(Forbidden Scholarship) Helvete: A Journal of Black Metal Theory

Helvete is an open access electronic and print journal dedicated to continuing the mutual blackening of metal and theory inaugurated by the Black Metal Theory Symposia. Not to be confused with a metal studies, music criticism, ethnography, or sociology, black metal theory is a speculative and creative endeavor, one which seeks ways of thinking that “count” as black metal events—and, indeed, to see how black metal might count as thinking. Theory of black metal, and black metal of theory. Mutual blackening.

Issue 1: Incipit
Winter 2013
Edited by Amelia Ishmael, Zareen Price, Aspasia Stephanou, and Ben Woodard

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For further information on the fledgling practice of black metal theory, see:

Black Metal Theory Symposia

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