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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...

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...

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...

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

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...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...

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 in Finland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Finnish heavy metal scene has developed at a fast pace since the late 1980s, covering many sub-genres of metal and becoming accepted on all levels of society in Finland. Although its popularity has declined somewhat in the 2010s...

Heavy Metal in Italy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Italian heavy metal/hard rock bands began to be active between the late 1970s and the early 1980s, recording their demos and singles at the beginning of the new decade. The first full-length heavy metal Italian albums were released in 1981...

Methods to Cross the Abyss: Ritual, Violence and Noise

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 This extreme music produces extreme effects in the bodily consciousness of listeners. In this chapter, I explore aspects of such extreme responses and the language of ritual they prompt from listeners. I present examples...

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

Scholarly Books

...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...