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Metal and the Beast: The adoption of apocalyptic imagery in heavy metal music

Till, Rupert (2012) Metal and the Beast: The adoption of apocalyptic imagery in heavy metal music. In: Anthems of Apocalypse: Popular Music and Apocalyptic Thought. Bible in the Modern World (42). Sheffield Phoenix Press, Sheffield. ISBN 978-1-907534-34-8

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This chapter asks in what ways apocalyptic imagery, characters, and other material from the Book of Revelation, and more specifically reference to the Devil or Satan, are evident in heavy metal occulture. It asks in what way the original meanings of the text have been sustained or altered, and why it is that this is the case. It asks what implications this has for our understanding of how religion and meaning operate within contemporary society, and what this tells us about changing patterns of belief and consciousness in popular culture.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
School of Music, Humanities and Media > Popular Music Studies Research Group
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Depositing User: Rupert Till
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 16:54
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:24


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