Lancashire-based heavy metal crew Wytch Hazel will release their new album Wytch Hazel III: Pentecost on October 30. You can stream the band's galloping new song "I Am Redeemed" below, whose lyrics are guitarist and vocalist Colin Hendra's most unambiguous statement yet of his Pentecostal Christianity yet.
Hendra also talked a little bit about Swedish heavy metal band Ghost and how "I Am Redeemed" is essentially the opposite of what they do.
"I find them fascinating, Ghost; musically great, the songwriting is spot-on. We share an intrinsic connection, with [Bad Omen honcho] Will Palmer being the person who discovered us both, that’s a special thing in some way. I’m really happy with that song. I wanted to write a song about Lucifer, but it had to be done right; I didn’t want it to be a song glorifying Satan, so it’s a song about, why does he get all the glory?!"
"Music is created for all, it’s a common grace for everyone. Which is why the music that shows the glory of God the most, in my opinion, is not music created by Christians. It’s Black Sabbath, you know!"