Metal Music and Culture

I have been writing about and researching metal music and culture since I began my PhD in 1996. I am simultaneously a fan, a critic and a sociologist. In this theme page you can find details of my book Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge as well as many other articles I have written on this subject.

Related to this theme is Jews and Metal, which collates my work on this specific area (including the archive of my old blog Metal Jew). Another related theme is Metal Beyond Metal which includes a number of articles I wrote on the future of metal between 2013-2014.

One thing you won’t find on this website at the moment is any of the reviews and articles I wrote between 1997 and 2006 for the metal  magazine Terrorizer. The magazine is now defunct and the pieces I wrote were never published online. Infuriatingly I have also lost my cuttings from the magazine too!