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Post by Taylor of Darchera on Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:23 pm

Hello friends in Christ, 

I'm new here, but excited to join you all! What is your best experience of a live Christian metal show? Or a fond memory you have of attending one? 

Mine would have to be seeing Theocracy in Marietta, GA last December. I have all their albums and play them pretty much constantly while driving (and I drive about 700 miles a week), so seeing them play live (and OWN the stage) was unbelievable. Right before they went on, all the other guys in the front row and I were guessing what they would open with. I jokingly said, "what if they opened with Mirror of Souls?" (a 23-minute long epic) and lo-and-behold they DID! The crowd erupted as soon as the first notes were played, and right then I knew I was in for a night to remember. Matt Smith gave 110% the whole night (he didn't take any of the high notes down the octave!), and they even did an obscure goofy Christmas tune they'd never played live! I traveled from TN with my girlfriend to see them, and I remember us eating at Waffle House after the show, ears ringing and minds in sensory overload. One of my best memories. 

Good to be aboard! 

Cheers, 

Taylor

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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by exo on Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:43 pm

Crimson Moonlight at the now defunct Skelletones in Grand Rapids Michigan, 2006.  TINY room, and Pilgrim has a HUGE stage presence.  It was an EXPERIENCE.

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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by ImagoDei on Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:28 pm

I haven't seen a lot of Christian bands live, but of the ones I have seen:

Mortification playing material from self titled, scrolls and PMA. Got to hang out with Steve for a bit, seemed like a super nice guy. Some lady at the show back stage took my address and proceeded to mail me free CDs and HM magazines for some time after. I wish I could remember who she was. 

Love and Death- very good live, and Head pronounces the gospel from the stage. Pretty cool vibe to their set, definitely has a Korn feeling to it. I was able to get really close to the stage and watching Head that closely live was just cool for me. Whether you like them or not, Head and Koran were very instrumental and influential in the whole nu metal thing that happened, and I think Head as a guitarist was a main innovator in developing that sound. Guitar world agrees, as they ranked him 26/100 greatest metal guitarists of all time.

Norma Jean, but it was back when they were still called Luti-Kriss, absolutely wild live, destroyed their gear at the end of the show, smashing the amps and ripping the drum kit apart. It was a tiny venue that didn't even have a stage, everybody just stood around them at ground level. Me without You opened for them, and they only had a demo, and were freshly signed to Tooth and Nail. They played the show in really nice suits, and I remember the singer moshing with the crowd during their set. Actually all of those guys from both bands  just hung out with us all in the crowd when their band wasn't playing. 

The Wedding- they stand out because they insulted the crowd, well sorta. At that particular show, they called the crowd the most boring one they'd ever played for, lol. Probably not the most appropriate thing to announce if people already aren't into you. But, I think everybody was there for The Letter Black and Thousand Foot Krutch and just waiting out The Wedding because they had to. 

Not metal, but Lecrae and Propaganda are both awesome live and very uplifting, and man, people get into them big time. It's a pretty cool experience

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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Hardcore Christian on Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:27 pm

ImagoDei wrote:Norma Jean, but it was back when they were still called Luti-Kriss, absolutely wild live, destroyed their gear at the end of the show, smashing the amps and ripping the drum kit apart. It was a tiny venue that didn't even have a stage, everybody just stood around them at ground level. Me without You opened for them, and they only had a demo, and were freshly signed to Tooth and Nail. They played the show in really nice suits, and I remember the singer moshing with the crowd during their set. Actually all of those guys from both bands  just hung out with us all in the crowd when their band wasn't playing.
Dude that was when Scogin was still the lead singer of Norma Jean! That wouldve been amazing live

I remember seeing The Chariot live a few times and had a similar experience but I dont think they completely trashed their instruments

They always threw their guitars way up in the air though Rockin Loud
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by bigtreads on Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:43 pm

Stryper - To Hell With The Devil - Jan 8 1987 - I was 15 - Soooo good - my first metal concert
Demon Hunter - True Defiance - April 17 2012 - front and center incredible concert
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Dynamis on Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:37 pm

Spring of 1985 I saw Saint open for Stryper in Portland, Oregon.  The very next year it was Bloodgood opening for Stryper.

Also saw Holy Soldier in a small club in downtown Portland in early 1990.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by jaydeecrawson on Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:19 am

Saw Bride at the Strand Theater in Marietta Square near Atlanta in '95. pretty awesome

Saw Extol 2 or 3x, Mortification 3x, Living Sacrifice probably 5x, etc

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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Markus1987 on Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:32 am

I'll never forget the day when I saw Stryper live the very first time. It was November 17th, 2007, at Maata Nakyvissa Festival in Turku, Finland.

I honestly got some real chills through my spine when the intro "Battle Hymn of the Republic" started. And straight after that they started to play "The Way". What an epic way to start the show Smile . I got the chance to meet the guys after the show and had a little chat with Michael. He's such a nice and humble guy.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Dynamis on Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:23 am

I forgot to mention seeing Guardian ("First Watch" tour) and Barren Cross ("State of Control" tour) in Portland as well.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by New Creation on Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:36 am

I've been to countless shows, too many memories to count. I'll try and come up with some highlights and post later.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by d@v!d on Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:49 am

Taylor of Darchera wrote:Hello friends in Christ, 

I'm new here, but excited to join you all! What is your best experience of a live Christian metal show? Or a fond memory you have of attending one? 

Mine would have to be seeing Theocracy in Marietta, GA last December. I have all their albums and play them pretty much constantly while driving (and I drive about 700 miles a week), so seeing them play live (and OWN the stage) was unbelievable. Right before they went on, all the other guys in the front row and I were guessing what they would open with. I jokingly said, "what if they opened with Mirror of Souls?" (a 23-minute long epic) and lo-and-behold they DID! The crowd erupted as soon as the first notes were played, and right then I knew I was in for a night to remember. Matt Smith gave 110% the whole night (he didn't take any of the high notes down the octave!), and they even did an obscure goofy Christmas tune they'd never played live! I traveled from TN with my girlfriend to see them, and I remember us eating at Waffle House after the show, ears ringing and minds in sensory overload. One of my best memories. 

Good to be aboard! 

Cheers, 

Taylor
Welcome!

Tough question. Probably the first time I saw The Crucified, but I don't remember it as I saw them so many times back in the day it's all a blur. Another would be seeing Martyr 1.0, not having heard about them before, at Cafe Oasis in Hollywood by accident. I went there to check out the place one afternoon and met them at load in and came back later that evening to watch them play.


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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Sir Shred A Lot on Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:40 am

I have probably seen over 1000 Christian metal/rock shows in my lifetime, going back to the mid-80s. I went to Cornerstone Festival every year from 1987-95, and that provided so many awesome memories. I also lived in Minneapolis, which was one of the few places that had a venue that regularly booked Christian metal bands - The New Union. I saw so many bands there. It would be impossible for me to remember all the highlights, but here are just a few...

Back at their peak, Bride was awesome live. I saw them at least a dozen times. I think 1988 was the first.

Stryper, of course. I've actually only seen them 5 or 6 times, the most recent was just last year.

Extol blew me away the first time I saw them. I saw them three times, but the first one was the best. Unbelievably tight.

If King's X qualifies, I'd have to include them. Probably saw them 6 or 7 times. Actually one of the best concerts ever was King's X and the Galactic Cowboys. Maybe that was 1992-93-94. Both bands crushed it that night. 

Believer

One Bad Pig

Bloodgood

Tourniquet

Crucified

Vengeance Rising

Wow... I could go on and on. Great times.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by timekeeper on Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:29 pm

Too many to count, but the best has to be Stryper in the late 80's - professional, excellent musicianship and louder than anything I've ever heard.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by New Creation on Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:10 pm

I think the best metal concert I ever went to was Deliverance opening for Vengeance Rising in Denver. Possibly the second best was Living Sacrifice with opening artists Zao and NIV.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Wigeon on Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:43 pm

I've been to countless shows since around 1991, all in the Houston/Austin/San Antonio triangle, and one or two in Dallas. Here are the one's that really made a memorable impact on me:

Vengeance Rising in Houston 1992 - The show was supposed to be Deliverance. A few days before the show we heard that George Ochoa badly burned his hand and Deliverance had to cancel. Vengeance supposedly took their place. When we got there, George Ochoa came out on stage to warm up, he talked to us and gave us some of his signature Deliverance guitar picks. The rumor was obviously false, but never really knew why Deliverance didn't play. Also got to meet and hang out with Roger Martinez after the show. He was a trip. We watched him witness to this guy in a Morbid Angel T-shirt and the guy got saved. Pretty cool stuff. I got my picture taken with Roger, it's buried in a box somewhere.

The Crucified, Mortal, Applehead, XL and DBD in San Antonio 1993 - The show was billed as The Crucified and Mortal. We showed up early, and some guys were shooting pool in the club. One big guy with a huge afro and colorful 8-ball leather jacket was shooting pool. We figured it was a local just hanging out there. When the show started, the fog machines started going, this guy came out with a guitar and just started riffing like a mad man. The Crucified band was backing him. We found out later it was XL that later released XL and DBD "Sodom and America". After two of his songs, Greg Minier took the mic and performed a couple of Applehead songs. Mortal came on next. I wasn't a fan before this show, but they tore it up and put on a great show with heavy heavy music and intensity. The Crucified finished up and did not disappoint. Got all of the band member's autographs on my Crucified shirt.   

Mortification and Living Sacrifice (original lineup) in San Antonion 1993 - This was my first of many times to see both bands, but the only time with LS original lineup (DJ on vox), and Mortification with Michael Carlisle on guitar. Michael talked to us before the show and shared some very strange stories that didn't really make any sense. The biggest bummer was that Jason Truby blew up his amp only 2 -3 songs into their set and LS stopped playing early.

See below for some flyers I got from those shows and others from Sanctuary Church in San Antonio.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Hardcore Christian on Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:26 pm

For me probably,

The first 3 Scream The Prayer Tours with too many bands too count (Im not even gonna list of all of them)
Over 3 years I got to see:
Impending Doom
Sleeping Giant
For Today
Agraceful
Attack Attack
Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster
Blessed By A Broken Heart
Mychildren Mybride
War Of Ages
Soul Embraced
With Blood Comes Cleansing
I The Breather
The Crimson Armada
A Plea For Purging
In The Midst Of Lions
The Color Morale
The Great Commission
Hundredth
Haste The Day
The Chariot
Project 86
Oh Sleeper
Gwen Stacy
Corpus Christi

All in 3 shows! Annually for 3 years in a row
(Some bands I got to see multiple times of course!)
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Black Rider on Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:52 pm

Dynamis wrote: wrote:Spring of 1985 I saw Saint open for Stryper in Portland, Oregon.  The very next year it was Bloodgood opening for Stryper.

Also saw Holy Soldier in a small club in downtown Portland in early 1990.
Saw those myself. 

Saw The Crucified in some little hall back in the day with about 150 folk and it was almost 100 degrees out. Covered in sweat, there's and ours.

BTA, Demon Hunter, Zao and someone else and the whole place was a mosh pit. Good fun.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by d@v!d on Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:57 pm

Not to be unduly negative, but I see that Stryper was some of your firsts. The first time I saw them I did enjoy them a lot and was still riding high on the feelings when the next day I got the call telling me that my little sister had died.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by crucifyd on Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:45 pm

have to go with The Crucified...a small hall in Federal Way with about 150 souls...hot and sweaty...huh, this sounds familiar...

Black Rider, it sounds like we were at the same show from your description and location... Yes?

Black Rider wrote:Saw The Crucified in some little hall back in the day with about 150 folk and it was almost 100 degrees out. Covered in sweat, there's and ours.

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I would also second the King's X / Galactic Cowboys. Saw them in Seattle, I think at Rock Candy, leaning against the stage, getting showered in Doug Pinnick and Ben Huggins spittle...Incredible!

I am jealous of some of you, as I've state before, I would trade it all to have seen Vengeance in the Human Sacrifice era...
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Black Rider on Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:18 pm

I saw them in Salem, Or. but that's the right year.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by jusma on Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:18 am

First Stryper show in 2007
Rob Rock in 2014
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Andreas89 on Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:52 am

The period of 2009-2012 was my prime time for metal concerts. Since I've only been a christian for less than half of that period, I haven't seen many christian metal bands. Plus, they don't tour that much. Anyway, I saw Sinbreed back then; I consider them a christian metal band until their album Shadows. It was a nice concert.
I also saw Theocracy a few weeks before that. Terrible venue, great show and atmosphere.

Also saw Neal Morse in 2015 but I don't think that counts as metal.
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Post by Sir Shred A Lot on Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:36 am

Cool memorabilia, Wigeon. I didn't save any ticket stubs or posters, but I do have a lot of photos from concerts I attended. I just need to find the time to scan them into digital format someday.
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Post by d@v!d on Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:26 pm

crucifyd wrote:have to go with The Crucified...a small hall in Federal Way with about 150 souls...hot and sweaty...huh, this sounds familiar...

Black Rider, it sounds like we were at the same show from your description and location... Yes?

Black Rider wrote:Saw The Crucified in some little hall back in the day with about 150 folk and it was almost 100 degrees out. Covered in sweat, there's and ours.

here is my ticket






I would also second the King's X / Galactic Cowboys. Saw them in Seattle, I think at Rock Candy, leaning against the stage, getting showered in Doug Pinnick and Ben Huggins spittle...Incredible!

I am jealous of some of you, as I've state before, I would trade it all to have seen Vengeance in the Human Sacrifice era...
I wonder if we ever had bumped into each other. I went on a Northwest tour in 92 with Martyr and Hold True. Federal Way rings a bell, we may have played there.


BTW, crazy thing when I wen tot post. It took me to a page to verify that I wasn't a spammer. I couldn't post until I deleted the ticket image.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Black Rider on Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:49 pm

Big Brother is watching.  Twisted Evil
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Post by d@v!d on Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:04 pm

Black Rider wrote:Big Brother is watching.  Twisted Evil
No doubt. Wink
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Post by crucifyd on Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:22 pm

d@v!d wrote:
BTW, crazy thing when I wen tot post. It took me to a page to verify that I wasn't a spammer. I couldn't post until I deleted the ticket image.

I got that too, I answered the spammer question and it posted...  scratch
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Post by d@v!d on Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:37 pm

crucifyd wrote:
d@v!d wrote:
BTW, crazy thing when I wen tot post. It took me to a page to verify that I wasn't a spammer. I couldn't post until I deleted the ticket image.

I got that too, I answered the spammer question and it posted...  scratch
Maybe I missed the question. I didn't see one, just an okay button.
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Post by crucifyd on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:19 pm

I tried it again, I guess question is the wrong thing to say, it asks you to select a color and then OK to "verify you are human" and then ... basically a bunch of extra clicking.

odd, that is the only image that has happened to me for on this board.
the one I just tried, it did not come up...

scratch scratch scratch
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Driven on Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:12 am

Pretty much the only experience I've had, but Daniel Band and X-Sinner 6 years ago. At that time, I was way deep into the DB and I still enjoy them now. Great time.
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Post by Black Rider on Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:16 pm

^That would be cool, I never got a chance to see either one.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by TMLMKE on Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:05 pm

Stryper THWTD 30th Anniversary tour
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by metaldude on Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:00 am

I was fortunate enough to see Rez, Barren Cross, Vengeance Rising (original lineup), and Sacred Warrior, all in their prime. I've also seen bands like Disciple, Skillet, and Pillar multiple times. I've played shows with Vengeance Rising, The Lead, and Atomic Opera. All these experiences were great. That said, the things that will always stand out in my mind are

1. Standing in a parking lot and talking to Glen Kaiser for about an hour after a show.

2. Seeing Kevin Young, while headed to the stage, sit his guitar down and pray for a friend of mine simply because he asked him to. All while the rest of the band was onstage waiting.

3. Seeing Seventh Day Slumber leave their instruments and forfeit their stage time to pray for people who responded to a testimony about a suicide attempt.

Those were situations where I definitely saw the "Christian" put into Christian Rock.
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Post by Black Rider on Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:54 am

I'm not a huge Disciple fan but hearing Kevin preach on stage is awesome.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Superjuice on Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:24 pm

Disciple as well (Cornerstone '99).  2010 Disciple concert? Meh, not so much..
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by ludey7 on Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:39 pm

Bride 1989 cornerstone.  Silence Is Madness was to come out a month later so the show was heavy with Live To Die & Silence material.

1990 cornerstone - saw Believer, Deliverance, the crucified, and Vengeance Rising all in same weekend (with the Cru opening for VR). 

2009 cornerstone saw Stavesacre and The Crucified front row in each on consecutive nights.

1988 saw a band I never heard of called Sacred Warrior open for Whitecross on Hammer & Nail tour.  SW had just released Rebellion & bought it at the show after they played - they were better than WC.

Sat 5 rows in front of Scott Wenzell at a Stryper show in 1989. 

Sat directly in front of Bruce Swift & Tony Velasquez of SW at a Stryper show when they were touring the The Covering. Im positive no one there knew who they were but I got to say thanks for all their music and told them they should be opening that night.

I saw Rex Carroll join Stryper on stage to play To Hell With The Devil and they let him take the solo.  I think this was on the Murder By Pride tour.

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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by crucifyd on Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:12 pm

ludey7 wrote:1990 cornerstone - saw Believer, Deliverance, the crucified, and Vengeance Rising all in same weekend (with the Cru opening for VR).

oh man, was that the Flower of Power show??
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by ludey7 on Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:06 pm

crucifyd wrote:
ludey7 wrote:1990 cornerstone - saw Believer, Deliverance, the crucified, and Vengeance Rising all in same weekend (with the Cru opening for VR).

oh man, was that the Flower of Power show??
It was that show.

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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by crucifyd on Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:25 pm

ludey7 wrote:
crucifyd wrote:
ludey7 wrote:1990 cornerstone - saw Believer, Deliverance, the crucified, and Vengeance Rising all in same weekend (with the Cru opening for VR).

oh man, was that the Flower of Power show??
It was that show.


*** jealous ***
I've said a couple times on here that I would give back every show I've seen to see Vengeance during the HS / OD era but wow that line up right there is about as good as it gets in my mind...
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by strangerhoncho on Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:28 am

I saw a few shows in the early '90s but never got to see any of the great ones (the Big Six of xian thrash BCDMT & V).  The ones that stand out as best were those I saw the summer of 2000 when I road-tripped to Cornerstone, TOMfest, and some other festival in Minnesota that I forget the name of.  There were so many, but I'd say the highlights were Extol and Tourniquet in Minnesota, Living Sacrifice and Embodyment at C'Stone (where they let me sit on stage), and Tantrum of the Muse at TOMfest.  With the prize going to Tantrum of the Muse because they were so technical and animated on stage and the sound mix was SO good and clear.  Whoever mixed the main outdoor stage that year at TOMfest definitely did the best job of any live concert sound guy I've ever heard.  Every band sounded amazing.

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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Superjuice on Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:59 pm

strangerhoncho wrote: and some other festival in Minnesota that I forget the name of
Sonshine, where Doug Van Pelt eventually created the HM stage and had many a' good band take the stage.  Kids were calling the HM stage the 'heavy metal tent,' which made me giddy since metal wasn't 'in' at the time.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Pershing1134 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:46 am

crucifyd wrote:have to go with The Crucified...a small hall in Federal Way with about 150 souls...hot and sweaty...huh, this sounds familiar...

Black Rider, it sounds like we were at the same show from your description and location... Yes?

Black Rider wrote:Saw The Crucified in some little hall back in the day with about 150 folk and it was almost 100 degrees out. Covered in sweat, there's and ours.

here is my ticket






I would also second the King's X / Galactic Cowboys. Saw them in Seattle, I think at Rock Candy, leaning against the stage, getting showered in Doug Pinnick and Ben Huggins spittle...Incredible!

I am jealous of some of you, as I've state before, I would trade it all to have seen Vengeance in the Human Sacrifice era...
I worked security for this show...yeah, patting down a bunch of dudes wearing leather jackets in 100 degree weather was amazing. And working the front of the stage with the pit was equally memorable!
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by Wigeon on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:32 am

ludey7 wrote:
1990 cornerstone - saw Believer, Deliverance, the crucified, and Vengeance Rising all in same weekend (with the Cru opening for VR). 

You win!
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by MikeInFla on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:01 am

Haven't really been to many Christian shows but I'd have to say Stryper on THWTD tour. Met Tim and Robert at the mall the day of the show! I think I was 16. 

Also saw Whitecross and Sanxion at my high school around 90 or 91. I was already in college but went to see them at my old school. Great show. 3 bands, forgot who the 3rd band was.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by crucifyd on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:08 am

Pershing1134 wrote:
crucifyd wrote:have to go with The Crucified...a small hall in Federal Way with about 150 souls...hot and sweaty...huh, this sounds familiar...

Black Rider, it sounds like we were at the same show from your description and location... Yes?

Black Rider wrote:Saw The Crucified in some little hall back in the day with about 150 folk and it was almost 100 degrees out. Covered in sweat, there's and ours.

here is my ticket






I would also second the King's X / Galactic Cowboys. Saw them in Seattle, I think at Rock Candy, leaning against the stage, getting showered in Doug Pinnick and Ben Huggins spittle...Incredible!

I am jealous of some of you, as I've state before, I would trade it all to have seen Vengeance in the Human Sacrifice era...
I worked security for this show...yeah, patting down a bunch of dudes wearing leather jackets in 100 degree weather was amazing. And working the front of the stage with the pit was equally memorable!

so we may have "met" before and here we are 25 years later

quite memorable, great show...
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by d@v!d on Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:48 pm

crucifyd wrote:
so we may have "met" before and here we are 25 years later

quite memorable, great show...
So, that was kind of what I was asking you about more than the mystery of the spam ticket image.

I went on a Northwest tour in the summer of 92 with Martyr, Rocks in Pink Cement, and Hold True. We played with Empty Tomb a few times.

I also played in another band La Paz, at Tomfest, I think 94.
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by crucifyd on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:05 pm

d@v!d wrote:
crucifyd wrote:
so we may have "met" before and here we are 25 years later

quite memorable, great show...
So, that was kind of what I was asking you about more than the mystery of the spam ticket image.

I went on a Northwest tour in the summer of 92 with Martyr, Rocks in Pink Cement, and Hold True. We played with Empty Tomb a few times.

I also played in another band La Paz, at Tomfest, I think 94.

yeah sorry about that, I think I thought of that later...sometimes I'm a little slow

so, what band were you in on the 92 Northwest tour? was the Cru show one of the ones you played?

I've never seen any of those other bands that I recall and never went to Tomfest. As was discussed on one of these boards I would be the shy guy on the side basically trying not to be noticed so I wouldn't have stood out. I would have had mid to waist length hair, mullet style -- UGH!, probably a moustache -- UGH! again, and the aviator glasses from the time...maybe I could post a pic ... then again you might not want me to...  ; )
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Re: Best live Christian metal experience you've had?

Post by d@v!d on Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:22 pm

crucifyd wrote:
d@v!d wrote:
crucifyd wrote:
so we may have "met" before and here we are 25 years later

quite memorable, great show...
So, that was kind of what I was asking you about more than the mystery of the spam ticket image.

I went on a Northwest tour in the summer of 92 with Martyr, Rocks in Pink Cement, and Hold True. We played with Empty Tomb a few times.

I also played in another band La Paz, at Tomfest, I think 94.

yeah sorry about that, I think I thought of that later...sometimes I'm a little slow

so, what band were you in on the 92 Northwest tour? was the Cru show one of the ones you played?

I've never seen any of those other bands that I recall and never went to Tomfest. As was discussed on one of these boards I would be the shy guy on the side basically trying not to be noticed so I wouldn't have stood out. I would have had mid to waist length hair, mullet style -- UGH!, probably a moustache -- UGH! again, and the aviator glasses from the time...maybe I could post a pic ... then again you might not want me to...  ; )
Rocks in Pink Cement and La Paz. We never played with Cru up there. It was always us 3 or with Empty Tomb and maybe another band whose name I don't remember. I'm pretty sure we played in Federal Way. There was also some really wonky metal band we played with in Northern Washington. I don't remember the name. The lyrics to one of their songs became a byline during the rest of the tour. I always felt conflicted because they were the very nicest people ever, but their band and music were awful.
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