A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music.

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    • Alternate Title:
      Un rizo en la canción: Del mito al poema de Dante en el Heavy Metal.
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Dante
      Ground & Figure
      Heavy Metal
      Holy Grail
      Legend
      Myth
      Symphonic Metal
      Fondo & Forma
      Leyenda
      Metal Sinfónico
      Mito
      Santo Grial
      Language of Keywords: English; Spanish
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    • Abstract:
      The study of music is gathering strength in the academic world although there are some unexplored elements to be contemplated in this emerging field. As mixed media, music enjoys the power of melody and that of lyrics. Its power to reach any social nook makes music a gigantic cultural tool with the force of sending any kind of message in dynamically and effectively. The way in which heavy metal - and especially its symphonic branch - plays with this duality of melody and text, together with the mythological content from which lyrics often feed, makes this genre an essential step in intermedial research. This paper focuses on symphonic heavy metal as a source of mythological knowledge that helps build a bridge linking popular music with one of the most celebrated literary works of all times: The Divine Comedy. On the one hand, the paper demonstrates the social importance of popular music while showing how the field which has not escaped the influence of the Dantesque world that permeates many symbolic realms in the Western world. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      El estudio de la música cobra fuerza en el mundo académico si bien quedan elementos por contemplar en este nuevo campo. Como medio híbrido, la música disfruta del poder de la melodía a la par que de la letra. Su poder de llegar a cualquier nicho social convierte a la música en una enorme herramienta cultural con la fuerza de enviar cualquier tipo de mensaje de manera dinámica y efectiva. La manera en la que el Heavy Metal - y especialmente su rama sinfónica - juega con esta dualidad de la melodía y del texto, junto con el contenido mitológico del que se nutren con frecuencia sus letras convierte a este género en un paso esencial para la investigación intermedial. Este artículo se centra en el estudio del heavy metal sinfónico como una fuente de conocimiento mitológico que posibilita un puente entre la música popular y una de las obras literarias más célebres de todos los tiempos: la Divina Comedia. Por un lado, el artículo demuestra la importancia social de la música popular al tiempo que muestra cómo el género no ha escapado la influencia del mundo dantesco que permea los entornos simbólicos del mundo occidental. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Assistant Professor (Complutense University of Madrid)
      2Graduated in English Studies at the UCM (Complutense University of Madrid)
    • ISSN:
      1697-8293
    • Accession Number:
      10.7195/ri14.v15i1.1013
    • Accession Number:
      121295905
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BOTERO CAMACHO, M.; DEL CAMPO, N. P. A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music. Icono 14, [s. l.], v. 15, n. 1, p. 166–185, 2017. DOI 10.7195/ri14.v15i1.1013. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121295905. Acesso em: 26 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Botero Camacho M, del Campo NP. A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music. Icono 14. 2017;15(1):166-185. doi:10.7195/ri14.v15i1.1013
    • APA:
      Botero Camacho, M., & del Campo, N. P. (2017). A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music. Icono 14, 15(1), 166–185. https://doi.org/10.7195/ri14.v15i1.1013
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Botero Camacho, Manuel, and Nuria Picón del Campo. 2017. “A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music.” Icono 14 15 (1): 166–85. doi:10.7195/ri14.v15i1.1013.
    • Harvard:
      Botero Camacho, M. and del Campo, N. P. (2017) ‘A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music’, Icono 14, 15(1), pp. 166–185. doi: 10.7195/ri14.v15i1.1013.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Botero Camacho, M & del Campo, NP 2017, ‘A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music’, Icono 14, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 166–185, viewed 26 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Botero Camacho, Manuel, and Nuria Picón del Campo. “A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music.” Icono 14, vol. 15, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 166–185. EBSCOhost, doi:10.7195/ri14.v15i1.1013.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Botero Camacho, Manuel, and Nuria Picón del Campo. “A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music.” Icono 14 15, no. 1 (January 2017): 166–85. doi:10.7195/ri14.v15i1.1013.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Botero Camacho M, del Campo NP. A Twist in the Song: Retracing Myth and Dante´s Poem in Heavy Metal Music. Icono 14 [Internet]. 2017 Jan [cited 2020 Oct 26];15(1):166–85. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121295905