German Metal Attack: Power Metal in and from Germany

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Abstract

Germany has been home to a vibrant heavy metal scene since the mid-1980s. A good example is Wacken Open Air, a festival since 1989, which each year attracts 85,000 metal fans and over 100 bands from around the globe. Yet despite the huge popularity of metal music, German metal is widely ignored by national media and rarely present in music charts. Therefore, most German citizens are hardly aware of the high recognition German metal has attained elsewhere in the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMade in Germany
Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Popular Music
EditorsOliver Seibt, Martin Ringsmut, David-Emil Wickström
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter6
Pages81-89
Number of pages9
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781351200790
ISBN (Print)9780815391777, 9780815391784
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Global Popular Music Series
PublisherRoutledge

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    Herbst, J-P. (2020). German Metal Attack: Power Metal in and from Germany. In O. Seibt, M. Ringsmut, & D-E. Wickström (Eds.), Made in Germany: Studies in Popular Music (1 ed., pp. 81-89). (Routledge Global Popular Music Series). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351200790-10