"Why not here?": Pinoy metal and peripheral communities

Catherine Hoad

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Reading through internet forums populated by Filipino metal fans, I notice a few recurring features. The enthusiasm for local 'Pinoy metal' scenes shines through. Older scene members bemoan the loss of their favourite clubs. Younger fans share the best sites to download the latest metal albums from around the world. Touring metal bands that that will never reach Filipino shores are discussed with equal parts longing and irritation. The common response to such scenic isolation is one simple question - 'Why not here?' - a question I will be unpacking in the course of this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunities, places, ecologies
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 2013 IASPM-ANZ Conference
EditorsJadey O'Regan, Toby Wren
Place of PublicationBrisbane, QLD
PublisherInternational Association for the Study of Popular Music
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780975774779
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIASPM-ANZ Conference - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 24 Nov 201326 Nov 2013


ConferenceIASPM-ANZ Conference
CityBrisbane, Australia


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