Atomic Arena

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Atomic Arena
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Studio album by
Released1988
GenreChristian metal, heavy metal
Length43:12
LabelEnigma
ProducerDino Elefante
John Elefante
Barren Cross chronology
Rock for the King
(1986)
Atomic Arena
(1988)
State of Control
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Campus Life[1]

Atomic Arena is a 1988 heavy metal album released by the Christian metal band Barren Cross. The album was produced by John Elefante of Kansas fame and his brother Dino.[2] Its lyrical content deals with social issues such as suicide and abortion, and spiritual issues such as cults and the nature of God.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Imaginary Music" - 4:26
  2. "Killers of the Unborn" - 3:28
  3. "In the Eye of the Fire" - 4:27
  4. "Terrorist Child" - 3:30
  5. "Close to the Edge" - 4:55
  6. "Dead Lock" - 4:18
  7. "Cultic Regimes" - 2:48
  8. "Heaven or Nothing" - 4:10
  9. "King of Kings" - 3:30
  10. "Living Dead" - 6:50

Credits[edit]

Band[edit]

  • Mike Lee - lead vocals and acoustic guitar
  • Ray Parris - rhythm and lead guitar, acoustic guitars, background vocals
  • Steve Whitaker - drums, background vocals
  • Jim LaVerde - bass guitar, taurus synthesizer pedals, background vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Dino Elefante - additional vocals
  • John Elefante - keyboards, additional vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Long, Jim (July–August 1988). "Expressions / Atomic Arena". Campus Life. 47 (1): 62–63. ISSN 0008-2538.
  2. ^ "Barren Cross Bio at Allmusic".