Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | The Transnational Christian Metal Scene Expressing Alternative Christian Identity through a Form of Popular Music

Title:
The Transnational Christian Metal Scene Expressing Alternative Christian Identity through a Form of Popular Music
Author:
Markus Moberg: Department of Comparative Religion. Ă…bo Akademi University, Finland
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
045
Pages:
423-432
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Christian metal music emerged in the late 1970’s as a means of evangelization among secular metal fans. In recent years it has grown significantly and developed into a trans-national Christian music-based youth culture. In addition to the music; Christian metal has adopted the metal style; rhetoric and attitude. At the same time; Christian metal is as much about religion as it is about music or style. This paper examines some of the most important ways in which Christian metal scenes in a number of countries all over the world have come together with the formation of a trans-national scene. Particular focus is put on the ways in which a trans-national scene supports the spreading of central discourses about the function and meaning of Christian metal as a way of expressing an alternative Christian identity.

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Markus Moberg
Title:
The Transnational Christian Metal Scene Expressing Alternative Christian Identity through a Form of Popular Music
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Markus Moberg
Title:
The Transnational Christian Metal Scene Expressing Alternative Christian Identity through a Form of Popular Music
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