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The name Children of Wrath comes from Ephesians Chapter 2:
"2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."
The album title comes from Mark 13:19-20:
"19 For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be. 20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days."
This album deals with the End Times, God's wrath, God's redemption, punishment of the wicked, and striving for purity of heart and mind. It's less about ear-tickling and more about trying to put the fear of God in people, myself included.
I had turned away from Christ for the better part of my life, had a near-death experience, and returned to the Lord. I wrote it for that reason, and because when I became a Christian again I could not find any Christian music that was as heavy as the Christian music I used to listen to in my youth.
The landscape of modern heavy Christian music is quite nebulous about it's spirituality and message. I found that a lot of bands that I used to listen to were no longer Christian bands. I also found that most modern heavy Christian bands can not musically compete with secular metal bands. The artists also appear to be in some sort of competition with each other about who can sound more like the previous artist's release and the musical nature and production on the albums is also very bland, with a few exceptions.
This album will appeal to people who like Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon, SepticFlesh, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, and Opeth. 99% of the lyrics of this album come straight from the NJKV (New King James Version) bible. This lets there be no question about the content and message of the music, despite how it sounds. It's also educational with regard to topics covered.
I wrote, engineered, produced, played, recorded, mixed, and mastered the entire album myself. I am currently seeking a label for distribution.
Check out the band of Facebook (search "Children of Wrath"), Twitter @child_of_wrath, www.reverbnation.com/childrenofwrath
, and www.soundcloud.com/childrenofwrath
, and lyric videos on YouTube.