Unveiled (Whitecross album)

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Unveiled
Studio album by Whitecross
Released August 23, 1994
Genre Christian rock, hard rock, alternative rock
Label R.E.X.
Producer Jimmie Lee Sloas
Whitecross chronology
High Gear
(1992) High Gear1992
Unveiled
(1994)
Equilibrium
(1995) Equilibrium1995
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Unveiled is the sixth album by Christian metal band Whitecross, released in 1994. It reached No. 18 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart. [2] The album was produced by Jimmie Lee Sloas.

Christian metal, also known as white metal, Jesus metal or heavenly metal, is a form of heavy metal music usually defined by its message using song lyrics as well as the dedication of the band members to Christianity. Christian metal is typically performed by professed Christians principally for Christians who listen to heavy metal music and often produced and distributed through various Christian networks.

Whitecross (band) band

Whitecross is an American Christian metal band from Illinois, formed in 1985 by singer Scott Wenzel and guitarist Rex Carroll, and re-formed in 2000. The band won three Dove Awards in the 1990s. Its latest album is Nineteen Eighty Seven, released in 2005.

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The song, "Come Unto the Light", won a Dove Award for Hard Music Song of the Year at the 25th GMA Dove Awards in 1994. [3]

GMA Dove Award award

A Dove Award is an accolade by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry. The awards are presented annually. Formerly held in Nashville, Tennessee, the Dove Awards took place in Atlanta, Georgia during 2011 and 2012, but has since moved back to Nashville. The ceremonies feature live musical performances and are broadcast on TBN.

The 25th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held on April 28, 1994, recognizing accomplishments of musicians for the year 1993. The show was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, and was hosted by Amy Grant.

Unveiled was re-issued in 2005 by Retroactive Records, featuring demo versions of two songs from the debut album, Whitecross .

<i>Whitecross</i> (album) 1987 studio album by Whitecross

Whitecross is the eponymous debut album from the Christian metal band Whitecross, released on September 5, 1987. It reached No. 17 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart. In 2010, HM Magazine listed Whitecross No. 29 on its Top 100 Christian Rock Albums of All Time list stating that "listen to this album. It'll blow your mind. It's simplistic '80s metal to a fault, but the shredding lead guitar by Rex Carroll in every fill, nook and cranny is primo." Heaven's Metal fanzine ranked it No. 4 on its Top 100 Christian metal albums of all-time list.

Track listing

  1. "Frank" [intro] – 0:20
  2. "If You Believe" – 5:00
  3. "Home in Heaven" – 3:05
  4. "Good Bye Cruel World" – 5:32
  5. "Angel's Disguise" – 4:06
  6. "I Keep Prayin" – 4:36
  7. "Come Unto the Light" – 4:21
  8. "Groove" [instrumental] – 0:32
  9. "King of Angels" – 3:52
  10. "Salt City" – 3:32
  11. "Right Before Your Eyes" – 4:05
  12. "No Other Love" – 4:29

2005 re-issue

  1. "Lookin' for a Reason" (Demo version)
  2. "He Is the Rock" (Demo version)

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