About

Gabriel’s Sword was originally formed in 1987 by legends of metal

  • Brian “Amadeus” Wahl
  • Heath “Heartbreaker” Epley
  • Curtis “the Destroyer” Dick
  • Reid “Tommy Gun” Gossen.

These four warriors of rock met at a Petra concert (Stryper and Carmen opened), and the Sword was forged.

Gabriel’s Sword brings Bible stories to life with face-melting guitar solos, and will pierce your soul with such tracks as:

  • “Who Touched My Robe?”
  • “Moses is Glowing”
  • “Take it to the Top (One Shot at Glory)”
  • “Poor Woman’s Pennies”
  • “Timothy, My Beloved Son”

Gabriel’s Sword filled stadiums in the late 80’s with their signature brand of hair, spandex, and metal.  After a tragic stage prop accident (think flaming sword), The Sword’s popularity started to lose ground.  Honestly, most people were afraid to see the shows due to their intense nature.  Mysteriously, all four founding members of The Sword disappeared on a misty July morning in 1992.  They were on a song-writing retreat in the fjords of Norway and were never seen or heard from again.  It is rumored that The Lord was so pleased with their sound and Biblical lyricism that He could no longer stand to be separated from them.  Some Norwegian locals claim to have seen four fiery chariots ascend into the heavens as peals of sweet heavy metal were being played by the angel Gabriel himself.

In reality, The Sword was formed in July 2009 on a mission trip to Denver.  Brian had been driving the car, and Curtis and Reid had been in the throes of battle all week long over who got to ride shotgun.  Reid continually pulled the “leader card” and laid claim to the front seat.  Finally, Curtis managed to steal the seat during a short 10-minute drive.  He let out a yell, exclaiming,

You’ve only got one shot at Glory!!!

Upon hearing Curtis’s victory cry, Brian stated,

We have to write a song about this!!

Immediately Brian began singing the chorus of the soon-to-be mega-hit “Take it to the Top (One Shot at Glory)”.  Later that evening, Heath was brought in for his guitar-shredding and overall awesome influence.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Reid Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    hahahahaha love this stuff, its internet GOLD!

  2. Brian Wynes Says:
    August 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    this is possibly the best day of my life

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