The Invocation at Tilburg: Mysticism, Implicit Religion and Gravetemple’s Drone Metal

@article{Coggins2015TheIA,
  title={The Invocation at Tilburg: Mysticism, Implicit Religion and Gravetemple’s Drone Metal},
  author={Owen Coggins},
  journal={Implicit Religion},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={209-231}
}
  • O. Coggins
  • Published 14 May 2015
  • Sociology
  • Implicit Religion
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