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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MRTG Reviewed in Razorcake Zine!

Metal Rules the Globe Edited by Jeremy Wallach, Harris M. Berger, and Paul D. Greene, 381 pgs. By Kurt Morris Friday, March 30 2012 Yes, as I am writing this review, I am listening to Slayer’s Reign in Blood. However, this book is not directly about them. Metal Rules the Globe is, rather, a text […]

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MRTG Review at MetalRules.com

March 2012 Released: 2011, Duke University Press Rating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: JP This book METAL RULES THE GLOBE wins the award for ‘Most Obvious Book Title Of The Year’. Of course Metal rules the globe! I’ve known that for 30 years. That’s why our founder EvilG named this site, Metal Rules. Metal not only rules the […]

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Metal Rules the Globe Book Signing Friday, March 9th

Metal Rules the Globe Book Signing Friday, March 9th 7:00 ~ 9:00 PM RamaLama Records 3151 West Central Ave. Toledo, OH Details: http://www.facebook.com/pages/RamaLama-Records/325131159513

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MRTG IS OUT!/BOOK SIGNING IN PHILA

MRTG is finally out and looks amazing. Eleven harrowing years have ended in triumph! I’ll be doing a book signing (the first of many) at the Spiral Bookcase, an independent bookstore in Philadelphia, on Thursday, January 5th 6-8 PM. Info: http://thespiralbookcase.com/?m=20120105&cat=8

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JCR Special Issue on Metal Studies

Metal Rules the Globe is scheduled to be released in late November on Duke University Press http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=18132&viewby=title. In the eleven long years it has taken to bring the volume to fruition, metal studies has been transformed from a preposterous notion to a burgeoning and intellectually vibrant area of inquiry. Here’s the info on a new […]

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MRTG on Amazon!

You can find Metal Rules The Globe on Amazon

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Metal and Popular Culture Conference Postponed / Indonesian Metal in Toledo, Ohio

Due to some competing metal studies conferences being scheduled around the same time, the planning committee has decided to postpone the Heavy Metal and Popular Culture Conference to spring 2013. The conference will be held in Bowling Green, Ohio on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Please watch this space for further details! In […]

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GLOBAL METAL PANEL AT IASPM-US, MAR. 2011

This just in! The Annual Meeting of the US Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, to be held March 9-13, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio, will include the following conference panel: METAL RULES THE GLOBE: CASE STUDIES IN HEAVY METAL MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD Frequently misunderstood and maligned in its countries […]

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