IMMORTAL FEST 2024 – Part II [AUG 30 – SEP 1]


ARTISTS

FEAR NOT

Fear Not is a melodic Christian metal band that formed in Los Angeles, California back in the early 90’s. Fear Not draws comparison to bands like Skid Row, Siloam, Guardian, and Slaughter.

In 1993, Fear Not released their debut full-length self-titled album on Pakaderm Records. Their debut release quickly captures the listener’s attention with its melodic 80’s Metal AOR sound, commercial hooks, powerful lead vocals, and spot on production. The band’s debut quickly garnered the group some needed exposure, allowing them to take their show on the road and even open for some well known acts like Bride, Guardian, Deliverance, and Barron Cross.

SAINT

Saint formed in 1984 and, over the past three decades, has released 9 studio albums, charted on Billboard and been featured in Metal Edge, Circus, HM and many other magazines. Saint’s mission is to bring good entertainment with a Christ-centered message.

IRONWRATH

Known as the “Cinematic Masters of Metal,” IronWrath is a band known for its theatrical approach to its visionary artistry, mesmerizing performances, and anthemic stadium-style metal. Residing in Southern California, the band is influenced by iconic artists such as Pink Floyd, Tool, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

IronWrath’s most recent album, Master Storyteller, is a breathtaking experience that transcends the boundaries of music and film, elevating the art of storytelling to new heights. With profound narratives that touch upon subjects of importance, relatability, and relevance to our world, Master Storyteller captivates audiences of all ages.

BRIDE

In 1983, Dale and Troy Thompson started a band named Matrix in Louisville, Kentucky. The name was later changed to Bride. During the band’s peak years it was known for covering a wide range of musical styles and remains popular in places like Brazil. Their song “Same ‘Ol Sinner” is on the Digital Praise PC game Guitar Praise.

Bride’s first three albums were Show No Mercy, Live To Die, and Silence Is Madness. Their song “Everybody Knows My Name” rapidly rose to the top of both the CCM and Pure Rock Report charts and held that #1 position for several months. Throughout their career, the band was awarded 4 DOVE awards and achieved 11 #1 radio singles.

LES CARLSEN
Voice of Bloodgood

Les Carlsen was formerly the lead singer of Christian rock band Bloodgood. Bloodgood was one of the earliest Christian heavy metal bands. They toured in the US under very difficult circumstances, blazing a trail that had not been traveled. They faced extreme opposition from both the world and the church, a story best told in the documentary film Trenches of Rock, produced and directed by Paul Michael Bloodgood. Les Carlsen will be performing his new originals and Bloodgood classics with a full band.

NEON CROSS

Neon Cross has been rocking the world with a message of love and redemption since the early 80s. It is a Los Angeles based Christian rock band. Started in 1983 by Don Webster, the band has evolved into the current band you see today. With two major CD releases and 3 compilations, Neon Cross has been rocking for years.

Band Members:
David Raymond Reeves – vocals
Don Webster – guitar
Colton Russell – bass
Terry Russell – drums
Larry Farkas – guitar

SHOUT

Shout was an American Christian rock band formed in 1987 by Ken Tamplin. Musically, the band was similar to Journey and Styx. The band garnered a Dove Award after their break up in 1990.

Since the break up, Shout has only done one reunion concert, which was at the Legends Of Rock Festival in Ennepetal Germany 12 years ago. This makes their performance at Immortal is quite the special event!

DANIEL BAND

Daniel Band hails from Canada and were known as one of the early pioneers of Christian rock/hard rock. The band originated back in 1979 and got their start by playing along side other Christian rock bands in a local coffee house staged in the basement of their church. 

In 2011, this Canadian Christian metal group was awarded the GMA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing their pioneering influence on Christian rock.

WORLDVIEW

Hailing from Los Angeles, Worldview is a powerhouse progressive metal band that is made up of veteran musicians, setting out to blast the world with their new metal along with a powerful message. 

Band Members:
Rey Parra – Lead Vocals
George Rene Ochoa – Guitars, Backing Vocals, Keys
Todd Libby Bass Guitar, Keys
Terry Russell – Drums

JAMES DURBIN

James is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California. Many associate his name with his appearance on Season 10 of American Idol (2011), where he was unabashedly flying the flag for heavy metal, appeared with metal gods Judas Priest for rousing renditions of “Livin’ After Midnight” and “Breaking the Law” and also appeared with legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde.

​Durbin’s signature vocal prowess and powerful stage presence have earned him stamps of approval and praise from rock and metal royalty like Steven Tyler, Sammy Hagar, Rob Halford, and more.

James will be performing an acoustic set at IMMORTAL; featuring original songs, plus covers of Bloodgood, Stryper, and more.

TRYTAN

Trytan is a symphonic progressive rock-metal band creating Christian music. The band started in the early 80’s. The band released 2 studio albums in 1987 and 1990 before disbanding. There was a short reunion in 2001 for a live performance.

Thirty years after their previous album, Trytan released a new album in called Blood of Kings in 2021 with a line-up consisting of original member Larry Dean, Jim La Verde (ex-Barren Cross) and Eric Gillette (solo, Neal Morse Band).

WHITECROSS

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.

SACRED WARRIOR

Sacred Warrior is a Christian band that plays melodic, progressive hard rock/metal.

Their debut album, Rebellion, was released in 1988. The album was rated KKKK 1/2 by Dave Reynolds of Kerrang! the same year. Later that year, their sophomore album, Master’s Command, was released. It featured guest vocals from Vengeance Rising front man Roger Martinez. In 1990 their third album, Wicked Generation, was released and considered a partial concept album about a young person struggling with life seeking hope. Their fourth album was 1991’s, Obsessions, a more straightforward melodic metal album. 

APOLOGETIX
That Christian Parody Band

ApologetiX specializes in Biblical parodies of classic and modern rock and pop hits, including everything from Elvis to Eminem, AC/DC to ZZ Top, Three Dog Night to Three Doors Down to Three Days Grace. It’s kind of like “Weird Al” Yankovic meets Billy Graham. In fact, they’re the only band to be featured on the radio shows of both Billy Graham and Howard Stern … plus The 700 Club and The Dr. Demento Show.

Formed in Pittsburgh PA in 1992, ApologetiX has played about 1500 concerts in all 50 states (and Canada) and has released 72 albums. Although the band has been releasing an average of four new albums per year for the past decade, Immortal Fest will be their first concert since retiring from the road to focus on studio work in 2017.


EMCEE

PASTOR BOB BEEMAN
Sanctuary International

Pastor Bob Beeman has been on the cutting edge of Christian music for over 40 years. Since opening Sanctuary International in 1985, his focus has been on pioneering Christian Heavy Metal as a ministry. His dedication to discipleship and mentoring have spawned countless metal ministries and festivals worldwide.


SCHEDULE

August 30 – September 1, 2024

Schedule to subject to change.

Friday, August 30

  • FEAR NOT [5:00-6:00 PM]
  • SAINT [6:20-7:20 PM] 
  • IRONWRATH [7:40-8:40 PM]
  • BRIDE [9:00-10:15 PM]

Saturday, August 31

  • Trenches of Rock Video [3:00-4:30 PM]
  • LES CARLSEN [4:30-5:30 PM] 
  • NEON CROSS [5:45-6:45 PM]
  • SHOUT [7:00-8:00 PM]
  • DANIEL BAND [8:15-9:15 PM]
  • WORLDVIEW [9:30-10:30 PM]

Sunday, September 1

  • Video Message [4:00-4:30 PM]
  • JAMES DURBIN [4:30-5:30 PM] 
  • TRYTAN [5:45-6:45 PM]
  • WHITECROSS [7:00-8:00 PM]
  • SACRED WARRIOR [8:15-9:15 PM]
  • APOLOGETIX [9:30-10:30 PM]

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