This is metal!
VICE UK piece here.
Another very informative documentary on the black metal scene. This one is a lot more recent and includes a very detailed prison interview with Varg Vikernes, the man behind the band Burzum, who was sentenced to 21 years in prison… Continue Reading
This is a pretty crazy documentary on the rise of the most influential and violent black metal band ever: Norway’s Mayhem. Be warned though as it contains themes of suicide, murder, violence, and anti-Christianity, but it is eye-opening and very informative for those interested… Continue Reading
This is probably the most solid book on the extreme metal scene written by a sociologist. Kahn-Harris talks about all the usual stuff regarding gender, race, and violence in a way that is fresh and appealing. He’s one of a… Continue Reading
Controversial and unapologetic, the authors offer an unparalleled view into the history of the rise of black metal in Scandinavia. What makes the book unique and controversial is that Moynihan has often been viewed as a polarizing figure himself. Regardless,… Continue Reading
I saw some great bands at The Masquerade last Friday night. Earthside, Shattered Sun, Soilwork, and Soulfly all put on an amazing show. I mainly went to catch Soilwork and they did not disappoint–they were tight, loud, and extremely energetic. I… Continue Reading
I play music, listen to music, record music, and naturally, critique and review music. So here is a weekly columns dedicated to introducing bands that are new to me. To kick things off, I bring to you Mors Principium Est.… Continue Reading
Thanks for checking out my personal website. This is the central hub for all things related to my research, teaching, and methods/data play. I also share my code, CV, personal blog, and many links to articles that I find interesting on this site… Continue Reading