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

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.

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