Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

The use of history and cultural heritage in metal scene

18.01.2008
Four students of Wageningen University (Netherlands) present a paper on the use of history and cultural heritage in the music scene of heavy metal.

The research is an attempt to show how history and cultural heritage can possible be spread among people using an unconventional way.

It reports how history and cultural heritage are used by many bands as an inspiration and how it plays a role in forming a common identity among fans and musicians.

The study also shows that cultural history does play a role in certain styles of metal, or in particular metal bands. Especially in Black metal and in the closely related Viking metal, the use of history and cultural heritage is most common.

Some bands within these styles that tell stories through their lyrics and express the historical feeling by the overall image and appearance at concerts.

The research method the students used was built on an explorative study that included an analysis of elements of the music, including lyrics, performance and fashion, and interviews with musicians and experts in the metal scene. The study focused on five different European metal styles: the early metal ('60 and '70), British heavy metal ('80), Swedish death meal ('90), Norwegian black metal ('90) and folk metal ('90).

Jac Niessen | alfa
Further information:
http://www.wur.nl/UK

More articles from Social Sciences:

nachricht New measure for the wellbeing of populations could replace Human Development Index
07.11.2018 | International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

nachricht Because not only arguments count
30.10.2018 | Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften (MPIMIS)

All articles from Social Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Bifacial Stem Cells Produce Wood and Bast

Heidelberg researchers study one of the most important growth processes on Earth

So-called bifacial stem cells are responsible for one of the most critical growth processes on Earth – the formation of wood.

Im Focus: Energizing the immune system to eat cancer

Abramson Cancer Center study identifies method of priming macrophages to boost anti-tumor response

Immune cells called macrophages are supposed to serve and protect, but cancer has found ways to put them to sleep. Now researchers at the Abramson Cancer...

Im Focus: Ten-year anniversary of the Neumayer Station III

The scientific and political community alike stress the importance of German Antarctic research

Joint Press Release from the BMBF and AWI

The Antarctic is a frigid continent south of the Antarctic Circle, where researchers are the only inhabitants. Despite the hostile conditions, here the Alfred...

Im Focus: Ultra ultrasound to transform new tech

World first experiments on sensor that may revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles

The new sensor - capable of detecting vibrations of living cells - may revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles.

Im Focus: Flying Optical Cats for Quantum Communication

Dead and alive at the same time? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have implemented Erwin Schrödinger’s paradoxical gedanken experiment employing an entangled atom-light state.

In 1935 Erwin Schrödinger formulated a thought experiment designed to capture the paradoxical nature of quantum physics. The crucial element of this gedanken...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Our digital society in 2040

16.01.2019 | Event News

11th International Symposium: “Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie” Aachen, 3-4 April 2019

14.01.2019 | Event News

ICTM Conference 2019: Digitization emerges as an engineering trend for turbomachinery construction

12.12.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Graphene and related materials safety: human health and the environment

23.01.2019 | Materials Sciences

Blood test shows promise for early detection of severe lung-transplant rejection

23.01.2019 | Life Sciences

Evolution of signaling molecules opens door to new sepsis therapy approaches

23.01.2019 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>