BARREN CROSS - Atomic Arena -Christian Music Rock Metal

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  • Sold Date: Nov 02, 2010
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BARREN CROSS - ATOMIC ARENA - 1988 - ENIGMA RECORDS - D2-73311 - ORIGIANL ISSUE NOT A CUT-OUT NOR CD-R!! This Used CD Is In Mint Condition Featuring 10 Tracks By "Barren Cross" Barren Cross Is: Mike Lee, Ray Parris, Steve Whitaker And Jim Laverde 1. Imaginary Music 2. Killers Of The Unborn 3. In The Eye Of The Fire 4. Terrorist Child 5. Close To The Edge 6. Dead Lock 7. Cultic Regimes 8. Heaven Or Nothing 9. King Of Kings 10.Living Dead This Used CD Is In Mint Condition

Barren Cross is a Christian metal band that was formed in Los Angeles , California in 1983 by high school pals Ray Parris (guitar) and Steve Whitaker (drums). The band released six albums from 1986 to 1994 and has been on hiatus ever since. They reunited for a few shows in recent years, and officially announced reunion on May 28, 2008 as well as plans to record a new album.

By 1984, bassist Jim LaVerde and vocalist Mike Lee were added. In 1989 the band appeared on The Morton Downey Show alongside members of KISS and Anthrax . In 1990 Mike Lee left and joined the band Bare Bones, but would appear on the band's later releases.

Music - Musically, the band is often compared to Iron Maiden , mainly due to the similarity of the vocals between Mike Lee and Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson . Lyrically, the band is noted for its uncompromising stance on a number of social issues. Their songs addressed personal and societal ills such as suicide , abortion , terrorism , and prejudice from a Christian worldview .

Biography - Over the years, Barren Cross has seen their share of successes since their start out of High School in 1982. In 1985 their first EP, Believe , an independent release, garnered some national attention and trade marking their raw metal sound. The following year, Star Song Records released CD, Rock for the King . 1988 saw a second full-length Release, Atomic Arena , this time on Enigma Records (now Capitol Records) alongside label mates Poison , Ratt , Slayer , Stryper and more.

In 1989, as a follow up to their Enigma debut, they released a third CD, State of Control and a full production Live CD on Medusa Records called Hotter than Hell Live! was released the following year. A few months later, Rock for the King was reissued and has since become a collector's item. Subsequently, the band enjoyed a bit of a break while lead singer Michael Lee (now known as Michael Drive) pursued another project (becoming writer and lead vocalist for the band BareBones) until Barren Cross' last release (to date) in 1994 on Rugged Records, the stylistically evolved Rattle Your Cage .

Besides six major label releases (five of them full-length), Barren Cross earned their stripes through relentless touring in their day. Their sound earned them respect and some airplay on VH1 , MTV , countless radio stations and several label and metal compilations. For over twenty years, international music magazines have featured the band consistently.

Reunion - Barren Cross announced in 2008 that they would be returning to the music scene, launching a myspace and facebook page for the band and remaining active in its upkeep. The band had originally announced a reunion with original lead singer Mike Lee, but Barren Cross would eventfully would announce that experienced singer Dean Kohn would be filling in for vocals. In 2010 they announced a re-release of their first album, released 25 years before in 1982. Barren Cross teamed up with innovative artist manager Jeff McLain and his company the North Coast Agency , in 2007, to help market, book and manage their return. IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: Updated 04/10/10 Please Carefully Read COMPLETE Item Description, Check-Out Details, Paypal Payment Details And Shipping Instructions!! -NOTE - The Top Title Bar Is For Ebay Catagory Search Engines And The CD/Album Title May Not Be Complete (Description Box Has Limited Spaces) And The Listed Music Styles Such As Rock, Pop, Blues, Metal, Country, Etc. Are Mostly For The CD To Be Listed In Multiple Search Catagories! I Am No Expert When It Comes To Lis...