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A two-year foundation degree in heavy metal being offered by New College Nottingham has been labelled as an “easy option” and a qualification that would “lack weight” in finding work by education campaigners.

The degree, which was developed by music lecturer Liam Maloy and will teach students about a range of subjects including the composition of heavy metal and its effect on popular culture, film and even video games, is planned to start this September, despite causing some controversy amongst critics who feel it isn’t a degree that can be taken seriously when it comes to looking for work.

Could we soon be seeing whole modules dedicated to Maiden and Sabbath?

“There are too many degrees being offered that lack credibility in the marketplace,” says Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education.

“I suspect that may be the case with this course, unless you want to be a heavy metal star, in which case why would you need a degree in the subject? It might seem an attractive, easy option to some people. But you don’t need to do a degree in heavy metal. It’s a waste of time.”

“It’s a degree, so it will be academically rigorous,” counters Liam Maloy. “In the past, heavy metal has not been taken seriously and is seen as lacking academic credibility when compared with other genres such as jazz and classical music. But that’s just a cultural construction.”

Read more over on the BBC website

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Century Media Records, the Finnish Metal Expo, Inferno magazine, Terrorizer magazine and Imperiumi.net joined forces in 2010 to find the “Suomi Metal Star 2011.” Around 240 Finnish bands signed up to take part in the contest and 12 were selected to be voted on by the public prior to the end of that year.

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Century Media Records, the Finnish Metal Expo, Inferno magazine, Terrorizer magazine and Imperiumi.net joined forces in 2010 to find the “Suomi Metal Star 2011.” Around 240 Finnish bands signed up to take part in the contest and 12 were selected to be voted on by the public prior to the end of that year.

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Century Media Records, the Finnish Metal Expo, Inferno magazine, Terrorizer magazine and Imperiumi.net joined forces in 2010 to find the “Suomi Metal Star 2011.” Around 240 Finnish bands signed up to take part in the contest and 12 were selected to be voted on by the public prior to the end of that year.

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According to InlandSoCal.com, Ozzy Osbourne fan Ericka Chavez had the metal star autograph her arm at his book signing last Friday in Riverside, California so she could have the signature tattooed on her.

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Around 240 Finnish bands signed up to take part in the “Suomi Metal Star 2011″ contest and 12 were selected to be voted on by the public . The four finalist bands played at the Finnish…

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Century Media Records, the Finnish Metal Expo, Inferno magazine, Terrorizer magazine and Imperiumi.net joined forces last year to find the “Suomi Metal Star 2011.” Around 240 Finnish bands signed up to take part in the contest and 12 were selected to be voted on by the public prior to this past New Year’s Eve.

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Since it first worked with SENTENCED back in 1993, Century Media Records has been known for delivering first-class Finnish metal from the likes of TURISAS, FINNTROLL, POISONBLACK, TIMO KOTIPELTO, NORTHER, THE MAN-EATING TREE, KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI and the label’s latest signing, INSOMNIUM.

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Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O’Connor has been diagnosed with cancer, and is undergoing treatment in Los Angeles.

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BBC News reports: Notorious heavy metal star Lemmy, of MOTÖRHEAD, is the subject of a new documentary film.

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