Pre-orders begin Friday, October 30 - 8am (est)

  • 150 Lava-Fire-Orange

  • 50 Translucent Blue

  • Remastered by Rob Colwell specifically for vinyl

  • Gatefold Jacket

  • Red with Black Splatter

  • 24" x 24" band poster

  • 2-Sided Printed Inner Sleeves with Lyrics, and Photos

  • One of the Top Christian Metal Bands of All Time

  • Inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame

  • Limited Run Vinyl

  • Audiophile Pressing from Original Sources

  • Hype Sticker matching Each Pressing

  • Ships in a bufferzone mailer


It's been over 30 years since Bloodgood dropped their sophomore album and arguably on of the greatest Christian Metal albums of all time and nearly every best of list agrees.  Heaven's Metal ranked it at #8.  YES, number eight!!! Above Bride Snake in the Playground.  It's that good.  And now it completely remastered by Rob Colwell it comes in a gatefold jacket that opens up to iconic band pictures and includes a  large 24" x 24" band poster with full color 2-sided inner lyric sleeve with lyrics and credits. It's also available in 2 colors. 100 units in translucent blue and 100 units in lava-fire-orange.

This is also been remastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks sound. Mastered specifically for vinyl.  When you remaster for Vinyl is a completely different process than CD.   The goal is always to let the vinyl breathe and no push the decibels to high.  That's what gives vinyl such a warm, rich, deep sound. 

Les recently stated "This is the album where we went to the record company and said let us (the band) produce this album and we will deliver you a great metal album. We were the writers, the arrangers and the producers. Yes, we had an engineer (Doug Dole), but we (the band) wrote all the songs and oversaw the entire mix. We locked ourselves into a warehouse and worked all day long, every day until it was complete."

Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) did a review of Detonation in Circus Magazine which discussed the relevance of a Christian Metal album and how Bloodgood did everything correct.

What really surprising is how well this record still holds up. So many bands back in the day used reverb on everything and listening to some of those now, sounds a bit outdated and hokey, yet Bloodgoods' Detonation still sounds fresh and new. Les's voice is at it's peak which thankfully also stands up to todays' rock vocals. 

It's amazing what 30+ years can do to ones perspective and what 30+ years can do to cement your name as one of the greatest Christian Rock albums of all time.  Detonation does just that. 

What Others Have To Say

Johnathan Swank (Heavens Metal) Posted this.

Bloodgood’s Detonation hardly needs an introduction. This is – simply put – a classic within the Christian scene. The gritty melodic bite of David Zaffiro’s guitars, anchored by the solid rhythm section, combined with Les Carlson’s passionate and intense exhalations were the perfect formula not only for success, but more importantly, for the delivery of the Gospel message. Circa 1987, Stryper and a few other bands had made inroads into the metal community, but they were largely rejected by the evangelical church. Bloodgood’s ministry and preaching was uncompromising, Les didn’t water down his message of hope and salvation through Jesus Christ.
Musically, these tracks still sound amazing over 3 decades later. Songs like “Battle of the Flesh,” “Eat the Flesh,” “Self Destruction” and “Holy Fire” are barnburners, but it has always been the one-two punch of “Crucify” and “The Messiah” that made this album so special. Just try listening to “The Messiah” without shedding tears. It is amazing – and a testimony to the impact this music had at the time (and still does) – that this song can still illicit that kind of response.
Andrew Rockwell (Angelic Warlord)

Most well known bands record a signature album in which they make a statement regarding the artistic and creative pinnacles of their career.  For Stryper that would be To Hell With The Devil and Bride Snakes In The Playground.  Deliverance had Weapons Of Our Warfare – although I would not argue with anyone who mentions Learn – while Bloodgood had Detonation. Detonation from 1987 that Bloodgood took things to the next level.

The difference, as is often the case, boils down to musical direction and songwriting.  In comparison to the debut, which featured a blend of melodic and traditional metal, Detonation takes the heavier and more aggressive approach.  Those who describe it as straightforward heavy metal would not be far from the mark.  Songwriting wise, the debut proved consistent with a share of good to great songs, but Detonation found Bloodgood coming into its own and delivering some of the finest compositions of its career, many which remain concert staples to this day.

Side A

  1. Battle Of The Flesh
  2. Vagrant People
  3. Self-Destruction
  4. Alone In Suicide
  5. Heartbeat (Of The City)


  1. Eat The Flesh
  2. Holy Fire
  3. Crucify
  4. The Messiah
  5. Live Wire

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