Why do some Heavy Metal bands examine the First World
In this episode we talk to Julia Ribeiro Thomaz (PhD student
at Paris Nanterre/EHESS) about the portrayal of the First
World War in Heavy Metal music. As a result we learn about who is
fascinated with tank warfare, different uses for the poetry of
Wilfred Owen, and the extent to which the First World War offers
bands an opportunity to discuss their own mortality and experiences
of life and death.
Iron Maiden: Paschendale (Single)
Iron Maiden: Death or Glory (Single)
Metallica: One (Single)
Motorhead: 1916 (Single)
A history podcast discussing various cultural genres which reference the First World War, including detective fiction, Star Wars and death metal music, and ask why the First World War has particular popular cultural relevance.