Sounds of Origin in Heavy Metal Music
This book originates from the 2017 edition of the multidisciplinary Modern Heavy Metal Conference, organised in Helsinki, Finland. This collection of seven scholarly essays explores local scenes and identities within heavy metal music from multiple angles, covering a variety of different countries and metal sub-genres from Finland to Indonesia, and from black metal to metalcore. The essays here lay various theoretical perspectives and incorporate vivid examples with metal bands and scenes from all over the world. By exploring themes and discourses that are central to both research and practice, this book appeals to a versatile global readership. It serves the wide academic communities of metal music and popular music studies as well as of many other streams within cultural and social studies. This book also provides the large and active global community of heavy metal fans with a highly interesting package of genre information and country perspectives.
Dr Toni-Matti Karjalainen is an Academy Research Fellow and Docent in the School of Business at Aalto University, Finland. He holds a doctoral degree in Art and Design and an MSc in Economics. He has acted as a lecturer, seminar and workshop facilitator, and supervisor in a number of universities and schools in different countries, and worked in collaboration with several Finnish and international companies and institutions. He has edited a number of books and published over one hundred articles in books and journals covering topics ranging from design and brand management to heavy metal music, the latter concerning music exports, visual communication, cultural narratives, global fandom, and creative management. He is also the creator and host of the annual Modern Heavy Metal Conference in Helsinki.
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