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  • Axl Rosenberg


Did you know that MetalSucks’ very own Satan Rosenbloom runs his own blog, Cerebral Metalhead, where he writes under the ridiculous pseudonym “Etan?” It’s true. And he’s just alerted us to the fact that there’s going to be a black metal symposium, in which some intellectual types present papers – PAPERS! – on the topic of (duh) black metal. Says Satan:

The most intriguing titles announced so far:

“‘Remain true to the earth!’: Remarks on the Politics of Black Metal” by Benjamin Noys

“Black Confessions and Absu-lution” by Niall Scott

“The light that illuminates itself, the dark that soils itself: blackened notes from Schelling’s underground” by Steven Shakespeare.

Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy, founder of the popular Show No Mercy series, will also present an as of yet unnamed paper. Two artists are are set to ply their metal-themed wares, as well. The only thing missing is, you know, music.

This is either going to be really, really interesting, or boring as fuck.

The symposium will take place at Public Assembly in Brooklyn in December. Hit up Cerebral Metalhead for more deets. That’s what the kids call “details.”


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