If you're a metalhead, a punk or some other sorta fan of dark, heavy, outsider music and subculture, summer can be a bummer — black clothes are hot, tattoos get faded by the sun, and sweat makes corpse paint and eyeliner run. But don't let the dog days get you down: Slather on some SPF 666, hydrate like a motherfucker and channel your inner beach goth with these hard-hitting feel-good (and, in some cases, very feel-bad) hits of the summer, courtesy of the Deftones, Danzig, Type O, the Ramones, QOTSA and more.
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Channel your inner beach goth with our summertime playlist
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