We’ve reported on past studies about heavy metal and academic research that’s been done around various genres before. But metal certainly is becoming more popular not only with music lovers but with professors.
I got a press release today about the International Society of Heavy Metal Studies, a group of “heavy metal scholars [who] are metal heads themselves, love the music, love the culture, and are working to preserve the heavy metal history that metal fans cherish worldwide.”
The following video features Dr. Karl Spracklen, an academic in the United Kingdom, about the goals of the International Society of Heavy Metal Studies (or the ISMMS, for short).
The focus of his research, it seems, is on the black metals.