Extreme Metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music that is characterized by aggressive and abrasive sounds, often featuring growled or screamed vocals, fast tempos, and complex instrumental work. Extreme Metal has a rich and diverse history, with roots in the 1980s and continued evolution to this day.
Our open call to articles initiative, entitled ‘Gothic Studies on the Horror of Things,’ is by a necessity of its pervasive, aesthetic nature, a broad and all-encapsulating thematic collection will engage the study of horror and the Gothic through literature, film, music, lifestyle, television, architecture, visual arts, and electronic gaming.
We invite submissions for a special edition exploring the theme of monstrosity in Gothic history, culture, and society. Monstrosity has been a central preoccupation of Gothic culture and offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research. At its core, monstrosity refers to a state of being that deviates from the norm and is often associated with fear, horror, and disgust.