Top 10 Metal Musicians with Christian BeliefsMetal_Treasure
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He's a born-again Christian.
"I got saved in 2002. When I got saved there were certain things I didn't know. I spent a lot of time as a new Christian trying to get comfortable in my new skin. There were times when it felt smooth and right; there were times when it felt like I was suffocating. It wasn't until the summer of 2005 that I began to sense harmony between my spiritual and artistic lives." - Dave Mustaine
He changed the lyrics to some earlier songs, refused to tour with Slayer but later agreed. - Metal_Treasure
"Without this church and this relationship with God, I don't know where I'd be right now. I just know that I want to be able to use my life for God." - Nicko McBrain
He’s part of the worship music team at his church in Florida.
(and he obviously uses his life for God by playing metal as well) - Metal_Treasure
John Petrucci is a brother too! I have the best religion.
Proud Catholic. - MattAffterburner
Petrucci is a practicing Catholic. All Dream Theater members are religious although with different beliefs (only drummer Mike Mangini never publicly revealed). - Metal_Treasure
He's a born-again Christian / Catholic. Unlike Dave Mustaine, Tom didn't change the song lyrics, perhaps realizing that what he does in Slayer is just his persona.
Half of Slayer and half of Megadeth are committed Christians. - Metal_Treasure
Just to let people know, he wasn't added by me because he is not a metal musician in my book. This item has been SPAM VOTED to #1. Also, it has been "spam remixed", if there's such a term. - Metal_Treasure
Whether Korn is metal or not is debatable. But calling this item "spam-voted" is a stretch too far, given that this inclusion is not intentionally inappropriate. - JoLeKosovo
Brian Head Welch (Korn) is a real born again Christian.
I agree with kdl, Brian play Nu-Metal, So it really belongs here!
"Well, I was actually brought up in a Christian household, so I have, you know, a pretty broad knowledge of it; and strayed from it for quite a while. And, now that I have children, I actually do go to church, so I've kinda sorta returned to it." - David Ellefson - Metal_Treasure
He should be number one.
Lead vocals for metal band Stryper He is bona fide born again christian
After his departure from Kamelot in 2011 to prioritize his health and family, Khan joined the Moss Frikirke church in Moss, Norway, to work as a counselor and youth minister.
In 2013, a fan page posted photos online of Khan singing psalms at his local church. These online photos and audio recordings were later removed on Khan's request because he didn't want the attention.
Khan confirmed he still enjoyed metal music, denied rumors of an upcoming gospel CD, and added that he would not be returning to music "any time soon". - Metal_Treasure
And Peter Steele! He wasn't the most Catholic though.
"Beer, Cocaine and Redheads" Peter Steele. - MattAffterburner
"I was born a Roman Catholic and I think that I have gone back to my faith. You know, people ask me are you a born-again Christian and I said, No I am a dead-again Christian, I have always been dead. I believe in Jesus Christ and God and the whole thing but, you know, I don't shove it down anyone's throat. You know, it's a very private personal thing and faith is really strong." - Peter Steele - Metal_Treasure
He plays Christian power metal, i.e. power metal with pro-Christian lyrics he writes himself.
His band, Theocracy, is perhaps the only Christian metal band I respect - for their music talent and music delivery (I don't pay attention to the lyrics). - Metal_Treasure
He is a Korean-American bassist (Dream Theater) and his religion is Christianity. He is quite open about it.
I was surprised he's Christian because as far as I know most Koreans aren't Christians. - Metal_Treasure
Ron Rinehart the Singer of DARK ANGEL also have Give his life to Christ.
Another born-again Christian. He is very famous but I didn't put him higher because I wasn't sure how strong his faith is. - Metal_Treasure
Yes, he also is a born again Christian. Drummer of Terrorizer (Ex Morbid Angel)
Technically Christian Science. But very Christian and even has Christian Tattoos - PhoenixAura81
I didn't add him because his relationships with Christianity are very complicated due to his mother death, who died from cancer in her 30s, with no medical help, because his parents were Christian Scientists and did not believe in medicine. His mother relied on her belief in God to heal her but he didn’t and she died when James was 16.
He wrote the song “The God That Failed” because God failed to heal his mother. I think that he most probably hated Christian Science.
But yes, he's got some tattoos with Christian references.
You see that it's too complex to interpret his beliefs. - Metal_Treasure
He has also a Christian belief.
He is open about his Christian belief and he has talked about Jesus. He is open to the public about it
He has been open about his belief and has talked about his Christian child hood and how it afected him now
Not very high on this list because currently he isn't very committed:
"James had said in many older interviews that he was Christian, and actively practiced the religion. However, in 2005 he revealed that he's since strayed from organized religion, and now considers himself "a more spiritual-directed person." - wiki - Metal_Treasure
He was quoted as saying "I serve God by playing metal". - Metal_Treasure
Noticed he wears a cross around his neck. Metal_Treasure will confirm or deny this for me I guess. - JoLeKosovo
He is open about it
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