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Concluding Remarks: Christian Metal, Alternative Religious Expression and Identity

Marcus Moberg

Marcus Moberg is a senior researcher and formerly held the position of Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Religion at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His research interests include the sociology of religion, religion and consumer culture, and religion, media and culture studies. He has published widely on Christian metal and contemporary intersections of religion, media and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christian Metal : History, Ideology, Scene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...Throughout the chapters of this book, we have explored the phenomenon of Christian metal from a range of different angles. It is now time to briefly summarize and discuss some of the most important insights about the phenomenon of Christian...

Conclusion: Drone Metal Mysticism

Owen Coggins

Owen Coggins is Honorary Associate of the Religious Studies Department at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Contribution, limitations and further possibilities The aim of this book has been to comprehensively analyse and account for the array of references to mysticism, ritual and religion in the discourse, practice and music of drone metal...

Introduction

Marcus Moberg

Marcus Moberg is a senior researcher and formerly held the position of Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Religion at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His research interests include the sociology of religion, religion and consumer culture, and religion, media and culture studies. He has published widely on Christian metal and contemporary intersections of religion, media and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christian Metal : History, Ideology, Scene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...During recent decades, scholars of religion have increasingly started to draw attention to the role being played by popular culture within the overall context of religious change and transformation in the West. Popular culture...

Verbal, Visual and Aesthetic Traits

Marcus Moberg

Marcus Moberg is a senior researcher and formerly held the position of Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Religion at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His research interests include the sociology of religion, religion and consumer culture, and religion, media and culture studies. He has published widely on Christian metal and contemporary intersections of religion, media and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christian Metal : History, Ideology, Scene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...Building on the general account of metal music and culture provided in the introduction, this chapter provides a general, and largely descriptive, account of Christian metal’s main verbal (e.g. the content of song lyrics), visual...

The Experiential, Sensory and Bodily Dimensions

Marcus Moberg

Marcus Moberg is a senior researcher and formerly held the position of Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Religion at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His research interests include the sociology of religion, religion and consumer culture, and religion, media and culture studies. He has published widely on Christian metal and contemporary intersections of religion, media and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christian Metal : History, Ideology, Scene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...In this chapter, we will focus on the experiential, sensory and bodily experience of Christian metal, particularly as experienced in the context of the live Christian metal concert setting. With the themes explored in previous chapters...

Mysticism and Metal Music

Owen Coggins

Owen Coggins is Honorary Associate of the Religious Studies Department at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction On a Thursday evening at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, a crowd of around three hundred people fall silent at the heavily amplified sound of a recorded Arabic prayer that is broadcast to Muslim pilgrims as they approach...

Main Ideological and Discursive Traits

Marcus Moberg

Marcus Moberg is a senior researcher and formerly held the position of Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Religion at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His research interests include the sociology of religion, religion and consumer culture, and religion, media and culture studies. He has published widely on Christian metal and contemporary intersections of religion, media and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christian Metal : History, Ideology, Scene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...In this final main chapter of the book, we will focus on the central ideological traits of Christian metal through focusing on the ways in which Christian metal musicians and followers themselves discursively construct Christian metal...

Heavy Metal

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Ever since its emergence and initial development during the late 1960s and early 1970s, heavy metal has been characterized by its, often highly conspicuous, fascination with the apocalyptic visions of the Bible, the world of mythology...

Heavy Metal in Madagascar (Metaly Gasy)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Madagascar’s heavy metal subculture was established around the mid-1980s in the island’s capital city, Antananarivo. At this time, Madagascar’s socialist Second Republic, which lasted from 1975 to 1993 and was the second of four major...

Heavy Metal in Kenya

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Heavy metal found its way into Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, in the mid-1990s. On the one hand, travelers to the region brought with them recording devices containing Western heavy metal tracks. On the other hand, the spread of heavy metal...