23 September 2021

Angelo Stagnaro on Conversions of Heavy Metal Musicians

"Though the news didn't receive the coverage that Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watt's death did, Joey Jordison, the lead drummer of the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist for the horror punk band Murderdolls, died last month. He was 46.

"The vagaries of the heavy metal subgenres are obscurely pretentious and unintelligible to the rest of humanity. But each name is designed to solicit, horror, fear, foreboding and disgust. . . .

"But ironically, heavy metal has actually seen a plethora of some serious, high-profile conversions over the years. After all, the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus Our Lord, has the power to overcome the empty allure of limitless sex, drugs and rock-and-roll. . . ."

In a recent commentary, writer Angelo Stagnaro reflected on some of the rock musicians who have come to Christ (including via some of the least likely ways).

To access Mr. Stagnaro's complete post, please visit:

National Catholic Register: Blogs: Angelo Stagnaro: Where Sin Abounds, Grace Abounds - Even in the World of Heavy Metal (21 AUG 21)

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