Indonesia’s Burgerkill Wins Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award

The complete list of winners can be found here: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/metal-hammer-golden-gods-2013-all-the-winners/ Congratulations to the Natural Burger Killers! Selamat!

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Our first review in French!

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The Heavy Metal and Popular Culture Conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 2013) Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge (Berg, 2007) Robert Walser, author of Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music (Wesleyan, 1993) […]

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BGSU HEAVY METAL AND POPULAR CULTURE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

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Heavy Metal and Globalization Symposium at the University of Dayton, 11/9/12

Heavy Metal and Globalization Symposium at the University of Dayton, featuring Esther Clinton, Mark LeVine, Jeremy Wallach, Deena Weinstein, and a showing of the film Global Metal.

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Metal Conference and MRTG mentioned in BGSU Alumni Mag

“‘I found that heavy metal is what economists call an “indicator,”‘ Wallach said. The popularity of the genre in a developing country may be a sign that people are ready to throw off the chains of an authoritarian government.” http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/mc/magazine/fall12/heavymetal.html

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Heavy Metal and Popular Culture Conference Call for Papers

Heavy Metal and Popular Culture April 4-7, 2013 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio, USA The Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University, in collaboration with Heavy Fundametalisms: Metal, Music and Politics and the International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS), announce the International Conference on Heavy Metal and Popular Culture. The […]

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REVIEW IN POPMATTERS!

Metal Rules the Globe illustrates how metal fans have utilized the genre to conceptualize and manage the difficulties in their own lives. But more importantly, it highlights how fans have found solace in the heart of metal. If you’re a fan of musicology, sociology, anthropology or ethnographic discourse, then Metal Rules the Globe is well […]

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SAVE THE BGSU POPULAR CULTURE HOUSE!

Help prevent the beloved, historic home of the BGSU Department of Popular Culture from becoming the next casualty of administrative arrogance and vulture gentrification. MORE INFO: http://www.toledoblade.com/BGSU/2012/07/24/BGSU-to-raze-30s-era-home-before-autumn.html SIGN THE PETITION: http://signon.org/sign/save-the-popular-culture

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TWO FAVORABLE ACADEMIC REVIEWS!

From the Anthropology Review Database: http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/cgi/showme.cgi?keycode=4335 “This book is an impressive creation, a first formative step into a vastly untapped area of academic inquiry, showing how this music genre is adapted locally to unique cultural conditions. Anthropologists and ethnomusicologists should now seriously consider heavy metal music as yet another of the components of North American […]

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