ACRONYM
ALMIGHTY QUALIFIES ALL BORN AGAINS GUARANTEEING US LIFE FOREVER

DEMO/DEBUT ALBUM
“ENGULFED SPIRITS OF ANCIENT EGYPT”
TEN TRACKS WHICH ARE APPROPRIATE EXAMPLES FROM THE EARLY YEARS, 1995-2001 OF SONGWRITING BY “JONATHAN H LOCKETT ENTERPRIZES”. ONE BONUS COVER SONG, “EL SHADDAI, BY JOHN THOMPSON & MICHAEL CARD, 1981, TO BE INCLUDED ONLY WITH KIND PERMISSION FROM THE PROPER PUBLISHING PEOPLE.

STYLE OF MUSIC
CLASSIC POWER/SPEED METAL; CATCHY, HIGH ENERGY, MELODIC AND TECHNICAL WITH A CERTAIN MIDDLE EASTERN AMBIANCE.

CHIEF INFLUENCES:
(CHRISTIAN)

BARREN CROSS (US), BLOODGOOD (US), CAGE (US), DIVINEFIRE (SWEDEN), LIGHTMARE (GERMANY), NARNIA (SWEDEN, THE BAND, NOT THE MOVIES), ROB ROCK (US/SWEDEN), SEVENTH AVENUE (GERMANY), STRATOVARIUS (FINLAND) AND TOURNIQUET (US)
(OTHERS)
ATHENA (ITALY), HAMMERFALL (SWEDEN), IRON MAIDEN (UK), AND MEGADETH (US)

(A MIXTURE OF BOTH)

EMPIRES OF EDEN (AUSTRALIA)

STYLE OF LYRICS:
BRUTALLY UNCOMPROMISING AND FEARLESSLY FRANK BIBLE BASED, SPIRIT INSPIRED CHALLENGES, COMMENTARIES AND OBSERVATIONS ABOUT AN ABUNDANCE OF TOPICAL SUBJECTS, (SOME DARK, SOME DAZZLING), BIBLICAL, SOCIAL, AND PERSONAL, RELEVANT TO ALL TIMES IN HUMAN HISTORY, INCLUDING TO TODAY’S CRAZY, COCKAMAMIE WORLD

THE VISION
TO SERVE AND PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS CHRIST THROUGH PASSIONATE, POWERFUL MUSIC AND HEARTFELT, HEARTHELD, AND INTERMITTENTLY POLITICALLY INCORRECT LYRICS. TO STAND UP FOR, AND NEVER ABANDON OUR BELIEFS. TO ELEVATE GOOD, ABASE EVIL, AND TO PRESS ON TO PROMOTE AND PRESERVE POWER METAL, PLAYING A PART IN KEEPING IT “ALIVE AND ASS-KICKING” FOR EVANGELISM, ENTERTAINMENT, AND ENJOYMENT ENDS

WHY “AQABA GULF”?
AN EXOTIC CHRISTENING PARTLY INSPIRED BY THE EQUALLY EXOTIC MIDDLE EAST’S “GULF OF AQABA”, THE NORTHWARD-POINTING EASTERN FINGER OF THE RED SEA, WITH EGYPT’S SINAI PENINSULA TO THE WEST, ISRAEL TO THE NORTH, AND JORDAN AND SAUDI ARABIA TO THE EAST. THIS GULF OF AQABA IS WHERE THE EXTRAORDINARY AND INCREDIBLE AND UTTERLY UNIQUE (EXCEPT FOR THE THREE PARTINGS OF THE RIVER JORDAN) CROSSING OF THE RED SEA OCCURRED, AS CHRONICLED IN EXODUS. THIS WAS WHERE THE ISRAELITES WERE RESCUED FROM THEIR EGYPTIAN ENEMIES, AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM ENSLAVEMENT AFTER 430 YEARS. THERE’S AN ABUNDANCE OF OTHER SPIRITUAL APPLICATIONS AND PARABLES TO THIS HISTORICAL FACT EVENT ALSO.

EXHILARATING EVIDENCE
THAT THE GULF OF AQABA WAS THE LOCATION THAT WITNESSED EXODUS’S RED SEA CROSSING WAS EXPLAINED TO ME IN THE DOCUMENTARY “MOUNTAIN OF FIRE – THE SEARCH FOR THE REAL MOUNT SINAI”, WHICH I DISCOVERED IN ISRAEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005 AND THE VIDEO DOCUMENTARY “SURPRISING DISCOVERIES – RED SEA CROSSING”, PRESENTED BY JONATHAN GRAY, PACKED WITH A PLETHORA OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCES.

MASCOT SCRIPTURE
“”YOU WILL AGAIN HAVE COMPASSION ON US; YOU WILL TREAD OUR SINS UNDERFOOT AND HURL ALL OUR INIQUITIES INTO THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA.””
MICAH 7;19 NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION.

MY ENCOURAGEMENT FROM EXPERIENCE
TO YOU IS THAT YOU GO RELAX, RECUPERATE, AND RE-ENERGIZE IN THE BLISSFULLY COOL, DEEP BLUE WATER OF THE AQABA GULF, SUPPORTING CORAL REEFS, COPIOUS FISH, AND MUCH MARVELLOUS MARINE LIFE, EVEN THOUGH IT’S SURROUNDED BY DREADFULLY DRY, DUSTY, AND DESERT LANDS. HERE’S ANOTHER PRETTY PARABLE OF JESUS REPRESENTING RESTFUL, REFRESHING, RESUSCITATING AND REVITALIZING WATER FOR OUR BODIES,. HEARTS, SOULS AND SPIRITS WHEN THEY ARE THIRSTY, HUNGRY, AND WEARY.

THE CONSEQUENT COVER ARTWORK CONCEPT
AN IRON MAIDENESQUE GRIM REAPER DEATH ANGEL EXTRACTING THE LIFE-FORCE FROM A CHARIOT-DRIVING EGYPTIAN WARRIOR AND HORSE, AND THEIR SCRAWNY SKELETAL REMAINS ARE SWAMPED BY TALL WALLS OF WATER AND SINK DOWN FOREVER. ONLY CHARIOT WHEELS WILL BE DISCOVERED AND RECOVERED CENTURIES LATER.
BAND NAME, LOGO DESIGN, ACRONYM, DEBUT RECORDING NAME, BIBLE REFERENCE CHOICE, COVER ARTWORK CONCEPT, AND TRACK CHOICES, ALL BY GUITARIST AND BASSIST JONNY LOCKETT, THE FOUNDER OF

IN 2000

TRACK CHOICES

ANGELS OF VENGEANCE, SAVED FROM ENSLAVEMENT, FLAMES OF FEAR, FOUNTAINS OF THE DEEP, SOJOURN ON EARTH, IDOLATRICIDE, AT YOUR PERIL, WHEN SINAI SHOOK, ROLLIN’ FOAM, CYCLONEYE, AND THE AFORE-MENTIONED EL SHADDAI BONUS COVER.

THIS CHOICE AND ORDER DECIDED ON 14TH JUNE 2009.

CALLING OUT TO

COMMITTED CHRISTIAN METAL MUSICIANS WITH HIGH-OCTANE ABILITY REQUIRED ASAP, ESPECIALLY IN, OR NEAR TO, THE EAST MIDLANDS REGION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

CONTACT DETAILS

FOR KIND COMMENTS AND CURIOUS QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT MATT.AYLETT@TISCALI.CO.UK, OR PHONE jON ON 07790438960.

ALL AQABA GULF INFORMATION BY JONATHAN H LOCKETT ENTERPRIZES ON 17TH AND 18TH JUNE 2009, ADDITIONS IN MARCH 2011.

Who is a God like you,
who pardons sin and forgives the transgression
of the remnant of his inheritance?
You do not stay angry forever
but delight to show mercy.
19 You will again have compassion on us;
you will tread our sins underfoot
and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.