KNIGHTS OF THE NEW CRUSADE
Meet the most controversial garage band to storm the music scene in years!
Combining a furious garage punk assault with an uncompromising and literal devotion to the Holy Bible, the KNIGHTS OF THE NEW CRUSADE are without a doubt the most divisive band in both the Christian music and punk rock circles. It’s quite understandable that you may feel dismayed, betrayed even, that we’d get mixed up with a band who delivers such an in-your-face spiritual message. But listen, dear friend, after much soul-searching–and flying objects around the office–we at Alternative Tentacles decided shunning the KNIGHTS would be reverse discrimination which would deny us, and you, the pleasure of the rockin’ tuneage on Knight Beat, their second full-length and AT debut. After all, the KNIGHTS OF THE NEW CRUSADE‘s stated objective is to take Christianity back from the powerful hypocrites who have hijacked it and to make Christian Rock that actually rocks! Besides, we at Alternative Tentacles thrive on controversy, especially when it’s as double-edged as the sword they wield on stage. While the Christian scene debates their tactics (you should see the angry e-mails!), the secular underground dukes it out: are they…or aren’t they? Their music is good enough that members of just about every Bay Area punk and garage band have been rumored to be among these self-styled musical and spiritual warriors. Has JELLO‘s taste for the extreme finally gone off the deep end? Or is this the most diabolical concept band since …… a certain tall fellow’s last concept bands? Either way, Knight Beat is good news, however you choose to interpret it!