August 27, 2016

Detroit Rock City - Ice Cream & JESUS!

Jesus Rock Solid is track one on STORM THE GATES, a Christian Rock/Metal album featuring parodies of classic hard-rock/hair metal songs from the 70s & 80s.

KISS was THE ONLY BAND I really loved as a kid. My first KISS album was Love Gun. I was in fourth grade. I will NEVER forget those days. Up to the point that I surrendered my life to Christ in 1987—I was very proud that I owned ALL of KISS’s albums… I was such a huge fan.  Dude, I even LOVED “The Elder! 

I caught KISS live six times in the 80s—Creatures, Lick It Up, Animalize—and three times on the Asylum tour (In Indianapolis, Terra Haute & Evansville, IN). I actually got back stage in Evansville and met Eric Carr… crazy.

When I surrendered my life to Christ in 87 I let go of all of my music.  I actually busted my entire album collection. I know it sounds a little bit radical, but it was just something I needed to do.

So, when it was time to create a parody album—I wanted to honor the musicians who inspired me to play music---and also honor my Lord with the lyric/message of the song.  I knew a KISS song HAD to be part of the collection—and I just couldn’t think of a better representation of “KISSness” than Detroit Rock City—from the Destroyer album!

In this video teaching I share some of the thought behind this song.  C.S. Lewis had a really cool view of Christ and the Body of Christ (i.e. the Church). I won’t spoil the video by telling you what it was here  but I think it’s super insightful and liberating!  Thanks for reading and watching!


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August 19, 2016

JESUS SAID -- The Story Behind My Parody of Quiet Riot's "Metal Health"

In this vid I share the story behind "JESUS SAID,” m Christ-honoring Parody of Quiet Riot’s early 80s metal hit—Metal Health, A.K.A. “Bang Your Head.”  This song is part of my 2016 Christian Metal Parody album, Storm The Gates (available everywhere :-).  This song is all about the awesome reality that Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (The Bible, John 3:16).

How awesome is that?

I will never forget seeing Quiet Riot live in Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN in 1983 on the Metal Health Tour.  They were an amazing three-piece band!  I remember Rudy Sarzo laying his bass on the stage and playing it "piano-style" at one point... Carlos Cavazo was an impressive guitar player.  Frankie Banali was a rock-solid drummer and of course, Kevin Dubrow had that huge personality that was next to impossible to ignore!

It was a pure honor to parody this song.  My goal was to pay tribute to the musicians who played a big role in inspiring me to become a musician---and also to redeem the message in a way that would exalt and honor my Lord, Jesus Christ.  Enjoy--and may it totally Rock You Up for Jesus!
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August 12, 2016

KISS - Detroit Rock City -- Christian Parody by Pastor Brad

Possibly like you---for me--when I was a kid--there was NO OTHER BAND--besides KISS.  They were bigger than life.  I was so totally mesermized.  Up until the day I surrendered my life to Christ in 1987--I prided myself in being able to say that I owned the entire KISS catalogue.  I actually busted up & trashed my entire album collection that year--it might sound crazy--but it was something I needed to do---music was a god in my life--one that needed to be delt with.  But I digress---When I decided to do a Christian Parody album--I knew a KISS song HAD to be on it--------and I couldn't think of one that conveyed what KISS was all about to me---more than Detroit Rock City.  I saw KISS live 6 times--and all but one of those shows was opened with this song--it's an "anthem."

My goal for every song on STORM THE GATES was to, a) pay tribute to the musicians who inspired me to become a musician myself, and b) to honor Jesus with the lyrical message.  I believe I achieved both with this one--I hope you will agree!  Enjoy!

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August 8, 2016

Can We Trust The Bible? Part 4 "Science"

Can we trust the Bible? As Christians—we have entrusted our eternity to the message of this book… so, can we trust it? In part 1 we began looking at a series of six questions that scholars and historians use to measure the accuracy and reliability of any ancient document. Here’s what we’ve covered so far:

Part 1: Is the text based on eye-witness accounts?

Part 2: How trustworthy and accurate are the copies?

Part 3: Is the text archaeologically reliable?

In part four we dig into the question, “Is the Bible scientifically accurate?” Many people are quick to say things like, “Faith and Science are incompatible.” But in this video, you’ll hear that science and scripture are actually quite compatible. Whether you’re a Christ-follower, or just curious about this topic—I think you’ll be blessed by what you discover.


August 3, 2016

The Official Pastor Brad Rocks 80s Christian Metal YouTube Channel Trailer!

Dude if you love Christian rock and 80s Christian metal music; if you crave Christian heavy metal and classic Christian rock welcome to the Pastor Brad Rocks Channel!  This channel is all about classic Christian metal, old school Christian metal, Christian hard rock, 80s Christian rock, Christian hair metal; in other words if you’re a fan of 80s arena rock and you love Jesus—I believe you’ll totally dig the Pastor Brad Rocks channel!

I love bands and artists like Stryper, Bloodgood, Whitecross, Holy Soldier, Neon Cross, X Sinner, Sacred Warrior, Idle Cure, Petra, Barren Cross, Messiah Prophet, Leviticus… you get the point.

I grew up and cut my guitar-playing teeth on bands like AC/DC, KISS, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, RATT, Dokken, Van Halen, Ozzy, Metallica, etc.  I always describe my music this way---if you threw all of those bands into a Christian blender and they came out playing Jesus-exalting Christian metal---you’d have Pastor Brad music!

I love what Larry Norman said years ago, “Why should the devil have all the good music?”  Dude with bands like Jerusalem, Angelica, Sin Dizzy, Bride, Saint, Daniel Band, Impellitteri, Rob Rock, Barnabas, Guardian, Rage of angels, Rez Band, King James, Novella, Crystavox, Recon, Liaison… etc.  we have a tremendously rich and full catalogue of hard rockin, Jesus-honoring, melodic metal music to enjoy!

I’m honored to be part of such an amazing community of metal ministers! I truly hope you will enjoy, be blessed by and TOTALLY Rocked Up For Jesus—by the Pastor Brad Rocks Channel!  Visit my page at www.youtube.com/pastorbrad1985 today ans subscribe!

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