Speaking of academic literature on metal, I was surprised-yet-pleased to
see in the silent auction at the Chapel Hill conference an anthology of
scholarly articles written about Rammstein. I was also pleased to have won
On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 8:17 AM, Brandon Michael Fess <[log in to unmask]>
> There's actually a growing musicological literature on metal, in all its
> forms. I've seen an ever-growing number of journal articles being published
> in recent years, and there are now several small conferences dedicated to
> the academic study of metal. Check out the "Metal Music Librarians"
> Facebook page if you're interested in this topic - it does a great job of
> aggregating information regarding metal in academia.
> Brandon Fess
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> Well put, Tom. In my view, metal music has endless potential as a subject
> of ethnomusicological study. Folk metal, which the blog post touches on,
> just scratches the surface.
> On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 9:51 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> > Interesting blog post from the WSJ yesterday:
> > Here is the related article:
> > I don't find it "weird" that heavy metal music, attitude and culture have
> > a global appeal today. Metal is related to punk, but probably more widely
> > acceptable because it is less overtly political. Both deal with rage,
> > alienation, injustice, the same theme of fighting a perceived "machine"
> > that goes back to Bartleby the Scrivener and back. There are many
> > perhaps billions, of people in this world who feel alienated,
> > to varying degrees and chaffed if not enraged by it. Some music soothes
> > soul, some stokes the fires. Metal is more the latter.
> > -- Tom Fine
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