Steel Evangelist (Roxx Records Edition) [Remastered]
Christian Heavy Metal Fans Rejoice! True Strength "Steel Evangelist" brings to you heavy metal in the True / Power Metal style that defined the 1980's; combining European Metal and modern influences with an uncompromising, overtly Christian message!
Roxx Records is very excited to welcome US metal band TRUE STENGTH to our roster, please join us in welcoming them as we get ready to unleash their latest album entitled “Steel Evangelist” upon the world!
TRUE STRENGTH's sophomore album "Steel Evangelist" was independently released digitally, May 15th, 2016, on Pentecost. However upon that original release, "Steel Evangelist" suffered slightly from production quality issues due to budgetary restrictions. However, all of this changed when the band was signed by Roxx Records in late 2016-early 2017. Bill Roxx put the band in touch with engineer Cliffy Walker (Guitarist of the renowned Christian punk band "The Huntingtons") to remaster the "Steel Evangelist" release, and this new version is like night and day in comparison to the original and the band and their label cannot wait for the world to hear it and own it for the first time ever on CD format!
Here is what the critics have to say about TRUE STRENGTH and “Steel Evangelist”…
"When it comes to the guitar work on this 2016 release, one is immediately taken back by the level of shred presented here. Yes, it's easy to tell that this isn't Ryan & Josh's first release. There were a few moments where I thought I smelled smoke ascending from the fret boards as my speakers began to melt down. Josh and Ryan deliver up a molten metal buffet of hard, galloping, driving, Power Metal to sink ones teeth into." - Jacob Folk from Christian Molten Metal Bands
"Lyrics are full-on for Christ showing both a love for the lost and for Christians as one can see here." - Jacob Folk from Christian Molten Metal Bands
"Steel Evangelist is a classic example of a traditional-power-epic-Gothic-doom metal hybrid album. It presents with some fantastic material accordingly, with “Don’t Take the Mark of the Beast”, “The War We Fight”, “The Fall of the Ripest Apple” and “Woe To The Sons Of Ishmael” standing out among my favorites. Sound performances in the areas of guitar and vocals add to the value at hand... In the end, due to its ability to not only incorporate various forms of metal but the specific styles they incorporate, True Strength ranks among the many bands in which I am waiting with baited breath for a follow up release." - Andrew Rockwell from Angelic Warlord
Roxx Records will be releasing the “Steel Evangelist” album in CD format for the first time ever with completely new cover artwork designed by renowned metal artist Scott Waters (Ultimatum). The updated and remastered version will also be re-released digitally with the new cover artwork and will be called "Steel Evangelist - Roxx Records Edition" (to differentiate between the independent version). Both versions of the remastered “Steel Evangelist” album are now available!
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: On Thursday February 9, 2017 the Christian Metal Community lost one of its most valuable players. Dale Huffman owner of Metal Pulse Radio succumbed to the cancer he had bravely been fighting the past couple of years. Dale was a family man, a great father, grandfather and husband to his wonderful family, as well as a great friend and supporter of many in the Christian Metal Community. Roxx Records and TRUE STRENGTH will donate all digital sales of the "Steel Evangelist - Roxx Records Edition Remaster" album to the family of Dale Huffman.
If you like the digital version of the album, you will LOVE owning the CD!
Purchase the digipak CD version of the album directly through Roxx Records here: