Rez Metal: Inside the Navajo Nation Heavy Metal Scene by Soltani Stone, Ashkan

Rez Metal: Inside the Navajo Nation Heavy Metal Scene

Regular price $16.95 Save $0.00
/
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Only 133 items in stock!

Rez Metal captures the creative energy of Indigenous youth culture in the twenty-first century. Bridging communities from disparate corners of Indian Country and across generations, heavy metal has touched a collective nerve on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona in particular. Many cultural leaders--including former Navajo president Russell Begaye--have begun to recognize heavy metal's ability to inspire Navajo communities facing chronic challenges such as poverty, depression, and addiction. Heavy metal music speaks to the frustrations, fears, trials, and hopes of living in Indian Country.

Rez Metal highlights a seminal moment in Indigenous heavy metal: when Kyle Felter, lead singer of the Navajo heavy metal band I Dont Konform, sent a demo tape to Flemming Rasmussen, the Grammy Award-winning producer of several Metallica albums, including Master of Puppets. A few months later, Rasmussen, captivated by the music, flew from Denmark to Window Rock, Arizona, to meet the band. Through a series of vivid images and interviews focused on the venues, bands, and fans of the Navajo Nation metal scene, Rez Metal provides a window into this fascinating world.

Ashkan Soltani Stone is the founding director of the Film Studies Program at Weber State University. He is a documentary filmmaker and producer and director of the films Rez Metal, Rock behind the Wall, I Know You Well, and King Coal. Natale A. Zappia, associate professor of history and director of the Institute for Sustainability at California State University, Northridge, is the author of Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859.



Author: Ashkan Soltani Stone, Natale A. Zappia
Publisher: Bison
Published: 10/01/2020
Pages: 108
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 0.40d
ISBN13: 9781496205094
ISBN10: 149620509X
BISAC Categories:
- Music | Genres & Styles | Rock
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies | American | Native American Studies
- Music | Genres & Styles | Heavy Metal

About the Author
Ashkan Soltani Stone is the founding director of the Film Studies Program at Weber State University. He is a documentary filmmaker and producer and director of the films Rez Metal, Rock behind the Wall, I Know You Well, and King Coal. Natale A. Zappia, associate professor of history and director of the Institute for Sustainability at California State University, Northridge, is the author of Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859.