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The influence of the Great War on heavy metal

Pochette du single Fields of Verdun du groupe Sabaton, 2019 Nuclear Blast®
On the face of it, it would be hard to find a link between Iron Maiden and the Battle of Verdun... And yet! Hard rock and heavy metal bands have often drawn their inspiration from the Great War. In a more unexpected way, this has helped to shape our current representations of the First World War.

What message does this music convey? How do these musicians view the Battle of Verdun? Let's decipher this complex influence, between provocative transgression and immense respect for history... in a rockin' lecture!

With Frédérick Hadley, stage manager at the Musée du Louvre and co-curator of the 2014 exhibition Entendre la Grande Guerre: sons, musique et silence en 14-18.
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1 avenue du Corps européen
Verdun - Fleury-devant-Douaumont
+33 3 29 88 19 16
Free entry with the Museums-PASS-Musées
On 22 Nov 2023
Wednesday: 18:00-19:30

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