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Barren Cross

Barren Cross
Born: Jan 1, 1983 in Los Angeles, CA
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Died: Jan 1, 1994 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Folk, Pop/Rock
Biography: Although they never achieved as much notoriety as their Orange County neighbors Stryper, Los Angeles' Barren Cross were among the best-known Christian (or "white") metal bands to emerge in the 1980s. Formed in late 1983 by singer/guitarist Mike Lee, guitarist Ray Parris, bassist Jim LaVerde, and drummer ...Read full biography
Released: 1990
Label: Rykodisc
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There's something very amusing about a Christian metal band calling one of its albums Hotter Than Hell! But you won't find any endorsements of the occult on this album. Musically, Barren Cross sound like ...Read full review
Rock for the King
Released: 1986
Label: Restless Records
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To some Catholics and Protestants, the term "Christian heavy metal" is as much of an oxymoron as "kosher pork" would be to a Jew. Such skeptics would ask, "How could a Christian artist be associated with ...Read full review
More Barren Cross albums: Main Albums (5)