Origin: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA  
Genres: Hard Rock, Christian Metal
DISBANDED
Page online: April 3, 2008
Last update/review: July 4, 2015

Messiah Prophet

Originally known as the Messiah Prophet Band, this Pennsylvania group formed in the late seventies by bassist Dean Pellman, a veteran of the local Christian music scene at the time. He put together a lineup and recorded Rock The Flock in 1984, and eventually they signed to the fledgling Christian label Pure Metal (also home to Bride and Saint), releasing their best-known album, Master To The Metal, in 1986. Even by 80's standards Master is pretty dated and ordinary, adopting a standard hard rock/accessible metal style with the expected heavily Christian lyrics. The band petered out in the late eighties, but many years later manager Ray Fletcher (who, it has been said, basically owned the name and ran the band) recruited an entirely new lineup (only one member, guitarist Frank Caloairo, had any connection with the old band, having toured with them once upon a time), and that lineup released the very different Colors album in 1996.

Last Lineup

Michael Raite

vocals

Frank Caloiaro

guitars

Shane Regal

guitars

Sean Regal

bass

Sam Hackenberger

drums

Former Members/Guests

Charlie Clark

vocals

Andy Strauss

guitars

Rob Clark

guitars

Brian Nicarry

guitars

Dean Pellman

bass

Joe Shirk

bass

Dave Daubert

drums

David Armstrong

drums



Discography


Rock The Flock  
1984 Morada
  1. Rock the Flock
  2. Labor of Love
  3. Try to Understand
  4. Travel the Rough Road
  5. Why Must You Run
  6. To the Rock
  7. Answer Our Call
  8. Riding Out the Storm
  9. Sing
  • Charlie Clark
  • Andy Strauss
  • Rob Clark
  • Dean Pellman
  • Dave Daubert



Master Of The Metal  
1986 Pure Metal
  1. Hit And Run
  2. Master Of The Metal
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Part 23)
  4. Fear No Evil
  5. Heavy Metal Thunder
  6. The Friend
  7. Battle Cry
  8. Voice That's Calling
  • Charlie Clark
  • Andy Strauss
  • Brian Nicarry
  • Joe Shirk
  • David Armstrong



Colors  
1996 UCAN
  1. Keep the Faith
  2. Tommy
  3. 1 Life 2 Choices
  4. Remain In Me
  5. All Of You
  6. Lost & Found
  7. Melinda
  8. Holy One
  9. Take Me Back
  10. Colors
  • Michael Raite
  • Frank Caloiaro
  • Shane Regal
  • Sean Regal
  • Sam Hackenberger




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