Dec 192021
 

‘America The Beautiful’ performed by brothers Dale and Troy Thompson (Bride). The song was written by Katharine Lee Bates and its music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward in the late 19th century. 

Legendary hard rock band Bride just released their first ever Christmas album with 14 well-known and lesser-known Christmas songs. Our review can be found here.

 

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Bride – “Christmas”

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Dec 182021
 

Legendary rockers Bride have made their contribution to the ever expanding collection of rock and metal bands performing Christmas songs.

For those who have never heard of Bride, the Christian rock band was formed back in the 1980’s by brothers Troy and Dale Thompson, getting their first break opening up for the Daniel Band in Pennsylvania in 1986. For those not familiar with Christian rock that may not mean anything, but Daniel Band was big at the time. As one might imagine in the near 40yrs of existence, the band underwent many lineup and label changes, but now without success as to their credit the band has 8 major releases, 12 songs that hit #1 in various charts and 4 Dove awards to their credit.

Christmas albums can be hit or miss and many times it really depends on how much you like a particular band as to whether or not you think their renditions of classic songs are just a novelty or something really good. Personally, the Rottweiler Records Fleas Naughty Dog, volume 1 is one of my all-time favorite collection of Christmas songs, but much of that is due to variety of approaches taken as everything from punk to goth to black metal is contained in that release. Fro single artists releases, the August Burns Red Sleddin’ Hill is another that is really well done. As you might imagine, since it is taking me so long to actually get to talking about this release, it is not one of my favorites, but in all fairness, I’m not a Bride fan either, so that makes this more of a challenge.

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Oct 072021
 

The band who rocked your world with albums like Live To Die,” “Silence Is Madness,” and “Snakes in the Playground” now brings Yuletide favorites directly to your personal music player with CHRISTMAS! They crank the speakers to 11 (ya’ know they only go to 10!) and make the birth of the baby Jesus that much more special!  Anticipate, celebrate, and drink that (slightly spiked?) egg nog, while jamming to Christmas.  Then you can send cousin Eddie (and his rubber sheets) back to the road in his fancy RV,  One word:  Must-have! 🙂 

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Bride – “Here Is Your God”

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Apr 302021
 

So you into the Christian metal music scene then you have got to have heard of the band Bride, right? Well I am assuming you have, Bride has been around recording material since about 1983 under the name Matrix originally if I am not mistaken, changed to the name Bride think around 1986, so if you are tallying up experience in the industry, that is 38 years in the business. They have including this just in their main album releases 16 albums available in their catalogue to reference to, that’s a mighty large volume of music to sink your teeth into, and certainly from a standing the test of time perspective, there is much validation in that catalogue to be had regarding their musical ability and importance in the world’s heavy metal scene. They are certainly for me from a Christian metal and hard rock historical point of view one of the main metal bands to come out of the scene, and they have by all accounts cemented themselves as a large influence in the metal and hard rock Christian scene itself, particularly in places like Brazil. It does not mean that they have not had their ups and downs concerning their albums, and appeal of their albums, but certainly in their catalogue there are no albums you feel need to be avoided like a plague. Stylistically Bride incorporated many variations of styles of music into their brand as they matured over the years.

There are definitive periodic lines that one can draw, in terms of particular Bride era’s in their sound. It’s probably one of the attributes that I love most about the band and maybe one of the things that has kept Bride over the years relevant and musically progressive as a band. They certainly have not pandered or towed the line of a specific stylistic genre in the metal music scene. Thus it’s kept their flavour original, and consistently fresh in my mind, and you get a sense they enjoy experimenting and pushing the envelope of their sound, thus continuingly offering new variations of their sound release to release. Even when they choose to double back on previous styles and bring it a new to the fans, it’s introduced to the listener with a fresh reference. This is where “Here Is Your God” enters, the latest album release from Bride.

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Dec 272020
 

Dale and Troy Thompson of Bride perform REM‘s ‘Everybody Hurts’ The video can be seen below.

As previously reported, the Thompson brothers are back with new music from Bride, the brand new album “Here Is Your God” is released via Retroactive Records on CD December 15th. and the vinyl version is scheduled for March 10th, 2021

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