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Connecting Metal to Culture
Unity in Disparity
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ISBN 9781783207008
Paperback 250 pages
Published April 2017
Imprint: Intellect

Edited by Mika Elovaara and Bryan Bardine
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Though it’s given little attention—and even less serious attention— by the mainstream press, metal music has for decades been a major creative and cultural force around the world. This book brings together a group of contributors from Europe, North America, and the Caribbean to make a case for metal’s place not merely on the periphery of our culture, but at its very heart. Contributors attend not merely to the music, but also the accompanying culture, and they offer intriguing insights into the rise of metal in places where it’s traditionally been little known, like the Middle East and North Africa. The result is a global portrait of metal that asserts its importance and its ongoing contribution to culture.

Mika Elovaara is an independent scholar, writer, and soccer coach. Bryan Bardine is associate professor of English at the University of Dayton.

'This collection... offers a thoughtful fan of Metal, as well as those outside this base curious about the resonance of the genre across borders and cultures, a place to begin their own attentive scrutiny of a worthy music.' – John L. Murphy, Spectrum Culture

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