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Classical antiquity in heavy metal music / edited by K. F. B. Fletcher and Osman Umurhan.

Publication:
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations.
Edition:
1st edition
Series:
Bloomsbury Collections - Classical Studies & Archaeology 2019.
Imagines : classical receptions in the visual performing arts.
Imagines : classical receptions in the visual performing arts
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Subjects:
Heavy metal (Music) -- History and criticism.
Classical antiquities in music.
Local subjects:
Classical Reception (Classical Studies). (search)
Art and Visual Culture -- Other. (search)
Popular Music. (search)
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Summary:
"This book demonstrates the rich and varied ways in which heavy metal music draws on the ancient Greek and Roman world. Contributors examine bands from across the globe, including: Blind Guardian (Germany), Therion (Sweden), Celtic Frost, Eluveitie (Switzerland), Ex Deo (Canada/Italy), Heimdall, Stormlord, Ade (Italy), Kawir (Greece), Theatre of Tragedy (Norway), Iron Maiden, Bal-Sagoth (UK), and Nile (US). These and other bands are shown to draw inspiration from Classical literature and mythology such as the Homeric Hymns, Vergil's Aeneid, and Caesar's Gallic Wars, historical figures from Rome and ancient Egypt, and even pagan and occult aspects of antiquity"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Vergil's Aeneid and nationalism in Italian metal
Eternal defiance : Celtic identity and the classical past in heavy metal
Screaming ancient Greek hymns : the case of Kawir and the Greek black metal scene
Cassandra's plight : gender, genre, and historical concepts of femininity in goth and power metal
Heavy metal Dido : Heimdall's Ballad of the Queen
A metal monstrum : Ex Deos Caligula
Occult and pulp visions of Greece and Rome in heavy metal
When the land was milk and honey and magic was strong and true : Edward Said, ancient Egypt, and heavy metal
Coda : some trends in metal's use of classical antiquity.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Fletcher, K. F. B., editor.
Umurhan, Osman, 1976- editor.
ISBN:
9781350075351
9781350075368
9781350075382
9781350075375
Publisher Number:
10.5040/9781350075382 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.