Not Silent

Leo from Gouda, NL brushing up on his English back in 2008

Category : Stories · Comments · by Jul 26th, 2015

Leo Hoek van Dijke has had a radio show in the Netherlands for a few years now. Back in October 2008 he interviewed me over the phone during my lunch break at the dayjob. We talked Lead mostly. Listen here:

#491 (October 24th 2008) Julio Rey (The Lead/Frank’s Enemy). by Going Underground Offical on Mixcloud

Brushing up on my Spanish

Category : Stories · Comments · by Jul 25th, 2015

2015-06-De Delfines Y Dragones Cover

Last month I did my first interview in forever with Gabriel Jorge Stopper of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gabriel is a Facebook friend who runs a nice Spanish-language Christian metal e-zine called De Delfines y Dragones. Click below, put on your reading glasses and grab your English/Spanish dictionary…

2015-06-De Delfines Y Dragones Interview

The Facebook page is here.

Old Glory at church: What is independence?

Category : Rants, Sounds · Comments · by Jul 4th, 2014

Got a jump on the Fourth of July last Sunday with this performance of  my anthem to curbing one’s nationalism.

Four years ago I wrote a song encapsulating my feelings regarding blind nationalism called Old Glory. The lyrics will speak for themselves. All I can add is that the Independence we celebrate on this Day ought to include the ability to be independent in thought without fear.

A lofty goal that the Founding aimed at, but often failed to live up to. As has the republic that followed in the ensuing two centuries plus.

Having said that, there’s still no place that’s come closer to it on the planet. And I’ll do my part to keep it that way.


Home studio version at my Bandcamp.

Lyrics here.

Vid of last year’s church performance here.

Soon to be reported in Wall Street Journal

Category : Sounds · Comments · by May 24th, 2014

Yep, we’ve got us a real fake label now with our own Bandcamp featuring multiple artistes (Julio Rey and the Visitors — but Frank’s Enemy and King James & the Concordances are coming soon).

Why are these men and woman smiling?

Binge Watching at Church!

Category : Sounds · Comments · by May 2nd, 2014

The new lyric got a tune and was sung and played back on April 27th.