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Extreme metal-one step beyond heavy metal-can appear bizarre or terrifying to the uninitiated. Musicians of this genre have...

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Details of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge

Exact title of the book
Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge
Book author
Keith Kahn-Harris
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
224 pages
Language
English
Published
January 15th 2007 by Bloomsbury Academic
File size (in PDF)
896 kB
Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge

Some brief overview of book

Extreme metal-one step beyond heavy metal-can appear bizarre or terrifying to the uninitiated. Musicians of this genre have developed an often impenetrable sound that teeters on the edge of screaming, incomprehensible noise. Extreme metal circulates on the edge of mainstream culture within the confines of an obscure 'scene', in which members explore dangerous themes such as death, war and the occult, sometimes embracing violence, neo-fascism and Satanism.

In the first book-length study of extreme metal, Keith Kahn-Harris draws on first-hand research to explore the global extreme metal scene. He shows how the scene is a space in which members creatively explore destructive themes, but also a space in which members experience the everyday pleasures of community and friendship. Including interviews with band members and fans, from countries ranging from the UK and US to Israel and Sweden, Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge demonstrates the power and subtlety of an often surprising and misunderstood musical form.