My good friend over at Noise Creep, Carlos Ramirez posted a Top 10 list of Christcore bands. I took that as a challenge and since I really don't listen to much Christcore, except Demon Hunter (which wasn't on Carlos' list by the way = fail), I couldn't say anything. Anyways, I decided to do a Top 10 list of Born-Again Christians in Metal.
10. Fieldy - Korn
He quit drugs cold turkey when his father, a born-again Christian, told him his dying wish was for his son to find God.
9. Dan Spitz - Anthrax
I always thought Dan Spitz was Jewish? I guess he gave up on that and became a Christian. It must be why he and Dave Mustaine are such good friends.
8. Tom Araya - Slayer
"If guitarist King writes a good song, Araya puts his beliefs aside, "I'm not one that's going to go, 'This sucks because it's contrary to my beliefs.' To me it's more like 'this is really good stuff. You're going to piss people off with this.'" Drummer Dave Lombardo is also a born-again Christian.
7. Peter Steele - Type o Negative
"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 and I really want to see my mother and father again. And also I can't believe that somebody like Hitler and Mother Teresa are going to the same place after death. I can't believe that." Besides, you don't get a cock that big unless you are blessed by the Lord.
6. Nicko McBrain - Iron Maiden
"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."
5. Dee Snider - Twisted Sister
At the PMRC hearings, Dee Snider mentioned in his Statement to the Senate that he considers himself Christian, saying "I was born and raised a Christian and I still adhere to those principles.
4. C.C. Deville - Poison
Deville became a born-again Christian a few years back. we wrote about it, got lot's of hate mail, nuff said.
3. Alice Cooper - Alice Cooper
Although Alice Cooper originally tended to shy away from speaking publicly about his religious beliefs, he has in recent years been quite vocal about his faith as a born-again Christian. "Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's real rebellion!"
2. Brian 'Head' Welch - Korn, Head
In 2005, Head stated that he has "chosen the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that end." Not many quit a major band like Korn for their beliefs. I think the only guy that quit a metal band over his religious convictions.
1. Dave Mustaine - Megadeth
Dave has had Satanic bands tossed from shows before. He has also stated "I got saved in 2002."