Sam Whiting is a musician, researcher, PhD candidate and sessional tutor at RMIT University, Melbourne, and is currently working on an Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project that seeks to determine what makes Melbourne a ‘music city’. His doctoral research focuses on the live music scenes and ecology inherent in Melbourne’s small live music venues and he is a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award.
ArticlesIntroductionThe “North” is given explicitly “Nordic” value in extreme metal, as a vehicle for narratives of identity, nationalism and ideology. However, we also contend that “Nordicness” is articulated in diverse and contradictory ways in extreme metal contexts. We examine Nordicness in three key iterations: firstly, Nordicness as a brand tied to extremity and “authenticity”;...Read more