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News, 6/13/2018

Helsinki professor becomes pioneer of metal music research

Photo:Karin Hannukainen

Esa Lilja’s credentials include a doctorate and an adjunct professorship in musicology at the University of Helsinki – and a love of heavy metal.

His foot is tapping to the beat of heavy metal music. He’s sitting in the rehearsal space of the metal band Tyrantti, listening carefully. As a musicologist, Lilja focuses on the chords and melodies of heavy metal and other genres, as well as the way they connect in harmonies.

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Updated 6/13/2018


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