Relationship Between Heavy Metal And Spirituality Examined In New Book

Editor Justin St. Vincent has released a new book entitled "The Spiritual Significance of Music: Metal Edition" which "provides an exciting exploration of how music powerfully impacts spirituality, and why spirituality influences music," according to a press release. "Readers will discover sincere expressions of spiritual beliefs from the world of metal music." This portfolio includes an eclectic mix of musicians playing many forms of metal music:

* Ambient
* Avant-Garde Death
* Black
* Brutal
* Death
* Doom
* Experimental
* Funeral-Doom
* Gothic
* Grindcore
* Industrial
* Melodic
* Power
* Progressive
* Psychedelic
* Satanic
* Sludge
* Speed
* Symphonic
* Technical
* Thrash

It also includes musicians from alternative-rock, avant-rock, and hardcore-punk bands.

"Metal Edition" provides readers with an important introduction to metal music's affinity with demonology, divination, magic, mysticism, Satanism, spiritualism, the occult, and witchcraft.

The bands referenced in the book include:

ANGELCORPSE
ASVA
BLACKMASS
BREED 77
BRUJERIA
CANNIBAL CORPSE
DAWN OF AZAZEL
ENSLAVED
ENTHRONED
EVOCATION
FAITH NO MORE
FANTÔMAS
GORGOROTH
HATESPHERE
MELECHESH
METAL CHURCH
MY DYING BRIDE
NAPALM DEATH
PITCHSHIFTER
PURGATORY
REQUIEM
RESURRECTION
SAMAEL
STRIBORG
TAROT
UNLEASHED
VILE

For more information, visit www.xtrememusic.org.

(Thanks: EcClipse)

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