September 30, 2016

The Conquest

Life is filled with calls for CONQUEST--God called Israel to a conquest -- driving out the idolatrous inhabitants of the "Promised Land."  Christ, in his earthly ministry conquered death, hell and the grave--crushing the head (power) of Satan.  So there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ--because in Him we are VICTORIOUS---more than conquerors!  Someday he will return to finalize his dominion--to separate the sheep from the goats--cast death into the lake of fire--along with the devil and all who follow him. and usher in the new Heaven & Earth!  It's awesome!

This is an instrumental song... but it presents a "conquest" story in sound :-)

I'll never forget creating this tune with one of my guitar-heros, Dee Harrington (of SAINT). Dee graciously played on this song... amazing stuff! You know know it's Dee when the guitar sounds like a hive of angry BEES! :-) (About 2/3 through--after the "bomb" drops) Enjoy!

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September 26, 2016

"Well done, good anf faithful servant!"

Well Done is track 3 on my 2004 release, “Out Of The Hellhole” – available everywhere! As a follower of Jesus—one of my deepest guiding desires is to hear my Lord and King say to me on THAT DAY, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” This statement comes from a parable Jesus told in the gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, about a master (representing Himself) and three servants (representing us)—each of whom the master entrusted with “talents” (resources to steward for him). At the end of the parable—the master returns (a foreshadowing of judgment day) and “settles his accounts.”

Here’s a blurb from the actual passage…

“After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ 21 His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” (Matthew 25:19-21, NIV).

Oh how I am looking forward to THAT day! And oh how my awareness of THAT day’s coming motivates me to live with all of my heart for King Jesus NOW! All of this is of course presented in an 80s style, Christian metal music package, called, "Well Done" ... Enjoy!


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September 12, 2016

Jesus is our Awesome SON OF MAN Savior!

Son Of Man is a Christian parody of the classic hard rock song, IRON MAN, by Black Sabbbath. It's part of my 2016 release, Storm The Gates (available everywhere).  

I didn't really discover Black Sabbath until the Ronnie James Dio years. Heaven and Hell was my first Sabbath album. But, of course, from that point I worked back to the previous Sabbath classics with Ozzy. I was nevery a "massive" Black Sabbath fan--they were always a little too dark for me---even before I became a Christian--but I always totally appreciated Tony Iommi as a guitarist... and Bill Ward and GeezerButler on drums and bass were just geat musicians.

So, when it came time for me to put a Christian parody album--of classic 1970s and early 80s hard rock metal songs together---NOT inlcuding a Sabbath tune was NOT an option.... and for me---there is no more recognizable Black Sabbath song, than "Iron Man". 

My hope for this song was to a) honor the musicianship of the artists who created the original--and obvously inspired me musicially... and b) to honor Jesus with the lyrical message---enjoy!


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