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Thursday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Has Metal Lost Its Edge?

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Mainstream media outlets have begun acknowledging the existence of heavy metal, even in its more extreme forms. Some of them have even taken a shine to it,. Somewhere along the course of its forty-odd raucous years, heavy metal became...acceptable. Respectable, even. Whether it's curiosity, novelty, or the simple realization that metal's history, complexity, and global impact more than afford it a place at the cultural table, get to the bottom of how and why it's happened, and what's coming next.

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Emilie Friedlander

Senior EditorThe Fader
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Chris Grigg

ArtistWoeFounder, guitarist, and vocalist of the black metal band Woe; tech and music blogger; producer, mixer, and abuser of sounds; developer, tinkerer, all-around person who likes making and breaking things.

Fred Pessaro

Editor in ChiefNoisey/VICE

Brandon Stosuy

Sr EditorPitchfork Media

Thursday March 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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