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Guardian - 95% match to Petra

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Stryper - 73% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Special Interest
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christian heavy metal quartet from Los Angeles, California, formed by the Sweet brothers in 1983. Originally known as Roxx Regime, this band featured Michael Sweet (4 July 1963, Whittier, California, USA; vocals), Robert Sweet (b. 21 March 1960, Lynwood, California, USA; drums), Timothy Gaines (b. Timothy James Hagelganz, 15 December 1962, Portland, Oregon, USA; bass) and Oz Read more

Newsboys - 69% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Christian rock band was originally formed in Mooloolaba, Australia, in 1985 by John James (vocals), Peter Furler (8 September 1966, South Australia; drums) and George Perdikis (guitar). Originally going under the name News, they changed their name to Newsboys and relocated to the USA in 1987. Basing themselves in Nashville, Tennesse, their debut album Read All About It Read more

The Newsboys - 69% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel
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Audio Adrenaline - 68% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Perhaps more so than any other time, quite a few rockers emerged during the 90s who were unafraid to allow their Christian beliefs to be reflected in their music and lyrics, as evidenced by the emergence of US outfits such as Jars Of Clay, Creed, and the Kentucky-based Audio Adrenaline. Mark Stuart (14 April 1968, Owensboro, Kentucky, USA; vocals/guitar), Barry Blair (guitar Read more

DC Talk - 65% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This inter-racial trio have cultivated a large and diverse audience in the USA through their sophisticated and adept blend of pop, soul and hip-hop. Primarily orientated towards the gospel/Christian market, they became one of that genre’s most popular acts in the 90s. They originally comprised Michael Tait and Toby McKeehan (Kevin Michael McKeehan, 22 October 1964, USA) Read more

Carman - 53% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dominic Licciardello, 19 January 1956, USA. Among the most committed of modern Christian gospel artists, Carman has stated on several occasions how he was ‘saved’ by attending an Andrae Crouch concert in his youth. Initially discovered by Bill Gaither, he subsequently started a ministry with its own recording arm. Many of his albums feature extended narratives and Read more

Third Day - 52% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Marietta, Georgia, USA-based Christian rock band was formed in the early 90s by Mac Powell (John Powell, 25 December 1972, USA; vocals) and Mark Lee (b. 29 May 1973, USA; guitar). The line-up was completed by Tai Anderson (b. Samuel Tai Anderson, 11 June 1976, USA; bass), David Carr (b. 15 November 1974, USA; drums), and Brad Avery (b. Bradley Brent Christopher Avery, 2 Read more

Amy Grant - 43% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 November 1960, Augusta, Georgia, USA. A huge influence on the development of modern gospel music, Grant’s perennially youthful but always convincing vocal has imbued her many recordings with a purity of spirit and performance that can be awe-inspiring. Songs such as ‘Angels’, ‘Raining On The Inside’ and ‘Find A Way’, scattered through a Read more

Phil Keaggy - 40% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
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tobyMac - 40% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Steven Curtis Chapman - 39% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 November 1962, Paducah, Kentucky, USA. Since the release of his 1987 debut First Hand Chapman has established himself as contemporary Christian music’s most successful solo artist, winning over 30 Dove Awards, three Grammy Awards, and regularly placing number 1 singles on the CCM chart. The son of an amateur songwriter Chapman dropped out of pre-med school in Indiana Read more

Chris Tomlin - 32% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Dwayne Tomlin, 4 May 1972, Austin, Texas, USA. This CCM singer-songwriter joined a number of other praise and worship artists who breached the US mainstream in the new millennium. A native of East Texas, Tomlin grew up listening to country music and learning to play guitar by listening to Willie Nelson albums. His strong Christian faith led him to become involved Read more

Disciple - 32% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
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MercyMe - 29% match to Petra

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 2000s
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This praise and worship band was formed in 1994 in Oklahoma City, USA, by Bart Millard (1972, Greenville, Texas, USA; vocals), James Bryson (b. 1968, Clinton, Missouri, USA; keyboards), and Michael Scheuchzer (b. 1975, Bartow, Florida, USA; guitar). After a series of local concerts, the trio relocated to Texas where they bolstered the band’s line-up with the addition of Read more


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