Decolonial Metal in Latin America (with Metal Hammer)

Book presentation and panel In late 2021, prof. dr. Nelson Varas-Díaz (Florida International University) published Decolonial Metal in Latin America, the book that bundles his years of research on the manifold ways in which metal music in Latin America has manifested to fight against different kinds of oppression passed down from colonialism. In this video, … Read more

New Metal Music Studies Special Issue – Metal and the Holocaust

The Metal Music Studies journal has a new special issue on Metal and the Holocaust, co-edited by Keith Kahn-Harris and Dominic Williams.  The table of contents is: KISS: Jewishness, hard rock and the Holocaustpp. 277-297(21)Author: Stratton, Jon From ‘The Fading’ to ‘Scream with Me Never Again!’: Shoah and Jewish identity in Israeli and US metalpp. 299-318(20)Author: Jackson, … Read more

“From Plato to Dodecahedron” – from Camille Béra

The latest publication from musicologist Camille Béra: “From Plato to Dodecahedron: The contribution of Ligétian textures and electronic music to the compositions of an extreme metal band” In this study, we will develop the idea that Extreme Metal, in search of generic renewal due to stagnantion in its musical language since the end of the … Read more

New Book – Heavy Metal in Argentina

A new book is up for pre-orders. “Heavy Metal in Argentina: In Black We are Seen” is a collaboration between the Grupo de investigación Interdisciplinario Heavy Metal Argentino and Heavy Metal Studies – Latin America. More info and pre-order here:

Metal chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism

The new Oxford Handbook on Music and Medievalism (eds. Stephen C. Meyer and Kirsten Yri) has a few chapters on rock and metal medievalisms: “Ramble On”: Medievalism as Nostalgic Practice in Led Zeppelin’s use of J. R. R. Tolkien [Caitlin Carlos]A Gothic Romance: Neomedieval Echoes of Fin’amor in Gothic and Doom Metal [Ross Hagen]Viking Metal [Simon Trafford] … Read more

New book chapter

A chapter about black metal was recently published in a new anthology.

Metal Music Studies Issue 6.1 Available Now!

Intellect is pleased to announce that Metal Music Studies 6.1 is now available! Articles include, ‘Glocalization, bricolage and black metal: Towards a music-centric youth culture simultaneously exemplifying the global and the glocal’, ‘From The Wicker Man (1973) to Atlantean Kodex: Extreme music, alternative identities and the invention of paganism’ and ‘From Bach to Helloween: ‘Teutonic’ … Read more