About BLOODGOOD

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Promo shot for Dangerously Close 2013
Promo shot for Dangerously Close 2013

Photo by Anne Marie Bloodgood

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Promo shot 2013
Promo shot 2013

Photo by Anne Marie Bloodgood

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Overview

Veterans of both the heavy metal and Christian rock scenes, BLOODGOOD's unique blend of music and message has amassed both a fan base that appreciates their music, as well as a body that loves God. In today's sometimes frantic and highly charged world where musicians, celebrities and public figures have new mediums and broad reach with the ability to influence thousands, if not millions, it is interesting for us as a band to see how that influence is used, or in some cases abused. BLOODGOOD has always led with our own unique style of hard charging heavy metal rock as our way of connecting with our fans. But very quickly, the power and impact of the message comes through. BLOODGOOD has stayed true to not using their influence to spread their own agenda, but instead, God's agenda.

From the Band Founders

Michael Bloodgood
"The idea for putting BLOODGOOD together came long before there was anything like Christian/White Metal. It was born through prayer and a burden the Lord put on my heart. At the time, there was no outreach of any kind for all the people into metal and headbangers simply wouldn't listen to anything else. I had no idea that the Lord was going to call me into that ministry, because I was already active in another music ministry at the time. But, as the months went on, it became clear that the Lord wanted to use me to be a part of this new work. Nearly a year and a half went by before the first BLOODGOOD rehearsal happened. We had no idea what we were going to play, much less where. But all of us had the conviction that God had called us to do it.

The band was never about trying to get a record deal and hit the "big time." The main focus of BLOODGOOD was always to reach the lost with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The music was the tool because of it's universal appeal, it opened the doors for us. As time went on, we retained our evangelistic message but also added music presenting a Christian worldview. Songs like Alone in Suicide and America would touch on social issues that could only be resolved through Christ. Others admonished our Christian audience, songs like Do Or Die, All Stand Together and others.

We wanted the Lord to orchestrate our ministry and bring us to where He could reach the unsaved and encourage believers. And that's exactly what He did! The stacks of letters we receive, and continue to receive, of changed lives, bear witness to the anointing God put on our music. None of us in the band take credit for that. To God be the glory!"

Les Carlsen
After I was saved the desire I had of becoming a rock star vanished. Just following Him, became my main goal. I began to plan my new life and how that would look without music. Well, God had another idea. I guess because I was willing to give it up He gave it back to me, this time with real purpose. “Tell the world about me through songs and your acting experience” was what I kept hearing in my heart. You see when my eyes were open to the Truth, I realized my son was totally into demonic metal. I truly wanted to be used in revealing to young people that Jesus had power over all the demons and salvation is at hand because of His sacrifice on the cross.

 

Michael Bloodgood and I had never met until I answered an ad in a local Seattle rock magazine seeking a white metal singer, well rooted in the Word. That was me, I called, it was Michael. We met and confirmed that this was of God. The plan was to meet and pray every week before picking up our instruments. We asked for lyrics, melodies and arrangements to bring the good news. It seemed as if every door was open to get us to the people that needed to hear. Through the years many have come as a result of BLOODGOOD, sharing the love that God has for everyone. Welcome to this place. I invite you to listen, enjoy and get to know us, but most of all, know Him.

The Mission

The music & mission of BLOODGOOD has been a vital stepping stone and driving force in the maturing process of Christian Metal since their 1986 self-titled debut release. Platinum-selling sophomore record "Detonation" strengthened the band's signature style of theatrics, power & emotion - staples that would solidify their place in rock music history. BLOODGOOD's music has been released all over the world, spanning 7 studio albums & several official live releases in their discography. In 2010, BLOODGOOD was inducted into the CHRISTIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME for their influential contributions to the music industry thus far. "TRENCHES OF ROCK", an award-winning international feature documentary film about the story of BLOODGOOD, along with the movie soundtrack, released in 2019, are the latest projects.