prefer to decline your visit.”

Death Blooms tagged AirBNB in a Twitter share featuring screen shots of the exchange, and the rental service replied that they’d “take a closer look into this,” asking for more information.

We’ll surely update you if we get any word on how that pans out, but for now Death Blooms have a new album coming out — Life is Pain, due October 22 — and the following tour dates scheduled… that is, if you can find a place to stay nearby without getting canceled on:

Sept 15 Hull O’Rileys (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 16 Sheffield Corporation (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 17 Edinburgh Opium (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 18 Newcastle Students’ Union (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 19 Chester The Live Rooms (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 20 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 21 Bristol Exchange (headline show)
Sept 22 Bournemouth The Anvil (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 23 Brighton The Prince Albert (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 24 Oxford The Jericho Tavern (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 25 Stafford Redrum (w/ Blood Youth)
Sept 26 Huddersfield The Parish (w/ Blood Youth)
Oct 16 Plymouth Turbulence Festival
Oct 20 Leeds Stylus (w/ Trash Boat, Strange Bones, Calva Louise)
Oct 21 Newcastle Riverside (w/ Trash Boat, Strange Bones, Calva Louise)
Oct 23 Glasgow Cathouse (w/ Trash Boat, Strange Bones, Calva Louise)
Oct 24 Manchester Rebellion (w/ Trash Boat, Strange Bones, Calva Louise)
Oct 25 Nottingham Rescue Rooms (w/ Trash Boat, Strange Bones, Calva Louise)
Oct 27 Birmingham O2 Academy (w/ Trash Boat, Strange Bones, Calva Louise)
Oct 28 Southampton The Loft (w/ Trash Boat, Strange Bones, Calva Louise)
Oct 29 London Electric Ballroom (w/ Trash Boat, Strange Bones, Calva Louise)

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