Count me interested. I don't have as much of an issue with the idea (mostly lyrics?) as some others here, though that may not be saying a lot
Thank you Asteriktos. I'm still slowly working on new lyrics. One Orthodox brother has offered to do guitars.
The idea of up-front Orthodox lyrics actually gave me pause for quite a while. But I know the Church to be the Bride of Christ. I love her for that, and for deigning to allow me, chief of sinners, to come under her wing, and even to be one with her, and with Christ Himself. I also have always had an affinity to heavy metal, and I had the first album of each of the big 4 the month they were released, it's all I spent my money on at the time... besides partying. Anyway, I got out of the overtly Satanic metal years before I was a Christian. It just got silly and insipid to me. When I became Christian, I was pretty pietistic, and gave up Heavy Metal, until I was introduced to Demon Hunter. Yea, they were the first Christian Metal band I had heard of, since Stryper (I never really paid any attention to Tourniquet, Mortification, etc, in their time, but I like them now). But I was back!
If God cannot be praised with Heavy Metal music, then there really is something inherently wrong with the music; if Orthodox truth cannot be given through this medium, then the medium can't be part of the life of someone who is trying to focus on Theosis. Now, if i'm going to open my lungs to sing, it will be praises to my God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and to His Holy Saints. I can't apologize for that. If I can't do that to fast, heavy beats with downtuned guitars... then it's the fast, heavy beats with downtuned guitars that will have to go. For me, this is kind of what it all comes down to.
Of course, this is not music to be played in a Church, no more than David's near-naked dancing belonged in the Temple (2 Samuel 6)... But God-pleasing that was, and if this has no fans on earth, I still can only sing what is in my heart to sing. If later, I find the talent and grace to branch out lyrically, then praise God, as long as what I write conforms to the Truth, maybe I can learn to be more artistic and symbolic to paint subtler pictures. I admit to be a talentless hack. Maybe the call to stop was to save me from embarrassing myself. If so, that is merciful. But I have decided to take this as far as getting a few songs recorded, mixed, and given away.