Scott Truemetalradio Maxwell's "Heavy Metal Laundry Tips" are not only convulsively funny, they also sound like pretty good damned advice for keeping your t-shirts fresh and none-more-black.
1) WOOLITE IST KRIEG. Your precious metal shirts are meant to be handwashed, so as to preserve the ink prints and the integrity of the fabric. Woolite is expensive, but it is an investment in your metal cred. In recent years, WOOLITE DARK has been introduced, formulated for dark clothes exclusively. USE IT! Immortal would endorse no less.
2) COLD WASH ONLY. Allow your clothes to soak in waters as cold as the rivers of Blashyrkh itself, without agitation. HAND WASH, or use the "hand washables" cycle on your washing machine. Your precious metal shirts get enough violent agitation when you're wearing them in the mosh pit.
Read on for additional wisdom, including the timeless advice, "AIR DRY ONLY. Dryers are false metal."
(via Making Light)
(Image: Derek (Cast the Stone), a Creative Commons Attribution photo from Lorri37's Flickr stream)