Finally, we are back with the first episode of the new season. This episode is a deep dive into the genre of Metal and it’s sub-genres.
Anna S. Rogers, a lecturer at the University of Georgia in the Sociology department and co-author of “Doing Gender in Heavy Metal: Perceptions on Women in a Hypermasculine Subculture, is the guest. Anna talks about how discovering her favorite band, Korn, was thought to be a sexist and problematic band lead her to begin researching music and gender dynamics.
We also discuss how she got into metal, hypermasculinity in the genre, mosh pits, feminism and doing gender. Plus we get into what metal culture looks like in the American South and how gender norms of the region have influenced it.
The Things thatPissed Us Off are Revolver magazine only featuring women in metal when it’s related to their looks and getting ourselves worked up over nothing.
The Who’s that Lady (from History)? is Maria Brink, lead singer of In This Moment.
Anna S. Rogers
Doing Gender in Heavy Metal: Perceptions on Women in a Hypermasculine Subculture
In This Moment