The International Society for Metal Music Studies
Our mission is to:
encourage and facilitate academic research related to heavy metal music and culture
adopt interdisciplinary approaches inclusive of sub-genres and related genres
establish metal music studies as a relevant and respected academic discipline
contribute to the growth of knowledge within academic and music communities
Heavy Metal Music in the Global South: Multiregional Perspectives
ISMMS 5th Biennial Research Conference will be held in June 2022 at Mexico’s National Autonomous University (San Ildefonso College).
Metal Studies Bibliography
Maintained by Amaranta Saguar García & Brian Arnold Hickam, the Metal Studies Bibliography is an open access database of academic literature and a vital resource for researchers in metal music studies.
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