|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Social Anxiety in Istanbul Heavy Metal Bar Patronsarticle, by Özalp Ekinci, Yasin Bez, Volkan Topçuoglu and Serdar Nurmedow, 2011, Balkan Medical Journal|
Study findings suggest Istanbul metal bar patrons have an increased risk of psychopathology.
|Casus belly: Hezbollah enraged over dancer's gig with Israelinews article, by Daniel Siryoti, 2011, Israel Hayom|
Lebanese belly dancer Johanna Fakhri issued death warrant by Hezbollah and received many other threats after she joined the stage with Orphaned Land at Hellfest festival in Clisson, France and waved the Lebanese flag next to the Israeli flag.
|Doing the Devil’s Work: Heavy Metal and the Threat to Public Order in the Muslim Worldpaper, by Mark Levine, 2009, presented at the second "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Salzburg|
Explores the concept of Satan in Judeism and Islam, and how metal in all its Satanic connection is, in the Muslim world in terms of individuals, societies and governments, embraced by some but strongly rejected by many.
|Headbanging Against Repressive Regimespaper, by Mark LeVine, 2009, Freemuse.org|
In Egypt, Morocco, Iran, China, Indonesia and Malaysia, examines metal censorship and repression, metal's capacity for being a tool for social activism, and various other significant variables in metals' equation such as politics and Islamic religion.
|Heavy Metal in a Muslim Contextarticle, 2005, ISIM Review periodical [the article is on page 8]|
|Heavy Metal in a Muslim Context: The Rise of the Turkish Metal Undergroundpaper, by Pierre Hecker, 2008, presented at the first "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Salzburg|
Looks at the rise of rock and metal culture in Turkey, including its dependence on informal networks such as tape trading, street sellers, fanzines, etc, and how the public perceived it as a potential moral threat.
|* Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islambook, by Mark LeVine, 2009, Random House of Canada|
|Heavy Metal Islam: Storieswebsite section, Meaning.org|
Contains various personal accounts about metal in the Muslim world.
|I don't worship Satan, I just like to rock!column, by Rawad Abdel Massih, 2010, Forward Magazine|
Discusses the state of metal in Syria and the social worry accompanying it.
|Interrogated and harassed for listening to metal musicnews article, by Romuald Stankiewicz, 2010, Freemuse.org|
Young people in Syria interrogated by secret police for listening to metal.
|Iran: Musicians respond to the crisisnews article, 2009, Freemuse.org|
In context of protest by Iranian citizens against their country's fraudulent election of 2009, examines how metal in Iran has become a tool in criticizing the government.
Deals with underground metal in the Middle East.
|Lebanese Rock Censorship: Bannedblog column, by Patrick Saad, 2010, LebMetal.com|
Looks at the banning of numerous metal CDs from being sold in Lebanese stores and the difficulties in purchasing CDs online and having them mailed.
Deals with metal in Lebanon.
|Local Metal Radio Station ... When? How?blog column, by Patrick Saad, 2009, LebMetal.com|
Considers the prospects for establishing a metal radio station in Lebanon (currently there are none).
|Loud blasts of metal used as combat tactic in Iraq, Afghanistan and Panama, used to mistreat Guantanamo Bay detaineesnews article, Transcix, 2012, TheMetalDiscourser.com|
|Mark LeVine: Heavy Metal and Islamvideo interview, 2006, Freemuse.org|
Mark LeVine, author of Heavy Metal Islam, discusses the highly political nature of metal in the Middle East, the music's criticism of the government, and the relationship between the music and Islam.
|Metal in Iranarticle, by Mohammad Pazhutan, 2001, EmptyWords.org|
|Metal in the Middle East? A Music Scene Emergesnews article, by Vinita Bharadwaj, 2011, The New York Times newspaper|
|Middle East Heavy Metaltelevision special, hosted by Hala Gorani Amman, CNN|
|Muslim metalarticle, by Mark LeVine, 2009, New Humanist magazine|
Discusses the collision in the Muslim world of metal music, politics, corruption, and religion.
|Interview: Oath to Vanquish (Lebanon)video interview, 2006, Freemuse.org|
Death metal band discusses the persecution faced in Lebanon by metal bands.
|Pentagram (A.K.A. Mezarkabul): Founders of Turkish Heavy Metalpaper, by Ilgin Ayik, 2008, presented at the first "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Salzburg|
Examines the Turkish metal band Pentagram, their music and influences to their sound such as mystic philosophy.
|Placebo vs. Ghaza?! Two Sides to One Storynews article, by Jad Jawhari, 2010, LebMetal.com|
Some Lebanese metal fans boycott Placebo concert because the band played in Israel the night before, other fans call the boycotting ignorant.
|Rage Against the Regime: Voices from the Iranian Underground Music Scenecolumn, by Austin Dacey, 2009, ReligionDispatches.org|
|Rock and a hard place: Jordanian heavy metal bands find the public ill-informed about their musicnews article, by Tom A. Peter, 2009, GlobalPost.com|
|Saudi youths in trouble over MTV reality shownews article, by Souhail Karam, 2010, Reuters.com|
Youths appearing on MTV's "True Life — Resist the Power, Saudi Arabia" accused under sharia law of the crime of "openly declaring sin".
|Taking a trip to the Middle Eastern Metal scenearticle, by Pierre Hecker, 2005, Nord-Sud Aktuell|
Using the Middle Eastern metal scene as a case study, applies the concept of transnational social spaces to the concept of global dissemination of popular cultures.
|Tales of Teen Satanism Have Egypt Inflamednews article, by John Daniszewski, 1997, Los Angeles Times|
Looks at circumstances surrounding the arrest of 78 Egyptian youths accused of worshiping the devil because they among other thigns listened to metal.
|The Iron Phoenix of the Middle Eastcolumn, 2010, MideastTunes.com|
discusses the leading role metal plays in the Middle Eastern music scene
|The Story of Metal in the Middle Easttelevision episode, hosted by Richard Gizbert, series 2 episode 6 of Playlist, Al Jazeera|
|* Turkish heavy metal fans face music for salutesnews article, by Nicholas Birch, 2009, Irish Times|
After making metal salutes at a passing cavalcade five Turkish metal fans were taken into custody accused of "disrespect of a senior official", released without charge 21 hours later.
|Underground musicians aim to change Pakistan's imagenews article, by Reza Sayah, 2009, CNN.com|
Young Pakistani metalheads want to take back their country's reputation from the Taliban and shatter what they call misperceptions created by negative headlines; program director for Pakistani radio station says they haven't been met with opposition by Islamic extremist groups yet, although it is a concern.
|What's A Black Metal Band Gotta Do To Get Murdered By Religious Maniacs These Days?column, by Tim Cavanaugh, 2010, Reason.com|
Looks at the advent of anti-Islamic black metal.