A brand new e-book entitled "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal & Politics" is available for free download as a PDF file at this location. Written by an international team of academics who also happen to be metal fans, the book was edited by Rosemary Hill and Karl Spracklen. Topics covered include:* Metal Community and Aesthetics of Identity * Living for Music, Dying for Life: The Self-Destructive Lifestyle in the Heavy Metal Culture * The Common Vernacular of Power Relations in Heavy Metal and Christian Fundamentalist Performances * Scandinavian Metal Attack: The Power of Northern Europe in Extreme Metal * White Power, Black Metal and Me: Reflections on Composing the Nation * Machine Guns and Machine Gun Drums: Heavy Metal's Portrayal of War * "Den Mothers" and "Band Whores": Gender, Sex and Power in the Death Metal Scene * "I'm a Metalhead": The Representation of Women Letter Writers in Kerrang!
Magazine * Gorgoroth's Gaahl's Gay! Power, Gender and the Communicative Discourse of the Black Metal Scene * Communication Function in the Estonian Metal Subculture * Louder Than Hell: Power, Volume and the Brain * Dissonance and Dissidents: the Flattened Supertonic Within and Without of Heavy Metal music. * Intelligent Equalisation Principles and Techniques for Minimising Masking when Mixing the Extreme Modern Metal Genre