Heavy Metal - Controversies and Countercultures - Titus Hjelm

Heavy Metal - Controversies and Countercultures - Titus Hjelm

Extreme music for extreme people? Norwegian black metal and transcendent violence

Heavy Metal - Controversies and Countercultures - Titus Hjelm

Michelle Phillipov
University of Tasmania

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This chapter focuses on the events of the Norwegian black metal scene in the early 1990s, a period in which violent aesthetics in metal music became explicitly and deliberately articulated to real acts of violence. Concentrating on the musical and criminal activities of the band Emperor, the author suggests that the group’s success was, at least in part, the result of members’ simultaneous promotion and disavowal of their involvement in violent crime.

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Phillipov, Michelle. Extreme music for extreme people? Norwegian black metal and transcendent violence. Heavy Metal - Controversies and Countercultures. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 152 - 165 Apr 2013. ISBN 9781845539412. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20777. Date accessed: 24 Sep 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20777. Apr 2013

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