Academic journal article Notes

Metal Music Studies

Academic journal article Notes

Metal Music Studies

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Metal Music Studies. (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals /view-journal, id=236/). Published three times a year. Volume 1, Numbers 1 and 2 (2015). ISSN 2052-3998 (print) and ISSN 2052-4005 (online). Online and print format. 36 [pounds sterling] individual print subscription, $160 institutional online subscription, $210 institutional print and online subscription. Inquiries or submissions to Karl Spracklen (Principal Editor) at K.Spracklen@leedsmet.ac.uk.

Metal Music Studies is the official publication of the International Society of Metal Music Studies, which describes itself as a "new learned society for anyone interested in the academic study of heavy metal". The aims of the journal, as stated on its page at Intellect Ltd. are to promote the development of metal music studies, to be the focus for research and theory in this multidisciplinary field, to publish high caliber articles, and to be a unique resource for metal music studies. It contains scholarly articles and reviews, with five to nine articles per issue, plus an editorial.

Metal Music Studies is intended for a wide spectrum of readers interested in the genre: academics, scholars, musicians, and fans. Covering a wide range of topics, the articles in the first two issues examine both metal music itself and the scenes that exist around it. Most of the articles concentrate on sociological and musicological perspectives and are heavily oriented towards the interdisciplinary. Christian Thrue Djurslev's article investigating Alexander the Great in metal music incorporates history and classics while Gabby Riches' article looking at women's marginalization in heavy metal brings in gender studies. …

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