Dr. Jan-Peter Herbst

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Running with the Devil - Current trends in metal music cultures

In the last years, metal music has received much academic attention. After the establishment of the peer-reviewed journal “Metal Music Studies” in 2015, a year later the “International Society for Metal Music Studies” emerged as a network of academics, journalists and musicians. A vast number of conferences in the UK, Scandinavia, Germany and the USA are further proof of this flourishing area of research.

This seminar complies with these tendencies and deals with contemporary issues in metal music studies such as

  • Genre development
  • Trends of music production and of using music technology
  • Performance
  • Gender
  • Authenticity
  • Medial presence and reception
  • Emergence and development of scenes
  • Metal in global perspective
  • Journalism
  • Metal in the music industry

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