The Black Metal Theory Symposium invites speculation and interventions on the blackening of the earth, landscapes of extinction, starless aeon, sempiternal nightmares, black horizons, malign essences, Qliphothic forces from beyond … in a general re-conceptualization of black ecology:
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Participants and Papers (in no particular order)
Scott Wilson, ‘Introduction to Melancology’.
Amelia Ishmael, ‘Metal’s Formless Presence in Contemporary Art’.
Elliot A. Jarbe, ‘Beyond Melancology: Hüzüncology and the Thymotic ’.
Drew Daniel, ‘Towards the Re-Occultation of Black Blood’.
Liviu Mantescu, ‘Suddenly, life lost new meaning: Melancology as another new age metaphor for transcendental encounters’.
Dominik Irtenkauf, ‘To The Mountains or: rocking against melancholy.The implications of black metal's geophilosophy’.
Steven Shakespeare, ‘A Machine for Breaking Gods: Unity, Nature and Ritual in US Black Metal’.
Nicola Masciandaro, ‘Wormsign’.
Aspasia Stephanou, ‘Black Sun-Blank Metal Perversion’.
Ben Woodard, ‘Irreversible Sludge: Troubled Energetics, Eco-purification and Self-Inhumanization’.
Hager Weslati, ‘Going to Hell in Northern Deserts’
Evan Calder Williams, ‘The hot wet breath of extinction’.
Reza Negarestani, ‘ ’.
Mark Patrick Oughton, ‘Visions of Kali: Attack Sustain Release’ (Video installation)
Niall Scott, ‘Blackening the Green'.
Concluding remarks and Introduction to Abgott
Abgott (Live performance)