Weapons of God


Weapons of God is a Christian Metal band from Dayton, Ohio. The name of the band was inspired by the verses of the Bible, Ephesians 6:10-20, "The Armor of God."

Lyrically, the band is defined as "positive metal", delivering the word of God in every song, testimony, love, and hope to the darkness of this world we live in. Giving all the credit in their compositions to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The band is Composed of veteran musicians with more than 25 years experience: Steve McGowan (Vocals and Guitar), Leon Black (Vocals and Guitar), Ed Girard (Bass) and Jay Hurt (Drums).

As for their musical influences, they are rooted in the old school of the most classic metal, the best style of bands such as Kiss, Stryper, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Led Zeppelin.

The group formed in 2014 and debuted publicly on October 10, 2016 at Cornerstone Church of God, in Lebanon, Ohio, where they played as an opening act of another record artist from Roxx Productions, Biogenesis.

The band released their debut album on July 26, 2019 through Roxx Productions, produced by Luke Nealeigh, Lead Guitarist of AfterWinter.

Weapons of God has played side by side with many great bands like Bred 4 War, Absent from The Body, Relent, Chaotic Resemblance, Monarchs to Oblivion, Becoming Sons, Tetalastai and FaithHead. Weapons of God has had the opportunity to open for bands such as Decyfer Down at the Chains / Unchained Festival in Aurora, Missouri on July 27, 2019, The Protest at the Chains / Unchained Festival in Springfield, Missouri on July 24, 2020 and 3 Days Under at the Jammin for Jesus Show in Lima, Ohio on August 7, 2021. WOG has been a regular at The First Heavy Metal Church of Christ in Dayton, Ohio, performing their original songs and even doing praise and worship songs for the congregation.

Weapons of God, as a Christian Metal band offers through their lyrics and music an uplifting message that can be used to praise God, for fellowship, and spiritual warfare. The message comes directly from the Bible and teaches the listener that God and the Bible are the weapons for their lives.

As a band, from past experiences, along with their music they are able to minister to those listening in a way that only music and the Holy Spirit can.

"With Every Devotion We Will Defeat, The Ways Of Temptation The Devil Will Bring! Stand Firm, Stand Strong With Gods Armor On, We Are The Weapons, The WEAPONS OF GOD!!!" ~WOG

Screen name:
Weapons of God
Member since:
Jul 03 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
55 years


Kiss, Iron Maiden, Evergrey, Stryper, Theocracy, Iced Earth, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Black Label Society.

Members Of Band

Steve McGowan - Guitar, vocals
Leon Black - Guitar, vocals
Ed Girard - Bass
Jay Hurt - Drums


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