Owen Coggins has completed a doctorate in Religious Studies and Music at the Open University, investigating mysticism, ritual and religion in reception of drone metal, an extreme form of popular music. He continues to research ambiguity, mysticism and marginal religion in popular music cultures, and is currently a Researcher at Nordoff Robbins, a music therapy charity. Recent articles have appeared in the journals Implicit Religion, Diskus, and Metal Music Studies, and a monograph is forthcoming. See open.academia.edu/OwenCoggins for more details.