|A Christian 'Heavy-Metal' Band Makes Its Mark on the Secular Music Industrycolumn, by Steve Rabey, 2001, Christianity Today|
From a Christian perspective, looks at the Christian metal band Stryper, its rise to mainstream success and the question of its spiritual healthiness.
|Angelic Warlordwebsite, AngelicWarlord.com|
Deals with Christian metal and Christian hard rock.
|Anti-Christian T-shirt draws police responsenews article, 2012, TheMetalDiscourser.com|
Featuring the words “Jesus is a Cunt” and depicting a nun masturbating, Cradle of Filth T-shirt has gotten shopkeepers selling it and individuals wearing it into trouble over the years in Britain, Scotland, Australia and New-Zealand.
|Apocalyptic Unbound: An Interpretation of Christian Speed/Thrash Musicpaper, by Michael Powell, 2004, printed in Religious Innovation in a Global Age: Essays On The Construction of Spirituality and previously presented at The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting in 1995 in St. Louis|
Explores the relationship between conservative Christians and Christian speed/thrash metal as largely centered upon conservative Christian views of eschatology and evangelism, the music's affinity for apocalyptic themes in harmonic, visual and lyrical dimensions, and how the music can be understood as an attempt by alienated Christian youth to make sense of the chaotic and irrational world in which they live.
|Band plays God rock loud and proudnews article, by Richard De Atley, 1986, The Telegraph|
Looks at Christian metal, in particular the band Stryper, and resulting outrage from church groups.
|Behemoth Found Innocent (Again) In Bible Tearing Incidentnews article, by Zach Shaw, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
After Adam Darski aka Nergal of black metal band Behemoth burned a bible on stage at a concert in Poland in 2007, Darski successfully defended against a lawsuit to which the verdict was appealled and has now successfully defended against the appeal as well.
|Bloodgood Inducted Into Christian Music Hall of Famenews article, 2010, Blabbermouth.net|
|Bring Your Mother to the Gas Chamberarticle, by Lester Bangs, 2005, Creem Magazine|
Discusses Black Sabbath as an essentially Catholic Christian band that for instance embraces the 'Fall' and 'Redemption' perspective of Christian doctrine.
|Christian Black Metal: A Photographic Overviewblog column, 2008, TheMetalInquisition.com|
Humorous inspection of contradictions in Christian metal.
|Christian Metal Historywebsite section, by Johannes Jonsson, MetalForJesus.org|
Chronological list detailing the history of Christian metal.
|Christian Metal Realmdiscussion forum, ChristianMetalRealm.niceboard.com|
Deals with Christian metal.
|Christian Rock - Paganism in the Churchtranscript of church sermon, by David A. Noebel, av1611.org|
Sermon preached back in the early 1970s warns of Christian rock music's dangers.
|Christian Rockers Deny Kicking Assparody news article, 1997, TheOnion.com|
|Drugs Give Way to Bible for Heavy Metal Loversnews article, by Steve Padilla, 1990, Los Angeles Times|
Discusses Longhairs for Christ, a group of young people who turned from a destructive metal lifestyle to a religious metal lifestyle.
|Enslaved cancel concert rather than play with Christian bandnews article, by Brett Stevens, 2010, Examiner.com|
|* Epistemic, interpersonal, and moral stances in the construction of us and them in Christian metal lyricspaper, by Jousmäki Henna, 2011, Journal of Multicultural Discourses|
|Faster for the Master! - Exploring Issues of Religious Expression and Alternative Christian Identity within the Finnish Christian Metal Music Scenebook, by Marcus Moberg, 2009, Åbo Akademi University Press|
|Heavy metal Christmasnews article, by Newt Briggs, 2003, Las Vegas Mercury newspaper|
Talks about a hybrid band/symphony incorporating classical, orchestral, symphonic and progressive elements into hard rock and metal and that performs Christmas music during the holiday season.
|* Heavy metal hermeneutics: The biblical themes of the problem of evil, fate, and anthropology in heavy metal musicdissertation, by Nicholas Ulrich and Gordon Lynch, 2009, Tren Dissertations|
|Heavy metal service at St. John's United Methodist Church is a new take on the traditionalnews article, by Michelle Villarreal, 2011, Corpus Christi Caller-Times|
Band called Thy Kingdom Come perform Christian metalcore for church service every Sunday at St. John's United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas (video included).
|* Holy rock and rollers: A fantasy theme analysis of American evangelicalism in Christian heavy metaldissertation, by Jeremy Adolphson, 2009, Northern Illinois University|
"This study applies fantasy theme analysis to the entire discography of the CHM artist As I Lay Dying to illustrate the pervasive element of evangelicalism in popular music."
|In Finland, heavy metal music moves the masses, even in churchnews article, 2008, AFP Global Edition|
|It's Still Rock and Roll to Me: Christian Heavy Metal and the Problem of Authenticityarticle, by Jeremy V. Adolphson, 2011, Rock Brands:
Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture|
Explores how music can authentically be both Christian and metal simultaneously and how Christiam metal musicians should market their music, with particular focus on how Christian metal musicians can convey religious content and how they can re-appropriate devil imagery by personifying concepts of mortification and suffering through a double meaning of rock-coded lyrics.
|Italy's heavy metal monk retires from the limelightnews article, by Philip Pullella, 2009, Reuters.com|
|Megadeath's Dave Mustaine: 'We Pray Every Night Before We Go On Stage'news article, 2011, Blabbermouth.net|
Interviewed for Nightline's Beyond Belief television special "Battle With The Devil", Megadeath frontman discloses his beliefs about Satan and his use of black magic when he was younger (video clip included).
|Metal Biblewebsite , MetalBibel.nu|
Promotes a special Bible edition for metal enthusiasts, including the New Testament.
|Metal for Jesuswebsite, www.MetalForJesus.org|
Deals with Christian metal.
|Metal in the Mainstreamarticle series, by Adam R. Holz, 2006, PluggedIn.com|
Six-part series examines metal from a Christian perspective, including an overview of the genre, the thematic prevalence of the plight of the loner, the way the musicians express pain and loneliness and how they encourage their fans to process it, to what extent the music's themes can influence the listener's thinking, Christian metal and secular metal bands with positive messages.
|* Metal Missionaries to the Nation: Christian Heavy Metal Music, "Family Values," and Youth Culture, 1984-1994article, by Eileen Luhr, 2005, American Quarterly journal|
|Murder Music: A History of Black Metaldocumentary, written by Malcom Dome and directed by David Kenny, 2007, Rockworld TV|
Explores black metal's origins in such bands as Black Sabbath and Venom, the controversies surrounding arson and murder committed by musicians in the early Norwegian scene, anti-Christian sentiment, and the paradox of Christian black metal; includes many interviews.
|Pantokrator: The Colombian Heavy Metal Churchnews article, by Rabih Dagher, 2009, RabihDagher.com|
Pantokrator Church in Bogota, Columbia is designed for devotees who want to express themselves through metal (video included).
|Rock Against Religionnews article, 2007, BlackSunJournal.com|
"7-7-7 Rock Against Religion", an anti-religious rock concert in Hazelwood, Washington organized by metal band Architecture of Aggression drew hundreds of fans as well as the protest of several prayer groups.
|Satan Rides the Mediadocumentary, by Torstein Grude, 1998 , Subfilm|
Deals with Northern Europe's black metal scene, with a particular focus on Varg Vikernes and his involvement with murder and church burning as well as the media coverage received by black metal
|Satan's Cheerleadersarticle, by Darcey Steinke, 1996, Spin Magazine|
Examines the life of Varg Vikernes in relation to black metal's anti-Christian impulse.
|Testimonies of Young People and Christian Rockwebsite page, av1611.org|
Collection of quotes from Christian youths talking about their negative experiences with Christian rock / metal.
|The Genesis and Stabilization of a Musical Form: Actor Networks and Christian Speed/Thrash Metal Musicpaper, by Charles M. Brown, 1996, presented at "The Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings" in Chicago|
Using the actor network model beyond its traditional application in scientific and technological areas, explores how and why a specific group of Christian youth and supporting organizations cohere with a particular cultural form of music in Christian speed/thrash metal.
|The Transnational Christian Metal Scene Expressing Alternative Christian Identity through a Form of Popular Musicpaper, by Marcus Moberg, 2007, presented at the European cultural studies conference "INTER" in Sweden|
|To God and My Own Self Be True... a story of heavy metal and my life!column, www.NoLifeTilMetal.com|
|Tom G. Warrior Selling... Some Interesting Artworknews article, by Zach Shaw, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
For between $200-$550 each, frontman of Triptykon / ex-Celtic Frost offers for sale two pieces of artwork he made featuring miniature Jesus statues attached to dildos.
|Turn or Burn? The Peculiar Case of Christian Metal Musicpaper, by Marcus Moberg, 2008, presented at the first "Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal and Politics" conference in Salzburg|
|* Until the Light Takes Usdocumentary, produced and directed by Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell, 2009, Variance Films|
Goes behind the highly-sensationalized media reports of "Satanists running amok in Europe" to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs underpinning the metal movement against Christianity and modern culture.
|Unveiling Satan’s Wrath: Aesthetics and Ideology in Anti-Christian Heavy Metalpaper, by Jonathan Cordero, 2009, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture|
|Varg Vikernes Biographyarticle, Burzum.com|
Article about black metal artist Varg Vikernes, a leading and influential figure in the black metal community who has been at the center of much controversy and media coverage on such topics as murder, church burnings and racial ideology.