Bloodgood was an '80s Christian metal band from Seattle. Formed in the early '80s by vocalist Les Carlsen (formerly a cast member of a Broadway production of Hair), guitarist David Zaffiro, bassist Mike Bloodgood, and drummer J.T. Taylor. Bloodgood toured steadily throughout the decade, releasing Metal Missionaries, a cassette demo EP, in 1985, soon to follow up with their 1986 Self-Titled debut. In 1987 their release of Detonation (introducing new drummer Mark Welling) and cemented Bloodgood's place in Christian Metal History. 1988's Rock in a Hard Place was released and 1989's Out of the Darkness (featuring new members, guitar player Paul Jackson and drummer Kevin Whistler), and, in 1990, not one but two live albums in Live, Vol. 1: Alive in America and Live, Vol. 2: Shakin' the World. Looking to broaden their sound with additional hard rock influences, Bloodgood brought in keyboard player David McKay to soften up 1991's All Stand Together, and the album also benefited from the percussion prowess of former Giant drummer David Huff.