Originally formed in 2003 by the brothers Jonathan (vocals), Joshua (guitar), and Joseph Bowden (guitar), Beyond Bethel has diligently spent the years developing their talent. In 2006, Hammy (formerly drummer, now keys) joined the band, and in 2009 Shawn Walker (drums) and Jd Cason (bass) completed the current line-up. They’ve been hard at work playing shows and spreading God through metal music. “In the Bible,” says Joshua, “Bethel means ‘House of God,’ so we feel that our mission is to take the gospel to the world beyond the church. Beyond Bethel says it’s their calling to reach those people would never step into a church. “He took my passion for metal music,” says Shawn, “and gave me the perfect opportunity to use it for Him.”Their debut album, A Fire Before Him was released this past June.
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