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...As poster children for the excesses of rock and roll in the 1980s and 1990s, Guns N’ Roses became symbols of their era for both critics and fans. The band formed in 1985 after Axl Rose’s outfit, Hollywood Rose, incorporated members...

AC/DC

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...When brothers Angus and Malcolm Young formed AC/DC in 1973, little did they know how significantly they would shape the sound of rock music through the end of the millennium. Born in Scotland, the brothers and their family relocated...

Andrew W.K.

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...With unparalleled musicianship and a positive message, Andrew W.K. took upon himself the seemingly absurd character of a party-punk to produce some of the most innovative and captivating music of the 2000s. W.K. was born in California...

Sepultura

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...Sepultura is a Brazilian band that was a major influence in the genres of thrash metal, death metal, and groove metal in Brazil, and later globally, during the 1980s and 1990s. The band has gone through several changes of band members...

Slayer

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...Among the “Four Horsemen,” along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax, Slayer was a leading thrash metal band known for their fast and aggressive musical style, and arguably one of the most influential bands within their genre. Guitarists...
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...Emerging from the British psychedelic scene, Black Sabbath’s early innovations on blues rock and metaphor-laden lyrics are perhaps most directly responsible for the emergence of the popular hard rock/metal genre. In 1968, Tony Iommi...

Deep Purple

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...The psychedelic output of the British rock band Deep Purple paved the way for the rise of hard rock and metal through the 1970s and 1980s. In 1967, drummer Chris Curtis floated the idea of forming a supergroup to a trio of investors, who...

Metallica

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...The heavy metal outfit Metallica emerged from the Los Angeles scene in the 1980s to become one of the most successful touring acts through the 2000s. In 1981, drummer Lars Ulrich posted an advertisement to form a band and was contacted...

Led Zeppelin

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...The source of much mid-twentieth-century rock mythology, Led Zeppelin sprang from previously successful bands to become one of the pioneers of hard rock. Formed in mid-1968 as the New Yardbirds to fulfill contractually obligated...

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

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...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...