3rd Global Conference
Heavy Fundametalisms: Can I Play with Madness?
Metal, Dissonance, Madness and Alienation
Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010 Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers
From the outset of the forging Heavy Metal's music and culture, madness has been an ever present theme. From Black Sabbath's Paranoid through Iron Maiden's Can I Play with Madness? to the more recent Psychosocial chant from Slipknot, madness and mental illness are just of the few well known examples has featured in the Metal mainstream. It is a fascination with madness that further belches out on to the surface from the metal underground. Madness is not confined to the lyrical and musical expressions of the artists, but can be used to describe features of the entire metal scene in its exuberant expression of alienation, by individuals through to the chaotic theatre of the pit.
This third conference in the series Heavy Fundametalisms invites submissions on the theme of heavy Metal, madness, dissonance and alienation.
Monday, June 28, 2010
CFP: Can I Play with Madness?
Apparently this is not a joke. Thanks to David W. for calling this bit of DOOM to my attention...