A Blaze in the Northern Sky: Black Metal and Crimes Against Culture

  title={A Blaze in the Northern Sky: Black Metal and Crimes Against Culture},
  author={Thomas J. T. Williams},
  journal={Public Archaeology},
  pages={59 - 72}
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