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1 - BARNABAS - FEEL THE FIRE - (CD) 
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Barnabas developed a style of music that straddled the fence between energetic, aggressive power metal (like Iron Maiden, Dio, or Black Sabbath) and experimental progressive rock (like Rush, Styx, or Marillion). On top of the music soared the vocals of a chain-chompin' banshee lead singer who was all about putting her boot up the dark one's back side. The overriding question for Feel the Fire was obvious. Considering the artistic and commercial success of 1983's Approaching Light Speed, could the band capture lightning in a bottle twice? Barnabas was an amazing band, both because they were the heaviest Christian band of their era, and also one of the most creative lyrically and musically. They were as musically adventurous as Rush, but they would also put the hammer down and at any moment to grind out some extremely heavy metal - which they were doing a couple of years before the likes of Barren Cross, Philadelphia, Saint, Messiah Prophet, and Stryper appeared. And, while the band proved even more progressive in their metal for this release, the trademark foundations remained intact - smokin' guitars and top-notch instrumentation. With Feel the Fire, the band expanded the boundaries of Christian metal. Not satisfied with creating art by numbers or being a cookie-cutter band, it would be many years before anyone in Christian metal circles would touch the depth and creativity of Barnabas. With Feel the Fire, fans were treated to a mesmerizing magic slab of metal. One that couldn't be ignored or shaken. One that was impossibly irresistible and memorable. Indeed, Barnabas was unique in the truest sense.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Prelude 02. The Dream 03. Breathless Wonderment (the Dream Becomes Real 04. Hearts 05. Feel The Fire 06. Northern Lights 07. Follow You Up 08. Suite For The Souls Of Our Enemies (part I -


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-12-2017
Item # : 512652     
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - BARNABAS - FIND YOUR HEART A HOME - (CD) 
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Part of the Legends Remastered series on Retroactive Records! On Find Your Heart A Home, the remastered sound gives the album a second wind. The guitars and bass get their due place in the recording. This second album finds Barnabas losing Monte Cooley and gaining two guitarists, Mick Donner and Kris Brauminger, who play quite proficiently. Keyboards become a staple element due to bassist Mann's love for full arrangements. Find Your Heart A Home has a myriad of rock variation, from the hard rollicking to the blues-infused and even a bit of funkiness. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Barnabas, all five albums will be reissued by Retroactive Records in 2017! The 2017 reissue features a complete remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks sound guaranteeing the album has never sounded better. This treasured classic is packaged in a jewel case with a 12 page booklet insert featuring write ups, band history, band pictures, and lyrics that make sure the album has never looked better! Must-have for fans of Agape, Resurrection Band, Daniel Band, Motorhead, and Jerusalem!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Find Your Heart A Home 02. The Conflict Of Desire 03. Way To Destruction 04. Boogie Tyme 05. Swordsman 06. Southern Woman 07. Star


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-11-2017
Item # : 512653     
Availability: IN STOCK
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3 - BARNABAS - HEAR THE LIGHT - (CD) 
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Part of the Legends Remastered series on Retroactive Records! When Barnabas embarked on their musical journey with the now critically acclaimed debut release, Hear the Light (1980), there were few bands doing anything like them in the faith community. There was Resurrection Band in Chicago, Bill Mason Band and Ishmael United in the UK, and Andy McCarroll & Moral Support in Ireland. When Hear The Light came out in 1980, it was truly unique punk-esque with a Christian identity. Barnabas, in their early formation, had guitarist Monte Cooley, who could write fast numbers with infectious distortion like no other. What placed Barnabas on top of the rock pile were Nancy Jo Mann's soaring vocals, backed by a beefy and intricate rhythm section. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Barnabas, all five albums will be reissued by Retroactive Records in 2017! The 2017 reissue features a complete remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks sound guaranteeing the album has never sounded better. This treasured classic is packaged in a jewel case with a 12 page booklet insert featuring write ups, band history, band pictures, and lyrics that make sure the album has never looked better! Must-have for fans of Agape, Resurrection Band, Daniel Band, Motorhead, and Jerusalem!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Saviour 02. There's A New World Coming 03. Directory Assistance 04. Little Faith 05. He Loves You 06. B.c. 07. Playin' For Him 08. No More Blues 09. Father Of Lies (a Song About The Other Guy) 10. It's Up To You


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-11-2017
Item # : 512654     
Availability: IN STOCK
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4 - BARNABAS - LITTLE FOXES - (CD) 
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On 1986's Little Foxes, Brian Belew's pyrotechnic guitar leads continued to push the sound of Barnabas over the top. He was well known as a human dynamo of an axeman, one who routinely wow'd audiences by combining in-concert acrobatics with the fact that he never missed a note! Brian had an amazing ability to use tapping techniques, (pioneered by Eddie Van Halen), in incendiary ways that had never been heard before in Christian rock. Gary Mann's bass style was heavily influenced by bassists Geddy Lee of Rush and Dave Hope of Kansas. Gary drove the band from beneath, his playing coupling beautifully with the powerhouse drumming of Kris Klingensmith. Kris emerged as a talented lyricist, writing the words to nearly all of the band's songs on the last three albums as well as the notable words on the back cover of the Little Foxes album. Little Foxes marks the next step of Barnabas moving beyond the experimental and progressive sounds of Approaching Light Speed and Feel the Fire to embrace an all-out metal assault. Gone are most of the complex progressive pieces with keyboards that gave the listener moments to breathe on previous albums. Little Foxes is overflowing with urgency and is nothing less than full-on bombastic heavy metal at it's finest! The band seemed to know their final collective voice needed music as heavy as the message. Even in 2017, the message and the in-your-face metallic riffage remain engaging and mesmerizing. For fans of Jerusalem, Philadelphia, Metal Church, Saint, Testament, and Accept!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Gospel Maniac 02. Little Foxes 03. Destroy After Use 04. Auschwitz '87 05. China White 06. Sins Of The Fathers 07. All Alone 08. Suite For The Souls Of Our Enemies (part Two


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-12-2017
Item # : 512655     
Availability: IN STOCK
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