‘Barren Cross’ Releases ‘Close To The Edge’ Music Video


bc-logoChristian metal band Barren Cross has released a music video for ‘Close To The Edge’, the track is written by frontman Michael Drive (Lee). The track is taken from the [HD] video and latest album “Birth Pangs – the 30 year anniversary” album, which has been released in Feb. 2014. Check out the video below.

“This video is dedicated to Cedric Domercq, who on Sept 13, was (close to the edge) of death due to a VERY SEVERE cycling accident where a car hit him at full speed, breaking his body very badly and sending him into a coma. He has woken up, and thanks to the power of God and the prayers of many, he is alive and beginning to recover. (He also happens to be a Barren Cross fan).” says Michael Drive.

“Birth Pangs” was recorded at ‘Elements Of Rock’ in Switzerland, March 2012. This album is Barren Cross first official release since 1994 “Rattle Your Cage”. The album contains 20 songs, including some classic Barren Cross songs but also three new songs.“This is one of BC‘s most powerful and important performances ever! “Birth Pangs” exels Barren Cross to new heights. This album is more than exciting, it’s Barren Cross at their finest, a shining moment for them! “Birth Pangs” is not just another album, it’s fantastic!”

Barren Cross lead singer/composer, and original founding member, Michael Drive [Lee] says:

“I personally, have never been as excited over an album in it’s performance as I am with “Birth Pangs”. I would like for every Barren Cross fan to own this, they must hear it. I feel stronger about this concerning “Birth Pangs” than any other album we have ever released!” …. Michael

Barren Cross was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983 by high school friends Ray Parris [guitar] andSteve Whitaker [drums]. The band released seven albums “Believe” EP [1985], “Rock for the King” [1986],“Atomic Arena” [1988], “State of Control” [1989], “Hotter Than Hell Live!”, [1990],” Rattle Your Cage” [1994], “Birth Pangs” (30 Anniversary Live) [2013].

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

Our review of “Birth Pangs” can be found here.

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Video below: ‘Close To The Edge’

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