Thirty Years of Hate: black metal and subcultural developments in Turkey from 1990 - 2020The Hub - Room 2
Black metal, one of the most extreme subgenres of metal, has been a part of Turkish underground culture since the early 1990s. Since the genre’s inception in Europe during the 1980s and particularly the 1990s in Norway, its esthetical and lyrical focus has revolved around blasphemy, satanism, violence, and a critical stance towards Abrahamitic faiths. Despite this, it was not until the mid-2000s that references to Islam started to emerge within the Turkish black metal scene cultural production. This presentation will focus on why this change has occurred.