Call for Essays: Folk-Metal: Critical Essays on Identity, Myth and Culture
Art by Robert Cook (Norot)
I am happy to share this call for essays by Dr Jenny Butler. The foucts of this publication relates to Folk-Metal: Critical Essays on Identity, Myth and Culture.
Essays are invited for a forthcoming edited collection, Folk-Metal: Critical Essays on Identity, Myth and Culture. Folk-metal and its sub-genres and related categories such as “Pagan-metal”, “Viking-metal”, “Celtic-metal” and “Medieval-metal”, is a style of music that developed in Europe during the 1990s, fusing traditional or folk music with heavy metal music forms. In this musical style, traditional musical instruments are employed as well as lyrical references to folklore, mythology and traditional culture. Material allusions to these themes are also made in album artwork and performers’ dress styles. This genre has a particular aesthetic and rootedness in the cultures of Europe and is intertwined with these cultures in regard to symbols, religion, history, heritage, ethnicity…
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