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. Hereâ€™s the info on a new special issue of the British Journal for Cultural Research dedicated to that nascent field: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14797585.2011.594578
Journal for Cultural Research
Special Issue: Metal Studies? Cultural Research in the Heavy Metal Scene
Volume 15, Issue 3, 2011
Metal Studies? Cultural Research in the Heavy Metal Scene
Karl Spracklen, Andy R. Brown & Keith Kahn-Harris
Part One: Debate â€“ Theory and Directions
Heavy Genealogy: Mapping the Currents, Contraflows and Conflicts of the Emergent Field of Metal Studies, 1978-2010
Andy R. Brown
How Is Metal Studies Possible?
Metal Studies and the Scission of the Word: A Personal Archaeology of Headbanging Exegesis
Metal Studies: Intellectual Fragmentation or Organic Intellectualism?
Part Two: Research Articles
Female Authority and Dominion: Discourse and Distinctions of Heavy Metal Scholarship
Brian Hickam & Jeremy Wallach
Grim Up North: Northern England, Northern Europe and Black Metal
Caroline Lucas, Mark Deeks & Karl Spracklen
Is Emo Metal? Gendered Boundaries and New Horizons in the Metal Community
Rosemary Lucy Hill
Embracing the Chaos: Mosh Pits, Extreme Metal Music and Liminality
The Price of Rebellion: Gender Boundaries in the Death Metal Scene