Charlène Bénard PhD defence, 19 December 2023

We are excited to share news of Charlène Bénard’s PhD defence at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, on 19 December 2023. Her thesis, on symphonic metal, women, genre, and gender, is titled ‘Le “metal à chanteuse”, un genre musical? Une enquête sur la construction médiaculturelle d’un genre musical par le gender. Le cas du metal … Read more

ISMMS 2023 Elections Results

The results of the recent election for two Ordinary Member positions on the Executive Board of the International Society for Metal Music Studies are as follows:  Gérôme Guibert and A. Rose Johnson have been elected to the Board. They have confirmed their commitment to serve four year terms from 1 January 2024 to 31 December … Read more

2023 ISMMS Elections Open: Vote Now

Voting in the 2023 ISMMS elections is now open in the Members’ Area of the ISMMS website. All current members of the society are welcome (and encouraged!) to vote. You will need to be a current member to vote, so please consider joining the society to have your say. There are three board positions open: 2 Ordinary Member … Read more

Call for Expressions of Interest: New Editors for Metal Music Studies

The Editorial Board and Intellect seek expressions of interest for a new Editorial team (Sections 1 and 2) for Metal Music Studies. Aims & Scope This peer-reviewed Journal provides a focus for research and theory in metal music studies, a multidisciplinary (and interdisciplinary) subject field that engages with a range of parent disciplines. It provides … Read more

ISMMS 2022 Elections Results

ISMMS is pleased to announce the results of the recent election to the Executive Board. Tore Tvarnø Lind was confirmed by members as the new Communications Officer and Lewis Kennedy was voted in for a second term as Treasurer & Membership Officer. The Board thanks Frankie Stevens for standing. We thank Ross Hagen and Nelson … Read more

Elections for Communications Officer and Treasurer

The positions of Communications Officer and Treasurer on the ISMMS Executive Board will become available at the end of the current terms of Dr Ross Hagen (Communications Officer) and Dr Lewis Kennedy (Treasurer). We seek candidates to stand for the two positions in an election of the ISMMS membership, to serve terms of four years … Read more

ISMMS Remembrance for Esther Clinton

The ISMMS board was incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Esther Clinton, one of the key figures in the development of Metal Studies and a renowned scholar and presenter. Our thoughts are with her friends and family, and especially her devoted husband Jeremy Wallach. Most of us had the pleasure of meeting … Read more

Passing of Alfredo Nieves Molina

The International Society for Metal Music Studies is devastated to share the news that Alfredo Nieves Molina, Coordinator de Education Continua del Instituto Investigaciones Antropológicas at UNAM, died on 12th June 2022, just hours after the closing of the enormously successful 5th Biennial ISMMS Conference that he organised and to which he gave so much. … Read more