The Metal Void

The Metal Void: First Gatherings

Edited by Niall Scott and Imke Von Helden

ISBN: 978-1-904710-87-5

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Contents

Preface
Niall Scott and Imke Von Helden

Part 1 Metal Phenomenology and Metal Existentialism

Induction of the Devotee: Nile’s Primal Ritual
Joseph C. Russo

What is This That Stands Before Me? Metal as Deixis
Nicola Masciandaro

Fire Walk With Me: Dwelling in the Lodge of Differentiation           
Jamerson Maurer 

You’re too Fuckin’ Metal for Your Own Good! Controlled Anger and the Expression of Intensity and Authenticity in Post-modern Heavy Metal
Christian Hoffstadt and Michael Nagenborg

Tragic Metal                                                                               
Carmen Deanna

PART 2 Race, Identity and Gender

Masculinities within Black Metal: Heteronormativity, Protest Masculinity or Queer?                                  
Mikael Sarelin

Metal for Nordic Men? Amon Amarth’s Representation of Vikings
Florian Heesch

True Ayryan Black Metal: The Meaning of Leisure, Belonging and the Construction of Whiteness in Black Metal Music
Karl Spracklen

How Diverse Should Metal Be? The Case of Jewish Metal, Overt and Covert Jewishness                                                
Keith Kahn-Harris

The Importance of Being Metal: The Metal Music Tabloid and Youth Identity Construction                           
Andy R. Brown

Mud Shark: Groupies and the Construction of the Heavy Metal Rock God                                                                 
Rebecca Forrest

PART 3 Metal Politics and Metal Ethics

From Forests Unknown: Eurometal and the Political/Audio Unconscious
Scott Wilson

Nordic Nationalisms: Black Metal takes Norway’s Everyday Racisms to the Extreme  
Laura Wiebe Taylor

Extreme Politics and Extreme Metal: Strange Bedfellows or Fellow Travellers?
Justin Davisson

Politics? Nah Fuck Politics, Man:  What can We Expect from Metal Gods? 
Niall W. R. Scott

Suicide, Booze and Loud Guitars                                   
Daniel Frandsen

Fuck Euphemisms: How Heavy Metal Lyrics Speak The Truth about War                                                               
Richard J. Floeckher

PART 4  Cultural and Music Theory

The Call of Cthulhu: Narrativity of the Cult in Metal            
Elizabeth A. Clendinning and Kathleen McAuley

Barbarians and Literature: Viking Metal and its Links to Old Norse Mythology                                                                  
Imke von Helden

Extreme Music for Extreme People: Black and Death Metal Put to the Test in a Comparative Empirical Study  
Sarah Chaker

Slaying the Pulse: Rhythmic Organisation and Rhythmic Interplay Within Heavy Metal                                           
Dietmar Elflein

Pentagram (a.k.a. Mezarkabul): Founders of Turkish Heavy Metal 
Ilgin Ayik

Modalities of the Avant-Garde: The Aesthetic Role of Light in the Parallax of Alexander Scriabin’s Opera Mysterium and Heavy Metal Performance  
Joseph R. Blessin

PART 5  Filling the Metal Void

Metal in Rio de Janeiro1980’s-2008: An Overview                 
Cláudia Azevedo

Heavy Metal in a Muslim Context: The Rise of the Turkish Metal Underground 
Pierre Hecker

Distortion Drenched Dystopias: Metal and Modernity in Southeast Asia 
Jeremy Wallach

Turn or Burn? The Peculiar Case of Christian Metal Music
Marcus Moberg

Filling the Void: The Heavy Metal and Hardcore Punk Archiving Project
Brian Hickam and Thomas Atwood