Christian metal veterans, Barren Cross, commemorate their 30th anniversary by releasing their first new album in 18 years. Birth Pangs features all 4 original members vocalist Mike Lee, guitarist Ray Parris, bassist Jim LaVerde and drummer Steve Whitaker. It also features the new single “Whitewashed Love”. Birth Pangs was recorded live in Switzerland Element of Rock and comes as a 2 disc CD set. Birth Pangs draws its material from each of the four Barren Cross studio albums, in addition to including two new songs and a third which was previously unreleased.
Barren Cross lead singer/composer, and original founding member, Mike Lee had this to say about Birth Pangs:
I personally, have never been as excited over an album in it’s performance as I am with ‘Birth Pangs’. I would like for every Barren Cross fan to own this, they must hear it! I feel stronger about ‘Birth Pangs’ than any other album we have ever released!
Lee is right to be proud about the new birth. Listen to “Deadlock” (live) from Birth Pangs.