HEAVENLY SHRED, (the fourth album in the Pastor Brad Shred Series) is a smorgasbord of Shredder talent! This disc features the fretboard work of Pastor Brad, Dee Harrington, Jim Griffin, Mario Barasic, David Wallimann, and Jeff Garner. All of the discs in this instruMETAL series are currently available!
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT PASTOR BRAD'S SHRED MUSIC AND HEAVENLY SHRED.
"I'm psyched for this release (Heavenly Shred). I really loved the Christmas theme songs, & especially "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem". NICE!"
Kurt "Kmorg" - Metal Metropolis
"RESHREDDED! Get your air guitars ready metalheads. With the help of the likes of Dee Harrington of SAINT, PB has put out over 65 minutes of classic 80's style shredding, and the production values are the best ever. This one's a keeper, so get your copy today!"
Program Director, Almighty Metal Radio
"Hi there! I got the disc and listened to the whole thing. Well, I said I was impressed when I heard bits and pieces, but I cannot say that anymore. I'm going to be totally honest with you brother. I was in total awe!!! WOW!!! I was listening to the second tune, and I was thinking, "Man, give your fingers a break!" I heard hints of "Eruption" on there. Totally power packed!! Like you said, "Rippin guitars," and "80's style heavy METAL!" Man, I'm listeing to March to Mordor. This is great! Wow! Others need to know about you!"
A fan from CD Baby
"I have spent more than twenty years enjoying the instrumental shredding by such talents as Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, David Chastain, Joey Tafolla, Vai, Satriani, et., etc. So, I approached this CD with much curiosity. Low and behold, this CD shreds… YES, smoking, blazing riffs and scales, all done with finesse and beauty. Pastor Brad certainly has the chops and blasts through what he calls 80’s style metal with relative ease. Richard Lynch and Dee Harrington of Saint fame appear on this recording too. Man would I love to play drums along side of this killer stuff."
Heaven’s Metal Fanzine
"Ready for some serious guitarshredding? Then, this can be what you are looking for. On this album Pastor Brad has cool guestplayers like Richard Lynch and Dee Harrington from Saint, Jon Hooper (Unforsaken), Andy England, David Jacob and several others. The result is a guitarshredding party for anyone that love guitarsolos. The album is really enjoyable and it's all instrumental, save for some speaking voices...this cd just shreds! If you are like me and love guitar solos this cd is a must have."
Metal for Jesus
"Hi Pastor Brad, I got the cd and I'm impressed! I really enjoyed it. It's not often nowadays that you find good guitar jams that are new. I'm looking forward to contributing to your next project. It'll be a blast."
of Sacred Warrior
"Second instrumental disc in a row for Pastor Brad. As with "Shred", Pastor Brad and a host of friends offer a mix of tempos, textures and sounds. While Brad can shred with the best of them, he offers plenty of emotion in his playing as well. What tends to turn off many to instrumental guitar shed is that technique and speed are often more important than emotion and feel. Brad offers both here. "Tear Down the Walls" for instance, is an upbeat number with plenty of fast finger work on the fretboard. However, not unlike the very first Joe Satriani disc, there is a sense of melody and emotion to the song as well. Brad's guitar become the vocalist in each song, telling a story rather than just making idol noise. This is true of the entire disc. I didn't grow bored with this album, as I sometimes tend to do with instrumental albums. Brad lets some of his influences show on a few of these songs. "The Conquest" starts out with a distinct AC/DC vibe to it. "A lighter shade of melancholy" is an acoustic based track that reminded me a bit of Kansas or Yes at times. As well, "Riffage" brings in a bit of a 1970's influence. "Rain" offers a more laid back, melancholy feel with a mix of clean guitars and distortion layered with some smokin' guitar work. "Reshredded" finishes off with a heavy, groove based number that is oddly titled "BDBDBDBD". Overall, I think that "Reshredded" is a solid instrumental album."
--Scott "Ultmetal" Waters
of No life til metal and Ultimatum
Christian Metal Realm
In His Service;
"Man, I am listening to The Conquest right now. This is flat out AWESOME!!"
Christian Metal Realm"
“Pastor Brad, just letting you know that the tunes sound tuff and burn... thanks for letting me be part of your project."
GENERAL BIO for PASTOR BRAD
Pastor Brad graduated from Highland High School (Anderson, IN) in 1985... right in the heart of the "80s BIG HAIR, spandex, over-the-top-stage show, shred guitar-crazy, heavy metal days!" He cut his metal guitar shredding teeth listening to classic metal/rock guitarists like Angus Young (AC/DC), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy), Ace Frehley (Kiss) and Adrian Smith and Dave Murray (Iron Maiden). In 1987 PB surrendered his heart to Jesus--and ever since that day, his passion has been to rock for THE ROCK! So, If you're hungry for melodic heavy metal/shred guitar music (with heavy 80s influence. You just found it!