Kerrange! magazine put Christian metal under the microscope.

A FIVE PAGE feature on Christian metal has been published in the latest issue of mainstream's Kerrang! magazine. Under the heading Q. What Do These Three Rock Stars Have In Common? A. They're All Christian - And Proud Of It, the article namechecks numerous bands and includes an interview with As I Lay Dying. The article by Dom Lawson reported, "There was a time when invoking the Lord at Donington would have resulted in a hail of abuse and piss bombs. But in today's metal scene, Christianity is everywhere. Brian 'Head' Welch recently made the headlines when he quit Korn for a quiet life of religious observance. Dave Mustaine of Megadeth claims the inspiration for his latest album came from the Bible. Meanwhile, newer bands like Norma Jean and As I Lay Dying are winning over metalcore scenesters as well as devout church-goers. Even Slayer's Tom Araya recently spoke of his belief in an 'all-loving God.' Something strange and unexpected is happening. From the soaring, redemptive anthems of Killswitch Engage to the righteous savagery of Still Remains, it's almost as if Christianity has become.cool."
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