Three Nails (2020)

by Pastor Brad



Three Nails is an album of ten Christian parodies of classic hard-rock & heavy metal songs from the 1970s & 80s. As parodies, these songs capture the same, awesome, musical vibe that their original counterparts expressed, but they proclaim a radically different message--one that glorifies Jesus Christ as Lord!


According to parody is “'the humorous use of an existing song, play, or writing which changes the words to give farcical and ironic meaning...' It does not violate copyright law, as long as it doesn't damage or harm the reputation of the original or try to pose as the original.”

Webster's dictionary defines a parody as, "A composition in which the form and expression of serious writings are closely imitated but adapted to a ridiculous subject or a humorous method of treatment; a burlesque imitation of a serious poem."

These definitions describe perfectly the songs on my parody albums. I did my best with each song to closely imitate the style and sound of the original compositions and I adapted them to a subject that seems utterly farcical to non-Christ-following people. The primary message of every song is The Cross (I.e. the redemptive work of Jesus Christ at Calvary).

The Apostle Paul wrote, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)

While my fellow Christians will receive the message of my parody songs in the spirit that Paul describes above, as “the power of God,” many will perceive the whole thing as a gimmick or uninformed, naïve religiosity. I’m sure many will view the mixing of secular rock music with biblical lyrics as ridiculous or possibly even scandalous. Others will find it all quite amusing and humorous. I know that before I became a Christian, I felt there was something inherently funny (cheesy/ridiculous) about a “serious rock song” being used for “religious” purposes. For all of these reasons, in my view—all of the songs on my parody albums are the epitome of parodied music.


released February 21, 2020


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Pastor Brad Cookeville, Tennessee

Hey, Pastor Brad here--80s Christian Metal Musician and Teaching Pastor. I love being a pastor, dad, husband and---I really enjoy creating classic, 80s style metal music for Jesus and you! Thanks for checking me out! Metal Blessings!

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