THE LATEST NEWS ON THE PROJECT
24.06.2021First publication: Our first research article has just been published (open access) in Rock Music Studies. The article examines the sometimes perceived standardisation in metal music production, focusing on the engineering/recording side of metal production. We find that this view is an oversimplification and fails to acknowledge the necessary and ongoing experimentation that leading metal producers have engaged in throughout much of their careers. You can check out the whole article here. Link
Mark has launched a fundraising campaign to help UK live music technicians during the coronavirus pandemic (see https://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2021/march/uk-metal-merger-mark-mynett-crowdfunding-track)
A modified version of the fundraising song, written and performed by internationally renowned metal musicians, will be our project song, mixed by leading metal producers. We plan to make the final recordings in the summer when hopefully it is possible to use studios again.
We also have been busy on the research side of things. Four articles are currently in the making that all examine creativity in recording and mixing metal music and analyse what constitutes heaviness in recorded form. Stay tuned for updates!
Our project has been featured in the Huddersfield University News
The project has started! We are thrilled to finally begin our research on heaviness in metal music production, which is scheduled for the next three years. Please check for updates regularly and use the resources (e.g. literature recommendations) already provided.