Merry Rockin’ Christmas!
The Pastor Brad Rocks Christian Metal Podcast is an avalanche of Christ-centered spiritual encouragement guaranteed to ROCK YOU UP for Jesus! In this episode PB DEBUTS “The Grinch” – a PB 80s Christian Metal Style – Instrumental cover of the classic, “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch.” You’ll also be treated to a preview medley of PB’s soon to be released Hard Rock Worship Album, “UP” – COMING (Lord willing) in early 2017! And as the icing on the cake (i.e. the BEST part) – you’ll receive two healthy dose of God’s Word—as Pastor Brad teaches on the idea of “Allowing God To TRANSFORM Our Lives” from the inside out! Be blessed & enjoy!Hard, Heavy, Metal, Pastor Brad Rocks, Rock
Idle Cure: PRAY (2nd Avenue)
Idle Cure: IT’S NO FUN ANYMORE (2nd Avenue)
Idle Cure: REDLINE (Inside Out)
Idle Cure: TALK IT OUT (2nd Avenue)
Idle Cure: IF YOU MEAN IT (2nd Avenue)
Idle Cure: WE’VE LOST GROUND (Inside Out)
Idle Cure: HOLY MOUNTAIN (Inside Out)
Idle Cure: MIND GAMES (Inside Out)
In Frontline Records Rewind Episode 64, host Les Carlsen continues his conversation with Idle Cure members, Steve Shannon and Mark Ambrose. Part 2 includes back-story for songs included on the band’s 3rd and 4th Frontline albums, 2nd Avenue and Inside Out.
2nd Avenue is Steve’s favorite album. It has an aggressive rock feel and guitar experimentation, including putting a Marshall amp in the bathroom, with microphone in the toilet, for a unique sound in “If You Mean It”. Steve’s vocals were taken to a new level, as Mark wrote songs that intentionally challenged him. Mark continued to write in-your-face lyrics on the album. In 1989 the song, “Pray”, was the #1 rock song in the USA, nominated for a Dove Award.
Inside Out is a conceptual album that examines delicate spiritual topics like pornography, abortion and hypocrisy. It also includes worshipful, “Holy Mountain”, a brilliant re-write by Mark that almost didn’t make the album. The song describes the worship experience, influenced by the Old Testament story of Moses meeting with God on Mount Sinai.Frontline, Hard, Idle Cure, Rewind, Rock
The PB Rocks 80s Christian Rock / Metal Music Podcast is a colossal serving of 80s style Jesus-honoring melodic metal music, bible teaching and edification for your walk with Christ!
In this episode, Pastor Brad shares FOUR more tracks from his 2004 release, “Out Of The Hellhole” – Sound The Alarm, Saga, City Streets & Crazy—Each of these songs delivers a musical punch & spiritual message guaranteed to Rock You Up! Oh how we need to hear the alarm and awaken fully in Christ & fight the good fight of faith! We are in a battle and this song is a call to arms! Saga is a musical message of encouragement to hang touch with Jesus and to remember that in Christ we are victorious! City Streets is a redeemed song of rebellion. In its original form it was a garage-band anthem of revolt against authority—but after God’s Spirit took up residence in my heart and filled me with an attitude of joy and peace in Him—this song was re-envisioned as an metal hymn proclaiming Christ’s call to every believer to shine for Him loud and proud in the world! And finally, CRAZY is another song from my garage-band days that was originally about sticking it to “the man” – but under the influence of the Holy Spirit it blossomed into a song celebrating God’s good gift of hard-rock music to the world!
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father” (James 1:17, NIV).
Woven between songs is a consistent message of hope, encouragement, and spiritual challenge to follow Jesus – full-throttle! Thanks so much for listening! Remember to like, comment, share and subscribe!Metal, Pastor Brad Rocks, Rock
Idle Cure: BREAKAWAY (Idle Cure)
Idle Cure: COME ALIVE (Idle Cure)
Idle Cure: COME BACK TO ME (Idle Cure)
Idle Cure: SILENT HOPE (Idle Cure)
Idle Cure: SO MANY FACES (Idle Cure)
Idle Cure: TAKE IT (Idle Cure)
In Frontline Records Rewind Episode 63, Steve Shannon and Mark Ambrose, of Idle Cure, captivate host Les Carlsen and listeners with stories of band history, song inspiration and an angel appearance in Paris. Songs introduced are from their albums, Idle Cure (1986) and Tough Love (1988).
Mark talks about how they hit a wall and almost gave up on the writing of their trademark song, “Breakaway”. Not only was the song a chart-topping hit, it enticed Mark to stay with Idle Cure, in spite of earning his recent accounting degree from USC. Steve tells the story of how radio and distribution execs didn’t believe he sang vocals on “Take It”, because it was so mellow and different from others. Well, Steve did back then, and he sings an intro for the song on Rewind!
Listeners also learn how the name “Idle Cure” was selected from a name search contest conducted by Frontline Records. The band has a rare treat –a limited supply of vinyl albums (still sealed) of their original debut self-titled album. Check out Idle Cure FaceBook page for purchase details.
View clips at https://www.youtube.com/user/FrntlnRcrdsFrontline, Idle Cure, Les Carlsen, Rewind, Rock
12th Tribe: CRACKIN’ (Tha G Hits)
12th Tribe: PARTY TRACK (Tha G Hits)
12th Tribe: BORN & RAISED (Tha G Hits)
12th Tribe: NIGHT 2 REMEMBER (Tha G Hits)
In Frontline Records Rewind Episode 62, conversation continues with 12th Tribe founder, David Portillo, and current members. Host Les Carlsen asks them to share their story and introduce favorite songs from the new indie album, “Tha G Hits”.
Listeners will be in awe as Eric (DJXRAY) humbly reveals his entertainment industry repertoire as DJ for Ellen Degeneres, undefeated DJ in battles representing the USA and performing with Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube. He finds more satisfaction with 12th Tribe.
Young tribesman, Simon, tells of his journey of acceptance and how he now fits the group and a new life of service. Carlo (The Realist) escaped death after a gang-related stabbing and credits prayers of his Grandmother and the promise that all things are possible with Christ –even redemption of a poor street kid.
Stories and songs from “Tha G Hits” provide a constant message that 12th Tribe members are forever changed! As the crew would say, “Check it out!”
During the interview session, 12th Tribe performed “G Hits Mash Mix”.
View clips at https://www.youtube.com/user/FrntlnRcrds12th Tribe, Frontline, Rap, Rewind
The PB Rocks 80s Christian Rock / Metal Music Podcast is a MASSIVE serving of Christ-honoring hard rock music, bible teaching and encouragement for your Christian faith!
In this episode, Pastor Brad shares three more tracks from his 2004 release, “Out Of The Hellhole” – Faithfulness, Grace and No Turning Back—Dude—we all NEED all three of these–don’t we? We need God’s faithfulness in our lives and we need to be inspired and empowered to live faith-filled lives for Christ! And it totally goes without saying that apart from GRACE all of us would be toast. I really enjoyed recording this portion of the show—sharing about G.R.A.C.E. or “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense” … awesome stuff! And then No Turning Back is just a declaration of commitment—that Jesus is THE WAY, THE TRUTH & THE LIFE—and there is no “plan B”.
In addition to sharing these 80s Christian Metal anthems of encouragement with you (I hope they totally Rock You Up), I also sprinkled in a healthy dose of encouragement from the Bible!Heavy, Metal, Pastor Brad Rocks, Rock
12th Tribe: 1 DAY AT A TIME (Livin’ In Babylon)
12th Tribe: I C THINGS (Knowledge Is The Tree Of Life)
12th Tribe: PEACE AND SOUL (Knowledge Is The Tree Of Life)
12th Tribe: GOD RULES (Knowledge Is The Tree Of Life)
12th Tribe: KNOWLEDGE IS THE TREE OF LIFE (Knowledge Is The Tree Of Life)
12th Tribe: BLACK HIGHWAYS (Livin’ In Babylon)
12th Tribe founding member, David Portillo, gets his latest crew together for an interview with the Rewind crew. David shares his journey of being a 15-year-old rapper performing for crowds of senior citizens, to rubbing elbows with The Newsboys and P.O.D., and recently taking his 15-year-old son on tour.12th Tribe, Frontline, Rap, Rewind
Bloodgood: HEAVEN ON EARTH (Rock In A Hard Place)
Bloodgood: DEMON ON THE RUN (Bloodgood)
Bloodgood: ANGUISH AND PAIN (Bloodgood)
Bloodgood: IN THE TRENCHES (Dangerously Close)
Bloodgood: RUN AWAY (Dangerously Close)
Bloodgood: FATHER FATHER (Dangerously Close)
Bloodgood: CRUCIFY (Detonation)
Bloodgood: THE MESSIAH (Detonation)
Bloodgood: EAT THE FLESH (Live @ SoCal Metal Fest)
In Frontline Records Rewind Episode 60, host Les Carlsen got together with his long-time friend, “boss” and bass player, Michael Bloodgood, the day Bloodgood rocked the stage at SoCal Metal Fest in Irvine, California. Michael shares optimistically about plans for the future, tells his best road story, and talks about his bass, of course. They love Jesus and wear Spandex, so look out!
The guys recall band beginnings, including how they got signed with Frontline Records, and some adventures together. Songs introduced on the show are from “Bloodgood”, “Detonation”, Rock In A Hard Place” and “Dangerously Close”, the band’s most recent independent release.
View clips from Rewind episodes at https://www.youtube.com/user/FrntlnRcrdsFrontline, Heavy, Les Carlsen, Metal, Michael Bloodgood, Rewind