The Musical Is Political: Black Metal and the Extreme Right

Dom Alessio, Professor of History and Vice President of International Programmes, has just had an article published by Fair Observer on Black Metal music and its relationship with heathenry and the extreme right. The article was co-written with Robert Wallis, a former Richmond professor who now works with the Open University.

The article highlights that while outright extremism in the neofolk, black metal and related music scenes is not the norm, it is a problem that needs to be addressed.

Fair Observer is an independent, non-profit media organisation that aims to inform and educate global citizens.

Professor Alessio is part of the team responsible for setting up and running Richmond’s new MA in Terrorism, Security and Radical Right Extremism in co-operation with the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR), a UK based research centre and outreach initiative focused on the study and countering of radical right extremism.