I went to a heavy metal art exhibition on Sunday. Not only did I go to the exhibition, but I spent the rest of the weekend ‘casually’ telling people that I went to the exhibition. This was for two key reasons: 1) As a cover for my otherwise unfulfilling social life and 2) because it featured work by incredibly talented artists ‘inspired by the heavier realms of art and music’. Arte Diabolica II was the second annual event showcasing the work of visual artists influenced by the cultures and aesthetics of heavy metal – many of whom are also Continue reading Works of art, painted black→
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When I attended a sold out Amon Amarth/Testament gig in London on November 4th, I was fully prepared to take of my academic hat, and to enjoy the gig as a fan. 15 minutes into the show, I was made fully aware that this was not going to happen: unfortunately, my academic brain does not turn off so easily.
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