|Published on august 20th, 2020 | by Anthony Martinez|
When we talk about the great Christian metal bands of the 80s and 90s, it is mandatory to mention Sacred Warrior because they were among the first to show a much more melodic sound than other Christian metal bands of that time.
34 years later, Sacred Warrior is still making music, although with some small changes in their line-up, their musical style and faith still remains as it was in their golden years.
The most recent release of Sacred Warrior is a masterpiece in metal, and perhaps one of the best songs made this year.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of this song and video, is the participation of the legendary singer Rey Parra, along with the amazing voice of their second singer Eli Prinsen, accompanying Erik Schelling in his debut as the new official singer of Sacred Warrior, Erik definitely has a powerful voice that fits very well with the sound of Sacred Warrior and its previous singers. The three singers on the same song and video, isn't that amazing?
The band says about this release: "This video is the culmination of the efforts of all living members of Sacred Warrior, past and present. In these troubling times, we want to lift your spirits with the knowledge that Christ is in control and is the only hope for salvation. He is THE Solid Rock that we stand on, and His is the ONE name under Heaven by which we must be saved!"
Beyond the great musical quality and the surprise of seeing their three singers, there is also the powerful message they bring to the world, reminding us that the only hope is the Lord Jesus Christ, today the nations suffers because of a pandemic, and it is important to tell everyone that in Christ there is salvation and that he will free us from all evils.
How far can this video go? It depends on how much you share it. . .
The words at the beginning of the video, explain the reason for this amazing song:
As the world rees for political vitriol, social unrest, cries for justice, fears for safety, anger at lawlessness, deep sorrow for the pain of others, and the Covid19 pandemic that has left in it's wake hundreds of thousands dead, ten of millons out of work, trillons of dollas in economic losses, and a global since of dread and uncertainty about the future
Sacred Warrior decided to use the time and technological tools these circumstances have provided , in order to remind believers and unbelievers alike that there is only ONE hope, ONE Salvation, one name under heaven by which we must to saved.
This project grew into massive collaboration with all living members, past and present.
It is our joy to share this with you now, and our prayer is that you would place your hope in the only Solid Rock, Jesus Christ.
Bruce Swift - Guitars
Tony Velazquez - Drums
Rey Parra - Vocals
Steve Watkins - Bass/Vocals
Jon Johnson - Guitars
Joe Petit - Keyboards/Vocals
Eli Prinsen - Vocals
Tom Sanderson - Keyboards/Vocals
Erik Schelling - Vocals
Enjoy the video below, and don't forget to share
Recorded on location in Louisville (KY), Lakeland (FL), Daytona Beach (FL), Joliet (IL), Lisle (IL), Winfield (IL), and Aurora, IL.
Mixing and mastering by Gathering Storm Media, Aurora, IL
Brian Watkins - Video Editing