Metal Music Studies

Published by Intellect since 2015, the aims and scope of the journal are:

  • To provide an intellectual hub for the International Society of Metal Music Studies and a vehicle to promote the development of metal music studies;
  • To be inclusive of (but not limited to) sociology, musicology, humanities, cultural studies, geography, philosophy, psychology, history, natural sciences;
  • To subject all articles to a double-blind peer-review and publish high-quality, world-class research, theory and shorter articles that cross over from the industry and the scene;
  • To be a world leader in interdisciplinary studies and be a unique resource for metal music studies.

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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 a platform for high-quality research and theory and aims to be a unique resource for metal music studies.

More information can be found at the journal website here.

Watch the founding co-editor of the journal, Karl Spracklen, describe its aims and scope: