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anthrax_fan
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PostSubject: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 6:52 am

I never see them listed on the "christian metal comparsion" charts I used to see years ago ...
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PostSubject: Re: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 10:37 am

They had some connections to that scene -- they were buddies/occasional tour mates with Stryper (and I believe Michael Sweet produced one of their albums), but if memory serves they never came right out and said "We're a Christian band."

For whatever that's worth.

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PostSubject: Re: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 1:41 pm

" So in early 1987 Wes Heins (president of Enigma) flew out to Boston,
caught a live Mass show and a week later we signed our third record contract.
We connected instantly with Michael.
He knew we were not a Christian band from the start
but a group of down to earth Italian American Catholics
that wrote and sang uplifting positive rock music.
We have always believed in God and his son Jesus
but I chose to sprinkle in our beliefs...here and there....lyrically
in a few of our songs subtly over the years. " - quote from interview.


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PostSubject: Re: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 1:52 pm

Way back when - in Boston - MASS was the first real heavy metal act making waves.
Steel Assassin was another. Meliah Rage. Wargasm. Shout ( not the Christian band ).
Extreme - were first called The Dream - but some sort of legal thing happened.
They got Nunu as a new guitarist - and that was it. Packed clubs everywhere all the time.
But MASS ( short for Massachusetts ?) were very much respected.
It never really happened for them - for whatever reason.
Just like in the case of BANG or The Tears.
Great Boston party bands that opened for KIX, Rough Cutt, Nazareth etc etc
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PostSubject: Re: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 3:38 pm

The only album I've heard was Voices in the Night. Good album, if extremely influenced by Stryper musically and even lyrically (there are at least 3 blatantly Christian songs on the album).

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PostSubject: Re: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 7:32 pm

No. Not even close. They had some lyrics that had some overtones, a connection to Michael Sweet, and then people misunderstood the name was (as Glower said) the old abbreviation for the state they hailed from. I too have seen them listed on Christian Metal sights and forums and they shouldn't be. They are a killer band though that seemingly got mishandled by inept record execs.
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PostSubject: Re: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 10:24 pm

Interesting infos . I know a band which is DEFINITELY not Christian that was always listed on sites like this which is Balance of Power ...
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PostSubject: Re: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 05, 2020 12:54 am

No they weren’t, why does it even matter? surprised
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Who gives a fuck?
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PostSubject: Re: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 05, 2020 7:15 pm

Mglaffas81 wrote:

Who gives a fuck?

Because it's an interesting question?

Geez, lighten up.

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PostSubject: Re: Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ?   Was the American band "Mass" a Christian Band ? Icon_minitimeSat Mar 07, 2020 12:47 am

There are a number of reasons why some people might choose to only listen to Christian music or have a preference for it, so I think it's a valid question to ask. Especially since it's not always easy to tell the difference between a band made up of Christians (or at least with lyrics written by Christian members) and a fully-fledged "Christian band".
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"Christian Band" for me , are those who are built as a "ministry" . I no longer care anyways , I was asking just aout of curiosity .
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