This is the home of Get Real! A podcast where the things of God and the questions of mankind, often expressed through various forms of art, are discussed honestly and passionately.
A world-wide pandemic, epic locust swarms in the Middle East, and convincing UFO sightings all at once! What is going on? Is this the end? This edition covers topics that many pastors and religious leaders purposely ignore because they do not fit into the spiritual "box." Could it be that all of this is a purposeful shaking of what we thought we believed so that true faith can arise? Listen to find out. ------- Intro Music: "Run Like Hell" by Nine Inch Nails from "Ghosts VI: Locusts" released on March 26th 2020.
The resurrection of Christ and the resurrection of the dead is a mystery. Explore the mystery of resurrection and new life through a new release, "Break of Day" from the band Winter's Resurrection. Michael and Robert from Winter's Resurrection discuss how "Break of Day" actually started out as a song about vampires. Dan and Glenn explore how spiritual regeneration is a Heavenly miracle... not just a mental choice we can make.
Light seeks the darkest places to bring healing and hope. Not only is Worhol an accomplished and refined symphonic rock band, but Ashley and Larry Worhol are also gifted artists who used their talent to bring hope to the hurting. Find out how they combine various forms of art to convey a message of hope not only through their music but also their recent short film entitled "Amazing Grace (My Lord, My God).
Heavy can be positive. Find out how the band Red Calling perfectly blends heavy riffs and other key elements of hard rock and metal with positive lyrics that can bring hope. Lead singer Jessica and her husband (guitarist) Javier not only share how they got their start in music but also share some interesting insights as to why suicide has become a significant issue in the United States. You will also get to check out their track, "Your Lies."
The world is a chaotic mess and the Corona Virus Outbreak has increased the level of chaos and fear. However, peace and tranquility can be found in the midst of the storm. Perhaps the prophets of doom are not exactly right and the shutting down of churches for a while is not such a bad thing. Listen to consider the positives of all the chaos in the world. There will be an end to our epoch but we might not be at that exact end point quite yet.
Pestilences or "Plagues" such as COVID-19 have occurred throughout history. Psalm 91 speaks specifically to plagues and where to "abide" during such times of trial and tribulation. Find out about the COVID-19 crisis in Italy as Dan and Glenn interview their friend Giacomo "Jack" Manfredi from the Italian progressive metal band S91 which means "Salmo 91" or "Psalm 91." Get inside information on what the situation is like in Italy from someone who is living through it.
On February 7th, 2020, Symphonic Metal virtuosos Delain released their most mature album to date, "Apocalypse and Chill." More than just a metal masterpiece, this album helps give insight into the chaotic world in which we live. Join the discussion with Dan, Glenn, and special guest Joey from the symphonic metal band Amaris. What is the deeper message being conveyed through the music?
There has always been an element of the Divine in symphonic music. Evidence of this can be seen in great compositions such as Handel's "Messiah." The Divine is also evident in the genre of Symphonic Metal. Joey Pike and Alicia Trowbridge-Boyd from the symphonic metal band Amaris join this edition to explore how symphony and symphonic music aid in our understanding of that which is unseen and seen. You will also get to check out their songs, "Destiny Unfolding" and "Straight Ahead."