Doug Van Pelt: Enthusiast and founder of HM Magazine


Doug Van Pelt has been focused on our music scene well before it ever existed. He was drawn to heavy music and then Christian music since he was a kid in the 70's. It’s safe to say that he has witnessed the entire phenomenon. What’s more, he literally made it his business to pay attention and share it with others. Doug is very entrepreneurial and began his own publication, HM, in the 80's. Doug is a phenomenal writer and journalist, but not a music “critic” so much as an enthusiast. He is  deeply analytical and a passionate fan. He sees special moments, people, groups, & stories and has spent his life trying to share the special experiences, meaning & beauty he finds in the heavy music & spiritual communities. Doug has observed and covered this movement expertly for the last 40 years. You can check out HM Magazine at Become a Labeled Member!  Join us at Not ready to become a member yet?  That’s okay, you can still join us in the Labeled Facebook Group! Join the Furnace Fest Community Facebook Group to watch the Beloved Hometown Show this Friday at 8PM EST with a special Labeled production premiering afterwards. If you’d like to buy exclusive Beloved merch where all of the proceeds go to funding the next community project, head over to the virtual merch table. Visit our podcast webpage: MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: Labeled: Music From The Podcast: DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records Song List Lust Control - If You Fail Stavesacre - Gold and Silver MXPX - Chick Magnet mewithoutyou - In A Sweater Poorly Knit Norma Jean - Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste