Cultural heritage and history in the European metal scene

S. de Klepper, S. Molpheta, S. Pille, R. Saouma, R. During, M. Muilwijk

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This paper represents an inquiry on the use of history and cultural heritage in the metal scene. It is an attempt to show how history and cultural heritage can possibly be spread among people using an unconventional way. The followed research method was built on an explorative study that included an analysis of elements of the music, such as lyrics, performance and fashion, together with interviews of bands and people from the metal scene. The research (a cooperation between Belvedere and Wageningen University) shows how history and cultural heritage are used by many bands as an inspiration as well as how it can play a role in forming a common identity among fans and musicians.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUtrecht [etc.]
PublisherBelvedere Educational Network [etc.]
Number of pages108
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • music
  • pop music
  • vocal music
  • cultural heritage
  • historic buildings
  • location

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