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Bloodgood - Dangerously Close + 1 Bonus Track (Limited Edition CD) 2021 Remastered

Get The Special Pre-Order Price of $12.99 / Regularly $15.99

Release Date: May 28, 2021

  • Includes THE WORD Bonus Track
  • CD Jewel Case with 6 Panel Foldout
  • Includes Limited Edition Trading Card #12 - with Red Foil
  • Legends of Rock™

The Beatles once sang, “It was twenty years ago today / Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.” In 1993, the trailblazing metal missionaries, Bloodgood, who taught and inspired many in the Christian metal realm how to play passionate music of both substance and power, took a hiatus to raise their families. But twenty years later in 2013, the band emerged unexpectedly to release their sixth studio album, Dangerously Close. You might think after so long a break, the band was ready to smooth out the metal onslaught and lean toward the mellow side of things. But those notions were soon detonated with the first opening sledgehammer riffs of “Lamb of God.” Throughout twelve tracks, the passion and potent musicianship of this iconic band bleed through with a band that rocks hard with pulsating fury and intelligently written lyrics of faith that convict and inspire. Vocalist Les Carlsen has lost none of his vocal pyrotechnics, as the band, which includes Stryper’s Oz Fox, pounds out anthems for a modern world. Les is joined by the twin guitar assault of Fox and Paul Jackson, together with the tight rhythm section of Michael Bloodgood and Kevin Whisler proving this band can still set the world on fire.

Girder Records is proud to offer this modern classic in a Limited Edition CD, with new artwork that matches the vinyl version, and featuring the bonus track, “The Word,” a Beatles cover, previously only available on the version released on the Swedish label Doolittle Group. Don’t hesitate to snatch up this gem before you find yourself missing out on one of the band’s finest musical achievements.



Track Listings:

  1. Lamb of God
  2. Run Away
  3. Child on Earth
  4. I Will
  5. Bread Alone
  6. Pray
  7. I Can Hold On
  8. Run the Race
  9. Father Father
  10. Man in the Middle
  11. Crush Me
  12. In the Trenches
  13. The Word (bonus track)

Bloodgood - Metal Missionaries Demo + 4 Bonus Tracks (CD) 2021 Remaster

Release Date: May 28, 2021

  • Original 4 Song Demo + 4 Bonus Tracks
  • Includes Awake Alternate Mix
  • Included Black Snake Original Unedited Version Pre-Mix
  • Jewel Case CD - 12 page Booklet with Lyrics, photos and more. 
  • Includes Limited Edition Trading Card #12 - with Red Foil
  • Legends of Rock™


When Bloodgood’s self-titled full-length debut stormed out of the gates in 1986 on Frontline Records, the Christian metal world rejoiced upon hearing this potent and thrilling mix of the killer riffs of David Zaffiro, the pulsating bass of Michael Bloodgood, the pounding drums of JT Taylor, all buoyed up by the melodic and barnstorming impact of vocalist Les Carlsen. The album, produced by blues rocker Darrell Mansfield, showed the band’s clear conviction for Christ and its solid Biblical lyrics. But attacks came from the mainstream metal industry who balked at using Christian lyrics wed to metal music, and religious extremists branded the band’s music the work of the devil. The band soldiered on in the trenches of rock lighting a fire of trailblazing work that impacted many for Christ.

Prior to this now legendary debut, the band had recorded and released in 1985 a four-song cassette demo tape, Metal Missionaries, which gave the world its first glimpse into the power of this band’s music and ministry. Selling over 5000 copies at concerts, this demo tape proved that this was a band that was here to stay as they lived up to their designation as metal missionaries.

If you missed out the first time hearing these initial splashes of metal fury or simply would love to go back in time and relive that initial excitement hearing this band, then start to rejoice that you’ve been given a second chance to hear this groundbreaking material. This Girder Records release features the demo tape on CD and catapults it into the modern world with the quality sound and packaging that is the standard protocol of the label, including a limited edition trading card.  Featuring exciting bonus tracks, such as an alternate mix of “Awake,” that includes some background humor on the track showing a rare glimpse into another side of the band, and the original unedited pre-mix version of “Black Snake,” as mentioned in the Bloodgood movie, Trenches of Rock. Also included is a historical interview and a demo version of “Man in the Middle,” from their comeback album, Dangerously Close, featuring Stryper’s Oz Fox, making this the definitive version to own. This is your opportunity to savor a slice of metal history not to be missed!

Track Listing:

    1. Awake (Demo)
    2. Accept the Lamb (Demo)
    3. Anguish & Pain (Demo)
    4. Battle of the Flesh (Demo)

    1. Black Snake (Original Unedited Version) Pre-mix
    2. Awake (Alternate Mix)
  1. Man in the Middle (2010 Demo Featuring Oz Fox)
  2. 1985 Interview


Get The Special Pre-Order Price of $12.99 / Regularly $15.99

Release Date: May 28, 2021

  • David Zaffiro and JT Taylor's Pre-Bloodgood Band 
  • 6 Panel Jewel Case CD with Lyrics
  • Release Date April 30th, 2021
  • Includes 3 live songs from 2015
  • Pop / New Wave like the The Beatles, The Cars and The Police
  • Legends of Rock™


David Zaffiro (guitarist) and JT Taylor (drummer) of Bloodgood first played in the The Crystal City Rockers and opened up for Darrell Mansfield, Servant, Randy Stonehill, Petra, Jerusalem, Daniel Amos and Rez Band, which is how JT met Michael Bloodgood met. The entire story of how JT Taylor and David Zaffiro from The Crystal City Rockers ended up in Bloodgood is below.  It's a fascinating back story.  You'll understand when you read it why Bloodgood would have never existed had THE CRYSTAL CITY ROCKERS never been a band.  

Girder Records is pleased to provide a glimpse into the history of this great band with the release of the pre-Bloodgood music of The Crystal City Rockers. Here is a rare glimpse to take a walk back in time and hear the embryonic origins of the band we all know and love as Bloodgood.

The Crystal City Rockers < Bloodgood

All great bands are born from the union of musicians who find their way through the various pathways of life that often surprise and amaze us, as we take a look back in retrospect. Such is the case with metal icons Bloodgood, who were born from the seeds planted by drummer JT Taylor. In April 1980 in Seattle, Washington, JT meets bassist Greg Reed and guitarist David Zaffiro, who brings on board guitarist Rob Cochran, and after a jam session, The Crystal City Rockers, named after the New Jerusalem in the book of Revelation, are born. Finding their musical voice from endless jamming trying to yield original songs in the vein of REO Speedwagon, Journey, and Pink Floyd, and later in a more New Wave sound ala the Cars and the Police, The Crystal City Rockers start to gel as a band. But when Greg leaves the band and takes his PA System they were using, JT must go back to the drawing board to find not only Greg’s replacement, but also a need to purchase a PA System. Enter Craig Finley, a musician JT knew through his time spent playing in The Robert Case Band. Sharing lead vocals between JT, David, and Rob, The Crystal City Rockers become the House band at Seattle’s Calvary Fellowship playing with legacy artists such as Petra, Daniel Amos, Randy Stonehill, Servant, Jerusalem, Darrell Mansfield, and many more!

Through the local Christian music concert circuit, JT meets bassist Michael Bloodgood, who played in a band named Cypress, and the two hit it off sharing their love of the music of The Beatles. Soon a demo cassette tape, with the aid of Robert Case, is recorded in 1982 and sold at concerts, but no record deal came and JT decided to leave the band to join a musical production company in Florida. David, Rob, and Craig find another drummer and continue to play concerts locally. When JT returns in 1984, he hangs out with Michael Bloodgood, who tells JT he’s starting a metal band. Soon JT and Michael enlist David Zaffiro and after jamming, they agree all the pieces gelled together well. All that was needed was a lead vocalist. Through an ad placed in the paper, an amazing vocalist singing in night clubs, Les Carlsen, is found. Les makes it clear, that if he’s singing in the band, then the band must play for Jesus! And this is how The Crystal City Rockers morphed into the metal missionaries we now know as Bloodgood!


1. Can’t You Hear Me Cryin’ 2:50 (J. Taylor/D. Zaffiro)
2. Good Days Morning 4:10 (D. Zaffiro)
3. Oo Oo You 3:41 (J. Taylor/D. Zaffiro) 
4. It’s Only You 3:12 (J. Taylor/D. Zaffiro)
5. Where Love Will Grow 2:41 (R. Cochran)
6. Better Days 3:17 (J. Taylor/ D. Zaffiro)
7. Mr. X 2:49 (C. Finley)
8. Rainbow Girl 3:11 (R. Cochran)
9. Heat of the Night 3:06 (J. Taylor/D. Zaffiro)
10. Her Face 2:33 (R. Cochran)
11. In the Movies 2:03 (J. Taylor) LIVE
12. Vanity 3:47  (R. Cochran)  LIVE 
13. Runnin’ Blind 3:15 (J. Taylor)  LIVE



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