Home of Metal Conference Panels


Panel 1: In conversation with Nic Bullen, Mark Titchner and Damien Deroubaix

Saturday 3  September 2011 | 4.30 – 5.30pm | Light House, Wolverhampton

Tickets £5 in advance http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk

The relationship between fans and music has been explored throughout the Home of Metal project; this panel of artists will investigate that dynamic further. Nicholas Bullen is a Birmingham based sound and visual artist, he founded the band Napalm Death, creating the Grindcore genre and taking Heavy Metal in a unique direction. This panel will invite discussion between Bullen and visual artists who draw upon the genre in their work.

Internationally renowned artist and former Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner will discuss his current solo exhibition at New Art Gallery Walsall, featuring a video portrait of Bullen.  Damien Deroubaix, a French artist and Grindcore fanatic has collaborated with Bullen to create a new piece of sculptural work that references the work of Napalm Death and their influential album ‘Scum’. The panel will provide a unique opportunity to hear leading artists discuss the process behind these collaborations, and the resulting work, which has all been presented under the Home of Metal banner.

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Panel 2: Exploring Heavy Metal: An Insight Into Music Journalism

Sponsored by Birmingham City University

Friday 2 September 2011
2.00pm – 3.00pm
University of Wolverhampton Conference Rooms
Please Book In Advance :  Admission for the Panel only £5.00 http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk

Budding writers will find invaluable insights into the world of music journalism. The panel will explore ways in which journalism has been informed by the ongoing evolution of Heavy Metal as well as the move from print to the use of digital media.

The panel will be made up of key figures in music journalism, including Alex Milas, the editor of the UK’s largest selling Heavy Metal music magazines, Metal Hammer. Other panelists include Malcolm Dome, with a 30 year career as a Heavy Metal commentator and co-founder of online radio station TotalRock, John Doran who has interviewed everyone from Slayer to Judas Priest and the editor of music website The Quietus and former Plan B editor Frances Morgan who has contributed to a variety of publications from Terrorizer to the New Statesman.