June 24, 2016

Crazy Train, by Ozzy (A Christian Parody) The Dragon Is Slain

Dude, I will never forget riding out to "Karma Records" in Anderson, IN. to pick up the "EX lead singer for Black Sabbath" -- Ozzy Osbourn's DEBUT album--"Blizzard of Ozz."  I had NEVER heard of Randy Rhoads.  The cover was kind of spooky... but that was to be expected coming from a guy with Black Sabbath on their resume.

To be 100% honest, I don't know if I would have gotten all that excited (at that point) about Ozzy, if my friend Paul Hickner--a Tony Iommi/Black Sabbath fan--hadn't said to me, "Dude, you gotta check this album out!"

So on my friends recamendation I bought it... brought it home... put it on ---- and became and instant Ozzy/Randy mega fan.  It was just an amazing collection of music.

Of course---the whole culture/world associated with that music led me to a very dark place.  And when God touched me with His redeeming love and delivered me out of that dark place--I was MORE than happy to say good-bye to all of it... but my appreciation for the music and musicians never faded---and when it was time to put together a collection of Christ-honoring parodies of classic metal songs from "the day"---Crazy Train" HAD to be part of it!  My goal with this song--as with every song on Storm The Gates--was to pay tribute to the song-writing & musicianship that inspired me to become a musician---and to redeem the message of each song for the glory of Christ.  I hope after listening--you think I accomplished both of those goals!

Luke Weber does a stellar job on lead vocals---Thanks so much Luke!!!!  Here's the video--enjoy!  And if you haven't subscribed to The Pastor Brad Rocks YouTube Channel (A NEW video Every Friday)---Subscribe today, thanks!



Metal Blessings,
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June 17, 2016

Jesus Laid It On The Line!

The Story Behind Jerusalem 3PM!
My Parody of Saxon's Dallas 1PM
I really enjoyed creating this tory about the first time I heard SAXON at my friend Paul's house!  What a great band!  By the way---since recording this video---I NOW know Saxon are from ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!  That will make sense when you watch the video :-).



Until next time,
80s Old-School Christian Rock / Metal & Instrumental Shred Guitar Blessings!
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June 11, 2016

My Christian Parody of SAXON'S "Dallas 1PM"

Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. The band also had numerous singles in the UK Singles Chart and chart success all over Europe and Japan, as well as success in the US. During the 1980s Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts. The band tours regularly and have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. They are considered one of the classic metal acts and have influenced many bands such as Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Pantera, Sodom, and Megadeth.[1] (from Wikipedia)

And you could add to that list--Pastor Brad.  I will never forget the first time I spun (remember albums?) DALLAS 1PM...  I was an instant fan!  So when I decided to do Storm The Gates--my first Christian Parody album---SAXON had to be part of it!  Dallas 1pm is about the assassination of President Kennedy--in Dallas, at 1pm.  My parody is called Jerusalem 3pm and it's about the crucifixion of Jesus--in Jerusalem, at 3pm.  Enjoy!



Until next time,
80s Old-School Christian Rock / Metal & Instrumental Shred Guitar Blessings!
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June 2, 2016

Pastor Brad Rocks Christian Metal Podcast - June, 2016

In the June episode of the Pastor Brad Rocks Christian Metal Podcast---I share a METALLICA-Garage-Band-Story from back in "the day" --- I have 4 fresh PB Christian metal tunes that drip with 80s influence... One of the songs is my spin in KISS's "Dr. Love"... you'll see :-) ... And of course there is pleanty of God's Word sprinkled in so you will definitely be Rocked Up!  Enjoy!




Until next time,
80s Old-School Christian Rock / Metal & Instrumental Shred Guitar Blessings!
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