Arsenal – Armored Choir – 1990

The late 80’s provided the Christian metal scene some fantastic metal bands and this is one of them. Fronted by a female singer they stuck out a bit from the crowd and the fact that she was gorgeous certainly didn’t hamper the band either. Arsenal first appeared on a Regency Records sampler “East Coast Metal”. I am assuming they were well received so the album came about. Unfortunately this is all we got from them as it appears this was a one record deal. This band continues my complete bewilderment of the Christian Metal scene as obviously there was sufficient talent here to merit another album. That said I was not involved with this area of the Christian music scene so I don’t know what kind of sales numbers these albums were getting. Apparently there are demo’s pre and post this album and you can rest assured I’ll be looking for them. I understand that Christine is still strongly involved with music and recent pics of her show that she is every bit as beautiful now as she was when this album came out.

1 – Turn Around – 3:30
2 – Someone Believes In You – 3:38
3 – Armored Choir – 3:39
4 – Coming Back To You – 2:29
5 – Forever Yours – 3:44
6 – The Valley – 3:14
7 – You’re No Good For Me – 3:28
8 – Bishop Of Souls – 3:56
9 – Take It Away – 3:23
10 – The Candle… The Flame – 3:30

Backing Vocals – Dale Tiemann, Doug Kirkland, Russ Kirkland
Bass – Kandy Slaughter
Cover – Jeff Spencer
Drums – Dave Calliano
Lead Guitar – J.D. Miller
Lead Vocals – Christine Steel
Producer, Engineer, Keyboards – Russ Kirkland

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Regency Records
Made By – Disctronics S
Distributed By – Word (U.K.) Ltd
Recorded At – Papa K’s
Produced For – September Music Productions

CD Case Front
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Inside 1
Inside 2
Inside 3

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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