"Metal Rules the Globe is a collection of 14 essays that look into various aspects of the global metal scene, with a keen eye set on the genre's cultural specificities... There's a wealth of fascinating information to discover throughout Metal Rules the Globe, particularly that related to local scenes and the sub-cultural appropriation of metal... If you're a fan of musicology, sociology, anthropology or ethnographic discourse, then Metal Rules the Globe is well worth exploring. It underscores just why metal is such a crucial medium of support and nourishment for millions of fans. It's a fascinating insight into how metal constructs different notions of identity around the world, yet reinforces those all-important commonalities we share as fans." Craig Hayes, PopMatters.com, August 9th 2012 "This is a timely collection, as recent books and films about punk and metal in the Middle East and South Asia shed light on a worldwide audience. Ethnomusicology collections and students of popular culture take note." Ed Graves, Library Journal "The authors stoke the flames of heavy metal high and wide as the united forces of fans, bands, and mediators mount local-to-global resistance against the contradictory claims on identity, economy, history, and society. Valiant against anomie, disempowerment, and meaninglessness, we see an Alloy International Army standing proud and strong. A treasure chest of brutal truth for scholars, planners, metal maniacs, and globalization geeks from sea to toxic sea." Donna Gaines, author of Teenage Wasteland and A Misfit's Manifesto "Metal Rules the Globe will surely join the ranks of Robert Walser's Running with the Devil and Deena Weinstein's Heavy Metal as one of the classics of heavy metal scholarship. A fascinating and valuable read!" Sam Dunn, co-director of Metal: A Headbanger's Journey and Global Metal
About the Author
Jeremy Wallach is Associate Professor in the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is the author of "Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music in Indonesia, 1997-2001."Harris M. Berger is Professor of Music at Texas A&M University. He is the author of "Stance: Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture" and "Metal, Rock, and Jazz: Perception and the Phenomenology of Musical Experience."Paul D. Greene is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Integrative Arts at Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine. He is a co-editor of "Wired for Sound: Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures."