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    Harte Klänge There is a myth about to be or not to be as a metal fan, whereby this work doesn’t focus on Shakespeare’s tragedy but on the life l… Read More
    Harte Klänge There is a myth about to be or not to be as a metal fan, whereby this work doesn’t focus on Shakespeare’s tragedy but on the life lasting relation of many metal fans to their music. Fantastic themes, dark texts and guitar riffs of apocalyptic harshness. Metal fans are aware of these contents, but how about the associated imagery? Where do these figures, elements and spaces derive from, that are depicted on the lavish, almost flamboyant record sleeves? To find the answer we examined 2800 important album covers from this genre and outlined their visual commonalities which are shown in this publication. www.suan.ch Read Less
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There is a myth about to be or not to be as a metal fan, whereby this work doesn’t focus on Shakespeare’s tragedy but on the life lasting relation of many metal fans to their music. Fantastic themes, dark texts and guitar riffs of apocalyptic harshness. Metal fans are aware of these contents, but how about the associated imagery? Where do these figures, elements and spaces derive from, that are depicted on the lavish, almost flamboyant record sleeves? To find the answer we examined 2800 important album covers from this genre and outlined their visual commonalities which are shown in this publication.
Es gibt einen Mythos über das Sein oder Nichtsein eines Metalfans, wobei sich diese Arbeit nicht auf die Tragödien Shakespeares bezieht, sondern auf die lebenslange Beziehung vieler Metalfans zu ihrer Musik. Fantastische Themen, dunkle Texte und Gitarren-Riffs in apokalyptischer Härte. Diese Inhalte sind einem Metalfan bewusst, doch was ist mit der dazugehörigen Bildsprache? Wo kommen die Figuren, Elemente und Räume her, die auf den üppigen, fast schon überladenen Plattencovern abgebildet sind?  Um hierfür eine Antwort zu finden, haben wir die 2800 wichtigsten Plattencover des Metal untersucht und deren visuelle Gemeinsamkeiten herausgearbeitet, die in dieser Publikation gezeigt werden.