The latest issue of Metal Music Studies is now available issue 3.1! You can access it in the usual ways. The BEST way to get it is to join the International Society for Metal Music Studies from the above menu, which gives you one FREE copy through the door at your house or office or cave.
Here is what is in issue 3.1!
Slashing through the boundaries: Heavy metal fandom, fan fiction and girl cultures
Author: Hoad, Catherine
Historical development, sound aesthetics and production techniques of the distorted electric guitar in metal music
Author: Herbst, Jan-Peter
Within the perpetual pentagram: Religious discourse in the Hawai‘i metal scene
Author: Olson, Benjamin Hedge
Rime of a metal mariner
Author: Roberts, Justin J.
Black Sabbath’s pioneering lyrical rhetoric: Tragic structure and cathartic potential in song narratives
Author: Barnett, Brett A.
The power of the imagination of historical distance: Melechesh’ ‘Mesopotamian Metal’ as a musical attempt of solving cultural conflicts in the twenty-first century
Author: Pichler, Peter
Global metal in local contexts: Questions of class among heavy metal youth and the structuring of early metal identity formations
Author: Rowe, Paula
After the apocalypse: Identity and legitimacy in the postdigital heavy metal subculture
Author: Goldhammer, Rio
Decoding cultural signifiers of Brazilian identity and the African diaspora from the music of Sepultura
Authors: Williams, Duncan; Da Rocha, Marcio Alves